U.S. Sec. of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is scheduled to speak at Duke University next week.
She will appear at the university's Sanford School of Public Policy on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Napolitano, the former Arizona governor, is the third secretary for Homeland Security. She leads the U.S. government's efforts to safeguard the country from terror threats, natural disasters and border troubles.
She will be introduced by U.S. Rep. David Price, a Chapel Hill Democrat and former Duke professor. Napolitano is expected to discuss how to secure the nation while protecting privacy and civil liberties.