"I am hopeful that this challenge may alleviate this sense of political helplessness and restore to many people a belief in the processes of American politics and of American government."
-Eugene J. McCarthy
The annual public lectureship carries McCarthy's deep commitment to the ideals and principles of democratic self-government. It seeks to inspire a new generation of young people to pursue fresh ideas, to challenge the status quo, to effect positive change in their communities and, like McCarthy himself, to lead with honesty, integrity, and courage.
Govenor Jeb Bush is a politician and businessman who served as the 43rd govenor of Florida. He was most recently a candidate for the Repbulican presidential nomination in 2016. Govenor Bush maintains his passion for improving the quality of education for studetnts across the county by serving as the Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a national nonprofi education reform organization he founded to transform education in America.
Governor Jeb Bush will give the 11th annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture on Conscience and Courage in Public Life on September 21, 2017. Minnesota Public Radio’s Gary Eichten '69 will interview Governor Bush. We look forward to having you join us in welcoming this prominent American political figure.
Memorials to the Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture may be made to:
The Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture Fund
Saint John's University
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