U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff to Address the Pacific Council on International Policy on the Challenges of Protecting America in the 21st Century - August 18, 2006

Aug 15, 2006, 01:00 ET from Pacific Council on International Policy

    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Council on
 International Policy is pleased to announce that Michael Chertoff, U.S.
 Secretary of Homeland Security, will address its members during a special
 lunchtime event August 18, 2006. At a time of heightened concern about U.S.
 national security at home and abroad, this will be an extraordinary
 opportunity to exchange ideas with the Cabinet official responsible for
 preventing and deterring terrorist attacks and ensuring safe and secure
     Michael Chertoff was sworn in as the second U.S. Secretary of the
 Department of Homeland Security on February 15, 2005. He previously served
 as United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and
 then as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the
 Department of Justice in the Bush administration.
     "We are honored and privileged to welcome Secretary Chertoff to Los
 Angeles," said Geoffrey Garrett, President of the Pacific Council. "Last
 week's thwarted terrorist attack on transatlantic airliners as well as the
 ongoing debate over balancing border security, immigration and civil
 liberties underscore the pivotal role played by Mr. Chertoff and the
 Department of Homeland Security in so many of the most important issues
 facing the United States."
     The meeting for Pacific Council members and invited guests will take
 place in Beverly Hills and will be chaired by Robert Bonner, the first
 Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Security in DHS. Judge Bonner is a
 member of the Pacific Council and a partner in the law firm of Gibson, Dunn
 and Crutcher.
     The Pacific Council on International Policy is a non-partisan
 membership organization comprising globally-oriented business, civic and
 government leaders whose mission is to give more effective voice to West
 Coast perspectives on international affairs. Founded in 1995 in partnership
 with the Council on Foreign Relations and the University of Southern
 California, the Council is an independent 501(c)3 organization
 headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information about the Pacific
 Council on International Policy, visit www.pacificcouncil.org.

SOURCE Pacific Council on International Policy