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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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2015 (continued)

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November 14, 2015

"Lesson One: Terror Is Not About Lone Wolves"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

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

"Social media can be used as a tool for good and bad: Over the last few years, counterterrorism officials have warned about the use of social media to radicalize adherents. But throughout the events in Paris, citizens used social media — Twitter, in particular — to help warn others, describe events as they unfolded and guide first responders' actions...."

 

 

November 9, 2015

"Russian Plane Crash: Waiting for That 0.1%"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

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

"We know now from numerous reports that Western intelligence officials picked up post-crash 'chatter' by ISIS that it was responsible for the flight explosion. In most instances, such boasting means almost nothing standing alone....But this chatter seemed different, different enough for nations to act on it without actually concluding — with certainty — that a terrorist attack had indeed occurred."

 

 

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October 31, 2015

"Ashley's War: Women in the Military"

Media Feature

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The question of whether women should serve in the front lines of combat is one that's also been in the front lines of the news of late. As we await a final decision on the role of women in war by Secretary Ash Carter, Security Mom host Juliette Kayyem sits down with author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, the author of Ashley's War, which is about Ashley White, one of the first women to be killed in combat in Afghanistan.

 

 

October 23, 2015

"Why U.S. Really Needs Ambassador to Mexico"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

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

"According to reports, presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez have held up veteran State Department official Roberta Jacobson's nomination because of her support and role in the United States' détente with Cuba."

 

 

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October 20, 2015

"The Real Way George W. Bush Didn't Keep Us Safe"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

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

"Supporters of George W. Bush will say that critics need to move on and stop blaming him. Nothing could be further from the truth. The limitations of our power today, Arab unrest, the rise of ISIS, the Syrian civil war, the re-emergence of the Taliban and, of course, a vulnerable homeland all begin with the original sin of Iraq."

 

 

October 9, 2015

"Decrypting Encryption"

Media Feature

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Susan Landau

We hear about encryption, Edward Snowden, the NSA all the time. But how did we get to the point where the government can track us — and where will it go in the future? Host Juliette Kayyem speaks to Susan Landau, former Google employee and current professor of social science and policy studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

 

 

September 25, 2015

"Hajj Stampede: How to Stay Safe in Mass Gatherings"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

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

"Along with preparation comes some situational awareness. When you arrive at your event, take a look around for exits and the routes that make the most sense for you. Are stairs an issue for your toddler and her stroller? Does your spouse have trouble with poorly lit hallways? Remember that you may not be able to take advantage of the main exit if things start to get bad. Take these things into account before disaster strikes."

 

 

September 23, 2015

"On Islam and Tolerance (With Sam Harris & Maajid Nawaz)"

Media Feature

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz

Behind every security issue — national or international — are cultural, economic and social factors that need to be considered when tackling the problem. In the case of global terrorism, a better understanding and more open dialog about the religion of Islam itself is vital.

 

 

September 21, 2015

"How Do You Protect the Pope?"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

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

"The designation of this event as a national special security event, which sets the Secret Service as lead agency, underscores just how careful officials are being. Such a designation provides bodies and resources to support local jurisdictions, and elevates military assets to support planning."

 

 

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September 11, 2015

"Why GTMO Remains Open"

Media Feature

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Matt Olsen and Amy Jeffress

This week, Security Mom host Juliette Kayyem sat down with Matt Olsen, former Head of the Guantanamo Review Task Force, and Amy Jeffress, who worked in the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder, about why Gitmo remains open.

 
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.