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. 

Upcoming fall 2021 events

The SCETL Advantage: Interviewing Workshop with Allan Breyer

What does it take to interview well? SCETL students are always applying for something – an internship (required for the major, recommended for the minor), a scholarship, current or post-graduate employment, graduate or professional school. SCETL equips students to be thoughtful, conscientious leaders and adaptable problem-solvers through the study of texts and experiential learning, but how should students communicate that education and experience during an interview? Mr. Breyer’s commonsense approach to interviewing can help you be a more effective interviewee and present yourself in the best way. We hope you will join us to learn what works when you walk into the interview and when you are sitting in the interview. You’ll also learn how best to prepare and the best follow up after the interview.

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Coor Conference Room 6631

Register to attend.

ROTC & SCETL Student Breakfast with H.R. McMaster: "The Essential Elements of Combat Effectiveness: Lessons from the Battle of 73 Easting"

Join Lt. General and Arizona State University Distinguished Fellow H.R. McMaster for breakfast while he speaks about lessons from the Battle of 73 Easting. The discussion will draw on combat experience in Desert Storm to identify the essential elements of combat effectiveness. Emphasis will also be on the importance of learning from historical experience to overcome contemporary challenges.

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Turquoise, Memorial Union 220

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SCETL Student Lunch with Jonathan Rauch

In his new book, “The Constitution of Knowledge,” Rauch reminds us of Abraham Lincoln’s warning that our responsibility as North Americans is to perpetuate our institutions. He insists that the only way to counter the ideological conformity pressed on us by what he contends is a well-organized tyrannical minority and to uphold American institutions is to push back by unmuting ourselves and sustaining viewpoint diversity. How does Rauch recommend we do it? What are the means to recovering the freedom of thought and speech on university campuses on which a free society depends to maintain a healthy civic life? Join us for a conversation over lunch.  

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Coor Conference Room 6631

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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