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Juliette Kayyem

Speaker;
Faculty Director of Homeland Security Project, Belfer Senior Lecturer in International Security, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Intergovernmental Affairs

Juliette 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.

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