Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Eric Holder
Thursday, November 21 | 6:30 PM | Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street (Medford)
Join Tisch College for a conversation with Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States. The first African American to hold that office, Holder served as Attorney General from 2009-2015, making him the third-longest-serving Attorney General in American history. After his tenure he returned to Covington & Burling, where he had been a partner before the Obama administration, and where he continues to practice. Before his time at Covington, Holder served in government for over 30 years, including as Deputy Attorney General and as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia under President Clinton, and as judge of the D. C. Superior Court under President Reagan. He currently serves as Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC). Follow the conversation live on Twitter at #EricHolderAtTufts.
Moderating the conversation will be Tufts alumnus, Jake Maccoby. Jake is a speechwriter and communications strategist who has advised two presidential campaigns, two Attorneys General, and a range of U.S. Senators, governors, corporate executives, and nonprofit leaders. Following four years in state government and corporate public affairs, Jake served on President Barack Obama’s debate preparation team during the 2012 presidential campaign. He later worked at the U.S. Department of Justice as Chief Speechwriter and Strategic Communications Advisor for Attorney General Eric Holder, and later for Attorney General Loretta Lynch. He was a policy advisor on Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, and participated in debate preparation and speechwriting for Secretary Clinton and Senator Tim Kaine.
This event is sponsored by Tisch College, the Office of the Provost, and the Political Science Department.