William W. Treat Lecture Series: A Conversation with General James Mattis: What is the Role of the Military in a Democracy?


What is the role of the military in a democracy? What does it mean when an officer takes the Oath to preserve, protect, support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign or domestic? 

Join former Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, retired War College professor Dr. Janet Breslin-Smith, NH ROTC candidates, and high school youth in this civil and nonpartisan conversation. 


Supported in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, this event is free and open to the public. A viewing link will be emailed within 24 hours of the event.  

This William W. Treat Lecture is presented in partnership with the Warren B. Rudman Center at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law and New Hampshire PBS.

Event Details


Thursday, December 2, 2021 1:00pm


2 White Street
Concord NH 03301

Hosted By:

NH Institute for Civics Education

Contact Info:

Amanda Pawlik, amanda.pawlik@nhcivics.org