In government, academia, journalism, and the private sector, Juliette Kayyem has served as a national leader in America’s homeland security efforts.
Juliette Kayyem is currently the Robert and Renee Belfer Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she is Faculty Director of the Homeland Security Project and the Security and Global Health Project.
She presently serves as CEO of Grip Mobility, a technology company looking to provide transparency in the rideshare industry. She has spent over 15 years managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government.
Kayyem appears frequently on CNN as their on-air national security analyst. Additionally, she is a weekly featured analyst on Boston Public Radio, 89.7 WGBH Boston’s Local NPR. She also has columns in The Atlantic.
In 2013, she was named the Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial columns in the Boston Globe focused on ending the Pentagon’s combat exclusion rule against women, a policy that was changed that year.
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.