• About

    The Tocqueville Forum seeks to advance the study of America's founding principles and their roots in the Western philosophical and religious traditions

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  • Student Fellows

    The Tocqueville Forum provides a rich array of programming for undergraduate students

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  • Utraque Unum

    Student Fellows produce the nationally award-winning journal "Utraque Unum"--Georgetown University's only undergraduate journal for the humanities.

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  • Public Lectures

    Regular public lectures bring renowned speakers to campus that attract guests from all over the DC-area

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  • Staff

    Caleb is the Program Coordinator for the Tocqueville Forum and an International History major in the School of Foreign Service

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  • The Tocqueville Forum

    The seal of Georgetown University encapsulates the vision of the Tocqueville Forum. The American eagle is its central focus, emphasizing that Georgetown is a loyal member of the American order.

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  • Reading Group

    In the weekly Reading Group, student fellows read and discuss the great books of the Western canon

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  • Programming

    The Tocqueville Forum brings a wide array of speakers to campus every year

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The Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democracy, an institution housed in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, seeks to advance the study of America's founding principles and their roots in the Western philosophical and religious traditions.

Named for Alexis de Tocqueville, the 19th-century French observer of America, the Forum endeavors to emulate Tocqueville's sympathetic and penetrating exploration of the origins of, and prospects for, American constitutional democracy.

Sponsoring events such as conferences, lectures and colloquia on the campus of Georgetown University, the Tocqueville Forum hopes to deepen classical liberal learning and elevate the civic understanding of the students of Georgetown University and the next generation of citizens and leaders.

For questions, more information, or other enquiries you can contact the Tocqueville Forum by sending an email to tocquevilleforum@georgetown.edu or calling us at 202-687-2275.