"I am hopeful that this challenge may alleviate this sense of political helplessness and restore to many people a belief in the processes of American politics and of American government."
-Eugene J. McCarthy
The annual public lectureship carries McCarthy's deep commitment to the ideals and principles of democratic self-government. It seeks to inspire a new generation of young people to pursue fresh ideas, to challenge the status quo, to effect positive change in their communities and, like McCarthy himself, to lead with honesty, integrity, and courage.
Memorials to the Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture may be made to:
The Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture Fund
Saint John's University
P.O. Box 7222
2850 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN 56321