Speakers Bureau Event


    Kennedy School Professor Juliette Kayyem Speaks on Homeland Security

    kayemmJuliette Kayyem has spent the last two decades in both state and federal government managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises. Professor Kayyem is currently the Senior Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she is faculty chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects.  Previously, she served as President Obama's Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, where she played a pivotal role in major operations responding to the BP Oil Spill and H1N1 pandemic. She has also advised former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

  • As the majority of us are at home socially distancing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Juliette has become the face of tough-love crisis management: she will tell us what we need to hear, not necessarily what we want to hear. In the process, she is advising mayors, governors, and CEOs, laying out a path forward for readers of her columns in The Atlantic, informing millions of viewers on CNN where she serves as a National Security Analyst, and teaching her many Twitter followers about the “preparedness paradox” and the need to understand a basic truth of this crisis: “Reality bites, but it is all we got.”  A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Professor Kayyem told us in her 2016 best-selling book, Security Mom: “In the struggle for resiliency, there is no finish line. There is only a plan, and a whole lot of learning, followed by a new and better plan.” Juliette helps us understand the “adaptive recovery” of this global pandemic and reminds us regularly that our “now normal” will be a new, different one.

  • A New Collaboration & Breakout Discussion Sessions: This event is a new collaboration of all of the Harvard Clubs of Northern New England: The Harvard Club in Maine, The Harvard Club of New Hampshire, The Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Vermont, The Harvard Club of the North Shore, the Harvard Club of the Merrimack Valley, and the Harvard Club in Concord.  After Professor Kayyem addresses our plenary Zoom session, we will have breakout discussion sessions for each of the Clubs from 6:45-7:00.

Event: Professor Juliette Kayyem Speaks on Homeland Security
Date: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm EST

Location: Zoom. Link provided at the bottom of registration confirmation email

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6:00PM - 7:00PM Tue 1 Dec 2020, Eastern timezone

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Caroline Weaver
Carol Rissman
Steven Koinis
Marian Petrides
Corinne Glass
David Allen
Barbara Rippa
Brenda Hamm
Mariam Alsikafi
Andrew Dorfman
Ann Levis
Alex Graham
Portia Darby
Aida Gennis
Richard Branda
Janice Gorin
Rebecca Sayles
Corinne Glass
Melanie Campbell
William Mares
Peter Carter
Ernest Sachs
Jay Spitzen
Jonah Lefkoe
Richard Hopkins
Elaine Donnelly
Jyotsna Koorapati
Patrick Bradley
David Montgomery
Jeffry Potash
Ted Albers
William Swisher
William Swisher
stephen chapman
William Harley
Jean Berggren
Peter Richards
Tom Fedyszyn
Corinne Glass
... a total of 41 guests.
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