NICK HAYES AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
June 15, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN | Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
Nick Hayes was the keynote speaker about US Russian relations for the Citizens for the Global Solutions annual dinner.
THE VISIBLE HAND:
CYBERMISCHIEF AND THE PUTIN-TRUMP CONNECTION
April 18, 2017 | Duluth, MN | Alworth Institute at the Minnesota University of Duluth
March 3, 2017 | Collegeville, MN | St. John’s University
Nick Hayes appeared on TPT’s Almanac in an interview and commentary of the Russian connection to Trump.
AMERICA’S CHANGING ROLE IN THE WORLD
February 16, 2017 | Collegeville, MN | St. John’s University
Nick Hayes, John Friend, and Dan Eggert met in Brother Willie’s Pub to discuss the path in which they see today’s America taking. This discussion was part of the Politics & a Pint Conversation Series sponsored by the McCarthy Center.
IRISH POET EAMONN WALL VISITS CSB/SJU
IN HONOR OF SR. COLMAN O’CONNELL
March 22, 2017 | Collegeville, MN | St. John’s University
Award winning Irish writer, Eamonn Wall is the author of seven collections of poetry, numerous essays, articles, and reviews of Irish, Irish-American and American writers. A voice of the Irish diaspora, Wall’s writing explores the themes of the Irish immigrant experience and the sense today of the in-between status of a Trans-Atlantic life. Eamonn Wall’s visit and reading continues a recent tradition of bringing Irish and Irish American writers to campus for a program at the Pottery in honor of Colman O’Connell, OSB.
RUSSIA’S VISIBLE HAND:
PUTIN, TRUMP AND CYBERMISCHIEF IN THE 2016 ELECTION
January 18, 2017 | Collegeville, MN | Saint John’s University
Gary Eichten, the award-winning Minnesota Public Radio journalist, interviews Nick Hayes on the controversies surrounding Russia’s computer hacking to supposedly influence the 2016 U.S. election.
PUTIN’S COUNTER-REVOLUTION AT HOME AND ABROAD
November 2, 2016 | Edina, MN | Interlachen Country Club
October 11, 2016 | Alexandria, MN | Alexandria Community and Technical College
If Russian President Vladimir Putin runs for and wins a fourth term, he will leave the office having served twenty years and longer than any Russian leader since Stalin. What explains his broad base of support and popularity and the weakness of his opposition? The key factor lies in support for his foreign policy. This suggest, moreover, that Putin’s eventual successor will continue the course set by Putin in international affairs.
THE BOYS IN THE BUNKHOUSE
September 8, 2016 | Collegeville, MN | Saint John’s University Pottery
Dan Barry is a reporter and columnist for the New York Times. His newest work, The Boys in the Bunkhouse, is a “luminous work of social justice, told with compassion and compelling detail,” a story about a group of men with intellectual disability, all from Texas, living in a tired old schoolhouse for more than three decades – with the people of Atalissa, Iowa, failing to notice the hints of neglect, exploitation, and physical and emotional abuse, and how a few conscientious social workers, a local journalist, and one tenacious government lawyer came to their rescue.
ON CAMPUS WITH GARY EICHTEN
May 26, 2016 | Minneapolis, MN | The Museum of Russian Art
Minnesota Public Radio Editor-at-Large Gary Eichten interviews Nick Hayes at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis. Nick Hayes discusses “What does Russian President Vladimir Putin want?” Since the spring of 2014, Putin has moved aggressively and boldly to challenge and change “the fats on the ground” of the post-Cold War international order.This interview will also appear as a radio segment on MPR.
PUTIN’S POWER GAME AT HOME AND ABROAD
May 6, 2016 | St. Paul, MN | Selim Center, University of St. Thomas
Nick Hayes discusses “What does Russian President Vladimir Putin want?” Since the spring of 2014, Putin has moved aggressively and boldly to challenge and change “the facts on the ground” of the post-Cold War international order.
WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM?
October 6, 2015 | Collegeville, MN | Saint John’s University
Nick Hayes is proud to have welcomed Pulitzer-Prize winning author and former New York Times reporter and editor, Hedrick Smith to Saint John’s University for a lecture on his newest bestseller, Who Stole the American Dream?. From education reform and teen violence to Enron and the Pentagon Papers, Smith has critically analyzed a variety of moral, political, and economic issues facing modern America. His newest book delves deeply into the decline of middle-class America in our time and proposes actions rooted in citizen involvement to reverse these trends. As one critic observed, “this magnificent work of history and reportage is filled with the penetrating insights, provocative discoveries, and the great empathy of a master journalist.”
NICK HAYES ON MPR
September 25, 2015 | Minnesota Public Radio
Nick Hayes discusses Russia’s current military buildup in Syria, Pope Francis’ visit to America (the US or Cuba), and possible US visit of the Chinese President. Listen live the morning of Friday, September 25.
PUTIN VS. OBAMA: NEW COLD WAR?
May 5, 2015 | St. Paul, MN | University of Saint Thomas O’Shaughnessy Educational Center
A quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, relations between Moscow and Washington have descended into levels of crisis, conflict, and suspicion that resemble a new Cold War. The conflict over Ukraine revealed a fault line in Russian and American relations that had been in place since the unification of Germany and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Putin aggressively confronts what he sees as the hostile expansion of NATO and western influence in Russia’s backyard. Obama rallies NATO, brings on economic sanctions, and strives to isolate Putin in a tactic ironically similar to Cold War president Harry Truman’s policy of “containment.” Professor Nick Hayes discusses the historical context and modern ramifications of these tension.
April, 2015 | Collegeville, MN | Saint John’s University Pottery Studio
Irish Poet Theo Dorgan visits the Saint John’s Pottery for a poetry reading and discussion of his latest book, Making Way. Dorgan is also an editor, lecturer, and documentary screenwriter. For his contributions to Irish poetry, Dorgan has been awarded the Listowel Prize for Poetry, (1992) and the O’Shaughnessy Prize for Irish Poetry (2010).
March 18, 2015 | Collegeville, MN | Saint John’s University Art 102
Nick Hayes and the CSB/SJU English Department proudly welcome eminent Polish poet Adam Zagajewski to campus to write, visit classes, and discuss his latest works. Zagajewski is a modern poet, essayist, and writer of historical fiction. Zagajewski has been a guest lecturer to the University of Houston and now serves as the Ferdinand Schevill Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought at the University of Chicago’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
MR. CIVIL RIGHTS: THURGOOD MARSHALL AND THE NAACP
February 11, 2015 | Collegeville, MN | Saint John’s University Art 102
Celebrate Black History Month with the documentary, “Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP.” Mr Civil Rights describes Thurgood Marshall’s remarkable journey through war and depression in the Jim Crow South, as he set the stage for the landmark Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision to desegregate public schools in 1954. Filmmaker, Mick Caouette, will join the Saint John’s community for a viewing of the documentary and a discussion of this great American.
GIN AND BITTERS AND THE BRITISH EMPIRE
February 8, 2015 | Minneapolis, MN | Loring Park
Culinary expert Carla Blumberg, broadcast journalist Fred de Sam Lazaro, and professor/author Nick Hayes fill your tummy and your brain with insights about the role of gin in the British Empire and how the countries that made up the Empire are doing now. Sample 5 different gins and one bitters, along with chasers and appetizers from the days of the Empire prepared by Kirk Bratrud (Bayport American Cookery founder).
ON CAMPUS WITH GARY EICHTEN
January 21, 2015 | Collegeville, MN | Saint John’s University Art 102
Minnesota Public Radio Editor-at-Large Gary Eichten interviews Nick Hayes on the state of Russian politics and culture, the crisis in Ukraine and the future of Russia under Putin. This interview will also appear as a radio segment on MPR.