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.
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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Glenn Loury, Lucia Martinez Valdivia, Elizabeth Corey and Gail Heriot
Wilfred McClay, Peter Levine and Paul Carrese
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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Immigration authors examine nuances of assimilation at ASU talk
October 31, 2019 | ASU Now
When people move to the United States, their journey to assimilation is a complex process that involves change for everyone in the community, according to two authors who have studied this contemporary issue.
New lecture series aims to capture importance of civic participation
September 24, 2019 | ASU Now
The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership will launch the third season of its “Civic Discourse Project” on Sept. 25, an annual lecture series designed to bring differing viewpoints to ASU to discuss the most pertinent issues of our time.
Campus discourse has been hijacked by a few radical 'cancelers,' says Robby Soave
September 5, 2019 | ASU Now
Frequent incidents over the past few years in which appearances by conservative speakers have been shut down or canceled at college campuses are an alarming threat to free speech, according to libertarian author Robby Soave.