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Citadel News Service
14 Oct 2010

Secretary of Homeland Security will address Corps of Cadets

Threats to national and homeland security are focus of talk

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Janet Napolitano, the third secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will address the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as part of the Greater Issues series. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 11 a.m., Oct. 21, in McAlister Field House on The Citadel campus.

Napolitano will discuss how the evolving threats the nation faces are blurring the lines between national and homeland security and how the country is evolving to face those threats and anticipate new ones.

The former governor of Arizona as well as the first woman to chair the National Governors Association, Napolitano was named one of the top five governors in the country by Time magazine.

Napolitano is a graduate of Santa Clara University where she earned a Truman Scholarship. She holds a juris doctor from the University of Virginia.

In her role as secretary of Homeland Security, Napolitano has forged new partnerships with international allies, initiated a more strategic course to strengthen security along the southwest border and improved the nation’s ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

The Greater Issues Series was founded in 1954 to enable cadets to participate in important topics of the day. Since its creation, the series has brought presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders to Charleston and The Citadel. The Greater Issues Series is made possible by a grant from The Mills B. Lane Memorial Foundation.

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