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The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has announced that it will be the first law school in the United States to offer programs focused in both Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance as part of its Indian Legal Program (ILP) . Tribal initiatives have successfully addressed challenges that echo from repudiated federal policies. ASU Law is...
Jessica Salow was 27 when she started her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University, and she already had a number of years of experience as a paralegal prior to her first year in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. After taking history in a general elective course, Salow chose it as her major; she thought it would be the...
Arizona State University students have access to some of the greatest minds working in academia today. They include Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel laureates, MacArthur Fellows and Regents Professors, among other talented scholars. And at the ASU Barrett and O'Connor Washington Center , they have the opportunity to learn from and be mentored by five current and former U.S. ambassadors. ASU...
Serving abroad for the Peace Corps. Pledging money to sponsor clean drinking water in developing countries. Working an election booth to ensure fairness. All of these are prime examples of showing humanity. Unfortunately, there is no shared language to define human rights. A new civic engagement awareness campaign launched by the McCain Institute for International Leadership in Washington, D.C. ,...
We don't often think about medieval and Renaissance culture. While brushing our teeth, driving to work or school, cooking dinner or checking email, we are not consciously sifting through our knowledge of Shakespeare, Chaucer or Beowulf. And yet, those narratives, those belief systems, are constantly swimming through us. “These premodern stories are ingrained in who we are as a society,”...
The 2019 Next Generation Leader cohort at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University has graduated from its 10-month intensive leadership training program. After finishing their yearlong placements in organizations relevant to their goals, this year’s Next Generation Leaders now head back to their home environments to implement their Leadership Action Plans — putting the values-driven leadership...
When President Donald Trump made an impromptu trip to North Korea last week to shake Kim Jong-un’s hand, he made history. The move made Trump the first sitting U.S. president to cross the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and step foot inside North Korea. But many citizens and critics alike wondered if this act was a real step toward peace with a...
The first week in Washington, D.C., for Arizona State University students participating in the Capital Scholars program feels like a whirlwind. While dressed in business attire, students walk countless steps in the hot and humid summer weather touring various political offices, government buildings and historic sites. Students also get a chance to receive advice and network with government staff, ASU...
For professionals involved in geospatial science — an area of study related to geography — it is standard operating procedure to help answer the question, “Where are we?” But for women with careers in the geosciences, that question may have a profound personal implication, too, as they navigate their professional journey. Like other STEM professions, there is a shortage of...

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