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The Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture

"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.

The 11th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture

WATCH the 11th Annual Lecture Live


Govenor Jeb Bush

Interviewed by Gary Eichten
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8p.m.
Saint John's Abbey and University Church, SJU

The McCarthy Lecture is FREE and open to the public. Tickets are required for entry to this event. Click here to reserve your tickets.

You can also reserve tickets by calling the Benedicta Arts Center Box Office at (320)363-5777.

Govenor Jeb Bush is a politician and businessman who served as the 43rd govenor of Florida. He was most recently a candidate for the Repbulican presidential nomination in 2016. Govenor Bush maintains his passion for improving the quality of education for studetnts across the county by serving as the Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a national nonprofi education reform organization he founded to transform education in America.

Governor Jeb Bush will give the 11th annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture on Conscience and Courage in Public Life on September 21, 2017. Minnesota Public Radio’s Gary Eichten '69 will interview Governor Bush.  We look forward to having you join us in welcoming this prominent American political figure.

Support the Lectureship

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

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