Events and Programming

Fall 2022 Events and Programming:

Robin Wall Kimmerer: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants Hosted by Environmental Studies

Monday, 10/3 | 7:00 p.m. Pellegrene Auditorium, SJU 

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She will discuss topics at the intersection of Indigenous knowledge, spirituality, and science. 

McCarthy Lecture

16th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture with General Paul Nakasone

Thursday, October 20 | 7:00 p.m. Stephen B. Humphrey Theatre, SJU

Gen. Paul Nakasone, a 1986 Saint John’s University graduate, will present the 2022 Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, located on the Saint John’s University campus. The four-star general and White Bear Lake, Minnesota native is currently serving as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service.

Nakasone graduated from SJU with a degree in economics and received his commission in the Army through the ROTC program.
Nakasone has held command and staff positions across all levels of the Army with assignments in the United States, the Republic of Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Prior to assuming his present duties, Nakasone served as Chief of U.S. Army Cyber Command from October 2016 thru April 2018.

Nakasone served twice as a staff officer on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has received the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star, among other awards and decorations.

Registration and Identification are required for this event. Please contact Assistant Director Victoria M. Evens for registration details.

Winona LaDuke: Envisioning Political, Spiritual, and Ecological Transformation Hosted by Environmental Studies

Monday, Oct 24 | 7:00 p.m. Pellegrene Auditorium, SJU 

Winona LaDuke is a Native American activist, economist, and author. An Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg, she has devoted her life to advocating for Indigenous control of their homelands, natural resources, and cultural practices. 

Nov 7-12: Festival of Cultures