A virtual conversation with Juliette Kayyem, former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, about how the public and leaders need to prepare for the months ahead.
With news about COVID-19 breaking daily, and the United States still weeks away from its projected peak, the country is rushing to slow the spread of the pandemic. At the same time, communities are being forced to look past the immediate crisis and ask: what comes next? Join the Pacific Council on April 14 for a virtual discussion with Juliette Kayyem exploring what the months after the outbreak will look like, how our leadership needs to prepare, and what the public should expect. Read her recent article about COVID-19 in The Atlantic.
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Juliette Kayyem, Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2009-10)
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 currently a Professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she is Faculty Chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects. She is additionally an on-air national security analyst on CNN. Previously, she served as President Obama's Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and the Homeland Security Advisor to the Governor of Massachusetts. The author of the best-selling Security Mom, she is also a Pulitzer finalist for her opinion columns in the Boston Globe. Kayyem is the Founder of Kayyem Solutions, LLC, which provides strategic advice in cybersecurity, resiliency planning, risk management, mega-event security, infrastructure protection, and cybersecurity. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Read more.