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New Hampshire: Videos from the Constitutionally Speaking Symposium

November 26, 2012 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

Thirteen videos from the New Hampshire Humanities sponsored symposium "The Conversation Continues: How Does the Constitution Keep Up with the Times?" for Constitutionally Speaking are now available online through the University of New Hampshire Law School. Videos include talks from New York Times columnist Adam Liptak, Suffolk University Assistant Dean and Professor of Law Patrik Shin, Dartmouth College Assistant Professor of Government Sonu Bedi, and UNH's Daniel Webster Distinguised Professor of Law Calvin Massey, among many others. Videos of the question and answer sessions between presentations are also available.

A playlist of all the Consitutionally Speaking symposium videos is available.

The civic engagement inititative Constitutionally Speaking was launched in September 2012 with a filled-to-capacity discussion between Justice David Souter and PBS's Margaret Warner. The symposium, held on November 17, 2012, brought together selected teachers and civic leaders with some of the nation’s top Constitutional scholars and writers to explore contemporary constitutional issues, preparing community leaders, parents, and public school teachers to lead topic-related discussions in communities and classrooms across the state. In February 2013, the New Hampshire Humanities Council will begin organizing public diaglogues that target specific audiences in geographically distinct areas around the state, and will also help facilitate the development of K-12 curricula by public school teachers who participated in the fall symposium.