Election 2012: Leadership in Challenging Times
John Ashcroft reflects on principled leadership and the durable integrity of convictions required to make tough decisions. Speaking about lessons learned through service, the great promise of America and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, Attorney General Ashcroft analyzes the political landscape leading up to Election 2012.
IT Security: Striking a Balance Between Access, Privacy and Usability
Personal and corporate data continues to be compromised at an alarming rate, in part because people are reluctant to use security tools that are too cumbersome to incorporate into their regular routines. Attorney General Ashcroft addresses these concerns and discusses the critical need for innovative security technologies that strike a balance between access, privacy and usability.
The Future of Homeland Security
Offering strategic perspectives on homeland security, integrity in the Justice Department’s surveillance policies, and other issues currently affecting our nation’s safety, Attorney General Ashcroft discusses how today’s policy will affect your organization tomorrow.
Securing America in Times of Crisis
John Ashcroft is credited with overseeing a historic era of safety and security in wake of the tragic events of September 11th. Under his watch, the Justice Department focused on initiating a tough anti-terrorism campaign that has assisted in disrupting numerous terrorist plots worldwide. In addition to his focus on national security, Mr. Ashcroft led the Department in taking criminals off the street, reducing gun crime, targeting illegal drugs, and protecting civil rights so that no American felt outside the protection of the law. His book, Never Again, is a fascinating and probing look at what Mr. Ashcroft believes will ultimately make America safe. He details the dangers to and within America from outside forces, and what he did to repair the serious breaches in our country's security. Today, Mr. Ashcroft serves as the Chairman of The Ashcroft Group, LLC which provides confidential strategic consulting and crisis counseling to major international corporations.
A Public Servant Who Knows How to Lead
Calling him “a man of great integrity, a man of great judgment and a man who knows the law,” President George W. Bush announced his nomination of John Ashcroft to serve as the 79th U.S. Attorney General on December 22, 2000. Prior to serving in this capacity, Mr. Ashcroft established himself as a public servant dedicated to combating illegal drugs, reducing crime, safeguarding the rights of crime victims, and improving the quality of public education while serving the state of Missouri as Governor in 1985 and U.S. Senator in 1995. Mr. Ashcroft’s life of public service began in 1973, when he became Missouri Auditor and was later elected to two terms as the state’s Attorney General. He has served as Chair of the Education Commission of the States, the Republican Governors Association, and the National Governors Association.