Clark Atlanta University will welcome United States Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. as the orator for its inaugural president’s lecture series Feb. 7, at 11:30 a.m., in Davage Auditorium in Haven-Warren Hall on the main campus, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta.
Holder will speak on “Rights and the American Polis – Prospects for the Future.” The event is free and open to the public.
“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,” said CAU President Carlton E. Brown. “This promises to be a great day in the history of Clark Atlanta University.”
Holder was born in New York City and attended public schools there, graduating from Stuyvesant High School, before earning a bachelor’s degree in American history from Columbia College in 1973 and a law 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 Ronald 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.
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