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One of the most widely discussed political figures in America today, Eric Holder has been at the intersection of the law and public policy for over 30 years. As the nation’s first African-American Attorney General and a leading progressive voice, he has been instrumental in shaping the direction of the United States on a number of critical issues.
No stranger to controversy, Eric Holder has demonstrated a willingness to express strong opinions, to engage in meaningful dialogue and to achieve lasting results. Holder served as the first African-American Attorney General of the United States, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. He has spent decades of a remarkable career at the forefront of the nation’s most critical issues. From national security, terrorism and civil rights, to the economy, the environment and public safety, Holder is uniquely qualified to discuss both domestic and world affairs and shares his views about where the controversies of the next few years will lie. Engaging and candid with his audience, Holder offers incomparable, behind-the-scenes perspectives on the nation’s hot-button issues and shares insider anecdotes sure to captivate each attendee. With a great wit and self-deprecating style, Holder has spoken to audiences across the globe and provides tangible, thought-provoking takeaways that will most impact the needs of your audience and organization. His leadership and willingness to take principled but sometimes unpopular positions has made Holder a person of great interest. President Obama has praised Holder’s “toughness and independence,” and stated upon his departure, “With Eric Holder as its lawyer, America has become a better country.” In 2014, TIME magazine named Holder to its list of “100 Most Influential People,” stating that he “worked tirelessly to ensure equal justice.” After his departure from the Department of Justice, Holder returned to the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling, where he currently focuses on complex litigation and investigatory matters that are international in scope.
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Conversation with Eric Holder
Eric Holder was a terrific guest! Our conversations with him at both the informal session and the evening main event were fantastic. He had great ‘takes’ on so many different topics. His answers to our questions were so authentic, and demonstrated a level of great intelligence and a gift for language such that his answers were quite convincing and certainly accessible for everyone. During our reception he was probably better than any guest I have hosted in terms of patience (lots of photos) and warmth with our guests. He's a gem and can be counted on to be a crowd pleaser.University at Buffalo
Oh, what a night! Mr. Holder was outstanding. The feedback we received last night and this morning from faculty, staff, students and community member all had nothing but high praise!Saginaw Valley State University