Envoy Conversations: Immigration Leadership & Policy with Janet Napolitano

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT | Duration: 60 min.

2020 is quickly shaping up into a landmark year for immigration. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought global mobility to a standstill and created new challenges for foreign national employees and the employers who hire them. Additionally, the U.S. is currently awaiting the Supreme Court decision on the fate of the Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

These developments are all unfurling against the backdrop of the 2020 presidential election, which could set the future of U.S. immigration. These circumstances have raised new questions for employers and global talent alike about what immigration, mobility and work might look like over the next decade.

About This Event

Envoy Global welcomes Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security, for a lively discussion on the past, present and future of U.S. immigration. Drawing from her experience at the DHS and as the 21st governor of Arizona, President Napolitano will join Envoy CEO Dick Burke to touch on topics ranging from federal immigration policy and reform, COVID-19’s impact on the foreign talent pipeline and leading during times of change.

Featured Panelist

Janet Napolitano
President of the University of California;
Fmr. Secretary of Homeland Security &
Fmr. Governor of Arizona

Janet Napolitano is the 20th president of the University of California, and the first woman to serve in this role. She leads a university system of 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program.

A distinguished public servant, Napolitano served as the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013, as Governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009, as attorney general of Arizona from 1998 to 2003 and as U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona from 1993 to 1997.


Napolitano serves on the Council of the American Law Institute and is a board member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also the author of “How Safe Are We: Homeland Security Since 9/11,” published in March 2019.

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Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an Envoy-affiliated attorney or another qualified professional.



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