Dale Ahlquist


Invite Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society, to give a talk at your college, high school, church, or organizational meeting. Dale will give a talk on Chesterton and…well, what would you like? Art? Politics? History? Literature? Philosophy? Faith? You name it. Whatever it is, Chesterton had something wonderful and witty to say about it, and Dale will put together a presentation to tell you what it was Chesterton said. For more information on inviting Dale Ahlquist, please call 952-831-3096 or email info@chesterton.org.

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About Dale Ahlquist.

One of the most respected G.K. Chesterton scholars in the world, Dale Ahlquist is President of the American Chesterton Society, and publisher of its flagship publication, GILBERT. Dale is also the creator and host of the popular EWTN series The Apostle of Common Sense, and he is the author of three books on Chesterton including Common Sense 101: Lessons from G.K. Chesterton and The Complete Thinker. His books deliver Chestertonian perspectives on such topics as faith, education, love, and marriage and unpack the wisdom of Chesterton to explain why modern man has lost his ability to think clearly. He has also edited eight books of Chesterton’s writings.

An internationally renowned speaker, Dale Ahlquist has given more than 600 lectures at men’s conferences, diocesan events, and prestigious institutions including Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Notre Dame, Oxford, the Vatican Forum in Rome, and the House of Lords in London.

Dale has been interviewed by the New York Times, First Things, Catholic News Agency, Catholic Herald (U.K.), BBC News and BBC Radio, Zenit, Breitbart, The Independent (U.K.), Ignatius Insight, Catholic Answers Live!, Relevant Radio, Catholic World Report, and EWTN Radio. He is a regular columnist for The Catholic Servant, and is articles have appeared in Chronicles, Crisis, Catholic Rural Life, Christian History, St. Austin’s Review, The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature, The Great Books Reader, Christian Higher Education, Faith and Reason, Recusant History, Ave Maria Law Review, Envoy, and The Distributist Review.

Dale is also the co-founder of Chesterton Academy, a new high school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which has been rated one of the “Top 50 Catholic Schools” in the nation by the Cardinal Newman Society. His pioneering work in classical, integrated education has helped develop a curriculum that is capturing the minds of parents across the country.

In addition to talks about Chesterton (and the endless list of subjects on which he wrote), Dale is also available to lecture or comment on topics such as religious liberty, marriage, Catholic social teaching, health care, and education.

Dale Ahlquist received a B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and M.A. from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dale and his wife Laura have six children and live in Minneapolis.

SAMPLE Talks

G.K. Chesterton: Heavyweight Champion of the Faith

How to Create “Complete Thinkers” in a One-Dimensional Educational Culture

LOVE, Marriage, and Common Sense

Saint G.K. Chesterton?

The Glorious Side to Social Decline

The Gentle and Bloody Art of Defending the Faith

The Trouble with Catholic Social Teaching: Why People in the Pews Don’t Understand It

The Chesterton Academy Model: How Schools Can Capitalize on the Emergence of Classical Education

Dale Ahlquist is a proud member of the elite Catholic Speakers Bureau, CMG Booking.