Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America

The Civic Discourse Project (2019-2020)

Mark Twain once said that “[c]itizenship is what makes a republic.” The primary purpose of civic education, as envisioned by the Founders, was to instill in our population the civic virtues, basic principles and practices of citizenship that would sustain a republic. What are the characteristics, advantages, duties, and responsibilities of a citizen today? Speakers include Robert Putnam, Yascha Mounk, David Leonhardt, Rich Lowry, Ramesh Ponnuru, and Shikha Dalmia.

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Learning from the 2018 Arizona Gubernatorial Campaign

What happens when a campaign is over? Daniel Scarpinato of the Ducey for Governor campaign, and Sarah Elliott of the Garcia Campaign, came to Arizona State University to share what they learned during the campaign and what they learned after the dust of the campaign had settled. The panel was co-moderated by The Arizona Republic's Maria Polletta, who covered the 2018 gubernatorial race and currently covers state politics.

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Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
David Leonhardt and Ramesh Ponnuru
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Daniel Scarpinato and Sarah Elliott
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Reihan Salam and Tomás Jimenéz
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Angela Dillard and Peter Myers
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Rich Lowry
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Catherine Zuckert, Susan Collins, Michael Zuckert and Clifford Orwin, University of Toronto
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Stefanie Lindquist, Rogers M. Smith, Elizabeth Beaumont and Kurt Lash
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Henry Olsen, Susan McWilliams Barndt, Greg Weiner and Colleen Sheehan
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Christopher Caldwell, Shikha Dalmia, Ann Ward and Henry Thomson
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America

Glenn Loury, Lucia Martinez Valdivia, Elizabeth Corey and Gail Heriot

Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Yascha Mounk
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America

Wilfred McClay, Peter Levine and Paul Carrese

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The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership has partnered with Arizona PBS to broadcast The Civic Discourse Project to the greater Arizona community. In its third year, the show has reached thousands of viewers across the Valley. Previous episodes can be viewed online on Arizona PBS' website

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