The Tocqueville Program fosters the study of the role of religion in America’s constitutional republic.

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.


"Is Capitalism Moral?" lecture - LIVE STREAM here!

Recent Lecture

Rod Dreher spoke on themes of his recent NY Times bestselling book, The Benedict Option.

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Upcoming Lecture

Notre Dame’s Tocqueville Program welcomes back to campus ND alumnus James Otteson ’90, who will address the question, “Is Capitalism Moral?” with a response by our own Patrick Deneen.

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Our Fellows

Fellows receive special invitations to meet, network, and dine with guests and scholars visiting Notre Dame.

Apply to be a Spring 2018 Tocqueville Fellow

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