December 7: Juliette Kayyem with Warren Olney

Event Details

December 7

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Juliette Kayyam, former Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary discusses threats to America from domestic and foreign sources

About This Event

Juliette N. Kayyem

Kayyem is one of today’s foremost thinkers in crisis management. She is the director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Homeland Security Project.

Juliette N. Kayyem is former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Homeland Security. She is host of the WGBH podcast The SCIF. She is a national security analyst for CNN and is a weekly guest on Boston Public Radio. She is the Belfer Lecturer in International Security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. She is a former candidate for Governor of Massachusetts and a former Boston Globe columnist, writing about issues of national security and foreign affairs for the op-ed page.

Kayyem has an extensive background in terrorism and national security affairs. Prior to her federal position, she was Massachusetts’ first Undersecretary for Homeland Security, where she was responsible for developing statewide policy on homeland security, with a focus on preventing, protecting, responding to, and recovering from critical incidents.

Kayyam has authored several books. First to Arrive: State and Local Responses to Terrorism (with Robyn L. Pangi); Protecting Liberty in an Age of Terror (with Philip Benjamin Heymann); Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Your Home and Our Homeland; & The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters

Kayyem graduated from Harvard University with her bachelor’s degree in 1991 and from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1995.