TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) - The U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security will be giving the keynote speech at the Rick Rescorla Homeland Security Lecture Series hosted by Washburn University alumnus France Hoang.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Department of Homeland Security John Tien will be speaking on cybersecurity, the current threat landscape, combating terrorism and disrupting human smuggling and illicit narcotics at the country’s southwest border.

"Deputy Secretary Tien will share a wealth of knowledge with our community that includes Washburn's criminal justice and legal study students and other guests who join us for this free event," said Melanie Worsley, associate professor of criminal justice and the associate dean of the School of Applied Studies.

The lecture will take place online on Oct. 10 at noon and is free to the public. You can find the Zoom link and more information here.