William W. Treat Lecture Series: Renewing Trust in Democracy and Each Other


Friday, July 23, 2021

The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education recently presented two free webinars as part of its 2021 William W. Treat Lecture series. Co-sponsored by the Rudman Center, the series is organized this year around the theme of renewing trust in democracy and each other.

The first webinar on June 23, Civic Health – Renewing Trust Among Neighbors, featured EveryDay Democracy’s Martha McCoy and authors of the NH Civic Health Index, Bruce Mallory and Quixada Moore-Vissing. Their interactive conversation explored questions around community, neighbors, and more, in the context of the recently published NH Civic Health Index and the national perspective on civic health from Martha McCoy. You can listen to the full program here.

The second webinar on July 22, A Polarized Country – Can Schools Help Bridge the Divide, featured thought leaders Peter Levine of Tufts University and Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell of Saint Anselm College. Their conversation explored how schools in New Hampshire and nationally can navigate polarization and inequity to help heal our country’s division. They shared current efforts and research as they discussed how schools can support civic participation and democracy. You can listen to the full program here.

The William W. Treat Lecture series is made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org.

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Service at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law provides financial, curricular, and experiential support for law students who are interested in public service and public interest lawyering. We also offer events for the community that align with our mission. Please link here for more information about the Warren B. Rudman Center.