School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership explores the fundamental questions of life, freedom and governance and seeks to introduce a new level of debate over the large questions of life. These are questions of value: What is the best form of government? The most efficient and just economy? The good life for an individual? And also basic questions of fact and concept: Is science the only kind of knowledge? Does history have a direction and purpose? Is moral choice a fact or delusion?

We look outward to humanity and inward to America. Our ambition is to teach critical minds and to puncture complacency and create a new kind of leader: one ready for anything.