Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Events

Tom Gjelten on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at St. John’s University

5:00-6:30 Reception in the Saint John’s Pottery

7:00 Program in Art 102

Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten is an American author and radio correspondent raised in Minnesota. He is an expert on religion, immigration, diplomacy, and national security issues. He joined NPR in 1982 with experience in national and international news coverage. Notably, he was the lead correspondent at the Pentagon early in the war with Afghanistan. He has also reported extensively for Central Europe and Latin America. Gjelten will be visiting campus to discuss his most recent book A Nation of Nations and the implications of immigration policy for our country today. This event is free and open to the public.


Irish Poet Tony Curtis on Monday, April 23, 2018 at St. John’s University

4:30-6:00 in the Saint John’s Pottery

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Tony Curtis will be visiting Saint John’s for the annual Irish poetry reading on campus. This year’s event will be in memory of Sr. Colman O’Connell.  He will be reading and singing poems from his books including his most recent Approximately in the Key of C.




Recent Events

Fred de Sam Lazaro

Fred PBS

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at St. John’s University

Fred discussed his work on PBS Newshour and the Undertold Stories project. This endeavor brings important stories to the mainstream media in the United States.


The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution: Its Legacy a Century Later

Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Museum of Russian Art

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Listen to the event broadcast here.



Russia’s Revolution: 100 Years and Counting

November 13th, 2017 at the Museum of Russian Art

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