Juliette Kayyem: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Juliette Kayyem

Emergency Management and Terrorism Expert, Columnist, & Author

Juliette Kayyem has decades of experience in both public and private sector risk management and preparedness and resiliency planning. Kayyem is presently the Faculty Director of the Homeland Security Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where she is also the Robert and Renee Belfer Lecturer in International Security. She is a frequent on-air national security analyst for CNN.

Also as founder of Kayyem Solutions, LLC, she provides strategic consulting to Fortune 500 companies and start-ups in technology, risk management, mega-event planning, and cybersecurity. Some of her clients include Airbnb, Zemcar, Rave Mobile Safety, UPS’ Americans for Securing All Packages, and CyPhy drones.

Previously, she served as President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. She played a pivotal role in major operations including handling of the H1N1 pandemic and the BP Oil Spill response; she also organized major policy efforts in immigration reform and community resiliency. Before that, Juliette was Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s homeland security advisor, guiding regional planning and the Commonwealth’s first interoperability plan, while overseeing the National Guard.

Kayyem hosts a regular podcast entitled The SCIF for WGBH, Boston’s local NPR station, and her newest book, Security Mom: My Life Protecting the Home and Homeland, was published in 2016.

She is the recipient of many government honors including the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Coast Guard’s highest medal awarded to a civilian. In 2013, she was named the Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial columns in the Boston Globe focused on ending the Pentagon’s combat exclusion rule against women, a policy that was changed that year.

Juliette is a board member of MassINC, the International Centre for Sport Security, and the Red Cross of MA. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Global Cyber Alliance, the Trilateral Commission, and formerly served on the DHS Secretary’s Homeland Security Advisory Committee.

A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and the mother of three children, she is married to First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge David Barron.

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