Paul Carrese

Prof. Paul Carrese

Director and Professor, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, Arizona State University

Paul Carrese is the founding director of the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University. For nearly two decades he was a professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and co-founded a new honors program blending liberal arts education and leadership education. He is author of The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism, and co-editor of three other books – on George Washington, constitutionalism, and American grand strategy. His most recent book is Democracy in Moderation: Montesquieu, Tocqueville, and Sustainable Liberalism. He has held fellowships at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar; Harvard University; the University of Delhi (as a Fulbright fellow); and the James Madison Program, Politics Department, Princeton University.  He served on the founding advisory board of the Program on Public Discourse at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and currently is co-leading a national study funded by the NEH and US Department of Education on improving American history and civics education in K-12 schools with partners from Harvard and Tufts Universities and iCivics.