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Arizona State University: Lessons Learned and Tough Choices in Public Leadership
March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On March 29, 2022, the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University, a JMC partner program, hosted Heather Wilson, the president of University of Texas at El Paso, former secretary of the U.S. Air Force and former New Mexico’s representative in Congress, to share some of the tough lessons she has learned throughout her career:
Leaders in public office and private sector face tough decisions and ethical dilemmas almost daily. How can those decisions be driven by sound principles in a high-pressure and fast-paced environment?
A successful leader in both government and private companies, Dr. Heather Wilson has experienced some of our recent history’s most challenging moments.
In this event, the president of University of Texas at El Paso, former secretary of the U.S. Air Force and former New Mexico’s representative in Congress will share some of the tough lessons she has learned throughout her career. Join us for an opportunity to learn about leadership, virtue, public service and civic life.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 • 5:00 PM
Carson Ballroom, Old Main • Arizona State University
Heather Wilson is President of the University of Texas at El Paso, former secretary of the U.S. Air Force and former representative of New Mexico in Congress. Active in community and national affairs, Dr. Wilson is a member of the National Science Board, which oversees the National Science Foundation, and she chairs the Women in Aviation Advisory Board of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University seeks to introduce a new level of debate over the large questions of life that always arise. 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? These questions do not have easy answers, and indeed the questions have always been clearer than the answers. As a learning community of faculty and students, the school approaches them in two ways. One way is to look beyond the time and borders of our present society to the great thinkers who have contended for the high status of teachers of humanity, such as Homer, Dante and Shakespeare. The other way of studying the fundamental questions is to look within to American leaders, both intellectual and political, who have inspired us.
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