Matt Lindstrom, director
The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement
Ed Henry, professor, Department of Political Science
College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
In less than a week, on Oct. 26, St. John’s University will host the ninth annual Eugene J. McCarthy lecture, featuring former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd and Minnesota Public Radio’s Gary Eichten at the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater. More than just a public forum for a politician, and following McCarthy’s passion to serve his community, this event creates a space for constructive dialogue and the promotion of civic engagement for all people, from youth to adults.
Sen. Dodd served three terms (1974-80) as a U.S. Representative for Connecticut. In 1980, he was elected to the U.S. Senate where he served until 2010. During his time in office, he authored dozens of key pieces of legislation, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and the Help America Vote Act.
The opportunity to discuss conscience and courage in public life is one that we can all benefit from. The event is free and open to the public, though we encourage people to call ahead for tickets as space is limited 320-363-5777.
Please join us at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 to celebrate public service and civic engagement.