Harvard's Juliette Kayyem to keynote MBA Annual Gala on May 11

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023
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The Massachusetts Bar Association will hold its Annual Gala on Thursday, May 11, at the Westin Boston Seaport District, 425 Summer St., Boston. Juliette Kayyem, faculty chair of the Homeland Security Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will deliver the keynote address.

In academia, the private sector, government and media, Professor Juliette Kayyem is an international leader in crisis management and homeland security. Kayyem serves as the faculty chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Previously, she served as President Barack Obama's assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's Homeland Security advisor. She is also the CEO of Grip Mobility, a technology security company in the mobility space.Juliette Kayyem 2023

A CNN national security analyst, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and contributor for The Atlantic and Boston's local NPR station, GBH, Kayyem also consults to governors, mayors and corporations on crisis management. Kayyem is the author or editor of six books, including her most recent The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters. Kayyem lives in Cambridge with her husband, Judge David Barron, and has three children.

The MBA Annual Gala will also include the presentation of the MBA's Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey Award, the Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship award and more. 
Additional program information to be announced.
Registration for this event is due by Friday, May 5, at noon.
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Questions regarding this event can be directed to MBA Membership and Marketing Manager Heather Robertson at To register by phone, please call (617) 338-0530.