Academic Work & Research

Supporting vital research in American political thought and constitutionalism

The Center for Political Thought and Leadership is concerned to further the understanding and development of American political thought and constitutionalism, broadly understood. This takes the form of supporting and editing publication outlets, pursuing special projects, and supporting individual scholars.

Civic Education Initiatives

The Center for Political Thought and Leadership supports a number of public outreach programming and civic education initiatives intended to better the local and national community.

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Journals & Articles

Faculty and students involved in the Center for Political Thought and Leadership regularly contribute to a number of academic and public journals, media outlets and more. 

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Highlighted projects 

Race and the American Story

The Center for Political Thought and Leadership support a three-credit Race and the American Story corse led by Associate Director Adam Seagrave. This course aims to bring students together to discuss how race has impacted American society from the Declaration of Independence to Barack Obama. 

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Arizona Constitution Project

The Living Repository of the Arizona Constitution will be a new public resource for the study of Arizona’s founding charter and its development.

The project will create the Living Repository of the Arizona Constitution, which will be the first digital, searchable Arizona state constitution that is publicly available, as well as a digital story of the creation of the Arizona Constitution told through the eyes and ears of the people who were there. 

The Center for Political Thought and Leadership is also creating a pocket version of the Arizona Constitution to make the document more readily available to students, educators and the Arizona Community. 

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