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“If everything is a crisis, that means you haven’t solved a larger public policy problem.” – Juliette Kayyem

The southern tier of the United States faces unique risk of natural and made-man disasters—from hurricanes along the Gulf Coast to drought in the Southwest. Such events are not only likely, but inevitable and predictable. The question then becomes what to do with that knowledge.

Listen in as Ten Across founder Duke Reiter talks with national security and risk expert Juliette Kayyem about rethinking how we prepare for and respond to disasters in the Ten Across region and beyond.

Guest Speaker

Juliette Kayyem is currently the Senior Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she is Faculty Director of the Homeland Security Project and Security and Global Health Project. She presently serves as a CNN National Security Analyst as well as CEO and Cofounder of Grip Mobility. She was previously President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security and was Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s homeland security advisor. She is also the author of six books including her most recent, The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters.