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."
On June 13th, Daniel Mark, a Visiting Tocqueville Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, was elected chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
Looking for the Constitutional Studies and Tocqueville Programs? We've moved!
Please visit us in the new Jenkins and Nanovic Halls.
We are located in the 2040 Nanovic Hall suite.
"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.”
Dr. Drakeman has written extensivelycontinues to write and lecture about First Amendment Establishment Clause jurisprudence. Building, but his recent on his insights into how the Supreme Court has relied on the work of Dr. Muñoz and other leading scholars in interpreting the First Amendment,work has broaden beyond the confines of constitutional law, narrowly understood .his most recent His most recent book, Why We Need the Humanities: Life Science, Law and the Common Good, highlights the importance for society of significance of studying the humanities and argues for their usefulness in every professional field.
Constitutional Studies director Prof. Muñoz has been awarded for excellence in undergraduate teaching as a 2015-2016 Joyce Award winner!
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.
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.
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.