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WHAT:             Department of Homeland Security General Counsel to Lecture on the War 

                          on Terror


WHEN:             4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

Columbus School of Law

                        Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom

620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         Joe Whitley, the General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security, will deliver the latest in the CUA Columbus School of Law’s series of Brendan F. Brown lectures. He will speak on the subject of the Bush administration’s tactics and philosophies in the war on terror.


Mr. Whitley is responsible for integrating 1,500 lawyers from 22 different agencies into a cohesive, full-service legal division.  As the chief legal officer of the department, Whitley oversees the work of lawyers in virtually all DHS directorates and component agencies, such as the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Office of Border and Transportation Security, the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and others.  He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in July 2003 and was sworn in to become the department's first general counsel on Aug. 1, 2003.


                        The lecture is free and open to the public.


SPONSOR:       CUA Columbus School of Law    


MEDIA:             To cover the event, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438.







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