Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano ’79 will kick off the fourth annual President’s Speakers Series and the Grand Reunion on Thursday, Oct. 15.
In her lecture, “Homeland Security in a Networked Age,” Napolitano will address the following questions: What is the role for the Department of Homeland Security in our networked, 21st century world? What kinds of threats should our country be prepared for? How can ordinary citizens become more involved in our national preparedness efforts?
As secretary, Napolitano manages a department with 225,000 employees and a $55 billion budget whose mandate is clear: to keep America safe. In the early months of her tenure, she has traveled to Pakistan, Mexico, Ontario, and Ireland to drive security efforts in shipping, transportation, cyberspace, and border security.
“Security cannot be the role of the Department of Homeland Security alone. Everybody has a role,” she says. “We cannot do it by ourselves.”
The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Mayer Theatre. General admission tickets are $25 each; tickets for faculty, staff, and members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are $20 each; and SCU student tickets are free, but student seats are limited.
For more information or to order tickets, visit the President’s Speaker Series Web site.