Distinguished Thinkers Forum and Luncheon

Join us for our upcoming Distinguished Thinkers Forum for an intimate luncheon, talk, and Q & A with:

Point/Counterpoint: The Muslim Travel Ban, Immigration and Sanctuary Cities

Michael Chertoff, Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
Dr. William Bennett, Former Secretary of Education and Director of National Drug Policy

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017  12:00 p.m. PST
Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
600 Airport Boulevard
Burlingame, California

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All proceeds to benefit NDNU scholarships.

About the Speakers

Mr. Michael Chertoff

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. Mr. Chertoff served as the second Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Following Hurricane Katrina, Chertoff transformed FEMA. Prior to his nomination by President George W. Bush, Mr. Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism, including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Mr. Chertoff has received numerous awards, including the Department of Justice Henry E. Petersen Memorial Award; the Department of Justice John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation; the NAACP Benjamin L. Hooks Award for Distinguished Service (2007); and two honorary doctorates.




William J. Bennett
William J. Bennett

William J. Bennett served as Secretary of Education under 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. He is also a senior advisor to HigherEducation.com. Dr. Bennett has taught at Boston University, the University of Texas, and Harvard University, and is the recipient of more than 30 honorary degrees. He was formerly the host of Morning in America, and now hosts The Bill Bennett Show podcast. Dr. Bennett is an official Fox News contributor. He is also a technology entrepreneur, founding chair of K12.com. Dr. Bennett has written or coauthored more than 25 books, including two New York Times #1 bestsellers. His books include The Book of Virtues; Tried By Fire: The Story of Christianity’s First Thousand Years; and America: The Last Best Hope.


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