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Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem

Lecturer in Public Policy

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

Telephone: 617-384-7325
Fax: 617-495-8963



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Nuclear Issues (continued)

June 29, 2006

The Forgotten Homeland: A Century Foundation Task Force Report


By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

Nearly five years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, has the government adequately protected its citizens against terrorism and catastrophic disaster?



September 22, 2005

Limiting Secrecy under the Patriot Act

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

In the next week or so, Congress is expected to vote on a bill to renew certain expiring sections of the Patriot Act. The debate over this law is a crucial conversation for our country and for how we protect both the security and privacy of a free citizenry.



September 2005

Protecting Liberty in an Age of Terror


By Philip B. Heymann and Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

Since September 11, 2001, much has been said about the difficult balancing act between freedom and security, but few have made specific proposals for how to strike that balance. As the scandals over the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib and the "torture memos" written by legal officials in the Bush administration show, without clear rules in place, things can very easily go very wrong.



July 28, 2005

A War by Any Other Name

Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

It was President Bush himself who insisted on calling it a global war on terror. He wanted to indicate that this was not just another piddling law enforcement action, but an all-out, full-scale military response to Sept. 11 that would involve U.S. troops around the globe. But now, apparently, a decision has been made that the language of war isn't working for him anymore. So in recent days, the "global war on terror" has been shelved in favor of the "global struggle against violent extremism."



July 10, 2005

"Tortured Arguments: The Rules Are for Us, Not the Terrorists"

Op-Ed, Washington Post, Sunday Outlook

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

Like every other country, the United States has, in the name of security, made mistakes that we admit only later. What separates us from those regimes we abhor isn't that we never act cruelly. It's that we reject, rather than defend, our departures from our ideals and we actively seek to prevent such abuses from happening again.



June 27, 2005

Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction


By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Timothy Roemer, Senator Sam Nunn, Leonard Spector and Steven Brill

9/11 Public Discourse Project holds panel discussion on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.



November 16, 2004

How to Fight Terror While Preserving Liberty

Op-Ed, Baltimore Sun

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

Contrary to popular view, the Patriot Act did not address many of the toughest legal issues Americans face in trying to balance our concern for our freedoms with worries about our safety in the war on terror. What are needed are new rules for a new era.



September 12, 2004

Prize Terror Suspects Are Being Set Free

Op-Ed, Newsday

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

The collapse earlier this month of the government's case against an alleged terrorist sleeper cell in Detroit is just another example of the Justice Department's failed "arrest by headlines" philosophy in the war on terror.



August 3, 2004

Changing the Color of Intelligence

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

Until our intelligence agencies place important focus on "who" is in fact doing the gathering and communicating, we will continue to be at a critical disadvantage against our enemies



April 16, 2004

From One Commission to Another: Shut Up

Op-Ed, The New York Times

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

There is a growing chorus of criticism against members of the 9/11 commission that they are behaving like partisan players in what was supposed to be an objective review of the terrorist attacks. While we are confident that the commission will ultimately be able to produce a constructive and unbiased report, as members of another panel on terrorism we also know the value of silence.

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