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Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem

Lecturer in Public Policy

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

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

 

 

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2012 (continued)

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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."

 

 

June 22, 2012

"Article on Working Moms Sparks Fiery Debate"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[W]hile Slaughter has generated a healthy debate, too many readers will view her experiences as a universal prescription. Slaughter's account is very personal to her; it is familiar to so many of us, and that is what makes it important. But all the media attention risks losing a point that Slaughter made herself: what she experienced isn't necessarily an example for others."

 

 

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June 21, 2012

"Immigration Can Be Solved in the Middle"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"That support marks a growing consensus on immigration: that comprehensive immigration reform may be desirable, but failure to pass it is not a barrier to progress. The conventional wisdom, and one that even Romney reiterated this week, has been that maximum effort must be placed on this ever-elusive proposal which includes, whether through amnesty or self-deportation or something in between, dealing with the millions of undocumented immigrants all at once. But the pursuit of comprehensive immigration reform is not a precondition to immigration sanity."

 

 

June 18, 2012

"The Darker Side of the Bio Industry"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[O]ne of the fundamental challenges for scientists today is how to communicate basic and vital safety information about the threats we face....Numerical scales work....The public does not need to grasp all the details of the science behind changes to the scale. It just needs a way to know, and process, what is normal, heightened, and extreme danger. This is particularly true given that biological threats are invisible, causing a type of fear distinct from those we can feel or see."

 

 

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June 14, 2012

"Fears of Migration Add to Europe's Woes"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"The irony today is that all this talk of one Europe is actually grounded in motivations that are quite protectionist. Money matters, but the panic is also tied to a strategic effort to keep people from moving. Publicly, Britain may be hugging its European Union allies, but the motive behind it all is pure, and understandable, self-interest."

 

 

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June 11, 2012

"Suicide is the Biggest Foe for US Troops"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan draw to a close, the stress on America's military should be easing. But Pentagon statistics obtained by Robert Burns of the Associated Press on Friday show that there were 154 suicides in the first 155 days of 2012. The external enemy is not the primary reason for the body bags anymore; suicides are exceeding combat deaths in Afghanistan by 50 percent."

 

 

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June 7, 2012

"The Pentagon is Stopped from Going Green"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Fuel convoys are particularly subject to attack by hostile forces, and half of the Marines killed in Afghanistan and Iraq were supporting fuel transportation. Oil and water are the two commodities we import the most to the battlefield; the long line of a supply chain is a welcome mat for every IED and enemy. The biggest cost driver in the Pentagon's shrinking budget is oil; fuel increases in 2011 and 2012 cost the government an extra $3 billion."

 

 

June 4, 2012

"Advice to Women Writers on the Fifth 'F'"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[W]omen constitute half the world, so they have every right to equality in discussing it, whether in bylines or as experts quoted or as the people whose stories are told."

 

 

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May 31, 2012

"Election Season Requires Listening, Not Just Talking"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Both the dissident and the architect view the transition of leadership this year in China as an opportunity for them and their nation. It should remind us that American exceptionalism isn't about whether we are the best, or say we are the best, for the next few months of campaign season. It is better measured on how well we, too, can readjust to changing circumstances. Sometimes that will require listening, more than talking, to the conversations that are occurring in places as different, but possibly as dynamic, as China, or Europe, or the Middle East."

 

 

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May 24, 2012

"The 'Joplin Effect'"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"At the public meeting, over 300 citizens representing a cross-section of this old mining town began to list the things that had to get done. Basic priorities, like removing debris and laying down new pavement, combined with visions of what Joplin could become as it rebuilt."

 

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