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 16, 2014
Topic: Erica Chenoweth, "The Success of Non-Violent Civil Resistance"
Join the McCarthy Center and Professor Kelly Kraemer for a viewing and discussion on the merits and success of non-violent resistance.
September 23, 2014
Topic: Sir Ken Robinson, "Changing Education Paradigms"
Join the McCarthy Center and Dr. Whitney Court for a viewing and discussion about new ideas in education.
October 7, 2014
Topic: Jessica Jackley, "Poverty, money-and love"
Join the McCarthy Center and SJU Alum John Chromy '64 for a viewing and discussion on poverty and how it is viewed.
October 28, 2014
Topic: Amy Cuddy, "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are"
Join the McCarthy Center and Communications professor Julie Lynch for a viewing and discussion of Amy Cuddy's TED Talk on "power posing".
November 18, 2014
Topic: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, "The Danger of a Single Story"
Join the McCarthy Center and English professor Madhu Mitra for a discussion about how a single narrative can adversely shape how we view different groups of people.
December 2, 2014
Topic: Robert Litan, "An Economist Walks into a Bar.."
Join the McCarthy Center and Professor Louis Johnston of the Economics department for a discussion about the rise of the internet economy and the economic principles behind phenomena such as Cupid.com, Priceline, and Amazon.
January 27, 2015
Topic: Brene Brown, "The Power of Vulnerability"
Join the McCarthy Center and Professor Pam Bacon of the Psychology department for a discussion about vulnerability as an essential component to individual happiness.
February 24, 2015
Topic: Dambisa Moyo: "Is China the New Model for Emerging Economies?"
Join the McCarthy Center and scholar-in-residence Dr. Paul Heer for a discussion about China and China's role in the world.
March 17, 2015
Topic: Wade Davis: "Dreams from Endangered Cultures"
Join the McCarthy Center, Professor Ted Gordon, and members of Extending the Link, CSB/SJU's student-run documentary team, for a discussion about indigenous cultures and the problems posed to them by globalization.
March 31, 2015
Topic: Mellody Hobson: "Color Blind or Color Brave?"
Join the McCarthy Center and CSB President Mary Dana Hinton for a discussion about race in America today.