Join national security expert and bestselling author Juliette Kayyem for a discussion of her latest book, “The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters.”
BOOK DISCUSSION DETAILS
[In Conversation by award-winning journalist Miles O’Brien]
Wednesday March 30, 2022 7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Get Tickets: https://www.harvard.com/event/juliette_kayyem1/
About the Author:
Juliette Kayyem is an international leader in crisis management, disaster response, cybersecurity and homeland security. She serves as the faculty chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where she teaches in security and crisis management. Previously, she served as President Obama’s Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. A CNN national security analyst, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and contributor for The Atlantic and Boston’s local NPR station, WGBH, Kayyem also advises governors, mayors, and corporations on crisis management, especially throughout the COVID-19 response. Kayyem is the author or editor of six books, including the bestselling book Security Mom.
About the Book:
An urgent, transformative guide to dealing with disasters from one of today’s foremost thinkers in crisis management.
The future may still be unpredictable, but nowadays, disasters are not. We live in a time of constant, consistent catastrophe, where things more often go wrong than they go right. So why do we still fumble when disaster hits? Why are we always one step behind?
In The Devil Never Sleeps, Juliette Kayyem lays the groundwork for a new approach to dealing with disasters. Presenting the basic themes of crisis management, Kayyem amends the principles we rely on far too easily. Instead, she offers us a new framework to anticipate the “devil’s” inevitable return, highlighting the leadership deficiencies we need to overcome and the forward thinking we need to harness. It’s no longer about preventing a disaster from occurring, but learning how to use the tools at our disposal to minimize the consequences when it does.
Filled with personal anecdotes and real-life examples from natural disasters like the California wildfires to man-made ones like the Boeing 737 MAX crisis, The Devil Never Sleeps is a guide for governments, businesses, and individuals alike on how to alter our thinking so that we can develop effective strategies in the face of perpetual catastrophe.