Juliette Kayyem writes regularly about foreign affairs, homeland security and national policies. She joined the Globe after extensive experiences in both state and federal government. Most recently, she served as Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama Administration where she helped lead intergovernmental efforts related to issues as far ranging as immigration reform, intelligence sharing and emergency management. She also had leadership positions in major crises, including H1N1, the Haiti earthquake and the BP oil spill. Previous to that position, she was Governor Deval Patrick’s homeland security adviser and the Commonwealth’s first Undersecretary for Homeland Security. She has served as a counsel to Attorney General Janet Reno, a congressional appointee to the National Commission on Terrorism, and a national security analyst for NBC News. She is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Preserving Liberty in an Age of Terror and has written extensively on terrorism and homeland security. Kayyem also teaches courses on crises management and national security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
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