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TED Talk Tuesdays

The Eugene J McCarthy Center is pleased to Sponsor TED Talk Tuesdays, a bi-monthly informal gathering in which students watch and discuss a TED Talk with a faculty moderator.

September 15, 2015

Topic: Rebecca Onie, "What if Our Healthcare System Kept us Healthy?"

Join the McCarthy Center and Political Science Professor John Friend for a viewing of Rebecca Onie's TED Talk and discussion on how to improve daily healthcare.

September 29, 2015

Topic: Jon Ronson, "How One Tweet Can Ruin Your Life".

Join the McCarthy Center and Tiffany Clements, CSB/SJU Social Media Specialist, for a viewing and discussion about how we interact online.

October 20, 2015

Topic: Jamie Oliver: "Teach every child about food".

Join the McCarthy Center and Nutrition Professor Alexa Evenson for a viewing and discussion on Jamie Oliver's TED Talk on food education in the United States.

November 17, 2015

Topic: Mary Robinson: "Why Climate Change is a Threat to Human Rights".

Join the McCarthy Center and Theology Professor Bernie Evans for a viewing and discussion on Mary Robinson's TED Talk on climate change and human rights.

December 1, 2015

Topic: Samantha Power: "A complicated hero in the war on dictatorship".

Join the McCarthy Center and Political Science Professor Christi Siver for a viewing and discussion on Samantha Power's TED Talk on evil and dictatorship.

January 26, 2016

Topic: Verna Myers: "How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them".

Join the McCarthy Center and Intercultural and International Student Service Office Director Brandyn Woodard for a viewing and discussion on Verna Myer's TED Talk on racial bias.

February 16, 2016

Topic: Noy Thrupkaew: “Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works”.

Join the McCarthy Center for a viewing and discussion on Noy Thripkaew's TED Talk on human trafficking.

March 1, 2015

Topic: Pam Warhurst: "How we can eat our landscapes".

Join the McCarthy Center, ETL, and Professor Diane Veale-Jones for a viewing and discussion on Pam Warhurst's TED Talk on agricultural and community involvement.

March 15, 2016

Topic: TBA

April 12, 2016

Topic: David Rothkopf: "How fear drives American politics".

Join the McCarthy Center for a viewing and discussion on David Rothkopf's TED Talk on American politics.

January 31, 2017

Topic: Monica Araya: "A Small Country with Big Ideas to Get Rid of Fossil Fuels"

Join the McCarthy Center for a viewing and discussioin of Monica Araya's TED Talk on fossil fuels.

February 21, 2017 

Topic: Brené Brown: "Listening to Shame"

Join the McCarthy Center for a viewing and discussion of Brené Brown's TED Talk on shame, guilt, and vulnerability.

March 21, 2017

Topic: Louise Fresco: "We need to feed the whole world"

Join the McCarthy Center for a viewing and discussion of Louise Fresco's TED Talk of mass produced, supermarket-style white bread.

April 11, 2017 

Topic: Sajay Samuel: "How college loans exploit students for profit"

Join the McCarthy Center for a viewing and discussion of Sajay Manuel's TED Talk on college loans.

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