Jeh Johnson Discusses Crisis Management, Homeland Security, and Policing and Race in America

Two men engage in a video conference chat.

On Friday, June 19, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum continued its digital public program series When the World Changes with Jeh Johnson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2013–2017).

Secretary Johnson discussed crisis management during extreme circumstances and the role intelligence plays in the nation’s ability to respond to homeland security threats, including the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The conversation between Secretary Johnson and Clifford Chanin, executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, happened to fall on Juneteenth. Secretary Johnson took a moment to share his perspective on the day and the African American experience in the U.S. in the clip below.

Clip from "Homeland Security in a Time of Crisis"

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Read a transcript of Secretary Johnson's remarks.

For those who were unable to join the program live, you can stream the full program, and check 911memorial.org/programs to learn of forthcoming programs.

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