Tocqueville Lecture Series

The Tocqueville Lecture Series is co-organized by the Tocqueville Program directed by Professor Aurelian Craiutu, Department of Political Science, IU Bloomington.

Lecture series are live streamed (unless indicated otherwise) and are open to the public. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Please note the varying times and locations for the series below.

Fall 2017 — Tocqueville Lecture Series

Date / Time / Location
September 22
12:00–1:30 p.m.
Social Science Research Commons, Woodburn Hall 200
Archived Live Stream
Damon Linker
Senior correspondent at; consulting editor at the University of Pennsylvania Press; and author of The Theocons and The Religious Test
"The Task of Thinking in an Age of Reaction"

September 29
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Woodburn Hall 218
(Not live streamed)

Frank Lovett

Department of Political Science, Washington University, St. Louis

"The Rule of Law in the Age of Trump"
October 5
12:00–1:30 p.m.
513 N. Park

Peter Levine
Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life
"Elinor Ostrom and the Citizen’s Basic Question: What Should We Do?"

November 10
12:00–1:30 p.m.
513 N. Park

Alvin Felzenberg
Currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication

"The Future of Bill Buckley’s Conservatism in the Age of Donald Trump"
Related story in News at IU, Nov. 6; Podcast, Through the Gates at IU, Nov. 15

December 1
12:00–2:00 p.m.
513 N. Park
Live Stream

Jason Brennan
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

"Democracy: Can We Do Better?"