Janet Napolitano will be In Conversation about her New Hardcover ~ How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Janet Napolitano, Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, and Former Arizona Governor, will be In Conversation with Former Missouri Governor Jay Nixon about Janet's New Hardcover How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Truman Library Institute.

ABOUT JANET NAPOLITANO:  Janet Napolitano is a distinguished public servant with a record of leading large, complex organizations at the federal and state levels.  She served as secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013.  Before that, she was the governor of Arizona, previously serving as attorney general of Arizona and before that as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona.  She was the first woman to chair the National Governors Association, and was named one of the nation's top five governors by TIME Magazine.  Since 2013, she has served as the president of the University of California.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Created in the wake of the greatest tragedy to occur on U.S. soil, the Department of Homeland Security was handed a sweeping mandate: make America safer.  It would encompass Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies, oversee natural disasters, commercial aviation, Border Security and ICE, cybersecurity, and terrorism, among others.  From 2009 to 2013, Janet Napolitano ran DHS and oversaw 22 Federal Agencies with 230,000 employees.

In How Safe Are We?, Napolitano pulls no punches, reckoning with the critics who call it Frankenstein’s Monster of government run amok, and taking a hard look at the challenges we’ll be facing in the future.  But ultimately, she argues that the huge, multifaceted department is vital to our nation’s security.  An agency that’s part terrorism prevention, part intelligence agency, part law enforcement, public safety, disaster recovery make for an odd combination the protocol-driven, tradition-bound Washington D.C. culture.  But, she says, it has made us more safe, secure, and resilient.

Napolitano not only answers the titular question, but grapples with how these security efforts have changed our country and society.  Where are the failures that leave us vulnerable and what has our 1 trillion dollar investment yielded over the last 15 Years?  And why haven’t we had another massive terrorist attack in the U.S. since September 11th, 2001?  In our current political climate, where Donald Trump has politicized nearly every aspect of the department, Napolitano’s clarifying, bold vision is needed now more than ever.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Janet Napolitano will be In Conversation with Former Missouri Governor Jay Nixon about Janet's New Hardcover How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (1 or 2 People):  $26.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Hardcover of How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11, 1 Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same price

Admission Packages will be available for purchase at our Sales and Service Table at Unity Temple on The Plaza tonight beginning at 6:15 PM.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of How Safe Are We? by Janet Napolitano.

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