The Alexis de Tocqueville Society hosts numerous events each year. Some events such as small discussion groups, coffee hours, or dinners are open only to members (and often alumni), though many of our larger events such as the annual Valentine’s Dance are open to the campus community. ATS hosted lectures are usually events to which we welcome the general public.

Previous lecturers have included:

Dr. D. G. Hart,  Director of Academic Projects and Faculty Development at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and author of numerous books including, A Secular Faith and The Lost Soul of American Protestantism.

Dr. Peter Lawler, Dana Professor and Chair of the Department of Government and International Studies at Berry College. Executive editor of Perspectives on Political Science and a member of the Presidential Council on Bioethics.

Dr. Anthony Esolen, Professor of English at Providence College. Published poet who has translated Dante’s Divine Comedy and is a contributing editor for Touchstone Magazine.

Dr. Paul Marshall, Senior Fellow at the Center for Religious Freedom. General Editor of Religious Freedom in the World and the best-selling author of Their Blood Cries Out, an award-winning survey of religious persecution.

Dr. Adrian Wooldridge, Washington Correspondent for The Economist. Author of numerous books, including The Right Nation, a study of the success of modern conservatism.

Dr. Rashad R. Wanis, born in Cairo, Egypt, where he lived until moving to Monterey, California in the mid-70s. Professor of Arabic Language and Culture at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey.