Distinguished Thinkers Forum at Notre Dame de Namur University Presents Michael Chertoff and Dr. William Bennett on November 8

Point/counterpoint to cover Muslim travel ban, DACA, immigration, and sanctuary cities

For Immediate Release (10/12/2017)

Distinguished Thinkers Forum presents Dr. William Bennett and Michael Chertoff
Dr. William Bennett and Michael Chertoff

Belmont, Calif.—The Distinguished Thinkers Forum sponsored by Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) presents a point/counterpoint on immigration issues featuring former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and former Secretary of Education and “Drug Czar” Dr. William Bennett at noon on November 8, 2017. The event takes place at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront in Burlingame, California. The dialogue between Mr. Chertoff and Dr. Bennett will be preceded by a luncheon, and followed by a Q&A.

“We expect a lively discussion of some of the most pressing topics related to U.S. immigration policy,” said President Judith Maxwell Greig of Notre Dame de Namur University. “This continues our series of forums on critical issues, with the proceeds funding scholarships for NDNU students in need.”

Michael Chertoff is cofounder and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group, a security and risk management firm, providing high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on security issues. He served as the second secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

William J. Bennett served as secretary of education under President Ronald Reagan and as the nation’s first “Drug Czar” under the first President Bush. He is a member of the Trump Leadership Council, a private citizen advisory group to the president, and is on the advisory boards of Udacity and Viridis Learning, Inc.

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Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,700 traditional-aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to access for diverse populations, academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers a rich variety of undergraduate, graduate and credential programs. The historic, 48-acre campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.ndnu.edu.


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