The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters
Date and Time:
Apr 12 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Note: Event start time is Central Time (CT).


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Juliette Kayyem

Faculty chair of the Homeland Security Project and Security and Global Health Project at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Gretchen Rubin

Five-time New York Times bestselling author

The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters

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BONUS AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of The Devil Never Sleeps from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Prof. Kayyem that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.

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: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters, Juliette Kayyem, faculty chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, lays the groundwork for a new approach to dealing with disasters.

Presenting the basic themes of crisis management, Prof. Kayyem offers a new framework to anticipate the “devil’s” inevitable return, highlighting the leadership deficiencies organizations need to overcome and the forward-thinking they need to harness to navigate crises effectively and efficiently. 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.

A CNN national security analyst, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and contributor for The Atlantic and Boston’s local NPR station, WGBH, Prof. Kayyem also advises governors, mayors, and corporations on crisis management, especially throughout the COVID-19 response. Previously, she served as President Obama’s Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security.

Prof. Kayyem will be in conversation with Gretchen Rubin, five-time New York Times bestselling author, award-winning podcaster, speaker, and creator of the Four Tendencies framework.

This event suitable for youth 12+. It will be recorded and available on our website and YouTube channel.