Conversations on Religion, Ethics, and Science (CORES)
Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science
BEYOND is a pioneering center devoted to confronting the really big questions of science and philosophy. Our research projects address such issues, and range from cosmology, through astrobiology to the ultimate fate of humanity. We tackle subjects as diverse as time travel, the colonization of Mars, multiple universes, the nature of complexity and the relationship between mathematics and nature.
Center for the Study of Economic Liberty
Dedicated to evaluating the contribution of economic liberty to human betterment, the Center seeks to become an international leader in research that effects liberty-enhancing public policy and increases public and academic awareness of the history and philosophy of economic liberty.
Center for Jewish Studies
Representing a modern approach to interdisciplinary Jewish studies, the Center serves as an intellectual resource for all aspects of the Jewish experience, from philosophical and political viewpoints to the study of Judaism. Through research, teaching, and public engagement, the Center fosters critical inquiry and scholarly entrepreneurship, disseminates information about Jewish culture, and enhances the quality of Jewish life locally and around the world.
Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict
Religion wields extraordinary influence in public life. A rich reservoir of values, principles, and ideals, religion can also be a powerful source of conflict and violence as diverse traditions—religious and secular—collide. With a mission to promote interdisciplinary research and education on the dynamics of religion and conflict with the aim of advancing knowledge, seeking solutions and informing policy, the Center fosters exchange and collaboration across the university as well as with its broader publics—local, national, and global.
School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership is a new type of school, one that challenges its students to study classic works and prepares them to become a leader ready to take on 21st-century issues. Established in 2017, the school combines a classical liberal arts curriculum with intensive learning experiences that include study abroad programs, professional internships, and leadership opportunities. Students graduate ready for careers in government, law, business and civil society.
Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology
The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology advocates with and for women and girls of color in STEM by engaging communities through evidence-based strategies. Participation from women belonging to diverse race-ethnic-social class groups in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is lacking. Despite efforts to narrow divides, there are no coordinated interdisciplinary research and evidence-based strategies that consider girls and women of color, their identities, and potential impact in these fields. CGEST was founded to fill this gap.
Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics
The Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics (LCAE) advances teaching, research and community engagement efforts that explore how best to live together as a human community, so that we all may achieve purposeful, productive and prosperous lives. Our mission is to empower students, faculty, entrepreneurs and the community to examine the impact of technologies in our lives with the goal of designing a future keyed to human flourishing.
Virginia G. Piper Center for Creating Writing
Established in 2003 with a gift from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is a non-academic university center dedicated to creating a home for writers, readers and the larger community. The Piper Center aspires to be a point of reference in people's lives by creating moments of individual, social, and cultural significance around creative writing and contemporary literature, and offers a robust series of talks, readings, classes, workshops, and other literary events and programs for ASU and the wider community throughout the year.
The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy is the only entity at ASU and in the state of Arizona to position race and democracy in direct relation with each other. The Center is known within and beyond the university for its spirited and innovative programming on issues of race, democracy and the known and understudied impact of systemic and institutional racism and undemocratic practices. Center programs and events feature experts and changemakers, thought leaders and accomplished professionals who engage with and inspire our audiences.