US Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at Clark Atlanta University on Thursday

Holder will speak on "Rights and the American Polis - Prospects for the Future."

According to a late annoucement seen on Clark Atlanta University's website, US Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak at Clark Atlanta University on Thursday at 11:30am.

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will welcome United States Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. as orator for its inaugural President's Lecture Series in Davage Auditorium, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.

Holder will speak on "Rights and the American Polis - Prospects for the Future."

The event is free and open to the public.

CAU  President  Carlton  E.  Brown  said,  “We  are  honored that Attorney General Holder would share his expertise, experience and vast knowledge of global and domestic affairs with the university and the broader community. This promises to be a great day in the history of Clark Atlanta  University.”

About Attorney General Holder

The Honorable Mr. Holder was born in New York City and attended public schools there, graduating from Stuyvesant High School, before earning a B.A. degree in American history from Columbia College in 1973 and a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School in 1976.

Upon his graduation from law school, Holder joined the Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s  Honors  Program.    He  was  assigned  to  the newly formed Public Integrity Section, where he investigated and prosecuted corruption involving officials in local, state and federal government.

In 1988, President Reagan appointed him to serve as an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, where he presided over hundreds of criminal and civil trials during his five years on the bench.  In 1993, President Clinton appointed Judge Holder to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.  In 1997, President Clinton appointed Holder to serve as Deputy Attorney General of the United States, a position that he held until the end of the Clinton administration. At the request of President George W. Bush, Holder served as Acting Attorney General in 2001, pending the confirmation of Attorney General John Ashcroft.

President Barack Obama nominated Holder to be Attorney General, and his nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on Feb. 2, 2009. He began his service as the 82nd Attorney General the next day.

Holder lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Dr. Sharon Malone, and their three children.


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