Video Catalog

Watch all of the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership's previous events below.

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership hosts a number of public events each academic year designed to engage the community, as well as ASU students, staff and faculty on the pressing issues of our time.

Through our Civic Discourse Project, produced in partnership with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, the school is able to bring in top minds in civics, academics and public thought for in-person dialogues as well as a regularly aired TV show on Arizona PBS. 

Additionally, all of our public talks are free and open to the public. They are also available for viewing on our website below. Search by academic year, by speaker series or just click "Browse" to view all of our videos. 

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Featured Video


On January 22, The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership welcomed Peter Myers and Angela Dillard as part of our Signature Series honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Myers and Dillard spoke about the Civil Rights Movement and how it was marked by an intellectual and ideological diversity that incorporated a wide range of perspectives in debates about the nature of citizenship and the “proper” strategies for civil rights activism.

Arizona PBS

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
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Speakers:
Daniel Scarpinato and Sarah Elliott
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Speakers:
Reihan Salam and Tomás Jimenéz
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Speakers:
Angela Dillard and Peter Myers
Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America
Speakers:
David Leonhardt and Ramesh Ponnuru
Speakers:
Michael McConnell
Speakers:
Robby Soave and Gov. Doug Ducey
Polarization and Civic Disagreement
Speakers:
Patrick J. Deneen, Joshua Mitchell, Cheryl Welch and Paul A. Rahe
Polarization and Civic Disagreement
Speakers:
Ross Douthat, Amy Sullivan and Kathryn Jean Lopez
Speakers:
Richard Brookhiser