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Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem

Lecturer in Public Policy

Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Telephone: 617-384-7325
Fax: 617-495-8963
Email: juliette_kayeem@hks.harvard.edu

 

 

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2013 (continued)

May 15, 2013

"Critics Quick to Attack Obama Administration, but its Inquiry into AP Was Justified"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[T]he leak wasn't just an inside-the-Beltway jab at political enemies, and the story that resulted wasn't about infighting in the national security staff. The information cut to the heart of how America fights its enemies and the resources it uses to do so. An agent of ours had infiltrated a terrorist cell. He is no longer in the inner circle. The leaker may be to blame. And the investigation that has everyone up in arms was completely justified."

 

 

May 13, 2013

"Pentagon's Sexual Assault Conundrum"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[T]he only real solution will come with the complete integration of women into an armed services that has, for too long, treated them as second-class citizens. Sexual misconduct is a symptom, not a cause, of an institutional culture built around rules prohibiting women from equal status."

 

 

May 9, 2013

"Tragedy's Cold Calculations"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"it became obvious that the public hearing wasn't just a chance for victims and their relatives to ask questions. It was a chance for Feinberg to lower their expectations, and warn them about what victim compensation can and can't do: They will never truly be 'made whole' again."

 

 

May 6, 2013

"Killing without a Script"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"No society as open as ours can promise perfect security. Thus, it makes sense that a strategy that resigns itself to some form of terrorism in our modern age would, naturally, concentrate on making sure that those who do harm us are stupid, disorganized, rushed, and fickle. Their violence is smaller scale and therefore more manageable, made even more so by the efforts of well-trained first responders."

 

 

May 2, 2013

"Immigration Reform Stays on US Soil"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Immigration reform is about meeting the economic needs of the United States in the 21st century, from rural labor to Silicon Valley start-ups. It is about creating a border enforcement policy that is tough but also not cruel. It is about the United States. It is not about Mexico."

 

 

April 29, 2013

"Diluting the Terror Watch Lists"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[T]he necessity to remove Cuba from the list is immediate. We need to rationalize these terror lists, whether they designate individuals or countries. The term 'state sponsor of terrorism' means nothing if Cuba is on the list: It simply says we kind of don't like you and will find any reason to make it hurt. An over-inclusive list, as we are seeing in the Boston case, can be as damaging as an under-inclusive one."

 

 

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April 25, 2013

"The New Normal?"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[E]very aspect of the week's events from the security precautions taken at the finish line of the Marathon to the way the manhunt was conducted will provide new standards for public safety entities who learn from each other. Giving the task of performing such an evaluation to an independent assessor without past ties to Massachusetts law enforcement is essential. Public confidence will benefit because, before we know it, there will be another Marathon next year. A formal process of determining lessons learned, while memories are fresh, is part of an effective feedback loop."

 

 

April 18, 2013

"Resilient Bostonians Must Regroup, Learn, and Adapt"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Those actions by authorities were the product of a constant process of learning from horrors in the past. The lessons learned from the terrorist attacks on 9/11 prompted the quick reactions of first responders in Boston. The skills that soldiers mastered in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan created competencies that saved lives, and limbs, at the bomb site. The plea for public participation came from a government that has learned that an insular national security apparatus is limited in its capacities."

 

 

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April 16, 2013

"A Spectator Event with No Doors"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"The speed of evacuation, and the intensity of the response, were the products of months of planning for the Marathon. Public-safety officials were on high alert because any event with lots of people around is sure to have safety issues. But no marathon can ever be totally secure."

 

 

April 15, 2013

"Marathon Misery"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"When the race is over, there will be talk of endurance and determination, of personal bests and getting past the proverbial wall, of Heartbreak Hill (it's actually a bunch of hills — there is no forgetting that) and the finish line. Visitors will praise the hospitality of this city whose residents pass around water and cheer athletes onward."

 

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