The first lecture in the 16th annual Leon Panetta Lecture Series will be held in Monterey this evening. Monterey County Supervisor Simón Salinas will open the conference with the talk “Immigration: Conflict or Compromise?” Salinas will be joined by former U.S. Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge. The year the event will be moderated by Panetta himself. The discussion will be held at 7pm tonight at the Monterey Conference Center Steinbeck Forum and can be heard live right here on KSCO.