Event Calendar Archives

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Politics & A Pint: The Tax Code

Where: Br. Willie's Pub When: 5:00PM

At 75,000 pages, the U.S. tax code is 18 times longer than all of the Harry Potter books combines. Join us this Tax Day to discuss how the tax code became so complicated, what the implications of its complexity are, and the political feasability of simplifying it.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Theater of Public Policy

Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater When: 7:30 PM

"Making civics fun for public policy wonks, political junkies, and the rest of us". The Theater of Public Policy is a unique theater company out of Minneapolis that makes debate and conversation around big issues fun and engaging. The cast uses conversations with leading thinkers to bring current debates to life through improvisational comedy. The College of Saint Benedict president, MaryAnn Baenninger, Ph.D., and Saint John's University president Dr. Michael Hemesath, star in this entertaining exploration of the issues affecting higher education today. Cosponsored by Fine Arts Programming.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Politics & A Pint: Women in Politics

Where: O'Connells  When: 6:00PM

While just 101 of the 535 legislators in the US House and Senate are women, all three of the politically affiliated clubs at CSB/SJU are currently led by women. Join the McCarthy Center and these extraordinary women for a Politics & A Pint at 6:00 at CSB for a discussion about the challenges facing women entering politics and the ways in which our generation can close the gender gap in public office.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Day at the Capitol

Where: MN State Capitol  When: All day off campus event

The Minnesota Private College Council sponsors the 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.

Monday, March 24, 2014

McCarthy Center Study Tour: Experience the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals

Where: Minnesota Judicial Center  When: 8 AM to 3 PM

CSB/SJU students will get an inside look at the state's federal court system through a private tour of the Minneapolis Judicial Center, attendance of oral arguments in the court at the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals and informational interviews with MN judges. This visit was made possible by a McCarthy Center mentor, Judge Patricia Milun.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Politics & A Pint: Ukraine on the Brink

Where: Brother Willies's Pub  When: 5:00 PM

Join the McCarthy Center, Saint John's University president Dr. Michael Hemesath, and the University Chair in Critical Thinking Professor Nick Hayes for a discussion about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and broader issues in the region.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Politics & A Pint: Economic Opportunities

Where: Brother Willie's Pub  When: 5:00 PM

Join the McCarthy Center for a discussion on income inequality, social mobility, and the minimum wage.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rivers, Roads , and Tracks: "Transforming Minnesota's Economy"
Celebrating the Joseph P. Farry Professorship with Dr. Louis Johnston

Where: Quad 264  When: 7:30 PM

The newly named Joseph P. Farry Professor, Dr. Louis Johnston, will give a brief talk about the economic history of central Minnesota, focusing on shifts in transportation modes and its impact on economic stakeholders. He will be joined by the legendary Gary Eichten and Dr. Joe Farry for a special interview segment honoring Dr. Farry and the endowed professorship.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mark Kennedy Frontiers of Freedom Lecture Series: Making Democracy Work

Where: Quad 264  When: 7:00 PM

The Honorable Mark Kennedy will deliver a lecture on how to make democracy work in a hyper-partisan environment. In doing so, Kennedy will draw upon his vast experience as a public servant.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Politics & A Pint: The Catholic Church, Politics, and Social Justice

Where: Brother Willie's Pub  When: 5:00 PM

Dr. Jennifer Beste, the CSB Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture, will interview Bishop Kettler '70 on the role of the Catholic Church in politics and social justice.
Cosponsored by the CSB Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Politics & A Pint: Education Reform

Where: Brother Willie's Pub  When: 5:00 PM

While Minnesota is regularly noted as having one of the highest education rankings in the nation, it is no secret that America's education system can improve itself in order to better prepare our students for an increasingly competitive global environment. This event will give attendees an opportunity to participate in a conversation about proposed reforms to our education system.
Cosponsored by the Education Club and Students for Education Reform

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Politics & A Pint: Farm Bill

Where: Br. Willie's Pub When: 5:00 PM

What is the "Farm Bill?" Come hear student, club, and professor perspectives on this timely topic. All aspects of the Farm Bill will be explored, including agriculture policy and SNAP (also known as Food Stamps).

Free pizza and refreshments. All ages and majors welcome.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Policy & Economics of Renewable Energy- Nori Tarui

Where: Gorecki 204C When: 7:00 PM

Cosponsored by the Economics Department, Environmental Studies Department, McCarthy Center, and Economics Club

Guest speaker Nori Tarui teaches at the University of Hawaii- Manoa where he is an associate professor of economics. Prior to that, he was a fellow at the Earth Institue. Taruiearned his PhD in agriculture and applied economics from the University of Minnesota and both his B.A. and M.A. from Keio University in Japan. Tarui has done a diverse range of research in the field of environmental economics, particularly in the area of international cooperation related to global commons problems such as oceans and climate.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Red Mass

Where: Sacred Heart Chapel When: 5:00 PM

The McCarthy Center is a proud sponsor of the 12th annual Red Mass. The celebration of the Red Mass is designed to provide judges, lawyers, civic leaders, and academics of all faiths the opportunity to reflect on the powers and responsibilities that are a part of their offices. This is a tradition dating back to the medieval ages. Each year the McCarthy Center sponsors up to ten student participants. Registration is required for the reception that follows the Mass. If you are a CSB/SJU student who is interested in participating in the Mass, please contact Stacy Penk via email at spenk@csbsju.edu or at 320-363-3266

Thursday, November 14, 203

Pennies For Your Thoughts Debate

Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater When: 7:30 PM

Last November's debate on the full-face veil was a great success, and this occasion also promises to be a thoughtful, lively evening. Dan Finn (Economics) and Emily Esch (Philosophy) will argue in favor of the claim: Immense wealth used primarily for personal purposes is immoral. Bob Bell (Accounting) and Phil Kronebusch (Political Science) will argue against it. Tony Cunningham (Philosophy) will moderate. Audience members will be given two pennies, one for voting at the beginning, one ate the end.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Politics & A Pint: Immigration

Where: Brother Willie's Pub When: 5:00 PM

Come hear student stories and club perspectives on this hot topic. Cosponsoring clubs include Amnesty International, College Democrats, and others. All majors and ages welcome. Free pizza and refreshments.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Career EXPO

Where: Gorecki Dining Center (CSB) When: 11:50 AM

*Sponsored by CSB/SJU Career Services*

Career Expo will provide students withan opportunity to meet with alums and learn from career professionals. There will be career seminars focusing on major options and career possibilities, as well as a reception which wilpresent students withplenty of networking opportunities. A career fair will also provide students withinformation regarding job and internship positions. Bring your resumes, business cards, and your questions to share with alums and gain valuable knowledge and skills. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

6th Congressional District GOP Debate

Where: Gorecki 204 (CSB) When: 7:00 PM

*Sponsored by CSB/SJU College Republicans, in collaboration with CSB/SJU SFCT, McCarthy Center, and Minnesota Senate District 13 Republicans

Show your civic engagement! No matter your political affiliation, join the GOP candidates vying for the 6th Congressional District and find out where they stand on the issues.

October 30- November 2, 2013

SCUSA (Student Conference on US Affairs)

Where: West Point, NY

The McCarthy Center selects and sponsors all expenses for one CSB and one SJU student to attend this conference. SCUSA is designed to provide a premiere educational experience for student delegates offering the opportunity to interact both individually and in group settings with foreign policy experts. In addition, the conference provides an outstanding forum for the development of networking relations. Application deadline is September 30.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Politics & A Pint: The Debt Ceiling

Where: Brother Willie's Pub When: 5:00 PM

What is the debt ceiling, and why is it so politically contentious? Join Professors Louis Johnston (Economics) and King Banaian (SCSU, Economics) in a discussion about this important current event. All ages and majors welcome. Free pizza and refreshments. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

29th Annual Conference on Policy Analysis: Access and Opportunities- All Things Not Being Equal

Where: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities When: 7:00 AM- 5:15 PM

*Sponsored by the College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota*

The conference provides an opportunity for analysts and policy makers to explore timely topics that reflect the importance of analysis in creating partnerships and formulating public policy decisions in government. This all-day event will feature keynote speaker Joe Soss of the University of Minnesota, discussing "Politics, Policy, and Inequality." Advance registration is required. Please contact Stacy Penk via email at spenk@csbsju.edu or at 320-363-3266 if you are interested in attending. For more information, click here to redirect to the University of Minnesota.

 

26th Annual Peace Studies Conference

Where: SJU Campus When: All day

*Peace Studies Department Event* Click here for more information

1:00 PM (Quad 264- SJU)- Freedom Riders: will be shown followed by a discussion with the Black Student Association.

3:30 PM (Quad 264 SJU)- Joan Trumpauer Mulholland was a white teenager raised in the South who wanted to raise awareness about generations of social injustice. She spend months in prison during the Freedom Riders, and stood shoulder to shoulder with the great moral heroes of the civil rights movement. The new movie An Ordinary Hero is about her life and her fight in the Civil Rights Movement.

7:30 PM (Stephen B. Humphrey Theater SJU)- Keynote speaker Bernard Lafayette in a discussion with Gary Eichten, '69.

Barnard Lafayette was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and played a leading role in the Selma, Alabama, voting rights campaign. He helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Nashville Student Movement Freedom Rides, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, where he worked closely with Martin Luther King, Jr. Lafayette earned a doctorate in education at Harvard University and later served as the Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island. Her currently teaches at Emory University and conducts nonviolence workshops worldwide.

 Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sam Daley-Harris: Reclaiming Our Democracy- Meeting the Challenge of Global Poverty and Climate Change

Where: SJU Founders Lounge (Quad 170)  When: 7:30-9:00 PM

*Co-sponsored with the Center for Global Education*

Sam Daley- Harris is a political author, international social activist, and recent TED presenter.  Mr. Daley-Harris will deliver the Center for Global Education's (CGE) Global Topics Series Fall 2013 Lecture. As a pioneer and global leader in the field of microcredit, Daley-Harris has been a close collaborator of Nobel Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus and is acclaimed by Ashoka founder Bill Drayton as "one of the certified great social entrepreneurs of the last decades. " Daley-Harris' 1993 book Reclaiming Our Democracy, Healing the Break Between People and Government, was hailed by Jimmy Carter as "a road map for global involvement in planning a better future." It has recently been reissued in a 20thAnniversary Edition by Camino Books. 

  

October 4-8, 2013 (CSB/SJU Long Weekend) 

Study Tour to New York City, NY

Join us for a tour of New York City. You'll receive an insider's view of Manhattan with guides Matt Lindstrom, CSB/SJU Professor of Political Science, and Bob Bell, CSB/SJU Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance. The tour is sponsored by the McCarthy Center. For more information about McCarthy Center study tours, click here.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Politics & A Pint: The GOP and Conservatism: Stories from the Political Trenches

Where: Brother Willie's Pub When: 5:00 PM

Join Alumna Jona VanDeun CSB '92 for a discussion of all things political. VanDeun is currently the Director of Coalitions for Koch Companies Public Sector LLC, based in Washington, D.C. Free pizza and refreshments! All ages and majors welcome!

Saturday, September 28, 2013 

Homecoming: McCarthy Center's Tent on the Tundra

Where: Tundra (SJU) When: 3:30 PM

If you are attending the 2013 SJU Homecoming football game (St. John's vs. Concordia) make sure to visit the McCarthy Center's hospitality tent after the Johnnies win. You can visit with other CSB/SJU grads, students, staff, and professors and enjoy free food and refreshments. Learn more about the McCarthy Center and enter to win door prizes!

 Friday, September 27, 2013

 McCarthy Center Luncheon with Emile Nakhleh '63

 Where: McCarthy Center- Simons Hall 132 (SJU) When: 12:30-1:30 PM

Join the McCarthy Center for lunch with Emile Nakhleh. Space is limited, and you may come and go as your schedule allows. If you are interested in attending, please contact Stacy Penk via email at spenk@csbsju.edu or at 320-363-3266

 Thursday, September 26, 2013

Politics & A Pint: Middle East and More with Emile Nakhleh '63

Where: Brother Willie's Pub When: 5:00 PM

Nakhleh retired from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2006, after 15 years of service, where he served several roles. Prior to joining the CIA in 1991, Nakhleh taught for 26 years at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, where he was the John L. Morrison Professor of International Studies and a department chair. Nakhleh, a Catholic Arab from Nazareth, Israel, has traveled extensively in the Middle East and the Muslim world. Nakhleh received a bachelor's degree in political science from SJU. He has a master's from Georgetown University and a doctorate from the American University. The McCarthy Center seeks to engage the campus and wider community in debate and discourse regarding public policy and public affairs. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Westminster Town Hall Forum: Mark McKinnon, No Labels Co-Founder

Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN When: Noon 

No Labels is a movement of Democrats, Republicans, and everyone in between dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving. Their goal is to provide a forum to create solutions to our nation's problems through collaboration rather than alienation. The McCarthy Lecture is providing transportation for this event. If interested in attending, please contact Stacy Penk via email at spenk@csbsju.edu or at 320-363-3266.

 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Fixing a Broken System in Washington- Opportunities and Warnings

*Global Awareness Lecture Series*

Where: Quad 264 (SJU) When: 7:30 PM

 John Keller has been the Executive Director of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota since 2005. Prior to that, he was a staff attorney from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Keller graduated cum laudefrom Hamline School of Law in 1996 and received his B.A. in Latin American Studies and Spanish from the University of Minnesota in 1992. After law school, Mr. Keller served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals (1997-1998). He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Immigration Clinic from 2004-2006, and as Vice Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Immigration Chapter. Mr. Keller was named Attorney of the Year 2007 by Minnesota Lawyer, and received the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits 2007 Advocacy Award on behalf of ILCM for work he led in response to immigration raids in 2006.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

7th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture: Conscience & Courage in Public Life, featuring Cokie Roberts

Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater When: 7:30 PM

Established in January 2006, this 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.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Politics & A Pint: Syria

Where: Brother Willie's Pub When: 5:00 PM

Where do we go from here? Join Professors Christi Siver and Kelly Kraemer in an open forum about events in Syria and talk about what steps the United States and the world could take moving forward

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Involvement

Where: HCC Fieldhouse (CSB) When: 5:00-7:00 PM

Come and check out the McCarthy Center's booth at Involvement and learn about some of the fantastic events and opportunities the Center has to offer! While you're there, be sure to check out all of the other campus clubs, organizations, and resources in the CSB/SJU community. Over 1,000 students participate in this annual event. Presented by Student Activities.

Sunday, September 8

McCarthy Center Roadside Clean-up

Where: County Road 9 near Avon   When: 10:30-12:30

Through the Adopt-a-Hwy program, the McCarthy Center has adopted a 3 mile stretch of road on CSAH 9- south of Avon. Meet us in the McCarthy Center; we'll provide snacks, transportation, and lively conversation. This is a great way to give back to the community by restoring the natural serenity of Northern Minnesota.

Friday, April 25

Spring Mentor Program Social

Where: Dady & Gardner P.A. (Minneapolis) When: 5:00 PM (Tentative)

This event is a forum for McCarthy Center mentors and mentees to discuss and summarize their experiences, network with one another, and celebrate a successful 2012-13 McCarthy Center Mentor Program. Registration will be on the McCarthy Center's website.

Sunday, April 14

Spring Roadside Clean-up

Where: County Road 9 near Avon When: 11:00 AM

Each semester, the McCarthy Center student coordinators along with other volunteers participate in a roadside clean-up as part of Minnesota's "Adopt-A-Highway" program. If you are interested in helping out, feel free to contact the McCarthy Center at mccarthycenter@csbsju.edu or Stacy Penk at spenk@csbsju.edu.

Thursday, April 4

SJU alumnus John Thavis to speak on recent book about the Vatican

Where: Pellegrene Auditorium, SJU   When: 8:00 PM

John Thavis, a 1973 Saint John's University graduate, will give a talk on his recent book "The Vatican Diaries." It gives a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the University Chair in Critical Thinking, The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement at Saint John's University, the College of Saint Benedict Literary Arts Institute and the Benedictine Insitute of Saint John's.

Thursday, March 21

Politics & a Pint "St. Joseph Alcohol Ordinances"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 4:30 PM

Confused about the new alcohol ordinances enacted in the city of St. Joseph? Want to hear from community and campus leaders about the impact this has on our student body? Join us to contribute your ideas and to actively participate in the conversation.

Wednesday, March 20

Day at the Capitol & the McCarthy Center's Legislative Leaders Reception

Where: State Capitol Building, St. Paul   When: Reception at 2:00 PM

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 part of those discussions.

Monday, March 18

"Lunch (and Discussion!) with a Leader"

Where: Institute for Women's Leadership, HCC (CSB)   When: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

CSB President MaryAnn Baenninger will lead a discussion about the challenges women face in balancing their careers with their family roles. The Atlantic article "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" by Anne-Marie Slaughter sparked a public discussion of this issue and is sure to remain a hot-button issue for years to come. This event is being held in conjunction with the CSB Robson Scholars and co-sponsored by the Institute for Women's Leadership.

Thursday, March 14

American Meat

Where: Pellegrene Auditorium (SJU)   When: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

A discussion will take place prior to a screening of American Meat, an educational documentary that examines American chicken, hog, and cattle production from a diverse array of farmers' perspectives. The film delves deeply into some of the most critical problems related to our food system, and looks at how farmers are experiencing and dealing with the situation. It is a call for further dialogue as well as action. The screening is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 1

Brandl Scholars Reception

Where: McCarthy Center (Simons Hall 136, SJU)   When: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Shelly Brandl will join the McCarthy Center as the 2013 John Brandl Scholars are formally introduced.

Thursday, February 28

Politics & a Pint "Gun Laws"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 4:30 PM

Gun laws and rights have become extremely controversial issues. Over the past several months, they have become fixtures in American discourse, as well as policy debates. Two seemingly polarized and uncompromising sides regarding this issue have yet to come to a consensus on which policies - such as universal background checks and an assault weapons ban - can and should be enacted. This event will explore potential compromises and policy solutions.

February 21-24

Washington, D.C. Study Tour

Dr. Matt Lindstrom, the McCarthy Center Director, will lead a student group on a visit to the nation's capital city. Seminars and briefings from policy experts and journalists - in addition to museum visits - will be great learning and networking opportunities. The group will also have an opportunity to interact with the extensive network of CSB/SJU alums working in the Beltway.

Wednesday, February 13

The Eugene J. McCarthy Residency with Gary Eichten

"Ask the Governor" with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton

Where: Upper Gorecki 204 A & B (CSB)   When: 7:00 PM

Current Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will be a part of a question and answer session. Come to this event to learn more about Gov. Dayton's views and agenda for the next Minnesota legislative session.

Wednesday, February 13

"Beyond Shaking Hands and Taking Names"

Featuring Sean Kershaw, Executive Director, Citizens League

ILCP Diamond Certificate Class

Where: Ardolf 127 (CSB)   When: 4:15 PM

Although networking may seem intimidating and overwhelming, this course will train attendees how to interact with others and effectively network. In order to be a community leader, one must be able to meet, interact, and maintain connections. Co-sponsored with the Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program.

Monday, February 11

"Mo' Money, More Potential"

Featuring Terri Barreiro, Director, Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship

ILCP Diamond Certificate Class

Where: Quad 360 (SJU)   When: 4:50 PM - 5:50 PM

Find out what philanthropy means and learn more about private and public funding of civic life. Almost all organizations are connected to grants from foundations and governments. Co-sponsored with the Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program.

Tuesday, February 12

McCarthy Residency with Gary Eichten

Student Debate, moderated by Gary Eichten

Where: Quad 264 (SJU)   When: 7:30 PM

Gary Eichten will moderate this student debate on the legalization of medical marijuana in Minnesota. Each side will prepare for the debate under the guidance of Dr. Christi Siver (Political Science).

Monday, February 11

McCarthy Residency with Gary Eichten

"An Evening with Gary Eichten"

Where: Art Building 102 (SJU)   When: 8:00 PM

MPR News Editor-at-Large and retired "Midday" host Gary Eichten '69 will be the McCarthy Center's sixth Scholar-in-Residence. In "An Evening with Gary Eichten," Dr. Nicholas Hayes, Saint John's University Chair in Critical Thinking, will interview Mr. Eithten. This event will explore Eichten's life, accomplishments, and contributions to society.

Wednesday, February 6

CSB/SJU Presidents Reception in Washington, D.C.

Where: Washington, D.C. "The Monocle" restaurant   When: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

CSB President MaryAnn Baenninger and SJU President Michael Hemesath host this reception for CSB/SJU alums.

Thursday, January 31

Politics & a Pint "The Fiscal Cliff"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 4:30 PM

The U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama were forced to make a deal regarding the federal government's future taxing and spending policies in order to avert falling off the "fiscal cliff." This event will provide a breakdown of the negotiations and the economic and political implications of the deal.

Wednesday, January 30

"Making Democracy Work"

Featuring Mark Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman and current director, GWU Graduate School of Political Management

Where: State Capitol (Saint Paul, MN)   When: 4:30 PM

The Honorable Mark Kennedy will deliver this lecture on how to make democracy work in a bipartisan environment using various tools and political strategies.

Thursday, January 24

Benedictine Bar Social

Where: Leonard, Street and Deinard (Minneapolis)   When: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Benedictine Law Fest is a reception for students, alums and pre-law advisors interested and involved in law. The event will be hosted by Leonard, Street and Deinard in Minneapolis, and a bus for students and pre-law faculty and advisors will depart from the front steps of the Saint John's Abbey Church at 4:20 p.m. Online registration is required.

Tuesday, December 4

Politics & a Pint "Iran's Nuclear Program"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 4:30 pm

Iran has enriched nuclear materials over the years, claiming it has done so for peaceful purposes. However, the U.S., Israel, European countries, and others accuse Iran of seeking nuclear weapons capabilities. Come to this Politics & a Pint to discuss the future of this issue and potential solutions.

Friday, November 30

The Seventh Annual "Polidazzle"

Where: The Saint Paul Hotel   When: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Polidazzle is the McCarthy Center's networking event for CSB/SJU students, alums, staff, and faculty interested in public policy and civic life. The gathering offers an excellent opportunity for current students to meet alumnae/i who are active in civic and political life. This is an open-house reception with complimentary drinks and abundant hors d'oeuvres.

Thursday, November 29

"Pennies For Your Thoughts" Debate

Where: CSB Gorecki Theater   When: 7:30 pm

The debate will be centered on this claim: The full-face veil harms women. Professors Noreen Herzfeld (Computer Science/Theology) and Christi Siver (Political Science) will defend the claim, while Madhu Mitra (English) and Vincent Smiles (Theology) will speak against it. The debate will be moderated by Anthony Cunningham (Philosophy). This event will encourage audience participation.

Tuesday, November 27

"Vote NO: How Minnesotans United for All Families Delivered Its Message"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub (SJU)   When: 4:30 pm

Richard Carlbom '04 managed the campaign against the proposed marriage amendment in Minnesota in the most recent election. Come to this event to learn more from Richard about how Minnesotans United for All Families was able to get out the vote and secure an unprecedented result in the United States.

Saturday, November 17

Red Mass

Where: Sacred Heart Chapel (CSB)   When: 5:00 pm

The celebration of the Red Mass is designed to provide judges, lawyers, civic leaders and academics of all faiths the opportunity to reflect on the powers and responsibilities that are a part of their offices. This is a tradition dating back to the medieval ages. Registration is required for the reception that follows the Mass.

Wednesday, November 14

Politics & a Pint "Scholarships and Internships"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 4:30 pm

This event provided a platform for prospective participants of the CSB Marie and Robert Jackson Fellows Program, the CSB/SJU Washington, D.C. Summer Study Program, and the John Brandl Scholarship Program to discover more about past participants' experiences.

Wednesday, November 7-10

Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA)

Where: West Point, New York

The McCarthy Center selects and sponsors all expenses for one CSB and one SJU student to attend this undergraduate conference. SCUSA is designed to provide a premier educational and networking experience for student delegates, offering the opportunity to interact both individually and in group settings with foreign policy experts.

Thursday, November 8

Politics & a Pint "Post-election Analysis"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 4:30 pm

Students, professors, and members of political campaign staffs will discuss the outcomes of the year's races. Specifically, how will these results affect the future of our country, state, and localities? What are the policy implications of this election year?

Tuesday, November 6

"Election Viewing Party"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 7:30 pm

As the 2012 election results unfold, join the McCarthy Center to listen to victory/defeat speeches. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Thursday, October 25

"Religion and Politics in Today's America: An Interfaith Conversation"

Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater (SJU)   When: 8:00 pm

Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller will moderate a discussion about the relationship between faith, public policy, and politics. Panelists include Pastor Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals, Imam Makram Nu'Man El-Amin, Resident Imam of Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis, Father Bill Voss, Director of Catholic Relief Services for central Minnesota, and Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel in Minneapolis. Co-Sponsored with the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at Saint John's University and University of Saint Thomas.

Wednesday, October 24

"Elevator Speeches"

Featuring Terri Barreiro, Director, Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship

ILCP Diamond Certificate Class

Where: Quad 252   When: 4:50 pm

This course covers the skills related to effective public presentations and public speaking in the context of civic leadership. Emphasis is on short "elevator speeches" as well as more formal large group presentations. This course will also critique examples of public speaking and offer opportunities for students to practice.

Monday, October 22

"Red State, Blue State"

Featuring Matt Lindstrom, professor of political science and director, The Eugene J. McCarthy Center

ILCP Diamond Certificate Class

Where: Quad 252   When: 4:50 pm

Ever feel lost when a group is talking politics? Would it be helpful to know what terms like liberal, Republican, left-wing, or party platform mean? In this class, participants will learn the basic political language and take a values test to help them develop their own political attitudes and civic values, important parts of being an effective community or public leader.

Thursday, October 18

Politics & a Pint "Pre-election Voting Breakdown"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 4:30 pm

The McCarthy Center invites all those interested to join us in an informal discussion about the most interesting and important issues of the upcoming elections.

Tuesday, October 16

"Managing Groups"

Featuring Sean Kershaw, Executive Director, Citizens League

ILCP Diamond Certificate Class

Where: Sexton Commons 200   When 6:00 pm

Leadership skills are truly put to the test when challenged to lead a club or any group. In this class, participants will be taught how to plan meetings, contend with group politics, overcome biases, delegate tasks, and encourage all members of a group to engage.

Tuesday, October 16

"Beyond Shaking Hands and Taking Names"

Featuring Sean Kershaw, Executive Director, Citizens League

ILCP Diamond Certificate Class

Where: Sexton Commons 200   When 4:30 pm

Although networking may seem intimidating and overwhelming, this course will train you to interact with others and learn to effectively network without worry. In order to be seen as a community leader, one must know how to meet, interact, and maintain connections.

Wednesday, October 10

27th Annual Conference on Policy Analysis

Where: University of Minnesota    When: All Day

This annual conference provides an opportunity for students, analysts, and policy makers to explore timely topics that reflect the importance of creating partnerships and formulating public policy in government.

Wednesday, October 3-7

Long Weekend Study Tour to Washington, D.C.

Political Science Professor Kay Wolsborn leads a student group on a visit to the nation's capital city. Seminars and briefings from policy experts and journalists - in addition to museum visits - will be great learning and networking opportunities.

Wednesday, September 26

"Mo' Money, More Potential"

Featuring Terri Barreiro, Director, Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship

ILCP Diamond Certificate Class

Where: Quad 252    When: 4:50 pm

Find out what philanthropy means and learn more about private and public funding of civic life. Almost all organizations are connected to grands from foundations and governments.

September 20-21

Minneapolis Study Tour: Art, Craft Brewing, and Monetary Policy

A variety of public policy and economic issues will be explored. Activities include art exhibits, improvisational comedy, visits with SJU graduates and founders of Fulton Beer Company, and a tour, seminar, and lunch with a CSB grad at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Tuesday, September 18

"Same-sex Marriage as a Political and Constitutional Issue"

Where: Pellegrene Auditorium (SJU)    When: 4:30 pm

Panelists will discuss different aspects of the institution of marriage, ranging from legal issues to socio-religious ones. Professors Jim Read and Seth Greenfest will facilitate this discussion of same-sex marriage as a political and consitutional issue. Events will be held in Pellegrene Auditorium at Saint John's and Upper Gorecki at Saint Ben's. Other dates includ September 24, October 1, and October 8.

Tuesday, September 11

McCarthy Lecture with Tom Brokaw "Conscience and Courage in Public Life"

Where: Saint John's Abbey & University Church    When: 7:30 pm

Established in January of 2006, this 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. A post event reception will follow in the Great Hall, where Brokaw will sign his latest book: The Time of Our Lives: A conversation about America; Who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream.

Tuesday, September 11

Involvement Fair

Where: HCC Fieldhouse (CSB)    When: 4:30 pm

Come and check out the McCarthy Center's booth at Involvement and learn about some of the fantastic events and opportunities the Center has to offer! While you're there, be sure to check out all of the other campus clubs, organizations, and resources in the CSB/SJU community. Over 1,000 students participate in this annual event. Presented by Student Activities.

Thursday, September 6

Politics & a Pint "Political Journalism"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub    When: 4:30 pm

The election season and this years' McCarthy Lecturer, Tom Brokaw, inspire this conversation about journalism and the media. All forms of journalistic expression will be discussed, including TV, social media, newspapers, radio and magazines. How has the game of journalism changed over the years.

Thursday, April 19th

Politics & a Pint: "Campaign Finance Laws"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub     When 4:30 p.m.

Because it is a presidential election year, 2012 is an exciting and important time in United States politics. Representatives from both College Democrats and College Republicans will come together to discuss the campaign season. Topics of conversation will include super PAC's and campaign finance laws, significant policy issues, promotional strategies, among many other themes.

Thursday, March 22nd

Day at the Capitol & the Legislative Leaders Reception

Where: State Capitol Building, St. Paul   When: Reception at  2:00pm in ROOM 318

Students from CSB and SJU will join private college students from across the state at the Minnesota Capitol to show their suport 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. Nearly 1,000 CSB and SJU students received a Minnesota State Grant this year. This is an opportunity to show lawmakers how important these decisions are to college students. 

Tuesday, March 20th

5th Annual McCarthy Residency Keynote: "The Experiences of a Humanitarian Crusader in a Chaotic World"

Where: Quad 264     When: 7:30 p.m.

The McCarthy Center is proud to once again present our annual McCarthy Scholar in Residency running from Monday, March 19th - Thursday March 22nd, 2012. This year we are fortunate enough to have SJU Alum John Chromy as our distinguished resident. Mr. Chromy is currently serving as the Vice President of the Cooperating Housing Foundation International. He will be giving a talk to students and faculty on his work with CHF and the global issues he has encountered in his time there.

Monday, March 19th

Annual McCarthy Residency Student Debate "Resolution: Global financial markets are nothing more than the world's largest casino"

Where: Alumni Lounge, SJU     When: 7:30 p.m.

Given the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis it becomes clear that the international financial market and its operations have a profound impact on the domestic economy. In this debate students will use research to debate whether or not global financial markets are beneficial or a gamble.

Thursday, March 15th

Politics & a Pint; "Eurozone Crisis"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub     When: 4:30 p.m.

Similar to the rest of the world, European Union is facing challenging economic conditions. Our conversation will explore what is unique about the EU's state of affairs and why Americans should care about the conflicts in Greece, Itlay, and the rest of the Eurozone. Students who studied abroad in Europe in the fall of 2011 will contribute to the discussion by relating their first-hand accounts what they experienced.

Monday, March 13

Film Showing, "Hot Coffee"

Where: Gorecki 204    When: 6:30 p.m.

Attorneys Mike Hall and Mike Bryant are cosponsoring a St. Cloud area showing of the documentary "Hot Coffee". The film examines the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system. The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Thursday, February 23rd

Politics & a Pint: Mitch Pearlstein "From Family Collapse to America's Decline"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub    When: 4:30 p.m.

In this P&P we are joined by Mitch Pearlstein, the Founder and President of The Center for the American Experiment, a public poilcy think tank in Minneapolis. Mr. Pearlstein will be discussing his new book "From Family Collapse to America's Decline" which ties higher rates of family fragmentation to the public poicy issues of education and crime.

February 15th - 16th

The Mark Kennedy Frontiers of Freedom Lecture Series with Steve Yurek

An SJU Alum, Steve Yurek will be on campus as part of Mark Kennedy's "Frontiers in Freedom" Lecture Series. Mr. Yurek has been Chief Executive Officer and President at The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Regrigeration Institute (AHRI) 2007. Mr. Yurek also has been Director-at-large at American National Standards Institute since January 1, 2009. As part of his "mini-residentcy" Mr. Yurek has generously offered his time to guest-teach in various classes and will be giving his keynote address on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00pm in Gorecki 204.

Thursday, January 26th

Politics & a Pint: "Drinking Laws"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub, SJU    When: 4:30 p.m.

This P&P discussion looks into a topic that is especially hot on college campuses - drinking age. Why is the drinking age 21? What legal framework is behind drinking laws? How do drinking laws affect the prevalence of binge drinking? How does the US compare to other countries? Come and leave as you please. Pizza, pop, and pints (for those of you who are 21) are all available. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 24th

"State of the Union Viewing Party"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub, SJU    When: 7:45 p.m.

Join the McCarthy Center as we tune in for the President's Annual "State of the Union" address! We had a great turnout last year and we hope to do so again. Stick around or just stop in, either way it promises to be a blast!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Politics & a Pint: "Debt and Deficit Spending: What do we do?"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub (SJU)     When: 12/8/11 - 4:30 PM

The national and Minnesota debt and deficits havee been some of the most hotly debated issues in politics, and will likely be contested for years to come. This event featured economics professor Dr. Louis Johnston and Minnesota Representative Larry Hosch (DFL) that critically examined national and state debt and deficit spending.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

6th Annual "Polidazzle"

 Where: M Street Cafe at the St. Paul Hotel       When: 12/1/11   5:30 - 7:30 PM

Polidazzle is a McCarthy Center networking event for CSB/SJU students, alumni/ae, staff and faculty interested in public policy and civic life. This reception originally coincided with the Minneapolis "Holidazzle" parade, but we have since moved it to Saint Paul. The gathering offers an excellent opportunity for current students to meet alumnae/i who are active in civic and political life as professionals or volunteers. Feel free to invite other alums you know. This is an open house reception with complimentary drinks and abudant hors d'oeuvres.

 Thursday, November 17, 2011

Politics & a Pint: "Scholarships and Internships"

 Where: Brother Willie's Pub (SJU)    When: 11/17/11 - 4:30 PM

This event will provide a platform for prospective program participants of the Jackson Fellows and Washington, D.C. Summer Study Program - as well as all interested students and faculty - to discover the inspiring experiences of past participants. Interaction will be at a more personal level. Past participants will be providing informal presentations on the work that they have accomplished, and will have the opportunity to explain the specifics of their summer experience.

 November 2 - 5, 2011

Student Conference on United States Affairs - "SCUSA at 63"

 Where: West Point, NY     When: 11/2 - 11/5 

The McCarthy Center selects and sponsors all expenses for one CSB student and one SJU student to attend this conference. SCUSA is designed to provide a premier educational experience for student delegates offering the opportunity to interact both individually and in group settings with foreign policy experts and to learn from each other. The goal is that when delegates depart West Point, they do so with a greater understanding of the complexities surrounding foreign policy development. In addition, the conference provides an outstanding forum for the development of networking relations that will prove to be invaluable for many years to come.

 Thursday, October 27, 2011

 Edward L. Henry Celebration

This celebration will honor the gift from Dan and Katharine Whalen creating the Edward L. Henry Professorship. Also being recognized is the work of Dr. Matthew Lindstrom, the Edward L. Henry Professor of Political Science, and Christian Knox, a rising senior who archived Henry's papers and other memorabilia.

 Saturday, October 22, 2011

 Minnesota - China Business Opportunity Conference

MCBOC is an annual business conference that provides a platform for learning and building cross-cultural relationships between students, professors, and professional in Minnesota and China. The on-day conference features six sessions focusing on business practices, networking, and opportunities. The day concludes with a career panel for students. The McCarthy Center is co-sponsoring this event.

 Thursday, October 20, 2011

 Politics & a Pint: "Minnesota and Congressional Redistricting"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub (SJU)      When: 10/20/11 - 4:30 PM

Every ten years with the new data from the census, changes must be made to the districts across Minnesota and the country to reflect the population migrations. Come learn more about the process of re-drawing district lines and how political parties can win/lose from the redistricting process.

 Wednesday, October 12, 2011

 27th Annual Conference on Policy Analysis

Where: University of Minnesota     When: 10/12/11

The conference provides an opportunity for analysts and plicy makers to explore timely topics that reflect the importance of analysis in creating partnerships and formulating public policy decisions in government. The topic of this year's conference is "Defining the Public Good: What is the Role of Government in Minnesota?" The event will take place at the Continuing Education and Conference Center, on the Saint Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. The McCarthy Center will pay students' admission.

 Wednesday, September 28, 2011

 Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture with Mark Shields

"Conscience & Courage in Public Life"

Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater (SJU)     When: 9/28/11 - 7:30 PM

Established in January of 2006, this 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, lead with honesty, integrity and courage.

 Saturday, September 24, 2011

 Homecoming: Tent on the Tundra

Where: Tundra (SJU)    When: 9/24/11 - 3:30 PM

If you are attending the SJU 2011 Homecoming football game, visit the McCarthy Center Hospitality Tent after the Johnnies win. You can visit with other CSB/SJU grads, staff, and professors and enjoy free food and refreshments. Learn more about the McCarthy Center and enter to win door prizes! Professor Emeritus Joe Farry will be in attendance.

 Thursday, September 22, 2011

 Politics & a Pint "Life and Legacy of Eugene McCarthy"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub, SJU     When: 9/22/11 - 4:30 PM

Learn more about Eugene McCarthy's life and his involvement in United States politics. We will be showing clips of a documentary about McCarthy and will hear from panelists about his mark on the U.S. as well as Saint John's. Panelists include History Professor Ken Jones, Professor Emeritus Joe Farry, and SJU Archivist Peggy Roske.

 Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU When: 4/14/11 - 4:30 PM
Exploration of the current state of public education in the US and how it is affecting our children.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day at the Capitol

Where: State Capitol, Saint Paul, MN            When: 3/31/2011

Join other students from Minnesota's private colleges for a day of interaction with your state representatives at the Capitol in St. Paul. This day goes beyond the fifth grade field trip and allows you to meet face-to-face with the lawmakers who represent you in the Minnesota State and House of Representatives. The day will include presentations by Senate and House leadership as well as CSB-SJU alums who work as lobbyists, legislative aids, lawmakers and in other areas of state government. Contact Jon McGee. 

 Lunch and Learn with Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Where: Quad 264, SJU       When: 3/30/2011-11:30

 Tuesday, March 29, 2011

 McCarthy Residency public lecture with Kathleen Hall Jamieson

"How the New Media Are Affecting Us and Our Politics"

Where: Gorecki Center 204A, CSB     When: 3/29/11 - 7:30 PM

 Monday, March 28, 2011

McCarthy Residency, Student Debate with Moderator, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

 Where: Quad 264, SJU     When: 3/28/11 - 7:30 PM

Two teams will be formed. Dr. Christi Siver, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of the newly formed CSB/SJU Debate team will coach one side and Dr. Terry Check of the Communication Department will coach the other.  The proposition to be debated will be related to the effect, good or bad, of new forms of technology (internet, cable news, social networking) on democracy and civic engagement.

 Monday, March 28, 2011 - Wednesday, March 30, 2011

 4thAnnual Eugene J. McCarthy Residency with Kathleen Hall Jamieson

"The Effect of New Forms of Media on Civic Engagement and Democracy" 

Where: McCarthy Center (Simons 136, SJU)     When: 3/28/11 - 3/30/11

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is a nationally-recognized specialist on political communication, political advertising, and political campaigns. She is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Director of FactCheck.org, which examines the factual truth or falsity of claims made in political campaigns.  She is a 1964 graduate of St. Benedict's High School (located in what is now the HAB Building on the CSB campus). She worked on Eugene McCarthy's 1968 presidential campaign, and interviewed him for her book Packaging the Presidency. She gave the College of St. Benedict Commencement Address in 2003.  Dr. Jamieson has authored or co-authored 16 books, and her most recent work is The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Messages Shaped the 2008 Election.  Dr. Jamieson has received numerous teaching and writing awards throughout her career.

 Tuesday, March 22, 2011

 Celebrating Benedict, "Faith and Public Service"

Where:  Stephen B. Humphrey Theater (SJU)   When: 3/22/11 - 8:00 PM 

Panelists Elizabeth Hayden, '68, retired Minnesota judge; Jeffrey Korsmo, '80, Mayo Clinic; Denis McDonough, '92, National Security Council (invited); and Eric LeCompte, '99, Jubilee USA, talk about the Benedictine effect on their careers in public service.  The panel will be moderated by E. J. Dionne, inaugural McCarthy Center speaker, 2007. This event is sponsored by the Benedictine Institute in cooperation with the McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.

 Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Politics & a Pint: "The Tea Party Movement: A New Form of Civic Engagement?"

The recently-founded Tea Party Movement energized conservative voters in the 2010 elections and vows that it is "here to stay." Tea Party activists see their movement as the resurrection of grassroots democracy against an out-of-control federal government. The movements' critics see it not as positive civic engagement but as cultivating a negative climate of suspicion and distrust. This panel will examine how the Tea Party organizes and mobilizes supporters and compare it with other forms of civic engagement. Panelists: Dan Proft, WLS-AM 890 (Chicago) talk show host and political commentator, and Claire Haeg, CSB/SJU Political Science Department and specialist on neo-populist political movements. This event is co-sponsored by Students Fostering Conservative Thought.

 Friday, March 4, 2011

 Healthcare Politics in Congress- HR-3: "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act"

A  bill recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, HR-3, would prohibit all federal funds, tax credits, or tax deductions to all public or private insurance policies that include abortion coverage, except in the case of "forcible rape" or to save the life of the mother.

This panel will examine the political and ethical dimensions of the legislation, and invite commentary from all points of view.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Politics & a Pint: "Burma, Democracy, and Military Rule"

 Where: Brother Willie's Pub, SJU    When: 2/24/11 - 4:30 PM

 Burma (also called Myanmar) is a south Asia nation with a long history and a troubled present, ruled by a closed and secretive military regime that battles against the nation's democracy movement. Hundreds of thousands of Burmese citizens have become refugees in recent years. In this panel some Burmese refugees connected with the CSB/SJU community will tell their story. The event will be moderated by Dr. Christi Siver, Assistant Professor of Political Science.

 Friday, February 25, 2011 

Third Annual Celebration of John Brandl and His Quest for Common Ground

Where: Humphrey Center, Minneapolis        When: 2/21/2011-5:00 PM

Celebrate the life and service of John Brandl who served as an associate professor, director of the School of Public Affairs, and was later dean of the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. John Brandl served 12 years as a member of the Minnesota Legislature, on the Minnesota House of Representatives and later represented south Minneapolis in the Minnesota Senate. This year marks the centennial of Hubert H. Humphrey's birth and the centennial of Ronald Regan's birth.

Frank Sullivan, Indiana Supreme Court Justice: "Running to be Fair and Impartial: Are Judges Free to Make Campaign Promises?"

 Most state court judges secure their positions by campaigning for office.  Some state codes of judicial ethics have restricted judicial candidates from making campaign promises. But recent court decisions have struck down some of these codes as violations of judicial candidates' First Amendment free-speech rights. This has led to further litigation and a call for stricter rules on when judges must abstain from participating in cases.  Justice Frank Sullivan, Jr. of the Indiana Supreme Court will examine these developments from both legal and political perspectives.  Frank Sullivan, Jr. has served on the Indiana Supreme Court since 1993. He is the recipient of several awards for advancing opportunities for minority lawyers in the legal profession, and is a frequent participant in legal education activities.

Politics & a Pint: "Your Taxes & Sports Stadiums: The Minnesota Vikings"  

 The Minnesota Twins recently built a new, publicly-financed stadium. Should the Minnesota Vikings get one also? Who benefits and who pays? Joe Friedrich, Professor Emeritus of Economics at CSB/SJU, will discuss the economics of the proposed new Vikings Stadium.

 The 5th Annual "Polidazzle"

Where: The Saint Paul Hotel, M St. Cafe When: 5:30 pm-7:30pm
Polidazzle is a McCarthy Center networking event for CSB/SJU students, alums, staff and faculty interested in public policy and civic life. This reception originally coincided with the Minneapolis "Holidazzle" parade but we are moving it to Saint Paul this year. The gathering offers an excellent opportunity for current students to meet alumnae/i who are active in civic and political life as professionals or volunteers. Feel free to invite other alums you know. This is a open house reception with complimentary drinks and abundant hors d'oeuvres.

Washington DC and Jackson Fellows Summer Internships Reception.

 Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU  When: 4:30p.m.
This reception will provide a platform for prospective program participants and all interested students and faculty in general to discover the inspiring experiences of past participants and interact at a more personal level. Past participants will be providing informal presentations on the work that they have accomplished, and will have the opportunity to explain the specifics of their summer experience.  

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lecture:  Mark Kennedy,  "Purple, People, Power."

Mark Kennedy Frontiers of Freedom Lecture Series.

 Where: Quad 264, SJU  When: 4:30p.m.
Unique Perspective from Leadership in Business and Congress.  Mark Kennedy brings extensive political, business and community leadership experience to his perspectives on winning. Kennedy has the unique combined perspectives of a first generation college graduate who has served as a senior executive in a Fortune 100 company (Macy's), led 20,000 teammates at a multi-billion dollar retailer (subsidiary of SUPERVALU), helped Pillsbury acquire Häagen Dazs and spread it around the globe, served three terms in the U.S. Congress (2nd District 2001-3, 6th District 2003-7), and then returned to the private sector in a global role with a leading consulting firm.   

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ninth Annual Red Mass (student participation sponsored by McCarthy Center)

Where: Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB with reception to follow    When: 11/6/2010 - 5:00pm
The judicial year in many jurisdictions around the world is traditionally opened with a Red Mass. The celebration of the Mass is designed to provide judges, lawyers, civic leaders and academics of all faiths the opportunity to reflect on the powers and responsibilities that are part of their offices.  Together, Red Mass participants ask God to grant the virtues and gifts necessary for the proper and just administration of their duties. The Red Mass name comes from the red vestments and garments that early legal participants wore on this occasion. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Politics & a Pint: Election 2010 De-briefing with campaign staff from MN and national elections

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU  When: 4:30p.m.

McCarthy Center Luncheon with Dr. Christopher Howard 

Where: The Eugene J. McCarthy Center, 136 Simons Hall, SJU 

When: 11:30am - 1:00pm 

Dr. Christopher B. Howard, the 24th President of Hampden-Sydney College, is one of the youngest college presidents in the United States. Hampden-Sydney, a liberal arts college for men, has been in continuous operation since classes began in 1775 on its historic campus 60 miles southwest of Richmond, VA. Dr. Howard is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy where he earned a BS in political science.   A Rhodes Scholar, he earned his Doctorate in politics at Oxford University and a MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.  Prior to his appointment as President of Hampden-Sydney College in 2009, Dr. Howard served as Vice President for Leadership & Strategic Initiatives at the University of Oklahoma where he also served as the Director of the Honors College Leadership Center and a President's Associates Presidential Professor. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Viewing Party: Who is going to win?  Who is going to lose? Watch the election results live, discuss their impact on your future. 

Enjoy pizza and refreshments in a fun and exciting atmosphere!

Where:  Brother Willie's Pub,   Time:  7pm

Student Conference on United States Affairs - "SCUSA at 62: Challenges to U.S. Power."

Where: West Point, NY   When: 11/10/2009 8:00 AM

Student Conference on United States Affairs;   November 10-13, 2010, United States Military Academy, West Point
"SCUSA at 62: Challenges to U.S. Power."  The McCarthy Center selects and sponsors all expenses for one CSB student and one SJU student at attend this conference.  SCUSA is designed to provide a premiere educational experience for student delegates offering the opportunity to interact both individually and in group settings with foreign policy experts and to learn from each other. The goal is that when delegates depart West Point, they do so with a greater understanding of the complexities surrounding foreign policy development. In addition, the conference provides an outstanding forum for the development of networking relations that will prove to be valuable resources for participants for many years to come. http://www.dean.usma.edu/departments/sosh/Conferences/scusa/about.php

 Saturday, October 30, 2010

Minnesota China Business Opportunity Conference (co-sponsored by McCarthy Center)

Featuring Luncheon Seminar with former U.S. Congressman Mark Kennedy

Where:  SJU Campus   When: 10:30a.m.- 4:15p.m. (luncheon seminar: 12:30p.m. - 2:00p.m.)This is a one-day conference with 5 sessions focusing on MN-China business opportunities, education, networking as well as business policies. Speakers are Students, Alumnus and Professors.  Networking room is available all day for both attendees and speakers.  Mr. Mark Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman and SJU Alum, has a deep relationship with both politicians and businessmen in China. His speech will cover his 6 visits with China. 

Politics & a Pint: Ellenbecker/Hosch Debate.

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU  When: 4:30p.m.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program (ILCP) CIVIC TRAINING classes with Heidi Everett, Executive Director of Advancement Communications at the College of Saint Benedict

 Where: Quad 360, SJU      When: 6:20-7:20pm
Managing Media (Required Diamond ILCP Credit)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program (ILCP) CIVIC TRAINING classes with Professor Kay Wolsborn, CSB/SJU Political Science Department (Chair).Monday, October 18, 2010

 Where: Gorecki 120, CSB      When: 4:35-5:35pm
Red State, Blue State, What do You State? (Optional Diamond ILCP Credit)

 Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program (ILCP) CIVIC TRAINING classes with Catherine Stoch, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

 Where: Quad 360, SJU      When: 6:20-7:20pm
Grant Writing: Tap the Potential (Optional Diamond ILCP Credit)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The 26th Annual Conference on Policy Analysis

Where: Continuing Education and Conference Center, Saint Paul campus, U of M      When:  8:00am - 5:00pm
The Eugene J. McCarthy Center will be coordinating transportation and registration for CSB/SJU faculty, staff and students who are interested in attending this conference. If interested, please contact Stacy Penk at the McCarthy Center: 320-363-3266 or spenk@csbsju.edu.

The conference provides an opportunity for analysts and policy makers to explore timely topics that reflect the importance of analysis in creating partnerships and formulating public policy decisions in government. Conference sessions provide an opportunity to: Gain insight into current trends and changes in the policy-making environment, explore current policy issues and processes in concurrent workshop sessions and share ideas with others from around Minnesota.  Keynote presenter will be Jonathan Foley, Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota. Keynote address: Coping with Change: How Can We Address an Environmental Future in Minnesota?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

 Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program (ILCP) CIVIC TRAINING classes with Sean Kershaw

 Where: Gorecki 120, CSB      When: 4:50pm-5:50pm and also 6:20-7:20pm
Managing and Facilitating Groups(Optional Diamond ILCP Credit) 4:50 - 5:50 PM Gorecki 120, CSB

Beyond Shaking Hands and Taking Names(Required Diamond ILCP Credit) 6:20 - 7:20 PM Gorecki 120, CSB

HOMECOMING! McCarthy Center's Tent on the Tundra

 Where: The Tundra, SJU      When: Join us after the football game... St. John's vs. St. Thomas
If you are attending the SJU 2010 Homecoming football game, visit the McCarthy Center Hospitality Tent after the game. Where you can visit with other CSB/SJU grads, students, staff, and professors, enjoy free food and drink, learn more about the McCarthy Center and enter to win door prizes!

Global Awareness Lecture Series with Dr. Emile Nakhleh

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Where: QUAD 264 (Quad, SJU)     When: 9/28/10 - 7:30p.m.
The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement and the Global Awareness Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Emile Nakhleh '63 back to Saint John's University.  Dr. Emile Nakhleh is a Catholic Arab from Nazareth, Israel.  He is a retired professor from Mount St Mary's College in Maryland.  He also has retired after several years with the CIA first as a Scholar-in-Residence and then as a full-time staffer. He directed the Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program at CIA.   He recently wrote a book titled A Necessary Engagement:  Reinventing America's Relations with the Muslim World (Princeton University Press, 2009).  

Monday, August 30, 2010

McCarthy Lecture featuring U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

"Conscience & Courage in Public Life"          

Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU     When: 8/30/10  - 7:30 p.m.
In 2006, Amy Klobuchar became the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the U.S. Senate.  As a respected leader - both as chief prosecutor in Minnesota's largest county, and now as a United States Senator, Amy has always embraced the values she learned growing up in Minnesota.

Conscience & Courage in Public Life... Established in January of 2006, this 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.

Involvement Welcome Fest '10

Where: The Field House in Haehn Campus Center      When:  5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Visit the McCarthy Center table at Involvement and meet the student employees of the McCarthy Center.  We will have information on the McCarthy Center Mentorship Program, Summer Washington D.C. program, Jackson Fellowship and much more! 

"Internship Skills Workshop" 9:00am- 12:00pm.  Simons G10.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Politics & a Pint: "Earth Day, Business and Sustainability" 

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU     When: 4:30 p.m.
Featuring management professor Steve Schwarz and economics professor Ernie Diedrich.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"The Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 

Mark Kennedy Frontiers in Freedom Lecture Series presents: Deborah Wince Smith, President & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness  

Where: Gorecki Center (204A, CSB)   When: 4/14/2010

Deborah L. Wince-Smith is the president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, the only place where CEOs, labor leaders and university presidents are working together to ensure that Americans prosper in the global economy. Founded in 1986, this unique business-labor-academia coalition recommends actionable public policy solutions to make America more competitive in the global marketplace. As president of the Council, Wince-Smith spearheaded the groundbreaking National Innovation Initiative (NII), which played a pivotal role in creating a reinvigorated U.S. competitiveness movement. The NII shaped the bipartisan America COMPETES Act, created state and regional innovation initiatives, and brought a global focus to innovation.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Governor Al Quie Luncheon"

Where: TBA   When: 11:30am-12:30pm 
The Eugene J. McCarthy Center welcomes Minnesota's 35th Governor, Al Quie to Saint John's University. Al Quie is currently working hard on the Constitutional Amendment effort he leads to change the way elections are held for judges in MN to assure that they are non-partisan. His campus visit will include a luncheon forum as well as classroom visits. 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Politics & a Pint: "Policy and a Pint with Sean Kershaw"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub, SJU         When: 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day At The Capitol

Where: State Capitol, Saint Paul, MN   When: 2:00 p.m.

Join other students from Minnesota's private colleges for a day of interaction with your state representatives at the Capitol in St. Paul. This day goes beyond the fifth grade field trip and allows you to meet face-to-face with the lawmakers who represent you in the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives. The day will include presentations by Senate and House leadership as well as CSB-SJU alums who work as lobbyists, legislative aids, lawmakers and in other areas of state government. Contact Jon McGee.

Tuesday March 23, 2010

Student Debate with Sean Kershaw

 "Do New Communication Technologies Enhance Civic Engagement?"     

Where: Alumni Lounge (Quad, SJU)   When: 3/23/2010
McCarthy Center's Scholar in Residence Sean Kershaw, who is the Executive Director of the Citizens League and Communications Professor Kelly Berg will conduct a student debate discussing how new communication technologies affect civic engagement.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lunch and Learn with Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

"Be Generous and Do Good: Faith in Public Life and Community Service" 

Where: TBA  When: 11:30am-12:30pm

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie will discuss the importance of faith in motivating his career and leading to his serving as an elected official, as well as the importance of spirituality being used as a tool for the common good.  Co-Sponsored by CORAD and the Eugene J. McCarthy Center.

March 22-25, 2010

The Third Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Residency         

Where: Events TBA     When: 3/22/2010- 3/25/2010

The third annual McCarthy Residency is set to take place during the week of March 22 - March 26, 2010. The McCarthy Center is pleased to announce this year's scholar-in-residence: Sean Kershaw, Executive Director of the Citizens League.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Politics & a Pint: "Social Insecurity for Everyone? An Economics Perspective"

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU     When: 4:30 p.m.

Featuring Chair of the Economics Department; Mary Jepperson, chair of the Accounting and Finance Department; and Economics professor Louis Johnston, often quoted analyst at Minnesota Public Radio's (MPR) Midday Program.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 

"A Reading and Conversation with Nick Hayes" 

Where: Alumni Lounge (Quad, SJU)   When: 7:00p.m. 

Saint John's University Chair in Critical Thinking, Nick Hayes will read from his new memoir. Event will begin at 7 in the Alumni Lounge. This event is co-sponsored by: Benedictine Institute, McCarthy Center, Literary Arts Institute.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mark Kennedy Frontiers in Freedom Lecture Series presents:  Movie Night

Where:  Little Theater (Quad, SJU)   When: 6:00pm
A casual night of pizza, popcorn and a movie. Followed up by Mark Kennedy's reflections and an informal discussion.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Washington DC  and Jackson Fellows Summer Internships Reception

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU  When: 4:30p.m.
This reception will provide a platform for prospective program participants and all interested students and faculty in general to discover the inspiring experiences of past participants and interact at a more personal level. Past participants will be providing informal presentations on the work that they have accomplished, and will have the opportunity to explain the specifics of their summer experience. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Politics & a Pint: "Health Care Reform ABC"  

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU     When: 4:30 p.m. 

Featuring political science professor Claire Haeg and Molly Maas from the Physicians for a National Health Program.  Cosponsored by the Pre-Med Club.

Saturday February 6, 2010 

"Saturday Blitz" - Earn a Diamond Certificate, Focusing on Civic Leadership!

Where: Gorecki Center, CSB    When: 2/6/10 -ONE DAY ONLY!

Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program(ILCP) and the Eugene J McCarthy Center are teaming up to provide a one day "Saturday Blitz" which will offer students the chance to earn all of the required credits for the DIAMOND Certificate.  This certificate will focus on civic leadership and will provide participants with an enhanced civic knowledge and leadership skills necessary for individual and organizational success in community and civic leadership. This certificate serves as a catalyst for civic leadership by building upon civic knowledge and enhancing participatory civic skills such as memo writing, media management, meeting facilitation, public speaking, grant writing, and networking. Through engagement in public action and reflection of the varying levels of civic leadership, participants will acquire skills for authentic community-based leadership.  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Politics & a Pint: "Rethink Afghanistan"

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU     When: 1/28/10 4:30 p.m.

A documentary & discussion with political science professor and global affairs analyst Gary Prevost, PhD. Cosponsored by the International Affairs Club and Model United Nations Team.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Panel Discussion with Frank Cordaro: "1968, Stars and Stripes Forever? Or Never?"

Where: Alumni Lounge (Quad, SJU)     When: 1/30/10 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by CSB/SJU Fine Arts Programming, The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement, and CSB Campus Ministry.  Panel will include Ken Jones, Frank Cordaro, and Jamie Fischer. Event is free and open to the public.  This event will be held prior to the Saturday night performance of "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine".

Friday, January 29, 2010 & Saturday January 30, 2010

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU     When: 1/29/2010 - 1/30/2010 8:00 PM

History comes alive as The Actors' Gang examines the 1968 trial of two catholic priests and seven fellow catholic activists who committed an act of civil disobedience in protest of the War in Vietnam. This act of civil dissent galvanized the national protest movement. While condemned as criminals in a court of law, they were hailed as patriots in the streets during one of America's most turbulent eras.

Friday, January 29, 2010

"Marv Davidov and Carol Masters, Reflections of a Non-Violent Revolutionary"

Where: Pottery Studio, SJU     When: 1/29/10 4:15-5:30 p.m.

Marv's career began in the Civil Rights movement and as a Freedom Rider in the 1960s and moved on to opposition to the Vietnam War and the draft.  Within the peace movement, he is a national legend for his role in the Honeywell Project which over two decades challenged and eventually convinced Honeywell to stop its manufacture of lethal military weapons.  In the 1990s, Marv remained active in organizing labor and teaching the strategies of non-violence in the classroom and on the streets.  He has taught courses in the strategies and politics of non-violence at Carlton College and the University of St. Thomas.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Politics & a Pint: "The 1960's: Confrontation and Change in the Nation (and at CSB/SJU)"

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU When: 1/28/10 4:30 p.m.
Presented by Ken Jones, Ph.D.