70th Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to speak at Notre Dame

Michael Pompeo, the 70th U.S. Secretary of State, will speak at the University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government, the talk will serve as the center’s second annual Jeanie Poole O’Shaughnessy Memorial Lecture and is titled “Religious Liberty, Courage and the Necessity of Leadership.” Pompeo’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Notre Dame International Security Center.

Vincent Phillip Muñoz, director of the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government, said, “The center engages important national figures on major constitutive questions. This lecture and opportunity for posing questions with Secretary Pompeo offers the Notre Dame community an exceptional occasion to learn from an individual who has addressed major issues in some of the most demanding roles in government service.

“With the range of his public service in two of the three branches of government and his distinctive perspective, we have a singular opportunity to engage with him about major political issues of our time.”

Pompeo was sworn in as secretary of state on April 26, 2018. He previously served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 to April 2018. Prior to joining the Trump administration, Pompeo was serving in his fourth term as congressman from Kansas’ 4th District. He was a member of the House Intelligence Committee, the Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Select Benghazi Committee.

Pompeo graduated first in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served as a cavalry officer patrolling the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He also served with the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, in the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division. After leaving active duty, Pompeo earned his juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School, where he served as editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Launched in 2021, the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government seeks to cultivate thoughtful and educated citizens by supporting scholarship and education concerning the ideas and institutions of constitutional government. Join us on Friday, October 13, 2023 at 4pm E.T.

For more information visit the event website.

Watch the Youtube Live Stream here.

Global AffairsLaw and PoliticsLeadershipCenter for Citizenship & Constitutional GovernmentDigest191Digest194Notre Dame International Security CenterUniversity of Notre Dame

More Like This

Related Posts

Let your curiosity roam! If you enjoyed the insights here, we think you might enjoy discovering the following publications.

Stay In Touch

Subscribe to our Newsletter

To receive the latest and featured content published to ThinkND, please provide your name and email. Free and open to all.

What interests you?
Select your topics, and we'll curate relevant updates for your inbox.