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2021 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship: Eric Holder

February 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am


Former U.S. Attorney General (PRNewsFoto/Covington & Burling LLP)

The Institute for Arts and Humanities announces that former Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver the 2021 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship, available online, on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. (EDT).

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 international 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 UNC School of Law’s Center for Civil Rights hosts a two-day, online symposium titled “Equal Protection’s Grand Promise and Betrayals: Reconstruction, Plessy to Bakke and Beyond: Is There a Way Forward? The Weil Lecture will take place as the Friday morning keynote address during the symposium.

The Weil Lecture is a biennial series sponsored by the Weil Family since 1915. Brothers Henry and Solomon Weil established the lecture in 1915 to widen the discussion of the concept in the United States. The first lecture was by former President William H. Taft, and other notable lecturers include Jon Huntsman, Jimmy Carter, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Senator J. William Fulbright.

To register in advance of the lecture please click below. The Zoom link for the two-day symposium will be emailed to you. Weil Lecture guests 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.


February 19, 2021
9:00 am - 10:15 am
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