Special Conversations with Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. and Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker
Speakers: Ryan Crocker, Eric Holder
Date: May 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM
This special program was created using footage from multiple Miller Center events and will air on PBS stations nationwide. Check your local listings.
Attorney General Eric Holder discusses his plans for the second term, including efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and conduct trials for accused terrorists. Ambassador Crocker discusses prospects for stability in Afghanistan after US troops fully withdraw.
ERIC HOLDER was sworn in as the 82nd attorney general of the United States on February 3, 2009 by Vice President Joe Biden. President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Holder on December 1, 2008. In 1997, Holder was named by President Clinton to be the deputy attorney general, the first African-American named to that post. Prior to that, he served as U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. In 1988, Holder was nominated by President Reagan to become an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
RYAN C. CROCKER, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan and the 2013 James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor at the Miller Center. He holds the diplomatic rank of career ambassador, the U.S. Foreign Service’s highest rank. He served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012 and U.S. ambassador to Iraq from 2007 to 2009. He previously served as U.S. ambassador to Pakistan from 2004 to 2007; to Syria from 1998 to 2001; to Kuwait from 1994 to 1997; and to Lebanon from 1990 to 1993.