Cultivating Citizenship. Creating a Free and Virtuous Society.

Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship & Constitutional Government seeks to cultivate thoughtful and educated citizens by supporting scholarship and education concerning the ideas and institutions of constitutional government.

Watch Now: 2021 Tocqueville Lecture

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture. Watch here.

Lectures, Debates, & Conversations

Our extensive library of lectures, debates, and conversations are available to view or listen via podcast.

Meet our Scholars

Learn about our scholars and their commitment to the pursuit of truth.


Potenziani Minor in Constitutional Studies

Our undergraduate minor educates Notre Dame students in the enduring principles of constitutional government and ideas and institutions of a free society.