Events and Programming

Election Forum: Who to Vote for and Why
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gorecki Dining and Conference Center

Join the McCarthy Center for a panel discussion of what is on November's midterm ballot with students from College Republicans, College Democrats, United Politics, and the McCarthy Center. 

Politics & a Pint: The Political Climate of Colombia
Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Brother Willie’s Pub, SJU

The McCarthy Center, IISS and ELAC welcomes back Valentin Sierra '10 for an in-depth discussion on the political climate of Columbia and the country's relations with greater Latin America and the United States.

All majors are welcome! Free pizza and refreshments!

Election Viewing Party
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brother Willie’s Pub, SJU

Bring your I VOTED sticker to Brother Willie's Pub on Election Night for a celebration of civic engagement, games, music, and live updates of the election results! 

The Mark Kennedy Frontiers of Freedom Lecture featuring Hal Brands
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
SJU Campus

The McCarthy Center presents The Mark Kennedy Frontiers of Freedom Lecture with keynote Hal Brands. Dr. Brands is the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and author of several books, including his most recent publication, What Good Is Grand Strategy? Power and Purpose in American Statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush. During this lunch seminar, Dr. Brands will discuss international relations, foreign policy, and how these will be affected by the results of the 2018 midterm elections.


13th Annual Polidazzle Social
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minneapolis Events Center

All students, alumns, and friends of the McCarthy Center are welcomed!

Polidazzle is a McCarthy Center networking event for CSB/SJU students, alumns, staff, faculty, and others who are interested in public policy and civic life. The gathering offers an excellent opportunity for current students to meet alumni/ae who are active in civic and political life as professionals or volunteers. Feel free to invite others who may be interested. This is an open house reception with drinks and abundant hors d'oeuvres. Register to attend here!