Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to speak at Yale

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Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano, secretary of Homeland Security, will conduct a Town Hall meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Levinson Auditorium, Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.

Hosted by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale, the meeting is open to the Yale community.

Napolitano will speak and take questions from students and other members of the Yale community. Jackson Institute director Jim Levinsohn will moderate the event.

Napolitano is the third secretary of the cabinet-level department, which was created in response to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Her visit to Yale is part of a series of visits to college campuses across the nation, where she meets with students to discuss the most important homeland security issues facing America.

Prior to becoming secretary of homeland security, Napolitano was in her second term as governor of Arizona, and was recognized as a national leader on homeland security, border security and immigration. She was the first woman to chair the National Governors Association and was named one of the top five governors in the country by Time magazine. Napolitano was also the first female attorney general of Arizona and served as U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona.

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs is a principal driver of Yale’s efforts to internationalize its teaching curriculum, to attract the most talented students and scholars to Yale from around the world, and to deepen the University’s engagement abroad. Its mission is to institutionalize the teaching of global affairs throughout the University and to inspire and prepare Yale students for global citizenship and leadership.

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