21 Facts About Juliette Kayyem


Juliette N Kayyem was born on August 16,1969 and is an American former government official and author.


Juliette Kayyem is host of the WGBH podcast The SCIF.


Juliette Kayyem is a national security analyst for CNN and is a weekly guest on Boston Public Radio.


Juliette Kayyem is the Belfer Lecturer in International Security at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy.


Juliette Kayyem is a former candidate for Governor of Massachusetts and a former Boston Globe columnist, writing about issues of national security and foreign affairs for the op-ed page.


Formerly, Kayyem was the Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Homeland Security, in the Obama administration.


Juliette Kayyem has an extensive background in terrorism and national security affairs.

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Juliette Kayyem began her legal career in 1995 at the Department of Justice, ultimately serving as an advisor to Attorney General Janet Reno until 1999.


From 1999 to 2000, Juliette Kayyem served as House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt's appointee to the National Commission on Terrorism, a congressionally mandated review of how the government could better prepare for the growing terrorist threat.


In October 2017, Juliette Kayyem became the chief executive officer of Massachusetts-based Zemcar, an on-demand and scheduled ridesharing company focused on children and seniors.


Juliette Kayyem is a member of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs board of directors, and Faculty Co-Chair, Dubai Initiative.


Since 2001, Juliette Kayyem has been a resident scholar at the Belfer Center, serving both as executive director of the Kennedy School's Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, a terrorism and homeland security research program, and as co-director of Harvard's Long-Term Legal Strategy for Combating Terrorism.


Juliette Kayyem was appointed as Massachusetts' first Undersecretary for Homeland Security by Governor Deval L Patrick in January 2007, overseeing the National Guard, the commonwealth's strategic security planning, and the distribution of homeland security funds consistent with the Governor's priorities.


Juliette Kayyem managed the security efforts surrounding major sporting events, including the Chicago Olympic bid, the Vancouver Olympics, the Caribbean Games, and the World Equestrian Games.


Juliette Kayyem was the most senior Arab-American female appointee in the Obama Administration.


In July 2013, it was reported that Juliette Kayyem was considering a bid for Governor of Massachusetts in the 2014 election.


In February 2014, it was reported by The Boston Globe that Juliette Kayyem failed to vote in either 2009 and 2010.


Juliette Kayyem is married to David J Barron, a judge on the First Circuit Court of Appeals.


Juliette Kayyem is a senior advisor to NSO Group, an Israeli technology firm known for its Pegasus spying tool.


Juliette Kayyem has been reported to provide spying software that has been used in targeted attacks against human rights activists and journalists in various countries, and played a role in the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi.


On October 21,2019, Juliette Kayyem was hired as an opinion contributor by the Washington Post, where Khashoggi worked as a columnist.