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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.

 

 

 

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