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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

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

 

 

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2012 (continued)

September 20, 2012

"Panama Canal's Future Depends on Accommodating Wider Loads"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

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

"To remain competitive in a global transportation industry where the vast majority of all goods are moved on waterways, the canal had to change. Ships that are too large for the canal take their goods elsewhere: to Suez, or the Straits of Malacca (between Malaysia and Indonesia), or the ports of Los Angeles where cargo is routed on the 'land bridge' of railways and highways from West to East Coast. Or the large ships are unloaded at the base of the Panama Canal onto smaller vessels, a process that occurs here every Friday–Sunday."

 

 

September 17, 2012

"In Remembrance, a Civil War Legacy"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

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

"...As 'Death and the Civil War' makes clear, the government took on new responsibilities. The United States had never conceived of any duty to those who had served. During and after the Civil War, the obligation to create processes to identify the fallen (through the use of dogtags), notify the kin, bury the dead, and assist the families become a part of our government structures. As the film unfolds, it is clear that bureaucracy — that maligned word — was not conceived by the New Deal or the Great Society. It was given life first, in the words of Faust, as a 'bureaucracy of death.'"

 

 

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September 13, 2012

"It's the Syrians Who Will Pay for Murders of Americans in Libya"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

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

"The argument for involvement in Syria can no longer hide behind the shadows of Libya. The tragedy will have tremendous consequences for how the United States can and will position its Syrian strategy. Libya is simply no longer a compelling piece of evidence in favor of Syrian intervention."

 

 

September 10, 2012

"On Anniversary of 9/11, Fear is Present but Not All-consuming"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

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

"After almost eight years of the Bush administration, Americans grew tired of the political manipulation of 9/11. Republicans seem to have realized this: At its convention, the GOP essentially ignored 9/11 and the wars that were fought in its name. The Iraq war, sold to the American public as the natural extension of 9/11, was not even a footnote. And for the Democrats, the Obama administration's foreign policy has been a lot more about tidying up loose ends from the past — in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and with Al Qaeda — than fanning memories of 9/11. The death of Osama bin Laden was a rallying cry at their convention, but his ongoing relevance is questionable."

 

 

September 6, 2012

"Horatio Alger Shaped America's Views of Immigration — But in What Way?"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

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

"Never mind that Alger wrote of Americans with names like Timothy and Charlie and Mark. There is no hero named Marco (as in Rubio) or Julián (as in Castro) in his work. Even so, his early stories still inform the narrative of upward mobility that many Americans — and many immigrants — believe in."

 

 

September 3, 2012

"Afghan War Still Rages, Yet Soldiers Get No Play in Tampa"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

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

"It may very well be that the issue doesn't rank because the party that helps create veterans no longer has a monopoly on helping them. To make the point clear, Obama signed an executive order on Friday improving mental health access to veterans and their families."

 

 

August 30, 2012

"Protect, and Isolate, Author of Book on Bin Laden Raid"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

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

"Bissonnette describes what amounts to an assassination, pure and simple. The truth of what happened may never be known for certain, but Bissonnette's account is likely to give ammunition to anti-American fighters in areas where US personnel are at risk. Troops are still deployed. Covert operations are still occurring. US and NATO soldiers are killed daily by Afghan ones."

 

 

August 27, 2012

"London Could Show How to Build a Better Olympics"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

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

"London opened the way to a more sustainable model — a way to make the games pay off both in pride and in long-term improvements, without frittering away too much money on pointless frills. The International Olympic Committee is well aware that fewer cities are making bids to host the games; it, too, is concerned about sustainability. For every Sydney, which capitalized on the games to turn an Australian brownfield into a popular and permanent suburb, there is an Athens, whose costly preparations for 2004 are often viewed as the beginning of Greece's financial demise."

 

 

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August 16, 2012

"US Would Own the War in Syria"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

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

"Ideological justifications for intervention sound morally assuring. But because the world is not united in opposition to Assad, because France and most of Europe are not now calling for intervention, because the Arabs are not clamoring for US action, because Russia and China and Iran are sophisticated opponents, because the United Nations has not been able to gain traction, the United States would have to stand alone at the forefront."

 

 

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August 9, 2012

"Ebola Outbreak is Quelled — This Time"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

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

"Global public health efforts tend to be be focused on reproductive and family issues. But health programs are very much a part of our security — hard security — apparatus. Even if the Ebola virus never makes it to American shores, a large outbreak in one or two countries in Africa would eventually have ripple effects leading to destabilization of governments, concerns about the global economy, refugee crises, and the end of immigration access to the United States for those in the impacted countries."

 
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