2020 Spring Conference
2020 Spring Conference

Each year, the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership hosts an annual conference to invite scholars, prominent writers and speakers to come together each spring to discuss the school’s annual speaker series topic.

The 2020 Spring Conference welcomes Rich Lowry of the “National Review” and Yascha Mounk, a Johns Hopkins Professor, as its keynote speakers. Lowry and Mounk will speak about the themes of American nationalism and the contemporary challenges to democracy in America and around the world.

The conference panels will begin with the theoretical questions – what is a citizen? What are the characteristics, advantages, duties, and responsibilities of a citizen?  These fundamental questions will inform the discussion throughout the two-day conference as we explore the features of citizenship under the American Constitution and in practice in contemporary American democracy and within a global context. And, the conference will conclude with a consideration of the sort of civic education that is conducive to active citizenship and a renewal of American civic institutions.

The 2020 Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America spring conference is dedicated to a discussion of the concept of citizenship: its origins, its meaning, and its contemporary place and relevance in American democracy and the global community.


Date: Friday & Saturday, February 28-29, 2020
Times: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. 
Location: Memorial Union, Ventana Ballroom 241, 301 E. Orange Street, ASU Tempe Campus 

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