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The Justice Series

March 12, 2012

Kate Giaquinto
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
(603) 222-4115

During the month of March, The New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Political Library at Saint Anselm College will host a new speaker series called, "The Justice Series." Four speakers will take the stage at the institute throughout the month to discuss how their work fulfills the concepts of justice in contemporary society.

John P. Kacavas, United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire will speak on the role of a modern prosecutor as well as the state's Attorney General, who has been charged with finding solutions for New Hampshire residents in light of the housing and financial crisis. Other speakers will reveal how they seek freedom for wrongly accused individuals, forced to confess to crimes they did not commit, and for those imprisoned due to race, religious, or political views.

NHIOP Executive Director Neil Levesque said "We hope to make our community more aware of the different forms that justice can take. This series will do just that."

The series aims to develop a more enlightened understanding of justice in contemporary civic life. These discussions will provide examples of how justice is perceived and sought in both the public and private sectors of a modern society.

Speakers will include:

  • John P. Kacavas, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, March 13, 6:00 p.m.
  • Jared Gesner, Founder of Freedom Now, March 20, 6:00 p.m.
  • General Michael Delaney, N.H. Attorney General, March 22, 6:00 p.m.
  • Saul Kassin, Why Innocents Confess--And Why Confessions Trump Innocence, March 26, 7:00 p.m.
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