Bellwood Memorial Lecture
Solving the Immigration Crisis
October 23, 2018 - Boise, Idaho
5:00-6:30 p.m. MST; Reception and Presentation
Pioneer Room, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle Street
October 24, 2018 - Moscow, Idaho
4:00-5:30 p.m. PST; Lecture and Reception
International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center
Featuring Michael Chertoff
- U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security (2005-2009)
- Founder, Data Equilibrium Project to address the gap between privacy and national security
- Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, The Chertoff Group, a global advisory firm
- Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2003-2005); U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division (2001-2003)
- Author of the forthcoming book "Exploding Data: Reclaiming Cybersecurity in the Digital Age"
All events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Immigration Law & Policy Series and Other Events
Creating an Immigration Crisis: Stories from the Frontlines of Family Separation
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 PT/3:30 p.m. – 4:30 MT
Location: Menard Law Building, Room 108, Moscow
Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, Room 135, Boise
Moderator: Kate Evans, Associate Professor and Director of the Immigration Clinic,
University of Idaho College of Law
- Maria Andrade - Founder and Executive Director, Immigrant Justice Idaho
- Ester Ceja - Board Member, Immigrant Justice Idaho, and Volunteer, PODER
- Naomi Doraisamy – Law Student and Former Judicial Intern at the El Paso Immigration Court
- Courtney LaFranchi – Principal Attorney, LaFranchi Immigration
Panelists will discuss their experiences volunteering in family detention centers and working in the immigration courts during the Trump Administration’s family separation policy. The discussion will cover the legal framework that made the policy possible and the litigation that required it to stop. Panelists will explain the needs of the parents and children seeking asylum at the border along with the reunification process, its pitfalls, and current legal challenges. 1.0 hour of CLE credit pending.
Cyber-Security and Our Economic Infrastructure: A Conversation between Secretary Chertoff and Professor Annemarie Bridy
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 PT/1:30 p.m. – 2:30 MT
Location: Menard Law Building, Room 103, Moscow (connecting)
Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, Room 325, Boise (live)
With respect to terrorism, the cyber-security threat could have a potentially serious impact on the safety and well-being of American citizens. The most publicized threats to U.S. cyber-security are from people hacking into systems, but Secretary Chertoff asserts the U.S. needs to be prepared to deal with a full spectrum of threats, including individuals compromising systems from within and the security of supply chains. While chemical, IT, and banking and finance sectors face a particular concern about the collateral consequences of a cyber-attack, Secretary Chertoff identifies a systematic strategy for dealing with reducing, if not eliminating cyber-security issues for business and industry. Professor Annemarie Bridy and Secretary Chertoff will discuss these issues and more. Audience questions will be accepted after the initial discussion.
Emerging Security Threats for the Next Decade Panel
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 PT/10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MT
Location: Menard Law Building, Room 104, Moscow (live)
Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, Room 325, Boise (connecting)
Panelists to be announced.
Based on the speaker’s extensive involvement in homeland security, this panel will explore non-state security threats over the decade to come. The speakers will discuss dangers posed by: Al-Qaeda and allied organizations; Hezbollah and Iran; the problematic relationship between terror groups and anti-American governments in South America; transnational criminal groups such as MS-13; and the increasing threat of drug cartels in Mexico. The panel also covers current National Security and Homeland Security strategies, and addresses security challenges posed by foreign investment in sensitive domestic industries (based on the Bellwood speaker’s experiences as a member of the U.S. Commission on Foreign Investment in the United States). Finally, the panelists will focus on vulnerabilities in a global environment, including supply chain disruption and cyberwarfare.
Audience questions will be accepted after panelist remarks.
Date: Nov. 14, 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT/12:30 p.m. – 1:30 MT
Location: Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, Room 313, Boise (live)
Menard Law Building, Room 104, Moscow (connecting)
Speaker: Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Mr. Saenz will discuss the impact of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies on Latino communities in the United States as well as how those communities and their advocates have responded to protect immigrant families. Mr. Saenz will also explain the legal challenges MALDEF has led in the federal courts and the reforms needed to establish a more effective and fair immigration system.
*1.0 hour of CLE credit pending.
Solving the Immigration Crisis
Legal and illegal migration is one of the most significant international issues in the 21st century, and certainly is a durable public issue in the United States. This speech explains the roots and effects of the current controversy over illegal immigration. Based on the speaker’s experiences as Secretary of Homeland Security in designing the currently successful Secure Border Initiative and in negotiating the 2007 bi-partisan Senate comprehensive immigration proposal, this speech provides an inside look at the policies, practicalities and politics of one of the salient public policy issues of the decade. The speech will analyze what worked and what didn’t in the 2007 comprehensive immigration bill, and suggests a likely way forward. It analyzes likely trends in enforcement, and the prospects for increased legal immigration, especially for high-skilled workers. Based on the speaker’s experiences with international counterparts, this speech will also put immigration in the larger context of global migration.
Mr. Chertoff is co- founder and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group, a security and risk management firm, where he provides high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to preparedness, response and recovery.
As the 2nd Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Chertoff strengthened our nation’s borders, provided intelligence analysis and infrastructure protection, increased the Department’s focus on preparedness ahead of disasters, and implemented enhanced security at airports and borders. Following Hurricane Katrina, Chertoff transformed FEMA into an effective organization.
Prior to his nomination by President George W. Bush, Mr. Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism – including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Mr. Chertoff also served as United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1990-1994 and as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Williams Brennan, Jr. from 1979-1980.
Mr. Chertoff has received numerous awards including the Department of Justice Henry E. Petersen Memorial Award (2006); the Department of Justice John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation (1987); NAACP Benjamin L. Hooks Award for Distinguished Service (2007); European Institute Transatlantic Leadership Award (2008); and two honorary doctorates.
About the Sherman J. Bellwood Lectures
The Sherman J. Bellwood Lectures bring prominent and highly regarded local, regional and national leaders to the state of Idaho and the University of Idaho campus. Students have the opportunity to discuss, examine and debate a wide-range of subjects related to the justice system.
Throughout his distinguished career, Judge Sherman J. Bellwood was committed to the legal profession and to legal education. In one of his last and most generous contributions to legal education, Judge Bellwood endowed the Sherman J. Bellwood Lectures at the College of Law. According to the terms of his will, Judge Bellwood's purpose in establishing this endowment was "to enable the College of Law to invite and present persons learned in the law to lecture on legal subjects from time to time." This endowment is the largest endowed lectureship at the University of Idaho.