Events and Programming

March 26, 2015

Econ in English: How in the heck did the financial crisis happen?
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gorecki 120

What the heck happened to trigger the worst recession since the Great Depression?  Learn the basics about the financial crisis in this installment of “Econ in English” with Dr. Louis Johnston.

 In an increasingly complex world economy, economic literacy has never been more important. Dr. Louis Johnston’s “Econ in English” series will feature accessible and easy to understand explanations for some of the most important topics in economics.


March 31, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: Color Blind or Color Brave?
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136

Due to high-demand, we will take RSVPs for this event. Email by Wednesday, March 25 to be entered in the drawing. 

The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society. This discussion will be moderated by CSB President Mary Dana Hinton.

April 8, 2015

Politics & a Pint: The Future of the European Union
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Brother Willie's Pub

Come hear SJU President Michael Hemesath discuss the future of the European Union and its global implications.

All majors and ages welcome. Free pizza and refreshments will be served! 


April 14, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday with Visiting Scholar Alexander Heffner
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136
Topic TBA

April 14, 2015

3rd Annual Penny for Your Thoughts Debate
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Stephen B. Humphrey Theater (SJU)

Resolved: The government's public interest in your genetic material trumps privacy.

Give us a penny for your thoughts and vote on the debate presented by CSB/SJU professors. 

April 28, 2015

A Mid-Year Look at the Economy
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Join the Joseph P. Farry Professor, Dr. Louis D. Johnston for an engaging conversation on the economy! Professor Johnston will be joined by MPR Editor-at-Large Gary Eichten and Chris Farrell, Marketplace Money economics editor.