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The Leon C. & June W. Holt Lecture in International Law

The Holt Program in International Trade Law was created in 2007 to develop and endow a program of conferences, workshops, and lectures.

These events focus on international issues of trade and law in the global economy, including social, cultural and environmental challenges, with a goal of preparing generations of Penn Law students for global leadership. The program is made possible through a generous gift of Leon L’51 and June Holt.

2014 Holt Lecture

THE 2014 HOLT LECTURE DELIVERED BY LAWRENCE SUMMERS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2014.  PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE REGULARLY FOR UPDATES.  NOTICES WILL BE SENT WHEN A NEW DATE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.

Delivered by Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University

71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton, Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama, and Vice President of Development Economics and Chief Economist of the World Bank

 

Past Holt Lectures

 2013 The Extrajudicial Use of Drones: The Need for a Post-9/11 Legal Framework
The Honorable Jane Harman, President, Director, and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars & former California Congresswoman
Lecture Program
Video
2012 The New Global Forces of the 21st Century
Stuart E. Eizenstat, Esquire
Partner at Covington & Burling LLP   Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
Video
2011 Reflections on American Foreign Policy
Anne-Marie Slaughter
Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs,  Princeton University. Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State (2009-2011)
Video 
2008 The Recent Critiques of Free Trade: Why They Are Mistaken
Jagdish Bhagwati
Lecture Program
Video
2007

The Role of the Israeli Supreme Court in the Fight Against Terrorism
Justice Dorit Beinisch
Lecture Program
Pictures

Leon and June Holt

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 Leon “Lee” Holt retired as vice chairman and chief administrative officer of Air Products and Chemicals Inc. in 1990. He had been with Air Products for 33 years and served as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the Air Products Foundation. Previously, he practiced law with the Wall Street firm of Mudge, Stern, Williams & Tucker and with American Oil Co. Mr. Holt earned his B.S. in materials science and engineering from Lehigh University in 1948 and his JD from Penn Law in 1951.

June Weidner Holt was a founding member of the Society of the Arts of the Allentown Art Museum. She has served on the boards of United Way, YWCA, Wiley House (now KidsPeace), Lehigh Valley Hospice, and Sacred Heart Hospital. She and Mr. Holt were active in the formation of Lehigh Valley Hospital. Mrs. Holt received her AB from Cornell University in 1947 and worked for Western Electric, RCA Victor, and Cohn Hall Marx.

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