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Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem

Lecturer in Public Policy

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

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

 

 

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2012 (continued)

July 30, 2012

"In Galapagos Islands, Influx Prompts a Harsh Migration Policy"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"In an effort to help save the islands 600 miles into the Pacific Ocean, Ecuador's controversial president, Rafael Correa, has adopted one of the strictest migration enforcement efforts in the history of mankind. It is as though the United States took the same unforgiving rules it uses to limit the influx of foreigners and used them to keep Americans from going to the state of Hawaii."

 

 

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July 23, 2012

"As Veteran Population Changes, Services Must Adapt"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Veterans issues fall into three broad categories: benefits for service, health care, and burial needs. The administration of benefits requires greater investments in technology and personnel; burial planning is personal, yet routine. But in health care access, the question is whether a veteran needs to travel to veterans' facilites for routine care. Is a geographically dispersed and centralized system really necessary for a population reducing in size so dramatically?"

 

 

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July 19, 2012

"Michelle Bachmann's anti-Muslim Paranoia"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"According to the new wave of anti-Muslim accusations, America's enemy takes the form of a woman in national security who marries a man outside her faith as a decoy to her real intentions, acquires political positions and access to policy makers through her assimilation, and subverts the nation's interests while still propagating."

 

 

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July 16, 2012

"Women in Combat are Not a Cause of Sexual Assault, but Could be the Cure"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"What is not a solution is the notion that segregation of the sexes in training or combat will stem assaults. It's unrealistic, panders to stereotypes, and discriminates against women. Worst of all, it may contribute to the violence. The problem of sexual assaults is the product of a system that has thrived on the premise that women are not of equal status, a premise reflected in the combat exclusion rules themselves."

 

 

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July 12, 2012

"BC Case Throws Cold Water on IRA, Academia"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Putting aside the fact that the First Amendment doesn't recognize academic research projects as protected entities, universities are — especially when it comes to international security concerns — rarely left alone. Nuclear science programs fall under strict government regulation; administrators must validate the continuing enrollment status of students from other countries."

 

 

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July 9, 2012

"Pulling the Plug on Nation's Security"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"But the consequences of what we fear from a cyber enemy — the downing of public and private facilities, impacts on banking, finance, and transportation, and a massive disruption to the public — are exactly what has happened already, because we haven't required more from the good old-fashioned power companies."

 

 

July 5, 2012

"Immigrants and Native-born Americans See Eye to Eye"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[T]he only time when immigrant groups tend to disavow American assimilation is when they feel that they are persecuted and that their group, by sheer place of birth, is being mistreated or alienated. Americans can best maintain cohesion by not being too worked up about some perceived lack of cohesion."

 

 

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July 2, 2012

"The Politics of Disaster"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Federal relief, like any social contract, promises those who are overwhelmed by losses outside their control that there will be support for them. It is an insurance policy against tragedies that can occur in any corner of the country."

 

 

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June 28, 2012

"Egypt and Iran's Inevitable Courtship"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Is it really shocking to believe that one day, relatively soon, Morsi's government might be reaching out to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Is it that surprising to realize Arab leaders have the capacity to think as strategically as American ones?"

 

 

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June 25, 2012

"An Emerging Democracy Requires More Than Just Elections"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"The obvious fact that judicial systems are an essential aspect of democracy is all too visible in Egypt today. It turns out that the third branch of the Egyptian government had a different take on all the euphoria over Tahrir Square. If the actions of the Egyptian military merely hinted at the old adage that power, once captured, is rarely relinquished, the Egyptian courts have proven it."

 
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