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.

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Submissions from 2019

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Climate Justice for the Beloved Community: A Conversation on the Intersections between Social, Racial, and Environmental Justice, Corrie Grosse

Submissions from 2018

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Conscience & Courage in Public Life - The 12th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture, Denis McDonough and Kenneth M. Jones

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Healthcare Summit: A Panel of Experts, Brian Yablon M.D., Rose Roach, John Nyman Ph.D., and John Marty

Submissions from 2017

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On Campus with Gary Eichten: A Year-End Look at the Economy, Chris Farrell, Louis D. Johnston, and Gary Eichten

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The Arts, Empathy & Racial Justice: Reimagining Together What Is Possible, Christopher Pramuk

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We've Only Just Begun: Students' Experiences During the 1970's, John E. Adams, Charles Bush, Ronald Morris, and Lewis Nixon

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The 11th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture: Conscience and Courage in Public Life, Jeb Bush and Gary Eichten

Submissions from 2016

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The Social Cost of Mass Incarceration: A Labor Market Perspective, David F. Weiman

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The 10th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture: Conscience & Courage in Public Life, Daniel Tatum and Mary Hinton

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On Campus with Gary Eichten: Faith and Climate Change - A Meteorologist's View, Gary Eichten and Paul Douglas

Submissions from 2015

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The 9th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture: Conscience & Courage in Public Life, Chris Dodd and Gary Eichten

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50 Years of the War on Poverty: What it Meant for the Elderly, Kathleen McGarry

Submissions from 2014

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Conscience and Courage in Public Life - The 8th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture, Dave Durenberger and Gary Eichten

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Politics & a Pint: Tax Code, Stacy Penk

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Theater of Public Policy, Stacy Penk

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A Great Leap Forward: The Great Depression and U.S. Economic Growth, Alexander J. Field

Submissions from 2013

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A Year End Look at the Economy, Louis D. Johnston, Gary Eichten, and Chris Farrell

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Politics & a Pint: The Farm Bill, Parker Wheatley

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Conscience and Courage in Public Life - The 7th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture, Cokie Roberts

Submissions from 2012

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Religion and Politics in Today's America: An Interfaith Conversation, Kerri Miller, Jon Armajani, Leith Anderson, Bill Voss, and Marcia Zimmerman

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6th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture: "Conscience and Courage in Public Life", Tom Brokaw

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The Adventures and Misadventures of Alumnus John Chromy, John Chromy

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5th Annual McCarthy Residency Keynote: "The Experiences of a Humanitarian Crusader in a Chaotic World", John Chromy

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Annual McCarthy Residency Student Debate "Resolution: Global financial markets are nothing more than the world's largest casino", Matt Lindstrom, Christi Siver, and Terence Check