GLOBAL TIPPING POINTS
A three-part series on current world affairs
Tuesday, April 12 at 6 PM
An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home
Juliette Kayyem, former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama, will elaborate on her message and plan for Americans today: security begins at home.
Read her latest article for CNN on the Zika virus. Juliette's latest book, "Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home" will be on sale at the event, courtesy of Gibson's Bookstore.
Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill), Manchester
Directions & parking info here
Free & Open to the Public. Advance registration requested online,
via email or by phone: 603.314.7970
Presented in partnership with UNH Manchester's homeland security, history, humanities and politics and society programs
ABOUT JULIETTE KAYYEM
Juliette has spent over 15 years managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government. Most recently, she was President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. There she played a pivotal role in major operations including handling of the H1N1 pandemic and the BP Oil Spill response; she also organized major policy efforts in immigration reform and community resiliency. Before that, she was Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s homeland security advisor guiding regional planning and the state’s first interoperability plan, and overseeing the National Guard. She has also served as a member of the National Commission on Terrorism, a legal advisor to US Attorney General Janet Reno, and a trial attorney and counselor in the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department. She is the recipient of many government honors, including the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Coast Guard’s highest medal awarded to a civilian. 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.
Juliette is a board member of Mass Inc., the International Centre for Sport Security, and the Red Cross of MA. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s Homeland Security Advisory Committee. As a faculty member at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, she teaches new leaders in emergency management and homeland security.
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.