The Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy regularly sponsors or cosponsors conferences which bring leading scholars to the Notre Dame campus to consider issues related to the quality of democracy in the United States. The links below connect to information about past and upcoming events.

Past Conferences

Catholilcs & Mormons:  A New Dialogue

The Change Election? The 2008 Presidential Election and the Future of American Politics

New Directions in the Study of Happiness: United States and International Perspectives

  • Dates: October 22-24, 2006
  • Contact: Ben Radcliff and Amitava Dutt

Annenberg Series on American Democracy in the 21st Century

  • Dates: On-going from 2005-2008
  • Contact: Christina Wolbrecht

Political Women and American Democracy Conference

  • Dates: May 25-27, 2006
  • Contact: Christina Wolbrecht

A Matter of Faith? Religion and the 2004 Presidential Election

  • Dates: December 2-3, 2005
  • Contact: David E. Campbell

The Politics of Democratic Inclusion

  • Dates: 17-19 October 2002
  • Contact: Christina Wolbrecht