Juliette Kayyem

CNN National Security Analyst & Faculty Director
Homeland Security Project and Security and Global Health Project, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

In academia, the private sector, government and media, Professor Juliette Kayyem is an international leader in crisis management, disaster response and homeland security. Kayyem serves as the faculty chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Previously, she served as President Obama’s Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and before that as MA Governor Deval Patrick’s Homeland Security Advisor managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises.

A CNN national security analyst, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and contributor for The Atlantic and Boston’s local NPR station, GBH, Kayyem also advises governors, mayors, and corporations on crisis management, especially throughout the COVID-19 response. Juliette is the author or editor of six books, including the best-selling book Security Mom. “The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters” will be published in March 2022 by Public Affairs. Juliette lives in Cambridge, MA, with her husband, Judge David Barron of the First Circuit Court of Appeals and has three children.