Events and Programming

February 5, 2015

Econ in English: What the Heck is the Federal Reserve?
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gorecki 120, CSB
Who the heck is Janet Yellen? Why the heck does everyone keep talking about the Fed? Learn the basics about one of the world’s most powerful institutions in the first-ever installment of “Econ in English” with Dr. Louis Johnston.

 In an increasingly complex world economy, economic literacy has never been more important. Dr. Louis Johnston’s “Econ in English” series will feature accessible and easy to understand explanations for some of the most important topics in economics.

 

February 10, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: Why I Love the Country that Once Betrayed Me
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136

 When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a “security" measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy.

 

 

February 11, 2015

Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SJU Art 102

Come celebrate Black History Month with a screening of this 2014 documentary about America's first African American Supreme Court Justice. This event is co-sponsored by the Saint John's Chair in Critical Thinking, International and Intercultural Student Services and the McCarthy Center.

February 19, 2015

Phi Beta Kappa Visitng Scholar
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Quad 170 (Founders' Room)
Join the McCarthy Center and Phi Beta Kappa in welcoming visiting scholar Dr. Kathleen McGarry for a talk on "50 Years of the War on Poverty, What it Meant for the Elderly".

February 24, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: Is China the New Model for Emerging Economies?
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136

The developed world holds up the ideals of capitalism, democracy and political rights for all. Those in emerging markets often don't have that luxury. In this powerful talk, economist Dambisa Moyo calls for open-minded political and economic cooperation in the name of transforming the world. This discussion will be moderated by McCarthy Center Resident Dr. Paul Heer. 

 

February 26, 2015

Politics & a Pint: Lino Rulli
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Brother Willie's Pub
  Join the McCarthy Center and Emmy-winning host of “The Catholic Guy” radio show, Lino Rulli who graduated in ‘93 and received a Master of Theology degree in ‘95, both from St. John’s University. He has also written two books, Sinner and Saint. 

 

March 12, 2015

Politics & a Pint: Obamacare Turns Five
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Brother Willie's Pub
Celebrate/mourn the fifth anniversary of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at Politics & a Pint. We will be discussing the implications of the law, criticism and praise of it, and whether or not it will be around for many years to come. This event is co-sponsored by Extending the Link, CSB/SJU's student-led documentary team.

 

March 17, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: Dreams from Endangered Cultures
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136
With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate. This event will be facilitated and co-sponsored by Extending the Link.

 

March 19, 2015

Day at the Capitol
All Day
MN State Capitol
The Minnesota Private College Council sponsors Day at the Capitol. Students from CSB/SJU will join private college students from across the state at the Minnesota Capitol to show their support for the Minnesota State Grant Program. State lawmakers will convene to begin budget and policy deliberations, and funding for student financial aid will be a critical part of those discussions. The McCarthy Center hosts an annual CSB/SJU Alum/Student Reception and Legislative Leaders Reception beginning at 2:00 pm.  

 

March 23, 2015

Politics & a Pint: Sex Trafficking Awareness Week
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Br. Willie's Pub
Join the McCarthy Center and Students Against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking (SASET)during Sex Trafficking awareness week. The Monday night event will be a discussion with current students and CSB/SJU alum on Safe Harbor Laws and what sex trafficking looks like within Minnesota! This event will be cosponsored with Students Against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking (SASET).  

March 26, 2015

Econ in English with Louis Johnston
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gorecki 102

  What the heck happened to trigger the worst recession since the Great Depression?  Learn the basics about the financial crisis in this installment of “Econ in English” with Dr. Louis Johnston.

 In an increasingly complex world economy, economic literacy has never been more important. Dr. Louis Johnston’s “Econ in English” series will feature accessible and easy to understand explanations for some of the most important topics in economics.

 

March 31, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: Color Blind or Color Brave?
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136

The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society. This discussion will be moderated by CSB President Mary Dana Hinton.

 

April 8, 2015

Politics & a Pint: The Future of the European Union with President Michael Hemesath
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Brother Willie's Pub
Join the McCarthy Center for a discussion about the European Union.

April 14, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday with Visiting Scholar Alexander Heffner
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136
Topic TBA

April 28, 2015

A Mid-Year Look at the Economy
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Alexandria Senior College
Join Dr. Louis D. Johnston, the Joseph P. Farry Professor of Economics, for an engaging conversation on the economy!