Belfer Center Home > Experts > Juliette Kayyem

« Back to Juliette Kayyem

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

 

 

By Date

 

2012 (continued)

April 26, 2012

"Saudi Arabia's Un-Olympic Spirit"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Isolation from the games would have tremendous impact in a country well aware that public opinion is growing exceptionally suspicious of Arab monarchs. It may have domestic rules against women's rights, but to play in the games it should live up to universal, and IOC, standards."

 

 

April 23, 2012

"The Military's Persistent Gender Divide"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Changing the culture of the military toward women requires more than amending the sexual assault procedures. It means changing the combat exclusion rules. All the good words about inclusiveness and gender protection mask a more fundamental division: Women are underrepresented in the highest ranks not because of pervasive sexual assault, but because they are still formally excluded from the most honored role of all, that of combat soldier."

 

 

April 16, 2012

"This is Not a Test"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[P]eople traveled miles away, believing they had only a few hours before water struck. That belief, stemming from the memory of 2004, was what would have saved the most lives. Indonesians remember one fact: Those who walked away from the water in 2004 survived. Then, whole villages were saved because the memory of a 1907 tsunami had been shared from generation to generation; when the earth moves, so will the oceans. Indeed, more recently built villages, with new immigrants, were completely eviscerated in 2004 because they had no historical sense of what was to come."

 

 

AP Photo

April 12, 2012

"Ozzie Guillen: Why This Controversy, Now?"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"The love-for-Castro comment aside, Guillen's whole interview, and his apology, say more about his utter bewilderment that the powerful United States has never been able to get past Fidel Castro and focus on strategic interests with a nation so close by."

 

 

AP Photo

April 9, 2012

"The Self-destruction of Arizona"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Later this week the heads of state and government of 34 nations in this hemisphere will meet in Cartagena, Colombia, at the sixth Summit of the Americas. Obama will be there, and all our American brethren, minus Cuba and Ecuador, will too. They will talk about their economies, energy supplies, trade agreements, and commerce. They will talk about drugs, of course, and the insatiable US appetite for them. But they will not be talking about whether classes in Hispanic studies are inherently anti-Anglo."

 

 

AP Photo

April 5, 2012

"Don't Let bin Laden Family Become Martyrs"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Watch them for a very long time. Give them freedom, but don't leave them alone. By their mere name, the family holds tremendous power. Their whereabouts and actions should be tracked by intelligence agencies. The future career ambitions of the children should be followed, in hopes that they veer toward the arts and literature — anything but politics. Their visitors and friends should be monitored. Strategic leaks should keep their supporters on edge."

 

 

AP Photo

April 2, 2012

"Good is My Copilot"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[T]hat's also why we have back-up systems. The best security measures are not ones focused on a particular threat, but adaptable to any potential problems. In this case, a secure cockpit door meant to keep an external foe at bay was used to protect against the insider."

 

 

AP Photo

March 29, 2012

"Open Mike Picks Up Good Signal"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Medvedev did not contradict or counter Obama, understanding that with the Russian election over, a middle ground might be emerging. Medvedev...is uncharacteristically supportive of the United States in this little flare up. In retort to Mitt Romney, who used the moment to declare that Russia is the pre-eminent national security threat of our times, Medvedev reminded the presidential candidate that the Cold War is over."

 

 

AP Photo/NASA

March 26, 2012

"A New Ocean Passage, with Not Enough Rules"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"More water, more boats, more cargo, and no one in charge means a lot more danger....The lack of governance has been an issue for some time. The United Nations Law of the Sea Convention was an attempt to establish a framework for ocean management; proposed in 1982, it has the support of over 160 nations, and the last five US presidents. But the Senate has never ratified the treaty based on reactionary concerns about ceding land to Northern Europeans."

 

 

AP Photo

March 22, 2012

"Under Melting Ice, a Jackpot"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Assuming Shell finds oil this summer, it will be the polar version of the California gold rush. More people means more permanent housing, a bigger police presence, a new runway at the already stretched airport where two guys still throw luggage from the cargo bay into the airport lobby, an expanded Coast Guard facility, greater fiber-optic capacity. And maybe, hopefully, a road to somewhere, perhaps Fairbanks."

 

SUBSCRIBE

Receive email updates on the most pressing topics in science and int'l affairs.

Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.