Lectures on Podcast

Listen to the recent events from the Tocqueville Program and Constitutional Studies. Through public lectures, debates, conferences, and fellowships, the Tocqueville Program seeks to nurture informed conversation, learning and scholarship about the fundamental principles of a decent and just political regime with a particular focus on religious liberty.

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Law and Politics

A Blue Wave: 2018 Midterm Elections and the Future of American Democracy

“A Blue Wave: 2018 Midterm Elections and the Future of American Democracy” with Damon Linker (The Week) and Ramesh Ponnuru (National Review) talk about the mid-term elections...

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Art and History

American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh

“American Priest: The Ambitious Life And Conflicted Legacy Of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh” – a panel discussion on the recent book by Rev. Wilson Miscamble, with...

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Law and Politics

HATE: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech Not Censorship

“HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech Not Censorship” by former ACLU president, Nadine Strossen. April 23, 2019 at the University of Notre Dame. Presented by the...

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Law and Politics

The Virtue of Nationalism

“The Virtue of Nationalism” by author Yoram Hazony (Herzl Institute) on the themes of his book by the same title. Presented at the University of Notre Dame on April 8, 2019

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Law and Politics

Natural Rights and American Constitutionalism: Can a Decent Liberal Political Order Be Recovered?

Honoring the scholarly work of Michael P. Zuckert, Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science Emeritus, panelists discuss natural rights, and the state of the constitutional...

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Law and Politics

Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today

“Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today” – discussion of Daniel Philpott’s recent book by the same title. With John...

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Law and Politics

The Crisis of Modernity – an Introduction into the Thought of Augusto Del Noce

“The Crisis of Modernity – an introduction into the thought of Augusto Del Noce” by Carlo Lancellotti (College of Staten Island, CUNY). Presented on March 19, 2019, at the...

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Law and Politics

How the Federalist Opened the Door to the ‘Antifederalist Appropriation’ of the Constitution

How The Federalist Opened The Door To The ‘Antifederalist Appropriation’ Of The Constitution – presented by Jeffrey Tulis (University of Texas at Austin)

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Law and Politics

Is Promoting Democracy Abroad Bad for Maintaining Democracy at Home?

“Is Promoting Democracy Abroad Bad for Maintaining Democracy at Home?” a discussion with John Yoo (UC Berkeley) and Michael Desch (ND)

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Law and Politics

Future of Liberalism

“The Future of Liberalism After Trump: Economic Inclusion, Cultural Conciliation, Political Reform” by William Galston (Wall Street Journal, Brookings Institution). Presented...

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Law and Politics

Is Liberalism Failing?

A conversation with Jonah Goldberg of National Review, Charles Kesler, Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, and Notre Dame’s Patrick Deneen. Sponsored by the...

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Bringing America Together

“Bringing America Together” with Arthur Brooks of American Enterprise Institute. Tuesday, September 25 , 2018, at the University of Notre Dame. Presented by the Constitutional...

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