School of Civic & Economic Thought & Leadership

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The aim of the exciting new major in Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership is to educate leaders. Leaders in any field--business, politics, engineering, medicine, and many others--need a different kind of education to lead thoughtfully and effectively. They need to see the big picture, the whole picture, rather than just the parts. We provide this kind of perspective through an encounter with classic texts and primary sources, discussed collaboratively in small seminars with outstanding faculty. Reading and discussing the works of Machiavelli, John Locke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Adam Smith, or Karl Marx, as well as American leaders like Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Martin Luther King, Jr., give students a unique window into the kinds of perspectives and values that concern leaders in any discipline or career. We pair this classroom experience with a wide and growing range of Global Intensive Experiences (India and Israel/West Bank this year) and internships. Our education in thoughtful leadership provides an excellent opportunity for Barrett Honors students to make the most of their unique talents and skills. For more information about the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, click here ( 

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Faculty Honors Advisors

Adam Seagrave