Juliette Kayyem

Belfer Lecturer, Center for Public Leadership School/organization Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Juliette Kayyem has spent over 15 years managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government. She is the founder of Kayyem Solutions, LLC, providing strategic advice in technology, risk management, mega-event planning and more.

Currently, Kayyem serves as the Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She is an on-air security analyst for CNN and hosts a regular podcast entitled “Security Mom” for WGBH, Boston’s local NPR station.

Previously, Kayyem was President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to that, she served as Massachusetts’ first Homeland Security Advisor under former Governor Deval Patrick. Her book, “Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home,” was published by Simon & Schuster in 2016.