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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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December 5, 2015

"What President Obama Should Say about Terror"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

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

"Fewer people died in San Bernardino than might have, otherwise, thanks to the incredible performance of public safety and health professionals in California....And it certainly wasn't down to chance — it was investments in security training and exercises based on the potential for an active shooter or a mass casualty event that taught those on the ground how to react, protect and respond when the community needed them the most."

 

 

December 2, 2015

"Move Over Selfie, Introducing The 'Dronie'"

Media Feature

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Lisa Ellman

Lisa Ellman is a leading public policy lawyer in a Government Regulatory practice group focusing on domestic drones and other emerging technologies. She describes drones as "anything from a toy to a war plane" and she discusses the spectacular scope and possibilities of the crafts to help and hurt. Ellman draws attention to many of the practical policy issues at play with private drone ownership, including stalking and other safety issues, but also the flying robots capacity to help taking on jobs like assessing cell towers—which may be too dangerous for humans.

 

 

November 23, 2015

"When Should Terror Force a City to Shut Down?"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

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

"...[E]very city is inherently vulnerable. What makes them vital — their very openness — also puts residents at risk. For public safety officials, what to do about threats in a city is a constant balance between the risk and the reward. And it is in this context that the decision for an indeterminate lockdown must be considered."

 

 

Creative Commons

November 18, 2015

"After Paris—Am I Safe?"

Media Feature

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

"It's been a week of unrest, of massive investigation, of more bombings in Syria. I'd be silly to say 'this is how it is.' Things are changing too fast, but the universal question that  you hear today will remain the same. Not just because of what happened in Paris, but because it's a question we have been asking ourselves since 9/11: Am I safe?"

 

 

USAF

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."

 

 

Creative Commons

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 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."

 

 

Joshua Sherurcij Photo

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.