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Leading homeland security expert Kayyem joins Belfer Center

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Senior fellow Juliette Kayyem has assumed the role of executive director for research at the Kennedy School of Government’s (KSG) Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. For the past three years, Kayyem has been a lecturer and resident scholar at the center, serving both as executive director of the School’s Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, and as co-director of Harvard’s Long-Term Legal Strategy for Combating Terrorism.”We are fortunate to have someone with Juliette’s expertise and energy to fill the gap at the Belfer Center at this critical moment,” said Belfer Center Director Graham Allison Jr.

Former executive director for research Robert C. Orr left his post in August to become assistant secretary-general of the United Nations.

A 1991 graduate of Harvard College and a 1995 graduate of Harvard Law School, Kayyem writes frequently on counter-terrorism, homeland security, and U.S. national security strategy. She testifies frequently before Congress and serves on the board of advisers to a number of governmental and private institutions.