Events and Programming

October 28, 2014

TED Talk Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
McCarthy Center

Topic:  "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are"

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. In her Ted Talk "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are", social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. Students will watch and discuss the Ted Talk while enjoying lunch provided by the McCarthy Center. Professor Julie Lynch of the Communications Department will moderate.

November 6, 2014

Politics & a Pint: Midterm Elections
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Brother Willie's Pub

Join the McCarthy Center for a discussion about the results and implications of the midterm elections.

November 8, 2014

Festival of Cultures
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Clemens Field house

17th Annual Festival of Cultures celebration, with food sampling, fashion show, and cultural dance and music.

November 10, 2014

Politics & a Pint with Savo Heleta
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Brother Willie's Pub

Politics & a Pint: Ethnic Conflict and Cooperation with Savo Heleta ‘06

Join the McCarthy Center for a Politics & a Pint discussion with Savo Heleta ‘06. Heleta is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina. After graduating from St. John’s Heleta moved to South Africa where he earned his Master’s Degree in Conflict Transformation and Management from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and is currently pursuing his PhD in Post-Conflict Development and Reconstruction. Heleta is the author of Not My Turn to Die: Memoirs of a Broken Childhood in Bosnia. 

 

November 11, 2014

McCarthy Center Luncheon with Savo Heleta
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
McCarthy Center, Simons 136

Join us for a luncheon with Savo Heleta ‘06. Heleta is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina. After graduating from St. John’s Heleta moved to South Africa where he earned his Master’s Degree in Conflict Transformation and Management from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and is currently pursuing his PhD in Post-Conflict Development and Reconstruction. Heleta is the author of Not My Turn to Die: Memoirs of a Broken Childhood in Bosnia. 

November 11, 2014

The Mark Kennedy Freedom Lecture Series
7:30 PM
Quad 170

The Mark Kennedy Frontiers of Freedom Lecture Series featuring Jan Van Lohuizen

Jan Van Lohuizen served as a pollster for President Bush during his 2004 re-election campaign and went on to serve as chairman of Voter Consumer Research Inc. of which he is also a founding member.

November 12, 2014

Student Conference on US Affairs '66
All Day
West Point, NY

November 13, 2014

Student Conference on US Affairs '66
All Day
West Point, NY

November 14, 2014

Student Conference on US Affairs '66
All Day
West Point, NY

November 15, 2014

Student Conference on US Affairs '66
All Day
West Point, NY

November 18, 2014

TED Talk Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
McCarthy Center

Topic: "The Danger of a Single Story"

Our lives ad our culures are composed of many overlapping stories. In her Ted Talk "The Danger of a Single Story," novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice - and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a crtical misunderstanding. Students will watch and discuss the Ted Talk while enjoying lunch provided by the McCarthy Center. Professor Madhu Mitra of the English Department and Professor Katie Johnson of the Communication Department will moderate.

 

November 18, 2014

9th Annual "Polidazzle" Social
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
M St. Cafe at the St. Paul Hotel

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 have since moved it to Saint Paul.  The gathering offers an excellent opportunity for current students to meet alums 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 abundant hors d’oeuvres. If you have questions about this event or would like to attend, please email Stacy Penk at spenk@csbsju.edu

 

November 20, 2014

Sean Kershaw Campus Visit
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Simons G30

December 2, 2014

TED Talk Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
McCarthy Center

Topic: "An Economist Walks into a Bar.."

Robert Litan, a nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies explains "how economists and their ideas have contributed to the rise of the entire Internet economy and to some of the iconic companies within it" in his Tedx Talk entitled "An Economist Walks into a Bar.." Litan reviews the contributions economists have made to business models and structures that have contributed to the success of endeavors such as Cupid.com, Priceline, Google ads, Amazon, and sabermetrics in sports. Students will watch and discuss the Ted Talk while enjoying lunch provided by the McCarthy Center. Professor Louis Johnston of the Economics Department will moderate.

December 4, 2014

Politics & A Pint: Topic TBD
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Brother Willie's Pub