Conversations with the Dean: Homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem and Dean Jennifer Mnookin

Juliette Kayyem, a lawyer, homeland security expert and author of "Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home," was the guest for the latest installment in UCLA School of Law's Conversations with the Dean series.

On Oct. 6, 2016, Kayyem and Dean Jennifer L. Mnookin addressed issues ranging from the changing homeland and cybersecurity landscape since 9/11 to paths for law students to pursue in order to practice in the area of national security and cybersecurity.

Kayyem served as the Department of Homeland Security's Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs under President Obama. She has also served as a member of the National Commission on Terrorism, a legal advisor to former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, and a trial attorney and counselor in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice.

In 2013, she was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her editorial columns in the Boston Globe, which advocated for ending the Pentagon's rule excluding women from combat. She is the Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard Kennedy School, where she provides instruction to new leaders in emergency management and homeland security.

Watch the video of her hour-long conversation with Dean Mnookin.