When Arizona PBS was founded in 1961, television was still a new format, and ASU wanted to put the new technology to work in education. When Richard Bell, the school’s director of broadcasting, first dreamed of starting a public television station at ASU, bringing courses to a wider audience was a key part of his vision.
Writer Rich Lowry and political scientist Yascha Mounk discuss citizenship and civic leadership in America.
How can we restore healthy civic participation and discussion to American democracy? What sort of education will the renewal of our civic institutions require?
Robert Putnam, from Harvard University, spoke on “Turning the Corner: What American History Teaches Us About Leadership and Civic Renewal,” which is also the title of his latest book.
New York Times columnist David Leonhardt and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review and American Enterprise Institute discuss the concept of political parties and the meaning of getting news in this day and age.
Immigration has played an important role in almost every era in U.S. history, but it is often at the center of contentious political and economic debate. What does it mean to “become an American?”
Daniel Scarpinato, Chief of Staff to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, and Sarah Elliot, Arizona State Director, The Impact Project, visited Arizona State University’s campus to participate in the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership to discuss the 2018 gubernatorial campaign.
In the modern media landscape, we encounter more information from more sources than ever before — every day. Knowing what information is trustworthy can be a constant struggle.
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?
Angela Dillard, University of Michigan, and Peter Myers, University of Wisconsin-Eau Clair, discuss citizenship and the African American experience.