Please join the Harvard Clubs across Canada for a special event: 

Challenges of homeland security: How the new U.S. administration can manage vaccination and confront white supremacy in 2021 and beyond

A Conversation with Juliette Kayyem

WHEN:   Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 12 noon Eastern Time


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COST:      This is a FREE event for Harvard Club of Quebec members. 



Juliette Kayyem has spent over 15 years managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government. A national leader in homeland security, resiliency and safety, she 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. Kayyem is the author of Security Mom, a memoir that explores the intersection, and commonalities, of her life in homeland security and her life as a mother. She is also the founder of Kayyem Solutions, LLC, providing strategic advice in resiliency planning, risk management, mega-event security, infrastructure protection and cybersecurity. Kayyem appears frequently on CNN as their on-air national security analyst.


Most recently, she was President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. There 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 critical infrastructure protections and community resiliency. Before that, she was Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s homeland security advisor guiding regional planning and the state’s first interoperability plan, climate change policies, and overseeing the National Guard.

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.

Co-hosted by the Harvard Clubs of Canada in collaboration with the Harvard Alumni Association, this is a Canada-wide event so please join your fellow alumni from across the country and learn about this timely topic.


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