Student Events

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership hosts many events that are available only to current Arizona State University students. These might include intimate lunch-and-learn type events with our lecture series speakers, lectures with visiting scholars or public figures visiting the school. 

Some of these events might be specifically for civic and economic thought and leadership major or minor students. If you have any questions about an event, please email us at and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have. 

Mark your calendars: SCETL Movie Night

Stalin is dead. So, what now? Murder. Mayhem. A power struggle.

Joseph Stalin died of a stroke in March, 1953. Can his death be the subject of a satirical comedy? Seventy years later, do we have the distance necessary to view the horrible absurdity of the murderous Stalinist terror comically? Does the dark humor of “The Death of Stalin” provide us with a special laughter-induced insight into the homicidal irrationality of communist authoritarianism?

There is only one way to find out! Join the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership for our annual January Movie Night on January 28 at 6:00 PM. We will watch The Death of Stalin in socially-distanced fashion outdoors in ASU's Secret Garden, located behind West Hall.  Bring a blanket and we will provide the movie and treats!

Professor Henry Thomson, School of Politics and Global Studies, will kick off the night with a who’s who of the Soviet Politburo.

Socially distanced space is limited, so, sign up early!

Grab your popcorn. 

Civic Awareness Award

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership has launched a new program for ASU students to earn recognition for attending events hosted by the school and its two centers. To learn more about the Civic Awarness Award, click here