The Honorable Janet Napolitano: Homeland Security Since 9/11

Date(s) - 05/07/19
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Ida Noyes Hall University of Chicago

Hosted by
Institute of Politics

The Honorable Janet Napolitano: Homeland Security Since 9/11

Tue, May 7, 2019  5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Established in 2002, the Department of Homeland Security is the youngest of the 15 executive departments – and younger than most students on UChicago’s campus. Its portfolio includes intelligence and law enforcement agencies, natural disaster response, border security, counterterrorism, and more. Yet even with such a broad scope of responsibilities, has DHS lived up to its promise of making America safer?

Join the IOP as we welcome former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano for a conversation on her new book, How Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11. Not only does she reflect on her time as secretary, but she also grapples with the ethical concerns raised by critics of the department and lays out her vision for the future of American security.

Prior to serving in President Obama’s Cabinet from 2009-2013, Gov. Napolitano served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona; attorney general of Arizona; and governor of Arizona. She is now president of the University of California.

Book sales and signing to follow.

  • This event is free and open to UChicago students, faculty, staff and the public.