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Perkins Bass 1934 Lecture

Drug Court: Where Justice Meets Treatment


On May 12, 2021, Tina Nadeau, Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court joined the Rockefeller Center to deliver the 2021 Perkins Bass Distinguished Lecture. The discussion was moderated by Senior Fellow and the Associate Director for Curricular and Research Programs, Professor Ronald G. Shaiko.

Chief Justice Nadeau is board member of the New England Association of Drug Court Professionals, and New Futures, a nonprofit organization that works to reduce substance use disorder. She is also a faculty member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. The subject of her lecture was “Drug Court: Where Justice Meets Treatment”.

N.H. Superior Court Justice Tina Nadeau Is Perkins Bass Visitor

New Hampshire Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau, a leader in the development of drug courts in New Hampshire and a national advocate for the legal alternative that incorporates addiction and mental health treatment, is the 2021 Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy.

Named for longtime New Hampshire U.S. Congressman Perkins Bass, Class of 1934, the distinguished visitors program invites New Hampshire citizens who have made outstanding contributions in government to share their experiences with the Dartmouth community.

Nadeau said she is honored to join the distinguished roster of Perkins Bass visitors at Dartmouth. Her first public event, "Drug Court—Where Justice Meets Treatment," was hosted by the Rockefeller Center on May 12th. You can watch a recording of the event here.

Dissecting the State of Student Debt: What’s the Path Forward?

On March 3, 2021, Dr. Mark W. Huddleston, President Emeritus of the University of New Hampshire, presented the 2021 Perkins Bass Distinguished Lecture, titled “The Burden of Student Debt: Dimensions, Complexities, and Options.” In a discussion hosted by Professor Charles Wheelan ’88, Huddleston shared his own findings on the trends and implications of student debt in the United States, as well as his perspective on today’s discourse surrounding potential solutions to this complex issue.

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