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Friday, May 3 • 8:15pm - 9:00pm
United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Fireside Chat

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As Secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama, Napolitano oversaw the maturation of a relatively new department that was often the focus of national debate. Now one decade older, the debate has only intensified as a new president has tested the bounds of the agency, emboldening its Immigration and Customs Enforcement division and challenging the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that Napolitano put into place. Expect an honest assessment of her old workplace.

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David Plotz

CEO, Atlas Obscura
David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura (www.AtlasObscura.com), the Brooklyn-based media and travel company. He is also host of the popular Slate Political Gabfest podcast. Before joining Atlas Obscura in 2014, Plotz was Editor in Chief of Slate, where he won two National Magazine... Read More →

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Janet Napolitano

Former Secretary of Homeland Security, United States
Janet 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... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 8:15pm - 9:00pm PDT