Join us for an engaging conversation with Janet Napolitano.
Napolitano’s accomplished public service spans many arenas, from her four years as Secretary of Homeland Security, where she was a primary architect of the DACA program, to her current position as University of California president.
This wide-ranging conversation will focus on timely topics such as:
- Today’s charged political climate and UC’s new center on free speech and civic engagement
- Increasing opportunities for public education in a diverse and changing state
- Her work defending DACA and promoting cross-border ties with Mexico
As UC President since 2013, Janet Napolitano leads the nation’s largest public research university system, with 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program.
She is the first woman in the position and was also the first female Attorney General of Arizona and Secretary of Homeland Security, under President Obama from 2009-2013. Her record of distinguished public service also includes Governor of Arizona for two terms and U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona.
Napolitano was the first female valedictorian of Santa Clara University, where she was Phi Beta Kappa and a Truman Scholar, and a recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal, the highest honor from the University of Virginia, where she earned her law degree.