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HKSNE Alumni Association – Annual Dinner Feat. Juliette Kayyem on America’s Security in an Age of Mayhem

  • The Harvard Club 374 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

The Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association and the Harvard Club of Boston are pleased to invite you to the HKSNE Alumni Association's Annual Dinner with keynote speaker Professor Juliette Kayyem of the Harvard Kennedy School who will speak about “America’s Security in a Time of Mayhem”.

The vulnerabilities our communities face today challenge our traditional notions of homeland security.  These borderless threats — pandemics, climate change, cyber- attacks, and terrorism — are not addressed by the notion of a wall or the tools of statecraft.  Professor Kayyem, a leading expert on homeland and national security and the Faculty Chair of the Kennedy School’s Homeland Security Program, will discuss how we recognize these challenges, adapt, and integrate all of America’s capabilities to fight them. She will lead a timely discussion on how best to protect our communities and, ultimately, how we can invest in a more resilient homeland. 

$85 ticket price includes three-course dinner, and there is a cash bar available (please note, cash only).  A chicken entree will be served; please email walat@post.harvard.edu to request a vegetarian meal or to indicate any food allergies.

Note the dress code at the Harvard Club is business casual.

About our Speaker: Professor Juliette Kayyem
Professor Kayyem has spent over 15 years managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government, including as President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security and as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s homeland security advisor. A national leader in homeland security, resiliency and safety, she is currently the Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government where she is faculty chair of the Homeland Security Program.