The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership began offering classes in 2017 with a curriculum that combines a classical liberal arts curriculum with intensive learning experiences, which include study abroad programs, professional internships and leadership opportunities. Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree or minor in civic and economic thought and leadership are ready for careers in government, law, business and civil society.
As part of its civic education mission, the school has also been tasked to curate an annual speaker series, which invites leading voices in education, politics, business, law and civics to visit the ASU campus to speak and hold civil conversations with students, faculty, and our community. The annual series is, which is the namesake of this conference, is aired on Arizona PBS and available online, as a part of the School’s "Civic Discourse Project".
The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership currently offers three academic programs and is in the process of developing a masters program that is expected to launch in the fall of 2020. Learn more about our academic offerings:
- Bachelor of arts in Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
- Bachelor of science in Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
- Minor in Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership