2018 Tocqueville Lecture on Virtuous Citizenship


“Citizenship, Virtue, and the Constitution: Protecting Liberty and Preventing Tyranny”

Delivered by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm - The Forum at Jenkins and Nanovic Halls, University of Notre Dame






Following the lecture, the Tocqueville Program hosted a banquet to honor Professor George for his exemplary citizenship as both a virtuous Catholic and esteemed public intellectual.

The event began with the Pledge of Allegiance and a presentation of the colors by the Notre Dame Army ROTC Color Guard.  Guests then heard a lecture on "Life, Sex, and Religious Liberty" from Ryan T. Anderson of the Heritage Foundation, as well as toasts to Professor George from Professor Gerard Bradley of Notre Dame Law School, Tiernan Kane, Professor Daniel Mark of Villanova, and Sherif Girgis.