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Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem

Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

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

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

 

 

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2016 (continued)

March 28, 2016

"'It Makes No Sense To Build a 10 ft. Wall on a 10,000 ft. Mountain'—Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson On Trump's Wall"

Media Feature

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Jeh Johnson

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson joins Juliette Kayyem on the Security Mom podcast to talk about his journey to public service, his undercover operation as a TSA agent, his thoughts on Trump's wall and GOP immigration policies, plus transparency for the DHS moving forward.

 

 

March 28, 2016

"No, America Isn't 100 Percent Safe from Terrorism. And That's a Good Thing"

Op-Ed, The Washington Post

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"In the immediate years after 9/11, the security establishment sold a vision of an America that never existed, a vision based on some notion that the country had been invulnerable and risk-free before the terrorists struck. The shock of such a massive attack on civilians in the homeland caused much of the public to experience collective amnesia, as if our nation had never before navigated perils, including ones more dangerous than al-Qaeda."

 

 

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March 22, 2016

"Why Keeping Us Safe from Terrorism is So Hard"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"The reality is that there are just too many soft targets in Europe and the United States to ensure complete security. It is the way our system of freedom has been built. Sadly, as the attacks Tuesday showed, that is also why it is so vulnerable."

 

 

March 22, 2016

"Is Your Child's School Prepared for an Emergency? 9 Questions to Ask"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe Magazine

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"My self-help attitude, I am told, can at times seem slightly militant. I think that unfair. Rather, it grows from a notion that citizens should take some responsibility for their safety, especially those who have the resources to act responsibly."

 

 

March 19, 2016

"What's at Stake if Paris Terrorist Talks — or Doesn't"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"Given the nature of terrorist organizations and the compartmentalization of information, these other ISIS members may not know who and what else Abdeslam knows. In other words, those in both his inner and outer circles will simply have no sense of how much Abdeslam will try to save himself and sacrifice them."

 

 

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March 13, 2016

"Trump Rallies Pose Major Challenge for Police, Security Officials"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"By Saturday, after more protests and mayhem, Trump made clear that he had made the decision to cancel his rally, but that he had been consulting with law enforcement. Honestly, who cares? That sole issue — as if safety is some on-off switch between holding the event or not — completely misses the point. Once we have to ask whether the event should be canceled or not, order has already been lost."

 

 

February 25, 2016

"The Truth about Closing Gitmo"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"...[I]f the next president is either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, both of whom have expressed a commitment to close it, Obama will be handing his successor a facility that is far easier to shutter than when he took office. Ninety-one detainees is not jaw-dropping — it's not even a show stopper. It is manageable."

 

 

February 11, 2016

"To Catch A Thief (Or A Klutz) — Anthony Amore On Art Security"

Media Feature

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Anthony Amore

What can art security teach us about value, life, and taking kids to museums? Anthony M. Amore is the head of security at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (which was famously robbed in 1990 of several Rembrandts and a Vermeer) and an expert on art security. He sat down with Security Mom, Juliette Kayyem to talk to us about everything from Mr. No to school vacation.

 

 

February 5, 2016

"Zika: Why We Shouldn't Panic"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"As for other preventative measures, the United States is in a much better position than most other countries. For one, despite its flaws, our public health apparatus is sophisticated and capable of monitoring potential outbreaks and delivering medical services should the need arise. Our urban neighborhoods aren't as dense as those in the countries where the outbreak is happening, so mosquito control is easier. We widely use air-conditioning, and we tend to screen our windows. If the need arises, efforts to eradicate mosquitos can begin, as well as education efforts to limit large-scale breeding grounds, like water or puddles, can be initiated."

 

 

January 24, 2016

"A Winter Storm Wake-up Call"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"But while it goes without saying that citizens need — and expect — government to work during times of disaster, they should also expect government to anticipate and mitigate the consequences for the next time around. Because there will be a next time."

 
Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.