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John P. Carlin Tapped as Inaugural Fellow of Homeland Security Project

A New Initiative of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

13 Feb 2017

Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce that John P. Carlin, chair of our Global Risk + Crisis Management practice, has been appointed an inaugural Fellow of the Homeland Security Project, a new initiative of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. The project will focus on the unique challenges of protecting the American homeland, and address the following strategic questions:

  • What should the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) look like in the years to come?
  • What are the operational and strategic challenges of border management as seen through the lens of homeland security?
  • How can the government drive more resilient behavior by states, cities, and individuals in response to increasing incidences of natural and manmade disasters?

Each of the three inaugural fellows has held top positions in previous administrations: John most recently served as Assistant Attorney General for National Security, the U.S. Department of Justice’s highest-ranking national security lawyer; Lisa Monaco was Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism from 2013—2017; and Alan D. Bersin was Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer with DHS and the former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The project is led by Juliette Kayyem, former DHS Assistant Secretary.

In addition to this latest appointment, John also chairs the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity and Technology Policy Program, which provides a cross-disciplinary forum for industry, government, and media to address the rapidly developing landscape of digital threats and craft appropriate policy solutions.



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