Washington, DC: Speaker Series

Speaker: Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

The Michael Chertoff lecture is sold-out.

A wait-list has been started for this lecture should space become available. Please call the LSE Foundation at (646) 442-2895 to be added to the waiting list.

Attendance is free. An advance RSVP is required.

Please note that all attendee's full names, including guests, must be provided at least one week in advance for admittance to the lecture.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture.

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Location: Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Theatre - Lobby Level
1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

The AFLSE Washington, DC chapter's International Policy & Economics Lecture Series (IPE) featuring numerous prominent LSE alumni in the Washington, DC area.

For questions, please contact: the LSE Foundation at (212) 433-1115 or foundation@lse.ac.uk

AFLSE DC IPE Lecture Series:
May 28, 2008 - Dov Zakheim , Booz Allen Hamilton
February 26, 2008 - Michael Chertoff , Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
January 31, 2008 - Marc Grossman , (retired) Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, State Department
October 23, 2007 - Joel Brenner , National Counterintelligence Executive and Mission Manager for Counterintelligence
July 11, 2007 - Margaret McCown , Senior Analyst, National Defense University
June 27, 2007 - Steven Payson , Chief, Special Studies Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis
May 30, 2007 - Anthony Elson , Visiting Fellow, The London School of Economics and Political Science
April 25, 2007- Dennis McBride , President, The Potomac Institute
March 28, 2007 - Dr. Richard Weitz , Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute

(Please click on link for details on each event.)

Secretary: Michael Chertoff

On February 15, 2005, Judge Michael Chertoff was sworn in as the second Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Chertoff formerly served as United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Secretary Chertoff was previously confirmed by the Senate to serve in the Bush Administration as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice. As Assistant Attorney General, he helped trace the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the al-Qaida network, and worked to increase information sharing within the FBI and with state and local officials.

Before joining the Bush Administration, Chertoff was a Partner in the law firm of Latham & Watkins. From 1994 to 1996, he served as Special Counsel for the U.S. Senate Whitewater Committee.

Prior to that, Chertoff spent more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, including service as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, and Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. As United States Attorney, Chertoff investigated and prosecuted several significant cases of political corruption, organized crime, and corporate fraud.

Chertoff graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1975 and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1978. From 1979-1980 he served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.

Secretary Chertoff is married to Meryl Justin Chertoff and has two children.