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'How Safe Are We?'with Former Secy of Homeland Security Napolitano
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Date: July 11, 2019 to July 11, 2019
Where: Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94303
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Event Type: Family
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Spend an evening learning about the state of our national security from one of the foremost experts in the field. Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will be speaking about her experiences with domestic security, our current state of affairs, and what she sees as the road map for the future. Drawing on her personal experiences, as well as her new book, "HOW SAFE ARE WE?", Ms. Napolitano will shed light on how safe we truly are and what we can do to protect ourselves in an ever-changing world.

It has been nearly two decades since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In the years since that terrible day, the US has changed in fundamental ways: how we protect our borders, how we ward off foreign and domestic attacks within those borders, how we travel, how we respond to natural disasters and climate change, and, ultimately, how we conduct our politics. As the first US Secretary of Homeland Security during the Obama administration and the third in the department's history, Napolitano shows in "HOW SAFE ARE WE?: Homeland Security Since 9/11" what we have accomplished since that awful day, where the critical security gaps remain, and where dangerous new ones have opened-and how to close them. In doing so, she argues that political blind spots abound.

Napolitano is a distinguished public servant with a record of leading large, complex organizations at the federal and state levels. She served as secretary of Homeland Security from 2009-2013. Before that, she was the governor of Arizona, previously serving as attorney general of Arizona and before that as US attorney for the District of Arizona. Currently, she is president of the University of California.

The evening will be moderated by Anne Elise Kornblut, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist currently serving as Director of Strategic Communications for Facebook.