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Date and Location

February 25, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
R-414b David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab


Join us for an HKS Gender and Security Seminar Series event featuring Aaron Belkin, Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University and author of How We Won Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' Juliette Kayyem, Belfer Lecturer in International Security, HKS, will moderate. Lunch will be served. About Aaron Belkin Dr. Aaron Belkin is a scholar and advocate who, since 1999, has served as founding director of the Palm Center, which the Advocate named as one of the most effective LGBT rights organizations in the United States. He designed and implemented much of the public education campaign responsible for helping end the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in 2011. Aaron summarized the keys to successful advocacy in the book, How We Won Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." Aaron has written and edited more than thirty scholarly articles, chapters and books, the most recent of which is a study of military masculinity published by Oxford University Press. About Juliette Kayyem Juliette Kayyem has spent over 15 years managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government. Juliette is currently the Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard Kennedy School and an on-air security analyst for CNN. Most recently, she was President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. In 2013, she was named the Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial columns in the Boston Globe focused on ending the Pentagon’s combat exclusion rule against women, a policy that was changed that year.