February 27, 2017

Croft Institute Visiting Speaker: Ms. Nancy Hollander

The Intersection of US Law and International Law, under the New Administration

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7 p.m. - The Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107)

The Croft Institute is proud to welcome Nancy Hollander to the Croft Institute for International Studies.  Ms. Hollander has been named one of America's top fifty women litigators by the National Law Journal as well as a Best Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense in 2016.

Ms. Hollander has been a member of the firm Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. since 1980 and a partner since 1983.  Her practice is largely devoted to representing individuals and organizations accused of crimes, including those involving national security issues.  She has also been counsel in numerous civil cases, forfeitures and administrative hearings, and has argued and won a case involving religious freedom in the United States Supreme Court.  Ms. Hollander also served as a consultant to the defense in a high profile terrorism case in Ireland and has assisted counsel in other international cases.  She currently represents two prisoners at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and was lead appellate counsel for Chelsea Manning in the military appellate courts.

Ms. Hollander received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude respectively.

You may view more about Ms. Hollander's background on her law firm's website.

Croft lectures are free and open to the public.

March 21, 2017

International Lecture: Visualizing the Dunhuang Buddhist Caves: Past and Present

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5 to 6 pm - The University Museum

Dr. Angela Falco Howard, Professor Emerita from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and mother of our own Croft professor of History Dr. Joshua Howard, will be speaking at the University Museum at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.  She will speak about the Dunhuang Buddhist caves, an important archeological site found on the edge of the Gobi Desert and the site of intense religious, commercial, and cultural exchange along the trade routes linking the East and West, known collectively as the Silk Road.