"The choice of Steven Pinker is a sensational one for New Hampshire Humanities!
Congratulations once again for
having landed such a distinguished speaker."  - ANNUAL DINNER ATTENDEE

2017 New Hampshire Humanities Annual Dinner
Wednesday, October 25, 5:00 pm
Radisson Hotel, Downtown Manchester

New Hampshire Humanities announces that renowned author and scientist, Dr. Steven Pinker, will present the keynote address at our 2017 Annual Dinner on Wednesday, October 25 at 5 pm at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Manchester. The event is New Hampshire Humanities' only fundraiser and supports hundreds of free public programs that bring residents together to explore essential questions of meaning and value. 

Join 700-plus leaders from the corporate, educational, philanthropic, civic, cultural, and nonprofit communities to hear our keynote speaker, connect with one another, and support the ongoing work of New Hampshire Humanities. 

About Steven Pinker: One of the world's foremost writers on language, human nature, and the mind, Harvard cognitive scientist Dr. Steven Pinker has been named one of Prospect magazine's "World's Top 100 Public Intellectuals," Foreign Policy's "100 Global Thinkers," and TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World Today." He writes for publications such as the New York Times, TIME, and The Atlantic, and is the author of ten widely-acclaimed books, including How the Mind Works and The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. Learn more about Steven Pinker at www.stevenpinker.com.

Why does your sponsorship matter?

Each year, in every corner of the state, New Hampshire Humanities provides hundreds of opportunities for residents to engage with their neighbors in civil, thoughtful conversation about ideas that matter. Who benefits?
      ...adults struggling to read or to learn English
      ...veterans reframing their homecoming experiences
      ...high school students wrestling with the responsibilities of citizenship
      ...residents longing for the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill their civic responsibilities

Your sponsorship of the Annual Dinner, our sole fundraising event, provides critical funding that allows our programs to be free and open to all. Sponsorship also puts your company in front of thousands of Granite Staters and gives you access to a mix of guests not found at other business and nonprofit events in New Hampshire. Your guests - clients and colleagues - will appreciate the unique insights of one of the brightest minds of our time. For more information about sponsor benefits, click HERE or contact Jane Pauley, Director of Development, at 603-224-4071 or jpauley@nhhumanities.org.

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FRIEND of the humanities sponsors

Dennis Britton, Ph.D.
Dr. Geoffrey Clark and Martha Fuller Clark
The Derryfield School
John & Cheryl Lee Gilbert
Hinckley Allen
Keene State College
Ledyard National Bank
Magalloway Consultants LLC
Manchester Community College
MMcLeod Consulting
Montagne Communications
Kathryn and James Muirhead
Normandeau Associates, Inc.
Radisson Hotel Manchester
Rivier University
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Mary's Bank
Mr. Hunter Taylor and Ms. Ruth Larson


More on Steven Pinker...


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The GuardianMany of the alleged rules of writing are actually superstitions


PBS and Stephen Colbert show: The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers
Steven Pinker: Freedom of Speech
Big Think: Steven Pinker's Personal Philosophy
Association for Psychological Science: The Elephant, the Emperor & the Matzoh Ball