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
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