Hon. NELLIE GORBEA
Secretary of State
State of Rhode Island
Rhode Island’s secretary of state and chief election official, Nellie Gorbea, is an expert on threats to voter registration and election data where it matters most—at thousands of local and state election agencies. Secretary Gorbea will be the guest of the APSA Committee on the Status of Latinas y Latinos at the 2018 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Secretary Gorbea will discuss cyber-threats to American elections, current security strategies among state election officials, and her own efforts to secure Rhode Island’s electoral systems. The session will be chaired by Jason Casellas (University of Houston), with a response by Tony Affigne (Providence College). Secretary Gorbea will field questions from the audience, for an informative session about this critical challenge to the nation’s democratic electoral systems. Nellie Gorbea is the first and still only Hispanic woman elected to statewide office in New England and as a Secretary of State, is one of the nation’s highest-ranking Latina public officials.
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Simmons Room at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting
Sponsored by the American Political Science Association Committee on the Status of Latinas y Latinos in the Profession