Juliette Kayyem is a practitioner and scholar of security studies. She’s a former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, civil right attorney, Harvard professor and self described “security mom.” She even recently ran for governor of Massachusetts. In this episode, Kayyem discusses growing up the daughter of Lebanese immigrants in California and how she transitioned from civil rights law to terrorism and national security issues. Juliette Kayyem is also now a podcaster with the excellent WGBH Boston.
This is a great conversation with someone who has had a varied and distinguished career in public service.