Ford School MLK symposium to feature former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

December 16, 2022

The Ford School will welcome former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to Weill Hall for an event on Monday, Jan. 16, to mark Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Now in private law practice in DC, Johnson served as Homeland Security secretary under President Obama from 2013-2017, and earlier as General Counsel of the Department of Defense in the administration, 2009-2013. He remains a regular commentator on NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, FOX, and Bloomberg TV.

Like Dr. King, Secretary Johnson is a graduate of Morehouse College, an HBCU in Atlanta. Johnson will kick off the event by reflecting on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and what that means to him as a fellow Morehouse Man.

Following his brief remarks, he’ll sit down with Ford School interim dean Celeste Watkins-Hates for a conversation alongside some faculty experts to reflect on questions submitted by the Ford School community. 

Event details can be found here.