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“Words Fitly Spoken: Lincoln and Ellison as Writers of Social Responsibility” by Lucas Morel, 2.21.18.
"Sex, Morality, and the Constitution: A Conversation on the Founding, Family, and Freedom Today" took place on January 25, 2018.
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"Confident Pluralism and the University: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference" by John Inazu of Washington University in St. Louis.
Author Rod Dreher spoke on the themes of his recent book, "The Benedict Option".
Dr. Stanford Levinson presented the 2017 Constitution Day Lecture, titled: "Flaws in the Constitution? What We Should be Learning about the Constitution Today" on Monday, September 18, 2017.
On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Ryan Anderson and John Corvino spoke on their new book (co-authored with Sherif Girgis), "Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination."
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Friday, September 1, 2017
O. Carter Snead, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, presented "Fighting for Charlie Gard: Ethics, Public Policy, and Pope Francis."
"Are Antidiscrimination Laws Hostile to Freedom or Essential to It?"
On March 31, 2017, we hosted a conversation with Professor Richard Epstein (University of Chicago Law, New York University School of Law) and Matthew Coles (UC Hastings College of Law, ACLU).
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"Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010" featured Charles Murray, American Enterprise Institute, and Agustin Fuentes, Chair of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame.
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What Does Trump’s Election Mean? Find out from two of the nation’s most thoughtful social critics, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and Wall Street Journal columnist William Galston.
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We recently hosted a panel discussion with:
- Tim Roemer '81 M.A., '85 Ph.D. Former Indiana Congressman and Former U.S. Ambassador to India
- Rogers Smith, Professor of Political Science, Associate Dean of Social Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
- Dianne Pinderhughes, Chair of Africana Studies, Professor of Political Science, Univeristy of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame presented, in recognition of Constitution Day 2016, “Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America” by Stephen Knott, Professor of National Security Affairs, US Naval War College.
"2016 and the Future of Conservatism: A Conversation on the Rise of Trump, Trumpism, and American Constitutionalism" with Charles Kesler and David French.
The Notre Dame Program in Constitutional Studies celebrated Dr. Eileen Hunt Botting’s new book: “Wollstonecraft, Mill, & Women's Human Rights.”
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
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.
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.
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!…
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
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.
October 2, 2014
Philip K. Howard
"Can American Government Be Fixed? How We Lost Authority to Govern Ourselves and What to do About It"
by Philip K. Howard
Philip K. Howard is a well-known leader of government and legal reform in America. His new book, The Rule of Nobody (W. W. Norton, April 2014), has been praised by Fareed Zakaria as “an utterly compelling and persuasive book that, if followed, could change the way America works.” His Ted Talk has has been viewed by almost 500,000 people. Mr. Howard is also the author of the best-seller The Death of Common Sense (Random House, 1995), The Collapse of the Common Good (Ballantine Books, 2002) and Life Without Lawyers (W. W. Norton, 2009).…
After facing-off with Jon Stewart and giving a Ted Talk with a half-million views, renowned legal expert and best-selling author Philip K. Howard comes to Notre Dame this Thursday to share his vision for simplifying the American legal system to promote the common good.
The 2014 University of Notre Dame Constitution Day Lecture will be delivered by James W. Ceaser: "The Constitution as Political Theory"