Events and Programming

South Sudan's Untold Story with Zach Vertin '05
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Quad 170

The Eugene J. McCarthy Center invites you to join us for a discussion with foreign policy analyst and author Zach Vertin '05 on his debut book, A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World's Newest State. 

John Kerry, the 68th U.S. Secretary of State says, “The still-unfolding tragedy of South Sudan is too little understood and too little known, even among foreign policy experts. Zach Vertin is a rare exception. He has spent his life not just explaining how the promise of this young nation, for which so many sacrificed, was broken so badly, but helping end the bloodshed for a people who have seen far too much of it.  An important read.”

Climate Justice for the Beloved Community
Thursday, January 24, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Gorecki Center-204B

This event will focus on the many intersections of social, racial, and environmental justice that Martin Luther King Jr. and others fought for and another pressing, salient topic: climate change. Many consider racial justice one of the most important movements of the latter half of the 20th century. This event will connect this still-evolving movement with what has become one of the most important movements of today: the climate justice movement.

Climate-friendly hors d'oeuvres will be served at the conclusion of the event. In addition, CSB/SJU clubs and organizations will be available to present information to attendees regarding climate change and climate justice through the lens of their club/organization.


McCarthy Center Mentor Program Meeting
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Gorecki - President's Dining Room

Kick-off meeting for the McCarthy Center Mentor Program. 

Becoming by Michelle Obama Book Club
Thursday, February 7, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gorecki 204A

The Eugene J. McCarthy Center Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement and the Sister Nancy Hynes Institute for Women's Leadership Book Club features former First Lady Michelle Obama’s debut book "Becoming." On February 7, 2019, members of the book club will gather for a dinner discussion and view segments of Oprah Winfrey's interview with Obama on her book. 


TEDTalk Tuesday: A Prosecutor's Vision for a Better Justice System
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Eugene J McCarthy Center is pleased to sponsor TED Talk Tuesdays, an informal gathering in which students watch and discuss a TED Talk with a faculty moderator.

More details to come! 

McCarthy Residency with Lino Rulli '93, SOT '95
Monday, February 18, 2019
All day event
McCarthy Center, Various Locations

The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement is excited to announce that this February, the 2019 McCarthy resident will be Lino Rulli '93, SOT '95. Rulli is currently the host of a popular afternoon drive radio show called "The Catholic Guy" on SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 129. Since his television career began in 1988, Rulli has found immense success as a host and executive producer for multiple Emmy winning programs.

This year's McCarthy Residency is February 18th through February 22nd.  

The McCarthy Residency showcases the work and skills of someone who has a distinguished career in public service, policy, or politics through a week-long on-campus residency. Through visits to classes, cafeterias, practices, and public programs, the McCarthy resident engages a wide spectrum of the CSB/SJU community in addition to the general public. The McCarthy residency culminates in a dinner honoring the resident and a final keynote program open to the campus community and the public. The primary purpose of the residency is to give students extended access to someone with real knowledge and wisdom about policy, civic engagement, and public life.

Politics & a Pint AND Theology on Tap with Lino Rulli
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Brother Willie’s Pub, SJU

All are invited to join the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement and Saint John's University Campus Ministry for a FUN and INFORMATIVE event with Lino Rulli '93 SOT '95!

Politics & a Pint and Theology on Tap together at last! 

More details TBA.

Politics & a Pint with the Dali Quartet
Thursday, March 28, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brother Willie’s Pub, SJU

Event details TBD

When Republicans Were Progressive
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM