Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) will present the William W. Treat Lecture in an event hosted by Constitutionally Speaking on Friday, September 21 at the Dana Center at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. Sen. Collins will speak on Civility, Cooperation, and Compromise: Why Our Constitutional Republic Requires Them.
It takes a great deal of civility, cooperation, and compromise for our constitutional republic to operate effectively and responsibly. Susan M. Collins, Maine’s senior United States Senator, will draw from over 20 years of collaborative legislative experience to provide insight on these values in her remarks.
Senator Collins was first elected to the Senate in 1996. She ranks 14th in Senate seniority and is the most senior Republican woman. Senator Collins chairs the Senate Aging Committee and the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. She also serves on the Intelligence Committee and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. For the last five consecutive years, Senator Collins has ranked as the most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate, and she recently received the inaugural Jacob Javits Prize for Bipartisan Leadership. Known for her Maine work ethic, Senator Collins has never missed a roll call vote, casting more than 6,700.
Virginia Prescott, host of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s popular daily talk show On Second Thought, will moderate the discussion with Senator Collins. Prescott began her career in public radio at WWOZ in New Orleans, managing studio operations and live broadcasts. She went on to host several programs at New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) and was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University, where she explored how storytelling could be used in solving community conflicts related to the built environment.
Constitutionally Speaking is a collaboration of NH Institute for Civics Education, NH Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, NH Humanities, NH Supreme Court Society, and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service at UNH School of Law. This program is made possible by the William W. Treat Foundation.
Space is limited. Reserve your seats today.