January 12, 2015
Topic: Arts & Culture
Former Homeland Security Secretary and current University of California President Janet Napolitano will present “Public Service and Politics,” the Citi Foundation Lecture from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Power Center for the Performing Arts.
The lecture is part of the Policy Talks series at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Napolitano’s talk will be preceded by an introduction from U-M President Mark Schlissel.
Napolitano became the 20th president of the University of California Sept. 30, 2013. She leads a university system with 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program.
She served as secretary of Homeland Security from 2009-13, Governor of Arizona from 2003-09, and Attorney General of Arizona from 1998-2003. As Arizona governor, Napolitano focused on education, from pre-kindergarten through public higher education. She was the first woman to chair the National Governors Association, and was named one of the nation’s top five governors by Time magazine.
The talk is free and open to the public. It will be live webstreamed. Go to fordschool.umich.edu/events/2015/public-service-and-politics for viewing access. A reception will follow. Join the conversation on Twitter at #policytalks.