ASU’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership incorporates two research Centers – the Center for Political Thought and Leadership and the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty – into one transdisciplinary scholastic community. Students pursuing a major or minor in Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership will regularly learn about the events, research, and activities of these two centers to further enrich their academic experience.
Center for the Study of Economic Liberty
The Center for the Study of Economic Liberty serves students and the public through research, education, and community outreach regarding the nation’s most pressing economic policy issues. Committed to communicating the role that economic liberty and free enterprise play in increasing opportunity and improving well-being, the Center seeks to advance understanding through independent thinking, scholarly debate, factual argument, and honest communication of research and policy findings.
Center for Political Thought and Leadership
The Center for Political Thought and Leadership develops leaders well-versed in the principles of liberal democracy. Its mission is to impart a deeper understanding of the meaning of political liberty and economic well-being to the academic and at-large community through undergraduate education, scholarly research, and public events. The Center adeptly provides a setting for national and international scholarship in political thought. It also acts as a forum for international, national, and state leaders involved in public affairs, as well as the legal and business community, to exchange and develop ideas about leadership in their respective fields within an academic setting.