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Eugene J. McCarthy Centennial

The McCarthy Center in Celebrated Eugene J. McCarthy's Centennial! We honored his legacy of public service and civic engagement through a series of events in March and April of 2016. The following events were part of the celebration:

March 1-29, 2016

"Eugene at 100" Poetry Contest Theme: Peace & Courage


April 1-May 8, 2016

Eugene J. McCarthy Exhibition
"Eugene McCarthy Coming Alive: Spanning 100 Years as Teacher, Politician, Scholar, Poet, Athlete, Writer"

The McCarthy Center presents an exhibition on the life and legacy of Eugene J. McCarthy to celebrate his 100th birthday. Materials on display have come from personal collections, donations to the Center and the archives at the Minnesota Historical Society and CSB/SJU Archives.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Eugene J. McCarthy Centennial Celebration Dinner and Post Office Naming



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TED Talk Tuesday
David Rothkopf: "How fear drives American politics."

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. This TED Talk will be moderated by Professor Matt Lindstrom, Director of the McCarthy Center.

Politics & a Pint: Centennial Special Edition

Documentary Showing: "Eugene McCarthy: I'm Sorry I was Right" with producer Mike Hazard.