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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)

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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May 21, 2012

"Europe's Other Challenge: Immigration"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"In the same way that the fiscal crisis is pitting northern and central Europe against southern Europe, the refugee challenge is making similar distinctions. Those fleeing instability are mostly heading to Europe's southern borders — Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Even such large numbers are manageable, though challenging, but the stresses that go along with such an influx have contributed to an already raw bitterness about the disparate obligations of member states."

 

 

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May 17, 2012

"Urging Women to Be All That You Can't Be"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"For Democrats, advocating for women's equal rights in the military is less complicated than contending with the reproductive and health issues that have drawn most of the gender focus this election season. Since most Americans have no interaction with the military, which constitutes less than 1 percent of the population, the issue is largely theoretical and therefore much safer for politicians. Few Americans actually know a woman who wants to be in combat; by saying that such women should be allowed to follow their dreams, Obama isn't alienating anyone except those who still claim that women aren't up to the job."

 

 

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May 14, 2012

"A Crackdown Avoided"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"These groups changed the way immigration is discussed in a state that's about as conservative as it gets. Rhetoric about civil rights or racial profiling only goes so far here. Business climate, agricultural interests, and fewer government mandates — that's the language that gained traction."

 

 

May 10, 2012

"A Plot Foiled, but a US Agency Rift Exposed"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"The CIA disrupted this latest plot, then got much of the attention. It utilized long-established and very complicated intelligence tactics. Unfortunately, the extent of our infiltration of Al Qaeda has now been exposed. The leaks clearly came from someone intimately involved with the operation; the details are too exacting."

 

 

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May 7, 2012

"A Tragedy or Merely Tragic?"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"It is a testament to the human rights community that its relevance in global affairs may demand a new vernacular. Major atrocities, and ethnic genocide, are different in scope and magnitude from the plight of a single man. Those familiar slogans — the whole world is watching — are at risk of overuse, and therefore irrelevance, when applied to all things constituting a tragedy and the merely tragic. The Chen case is complicated, but it isn't Bosnia."

 

 

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May 3, 2012

"Al Qaeda Loses Its Way"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Today, the Jordanians who have any favorable feelings about Al Qaeda are a paltry 13 percent. By 2006, Al Qaeda began to stray from its anti-Western foundations and focus its wrath on moderate Muslim citizens there and elsewhere. The Jordanians began to turn on bin Laden, and have been turning ever since. Eventually, the United States wound down its operations in Iraq and adopted a less confrontational posture in the Middle East."

 

 

April 30, 2012

"A Revolution: Women Fight in Marines"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"The course of history, and the reality of war, are headed towards full inclusion of women into combat roles. The Pentagon's liberalization of some of the combat rules earlier this year — and the promise of further reviews as evidenced in the changes this week — were an acknowledgment that antiquated and inconsistent combat regulations are becoming more difficult to defend in modern warfare."

 

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