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Lecture Series

The University Chair in Critical Thinking sponsors an annual lecture series, Ethical Thinking in Modern Times, that brings to campus leading figures from the media and culture to engage the community in a conversation on the ethical and intellectual challenges of their work in the context of these global times. The University Chair in Critical Thinking at Saint John's University sponsors this series with additional support from other programs and departments on campus.




Dan Barry
The Boys in the Bunkhouse





Aine Greaney
dance lessons





Chris Dodd
Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture





Hedrick Smith
Who Stole the American Dream?





Theo Dorgan
Nine Bright Shiners





Adam Zagajewski
Unseen Hand





James Silas Rogers
Northern Orchards: Places Near the Dead





Patrick Hicks
The Commandant of Lubizec





Larry Haeg
Harriman vs Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War





Jon Hassler Memorial Reading Group
New Edition: Simon's Night





James Fallows
Interview with Gary Eichten





Dan Barry
Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption and Baseball's Longest Game





Anthony Bukowski
Twelve Below Zero





Peter Quinn
The Man Who Never Returned



Patrick Hicks



Patrick Hicks
This London





Marv Davidov and Carol Masters
You Can Do That





Carol Connolly
All This and More





Chuck Hagel
America Our Next Chapter: Tough Questions... Strait Answers





Bill Holm
The Windows of Brimnes





J. Peter Scoblic
U.S. v. Them: Conservatism and George W. Bush in the Age of Nuclear Terror





E.J. Dionne
Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture





Charles Simic
Poetry Reading





Lech Walesa
Former President of Poland





Sr. Ciril Mooney
"From the Streets of Calcutta: Teaching the Homeless and the Rural Poor of India"





Anne Fadiman
The Spirit Catches You and You
Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures





 James Fallows
Lecture on the Iraq War





Abraham Verghese
"The Search for Meaning in the Medical Profession"





Brenda Wilson
Lecture on AIDS in South Africa





Fred de Sam Lazaro
Lecture on Globalization