We are thrilled to announce that Azar Nafisi will be the keynote speaker at
our 26th Annual Dinner on Tuesday, October 13 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.
Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of the international bestseller
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which electrified its readers
with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution
in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students.
Reading Lolita in Tehran is an incisive exploration of the transformative
powers of fiction in a world of tyranny. The book spent more than 100
weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into
32 languages. Learn more about Nafisi and her work on her website.
Tickets for our main fundraising event of the year are $125 per person and support our mission of bringing opportunities for life-long learning to every corner of the state through more than 600 free programs each year.
Our thanks to our sponsors to-date:
Lead Sponsor for the 25th Year
Books Signing Sponsor
People's United Bank
Plymouth State University
The Derryfield School
McLane Law Firm
New Hampshire Public Radio
Orr & Reno
Pax World Mutual Funds
Phillips Exeter Academy
Rath Young Pignatelli
St. Paul's School
Saint Anselm College
Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA
Friends of the Humanities
Northeast Delta Dental
Radisson Hotel Downtown Manchester
The Rowley Agency
For information on sponsorship opportunities for one of the state's best-attended gala events of the year,
contact Development Director Jessica Eshleman at 224-4071 or by e-mail.
National Public Radio's award-winning legal affairs
correspondent Nina Totenberg
will speak in Concord on Friday, October 2 at 6 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts
in an event hosted by the Constitutionally Speaking project. Robin Young of WBUR's
Here and Now will interview Totenberg.
While this event is free, tickets are required. Tickets will be available on the
Capitol Center for the Arts website at
on Thursday, September 10
There is a limit of 4 tickets per person.
|Totenberg's coverage of the Supreme Court and national legal affairs has won her
In 1991, her ground-breaking report about University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment by Judge Clarence Thomas led the Senate Judiciary Committee to re-open Thomas's Supreme Court confirmation hearings to consider Hill's charges. NPR received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for its gavel-to-gavel coverage — anchored by Totenberg — of both the original hearings and the inquiry into Anita Hill's allegations, and for Totenberg's reports and exclusive interview with Hill.
Totenberg has received numerous awards for her reporting, including the American Judicature Society's first-ever award honoring a career body of work in the field of journalism and the law. A frequent contributor to major newspapers and periodicals, she has published articles in The New York Times Magazine, The Harvard Law Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Parade Magazine, New York Magazine, and others.
Robin Young brings more than 25 years of broadcast experience to her role as host of Here & Now. She is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also reported for NBC, CBS, and ABC television and for several years was substitute host and correspondent for The Today Show.
Young has received several Emmy Awards for her television work, as well as cable's Ace Award, the Religious Public Relations Council's Wilbur Award and the National Conference of Christians and Jews Gold Award. She has also received radio's regional Edward R. Murrow award.
Constitutionally Speaking is a collaboration of the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society, the UNH School of Law, the New Hampshire Humanities Council, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Social Sciences at Dartmouth College, and the Live Free or Die Alliance. We are pleased to welcome New Hampshire Public Radio as a Constitutionally Speaking partner for this event.
This event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society as its annual King Lecture.
Learn more on the Constitutionally Speaking project website.
Our deepest thanks to all who joined us at the Grappone Center for a wonderful evening of celebration at our 40 Over 40 gala. Very special thanks to
our partners, the Union Leader, the NH Business and Industry Association, and to our Sponsors Keene State College and Eckman Construction.
Read the Union Leader's page one article on the event.
View a gallery of photos from the event here.