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What's Next for Our Graduates?

May 03, 2016 • Constitutional Studies

Wondering what to do with a Constitutional Studies minor?  Here's what a few of our graduates are up to!

Benjamin Brockman will be moving to Indianapolis to take a marketing job at Eli Lilly.
As a business major, I often have limited access to coursework outside of my field. The Constitutional Studies minor allowed me
to explore areas of study and topics that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. While I am entering a career in business, I have a passion for government and politics that was able to shine through in this minor. I am grateful for the professors and the various courses and topics I was able to explore.
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Meet our 2016 Graduates!

May 03, 2016 • Constitutional Studies

Congratulations to all 38 of our 2016 Constitutional Studies graduates!  This is our biggest class, and we are so proud of these students and their accomplishments. Read More >

Marriage Debate, 2.9.16

April 19, 2016 • Rebecca SelfCategories: Lectures

The Tocqueville Program welcomed Stephen Macedo of Princeton University and Ryan T. Anderson of the Heritage Foundation to campus for a Lincoln-Douglas style debate on the future of marriage, gay rights, and religious freedom. Read More >

Brad Birzer discusses Russell Kirk

April 19, 2016 • Rebecca SelfCategories: Lectures

Bradley Birzer, the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in History at Hillsdale College, is a 1990 alumnus of the University of Notre Dame. On April 6, he returned to campus to give a talk about his about his recent book, Russell Kirk: American Conservative. Read More >

Yuval Levin on social conservatism

April 19, 2016 • Rebecca SelfCategories: Lectures

Yuval Levin, a graduate of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, is the founding editor of National Affairs and Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. On Tuesday, April 12th, Dr. Levin visited campus to meet with students and faculty and to deliver a public lecture entitled Read More >

Steve Forbes Video - "The Morality of Capitalism" - 11.5.15

December 21, 2015 • Constitutional StudiesCategories: Lectures


Young Americans for Freedom, the Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies, and the Tocqueville Program welcomed Steve Forbes to campus. in November.  His talk, "The Morality of Capitalism," drew a crowd of over 350 students! Read More >

Video: Professors for Lunch - "The Iran Agreement: As Good As We Can Get?"

October 23, 2015 • Jennifer SmithCategories: Professors for Lunch

You can now watch a video of the first Professors for Lunch of the 2015-16 academic year!


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Welcome Donald Drakeman

February 24, 2015 • Jen Smith

We are pleased to welcome Donald Drakeman to the Constitutional Studies Program.  Don has been a friend of the program, but it is an honor to have him join us officially as Distinguished Research Professor. Read More >

Video - Marriage Debate

January 30, 2015 • Jen SmithCategories: Lectures

You can view the event video here.

January 27, 2015 - Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame

"What is Marriage? A Conversation on the Meaning of Equality, Rights, and the Future of Marriage"

John Corvino - nationally renowned scholar advocating same-sex marriage and author of What's Wrong with Homosexuality?

Sherif Girgis - Co-author of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, the leading scholarly defense of traditional marriage

Sponsored by the A&L Dean's Fellows and the Tocqueville Program for Inquiry Into Religion & Public Life Read More >

Video - 2014 Constituion Day Lecture (James Ceaser)

November 20, 2014 • Jen SmithCategories: Lectures

The 2014 Constitution Day Lecture at Notre Dame
"The Constitution as Political Theory"
October 10, 2014

James W. Ceaser is Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. He has written several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential Selection, Liberal Democracy and Political Science, Reconstructing America, and Nature and History in American Political Development. Professor Ceaser has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes. Professor Ceaser is a frequent contributor to the popular press, and he often comments on American Politics for the Voice of America.
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Commencement Ceremony

Location: University of Notre Dame

Congratulations, 2016 Graduates!

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