The annual Treat Lecture is NH Civics’ premier public event. As the title suggests, it can be a formal lecture, more often, however, it has taken the form of a conversation. Our inaugural event in 2012 was a conversation between former US Supreme Court Justice David Souter and PBS New Hour’s Margaret Warner. More recently, Justice Souter himself interviewed US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Other Treat Lectures have featured talks by attorneys David Boies & Ted Olsen, National Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg, writer and founder of Citizen University Eric Liu, Maine Senator Susan Collins, and former New Hampshire Governor and Senator Judd Gregg.
PBS story on Supreme Court Justice David Souter's talk
Comic rendition of Supreme Court Justice David Souter's talk by NH artist Marek Bennett
Concord Monitor article on Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's visit
Senator Susan Collins interviewed by Virginia Prescott
2019 William Treat Lecture: Civic Engagement & Civility
Senator Judd Gregg interviewed by Joe McQuaid
RBG co-creator Julie Cohen interviewed by Professor Leah Plunkett
Please contact us with any questions you may have about any of our programs or would like additional information.