January 9, 2019

Emily Schettler

Registration now open for “A Conversation with Eric Holder”


Registration is open for The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement’s event, “A Conversation with Eric Holder,” at Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University on February 12. The event is free and open to the public but requires advance registration.

Holder will sit down with Marsha Ternus, former Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, for a discussion on redistricting, voting rights, and the national law enforcement apparatus.

Holder served as Attorney General of the United States from February 2009 to April 2015 under President Barack Obama. Holder was the third-longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history and the first African American to hold that office. Presently, Holder is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, where he 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. Additionally, Holder serves as chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an organization focused on redistricting reform.

Ternus serves as chairwoman of The Harkin Institute National Advisory Council and is an alumna of the Drake Law School.

This event is free, but registration is required. A limited number of paid tickets to a pre-event reception are available, with proceeds supporting The Harkin Institute’s D.C. Experience Scholarship. Registration is available online.

More information is available at The Harkin Institute website, HarkinInstitute.org.


The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University is dedicated to the study of issues that define our public life and to engaging students and citizens in constructive dialogue regarding these issues. The Institute seeks to create opportunities for thoughtful policy discourse in a nonpartisan environment. For more information, visit HarkinInstitute.org.

Address: 2429 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311 Phone: 515-271-3623 Fax Number: 515-271-3631 Email: harkininstitute@drake.edu Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.