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Events and Programming

Lost in Projection
Monday, February 8, 2016
4:15 PM - 5:30 PMGorecki 204 CSB

Are you bound by what others expect of you? What is lost in projection of how others frame you? There is a potential disconnect between what others expect of you and the person who you believe to be yourself. We are constantly changing, yet we have a tendency to hold others to the frames that we first see of them. Come and listen to Professor Rigoberto Hernandez discuss how projections and implicit bias, have had an effect on his career.       

Politics & a Pint
Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PMBrother Willie’s Pub, SJU

Politics & a Pint: Refugees in the CSB/SJU Community

Hear from fellow Bennies and Johnnies about their stories and status as refugees.




TED Talk Tuesday: Human Trafficking
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMSimons Hall, SJU


Join the McCarthy Center for a luncheon and discussion of Noy Thrupkaew's TED Talk on human trafficking. This event will take place in the McCarthy Center (Simons 136) from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016.
Behind the everyday bargains we all love the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet — is a hidden world of forced labor to keep those prices at rock bottom. Noy Thrupkaew investigates human trafficking, which flourishes in the US and Europe, as well as developing countries, and shows us the human faces behind the exploited labor that feeds global consumers.




McCarthy Center Study Tour: Public Health
Thursday, February 18, 2016
All day eventOff-Campus


Join the McCarthy Center and Professor Ellen Block for a great two day tour of Minnesota’s Public health fields. The tour group will visit WellShare International,  The Minnesota Department of Health, and numerous other sectors including county based-services.  This study tour will take place during the long weekend in February (Feb 18-19, 2016). More information to follow.




TED Talk Tuesday: How we can eat our landscapes
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMSimons Hall, SJU


Join the McCarthy Center and ETL for a special TED Talk Tuesday on agriculture! We will be hosting a luncheon and discussion of Pam Warhurst's TED Talk : "How we can eat our landscapes". This event will take place on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells the story of how a growing team of volunteers came together to change the narrative of food in their community. This event will be co-hosted with Extending the Link.




Econ in English: What the heck is our tax policy?
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGorecki Dining and Conference Center


Join the McCarthy Center and Economics Professor Louis Johnston to learn the basics about our own taxation system in this installment of “Econ in English”. 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. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5-6 p.m. in Upper Gorecki at CSB. Free pizza and refreshments will be provided. All ages and majors are welcome!




TED Talk Tuesday: How fear drives American politics
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMSimons Hall, SJU

Join the McCarthy Center for a special edition TED Talk Tuesday to celebrate Eugene J. McCarthy's Centennial Birthday Celebration! A member of the McCarthy family will be moderating this TED Talk on fear and politics. The event will take place in the McCarthy Center (Simons 136) on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Does it seem like Washington has no new ideas? Instead of looking to build the future, it sometimes feels like the US political establishment happily retreats into fear and willful ignorance. Journalist David Rothkopf lays out a few of the major issues that US leadership is failing to address — from cybercrime to world-shaking new tech to the reality of modern total war — and calls for a new vision that sets fear aside.