Fall NCC Lecture Series Begins Sept. 14

National Security and Civil Liberties: Can They Peacefully Coexist?

Contact: Sally Bashalany, (603) 578-6876

NASHUA - Kicking off the fall lecture series at Nashua Community College, a leading New Hampshire law professor will discuss national security and its complicated, adversarial relationship with civil liberties.

Richard Hesse, Professor Emeritus at the UNH School of Law, returns to NCC Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. to discuss this timely issue in our society:

Government leaders are adverse to risk when it comes to national security. Those same leaders sometimes use national security to gain political advantage. Historically, national security measures have infringed on free speech, privacy and personal liberty. In our complex society, how can we preserve our liberty and remain personally and nationally secure?

This presentation is part of the college’s celebration of Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day. Constitution Day recognizes the adoption of the U.S. Constitution as well as those who have become U.S. citizens. Typically observed Sept. 17, it marks the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

“NCC is fortunate to have Richard Hesse return to campus for our celebration of Constitution Day. His expertise in state and federal constitutional law, and his advocacy for civil and human rights provide a backdrop for the timely issues of civil liberties and national security,” said Sally Bashalany, NCC Lecture Series coordinator.

The NCC Lecture Series is free and open to the public; students, educators and the general public are all welcome to attend. NCC is located at 505 Amherst Street in Nashua. For further information, contact Sally Bashalany at 603-578-6876 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For directions to the college, go to http://nashuacc.edu/contact.


What: NCC Lecture Series, “National Security and Civil Liberties: Can They Peacefully Coexist?” Featuring UNH School of Law Professor Emeritus Richard Hesse.

When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.

Where: Judd Gregg Hall Auditorium, Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst Street, Nashua.

Cost: Free admittance.