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2021 Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies: Catherine Woollard

Ms. Catherine Woollard, Director of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, will deliver the 27th annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies on Thursday, February 25th at noon via Zoom. The lecture titled, “Protection vs. Externalization: The politics and law of asylum in Europe 2015-2020” is free and open to the public. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

The lecture will examine the political crisis on asylum in Europe since 2015, covering the impact on refugee rights and the links between asylum and migration policies writ widely.


2021 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship: Eric Holder 

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver the 2021 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.

Mr. Holder was the first African-American to hold the position of Attorney General of the United States, serving six years under the Obama administration. Today, Mr. Holder advises clients on complex investigations and litigation matters, including those that are international in scope and involve significant regulatory enforcement issues and substantial reputational concerns at the law firm Covington & Burling, LLP. Mr. Holder, who was a partner at Covington from 2001 to 2009, rejoined the firm after serving as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States.

The Weil Lecture is hosted in partnership with the UNC Center for Civil Rights’ online symposium titled “Equal Protection’s Grand Promise and Betrayals: Reconstruction, Plessy to Bakke and Beyond: Is There a Way Forward?“, on Friday, February 19. To register, please click below.

Please note: The Zoom link for the entire two-day symposium will be emailed to you. Attendees can view the live lecture via the Zoom link provided on Friday, Feb. 19 at 9:00 a.m. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

Update: As of February 1, registration has reopened. The overwhelming response has been tremendous and more seats have been created to meet demand. Please register at the link below by the new deadline of February 17.