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Events and Programming

Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture
Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

The 11th Annual McCarthy Lecture featuring Governor Jeb Bush
Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:00 PM
Abbey Church, SJU

Former Florida Governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will be interviewed for the 11th annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Saint John’s Abbey and University Church. 

Governor Bush, the son of former President George H.W. Bush and the younger brother of former President George W. Bush, will be interviewed by award winning journalist Gary Eichten ’69. 

There is no admission fee for the interview, but tickets are needed for entry. Tickets are available online, or in-person at the Benedicta Arts Center box office. There is a limit of four tickets per household. 

Eugene J. McCarthy Post Office Dedication
Friday, September 22, 2017
All day event
SJU Post Office

McCarthy Center's Roadside Clean-up
Sunday, September 24, 2017
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Off Campus

Through the Adopt-a-Highway program, the McCarthy Center has adopted a 2 mile stretch of road on CSAH 50 – from Jennifer Drive to CSAH 51. Meet us in the McCarthy Center!



Koch Chair Lec ture
Monday, October 2, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Gorecki Theater (BAC), CSB

More information at a later day

Homecoming: McCarthy Center’s Tent on the Plaza
Saturday, October 7, 2017
3:30 PM
The Athletics Plaza (SJU)

If you are attending the 2017 SJU Homecoming football game (Saint John’s vs. Augsburg), make sure to visit the McCarthy Center’s hospitality tent after the Johnnies win. Visit with other CSB/SJU graduates, current students, staff and professors, and enjoy free food and refreshments.



2017 Clemens Lecture
Monday, October 9, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

Professor David Card, Lecturer

Department of Economics

University of California Berkeley

Annual Minnesota Policy Conference
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
All day event
The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

The conference provides an opportunity for individuals involved in policy work to explore major questions facing Minnesotans through a number of lenses: research and analysis, policy design and implementation, and evaluation and refinement. Participants will be able to take lessons learned in areas such as analysis, design, and evaluation to their own policy work. 



The Citizen’s League Annual Civic Celebration 2017: Honoring Dr. Josie Johnson & Susan Kimberely
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Minneapolis Event Center