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Past Speakers and Events

When Reason Fails: Dwight Eisenhower, Earl Warren and the Little Rock Crisis of 1957
Talk by Jim Newton, Editor-at-Large of the Los Angeles Times and author of Eisenhower: The White House Years
April 19, 2012

Leadership in State Government: Restoring Fiscal Responsibility to the Granite State
 Talk by New Hampshire House Speaker William O'Brien
April 16, 2012

Bridges House: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Fundraising Dinner with Special Guest Speaker Dayton Duncan
April 12, 2012

Money is Crippling Our Democracy: Is The Problem Too Big To Fix?
Talk by John Rauh of Americans for Campaign Reform
April 10, 2012

New Hampshire Democrats Meeting
Goffstown Democrats and Saint Anselm College Democrats with special guest speaker Carol Shea-Porter
March 27, 2012

Why Innocents Confess - And Why Confessions Trump Innocence
Saul Kassin, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at several institutions
March 26, 2012

Freedom Now: Working to Free Prisoners of Conscious
Talk by Jared Genser, Managing Director of Perseus Strategies, LLC and founder of NGO Freedom Now
March 20, 2012

Empower.Educate.Engage: Women's Conference
Congressman Frank Guinta sponsored panel discussion with N.H. Women Leaders
March 16, 2012

The American Prosecutor in the 21st Century
Talk by US Attorney District of New Hampshire John P. Kacavas
March 13, 2012

Marriage Equality
Talk with Dr. Jennifer Morse, President of the Ruth Institute
March 12, 2012

Who is The Real Romney?
Talk by Boston Globe writers and authors of The Real Romney Michael Kranish & Scott Helman 
March 8, 2012

How They Manage: A Campaign Managers Perspective of The 2012 N.H. Primary
Discussion with campaign managers from the top seven Republican presidential campaigns
February 22, 2012

Democratization and Civil-Military Relations in Turkey
Talk by Ahmet T. Kuru, Associate Professor, San Diego State University
February 20, 2012      

Renewing America's Political Culture
New Hampshire Forum on the Future Panel Discussion with NH Senators Shaheen and Ayotte and others
January 9, 2012

New Hampshire Primary POLITICO Preview
Panel Discussion hosted by POLITICO's Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei
January 9, 2012

The Economy and the Electorate
Panel Discussion with Rick Santorum and top political pollsters
January 7, 2012

Gingrich and Huntsman: Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate

Debate between presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman
December 12, 2011

President Barack Obama in 2012
Talk with New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker
November 9, 2011

Governor Perry and Sheriff Arpaio
Town Hall Meeting with Rick Perry and special guest Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa Co, Arizona
November 29, 2011

From Ether to Epidural: Labor Pain and Its Treatment in Social and Historic Context
Lecture by Jacqueline Wolf. Ph.D.
November 3, 2011 

Campaigning by the Numbers: Presidential Polling in the Digital Era
Panel discussion with political pollsters Jefrey Pollock, Whit Ayres, and Tom Jensen; moderated by NHIOP Senior Fellow Patrick Griffin
October 17, 2011

Where I Live
Poetry reading by poet laureate Maxine Kumin for The NHIOP Bookmark Series
October 12, 2011

Click, Blog, Post, Tweet... VOTE: Social Media and the Contemporary Campaign
Panel discussion with social media gurus Ryan Davis, Clay Schossow, and Julielyn Gibbons; moderated by NHIOP Senior Fellow Patrick Griffin
September 27, 2011

Our Nuclear Energy Future
Talk by SAC Alumna Amy Roma
September 20, 2011

National Security and America's Energy Future
Talk by former Air Force General Ronald E. Keys
September 15, 2011 

Live Free or Die: A World After America  
Talk by author Mark Steyn for The NHIOP Bookmark Series
August 17, 2011

Return to Prosperity: Overcoming America's Addiction to Debt
Talk by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
April 29, 2011

Unconventional Responses to Unprecedented Disasters
Talk by attorney and mediator Kenneth R. Feinberg
April 26, 2011

America in Danger: The Mounting Financial Crisis and How Liberty Can Save Us
Talk by U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (TX-14)
April 15, 2011

Nuclear Meltdown
Talk by former Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI)
 April 12, 2011

The Secrets of Health Care Reform
Talk by James Morone, Ph.D.
April 7, 2011

Politics and Breastfeeding: Strange Bedfellows
Talk by Miriam H Labbok, MD, MPH, FACPM, IBCLC, FABM
April 4, 2011

Newt Gingrich Forum
Featuring former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
April 4, 2011

Our Societal Panic
Talk by former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston
March 29, 2011

The Current Financial Crisis
Talk by financial expert Robert Bestani
March 21, 2011

Understanding the Tea Party
Talk by national correspondent Kate Zernike, New York Times
March 16, 2011

The Efficacy of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland: Policing the Common Ground
Talk by Mark Gilmore and Kathleen O'Toole
March 15, 2011

Doing Science with Iran
Lecture by scientist Barry Sanders, Ph.D.
February 22, 2011

Violence, Veils and Bloodlines
Talk by retired journalist and local author Lou Salome
February 15, 2011

Revolution, Reform, and Pathways to Social Change
Talk by political activist Tom Hayden
February 8, 2011

Is Haiti Building Back Better?
Talk by the former Prime Minister of Haiti Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis
November 4, 2010

Midterm Election Outlook
Talk by political analyst Charlie Cook
September 27, 2010

Midterms and Beyond
Talk by MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski
September 17, 2010

2010, 2012 and Beyond: The Granite State, Barack Obama, and What's Next
Talk by political analyst Mark Halperin, TIME
September 16, 2010

Elaine Congress, Ph.D., professor and associate dean at Fordham University
April 20, 2010

Kirsten Holmstedt, author of Band of Sisters
April 19, 2010

Meeting the Energy and Climate Challenge: Will the U.S. Join Europe and Asia?
Lecture by Ernst von Weizsäcker, Ph.D.
April 8, 2010

The Postville Raid: the criminalization of migrants
Talk by Guatemalan filmmaker Luis Argueta
April 7, 2010

 No Apology: The Case for American Greatness
Talk by Gov. Mitt Romney
April 7, 2010

Entrepreneurship and U.S. Competitiveness
Talk by Entrepreneur Ken Solinsky
March 30, 2010

Our America Initiative
Discussion with former N.M. Gov. Gary Johnson
March 29, 2010

A Conversation with General David Petraeus
Conversation with General David H. Petraeus and WMUR's Josh McElveen
March 24, 2010

In the Same Net: Biodiversity and the Human Spirit
Lecture by Carl Safina, Ph.D.
March 17, 2010

Myths and Puzzles in Americans' Attitudes Toward Taxes
Lecture by Andrea Louise Campbell, Ph.D.
March 16, 2010

The Transformations of American Conservatism
Lecture by Patrick Allitt, Ph.D.
March 11, 2010

Saving Liberal Democracy: Lincoln's Plan
Lecture by Robert K. Faulkner, Ph.D.
March 10, 2010

What is New Hampshire?
Talk by Steve Norton, N.H. Center for Public Policy Studies
February 23, 2010

Chronicles from the 2008 Campaign and a Look at the Obama Presidency
Talk by authors Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson
February 18, 2010

Presidential Courage
Talk by Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss
February 9, 2010

Return to 1989 - A Correspondent Looks Back
Lecture by Alan Elsner
February 2, 2010

Education, Purpose, and Sustainability
Lecture by John Elder, Ph.D.
January 28, 2010

The Changing Face of News - What's Next?
Panel Discussion with David Folkenflik, Charles Perkins, Alisha McDevitt, Grant Bosse, and James Pindell
January 27, 2010

New Hampshire's Role in the Global Fight Against Poverty
Lecture by Tom Hart
January 25, 2010

Lincoln, Marshall and the Constitution
Lecture by Hon. Frank J. Williams
November 30, 2009

A Year out from the 2010 Congressional Elections - National Politics, Policy and their Communication
Lecture by Tony Blankley
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kyoto Protocol: What's at Stake in Copenhagen
Lecture by William Moomaw, Ph.D.
November 16, 2009

The Mission of N.H. Catholics in the Public Square
Diocese of Manchester
November 7, 2009

Indulgence or Innovation - The Relationship Between Yuppie Lettuce and Food Justice
Lecture by Sally Fairfax, Ph.D.
November 2, 2009

UN on Terrorism: The Long and Winding Road
Lecture by Ambassador Javier Ruperez
October 27, 2009

Manchester Mayoral Debate
October 7, 2009

The Politics of Peace
Lecture by Colman McCarthy
October 1, 2009

Who is Barack Obama
Lecture by Richard Wolffe
September 30, 2009

The Origins of the American Constitution
Lecture by Gordon S. Wood
September 22, 2009

Scenes from a Parish
Film Screening and Discussion with James Rutenbeck
September 21, 2009