MANCHESTER — Former U.S. senator and New Hampshire governor Judd Gregg will give the latest talk on civic engagement and civility next Thursday at Constitutionally Speaking’s annual William Treat Lecture on the campus of Saint Anselm College.

The speech begins at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Ex-Sen. Gregg will be participating in a conversation with Union Leader Publisher Joseph W. McQuaid as well as taking questions from the audience.

Gregg stands out in New Hampshire politics having been a senior U.S. senator, a governor, a multi-term member of the U.S. House and an executive councilor.

His father, the late Gov. Hugh Gregg, was a staunch defender of the first-in-the-nation primary and one of the founders of the Institute of Politics.

The lecture is named for the late William Treat, who was a New Hampshire probate judge, author, banker, and a U.S. representative for the United Nations.

Constitutionally Speaking is a partnership of the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society, the Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, the NH IOP and New Hampshire Humanities. A major goal for the initiative is to build more public support for civic education in grades K-12.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. You can register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-hampshires-essence-civic-engagement-civility-registration-66340003737.