U.S. citizenship chief to speak Thursday

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Alfonso Aguilar, chief of the U.S. Office of Citizenship, will deliver a lecture titled “Building a Common Civic Identity” at 5 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 11) in Room 210 of McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

Sponsored by the Institute for Latino Studies, the event is free and open to the public.

As the first chief of the newly reorganized Office of Citizenship, a component of the Department of Homeland Security, Aguilar is charged with promoting civic principles and increasing public awareness of the benefits and responsibilities associated with U.S. citizenship.

A graduate of Notre Dame and the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Aguilar served as press secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He held similar positions with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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_ * Carmen Macharaschwili, Institute for Latino Studies 574-631-3747

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