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.

Recent Event

A debate with R. R. Reno and Peter J. Casarella took place on April 6, 2017.

"The Politics of Immigration in the Age of Trump: How Should Catholic Social Thought Inform America’s Immigration Policy?"


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Event Info

Tocqueville Lecture

The 2016 Tocqueville Lecture on Religious Liberty was presented by Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia.

You can now view the lecture here.

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Our Fellows

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

Meet Our Fellows