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White Fund Lecturer Discusses Homeland Security

Submitted by on January 15, 2013 – 10:46 am

Notice: This event has been canceled due to the anticipated storm. The college hopes to reschedule later this spring.

Christopher Martinez

Christopher Martinez

Christopher Martinez, assistant Special Agent in Charge with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, will present a White Fund lecture titled “Homeland Security in 2013: An Overview” in partnership with Northern Essex Community College on Friday, Feb. 8, at 8:45 a.m. at Lawrence High School, 70-72 North Parish Road.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

Originally from Worcester, Martinez is a first generation college graduate, who has enjoyed a career of more than 25 years with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and one of its predecessor agencies, U.S. Customs Service, since 1987.

He will bring the agency to life through stories his personal stories.

Currently stationed in Newark, NJ, Martinez currently oversees a financial investigations division, an undercover operation, and a Resident Agent in Charge office.

Martinez will speak on his experiences as a special agent. His numerous successes include dismantling narcotic smuggling organizations, people conducting financial crimes to defraud citizens and the government, working with our international partners to capture child predators, and assisting our law enforcement partners in Central and South America to increase knowledge and investigative capacity.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s from Saint Leo University. He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Northcentral University.

The views expressed in the White Fund Enlightenment Series Presentations are the views of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Northern Essex Community College.

The White Fund’s purpose is to have a free series of interactive presentations for Lawrence area adults, youth, and children. The audience is encouraged to seek wisdom, cultural enrichment, and intellectual enhancement by attending and participating.

Funded by a generous financial gift from the Honorable Daniel Appleton White, the White Fund Lecture Series has provided cultural conversation featuring well-known lecturers in fields such as history, literature, travel, the arts, and politics. The White Fund is collaborating with Northern Essex on this series.

For additional information or to receive a calendar of upcoming events in the White Fund Enlightenment Series, call 978-738-7403 or visit the website www.necc.mass.edu/whitefund

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