Carnegie Mellon University

Former Supreme Court Justice David Souter: "The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive, and Secure Nation"

The John and Mary Lou Lehoczky Lecture Series in the Humanities and Social Sciences,

Friday, October 10, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center

Please note: There are no physical tickets for this event upon registration. To enter the event, please bring a copy of your email confirmation and stand in the "Registered" line onsite.

Registration Required/No Event Fee

No backpacks or large bags will be permitted at this event.


David H. Souter (Retired), Associate Justice,
was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, September 17, 1939. He graduated from Harvard College, from which he received his A.B. After two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, he received an A.B. in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and an M.A. in 1989. After receiving an LL.B. from Harvard Law School, he was an associate at Orr and Reno in Concord, New Hampshire from 1966 to 1968, when he became an Assistant Attorney General of New Hampshire. In 1971, he became Deputy Attorney General and in 1976, Attorney General of New Hampshire. In 1978, he was named an Associate Justice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire, and was appointed to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire as an Associate Justice in 1983. He became a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on May 25, 1990. President Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat October 9, 1990. Justice Souter retired from the Supreme Court on June 29, 2009.

Sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Dietrich College of the Humanities and Social Sciences.