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Outside Professional Activities For Juliette Kayyem
I have a variety of commitments related to additional work I perform.
1)I am a twice a week columnist for the Boston Globe and receive a salary for my work. This is obviously publicly disclosed.
2)Xfact consulting: when I returned from federal service, I did a number of consulting jobs in the time before I took on duties with the Boston Globe. Xfact is a small technology firm in Massachusetts that sought my advice on strategic guidance. A former employee of mine is an employee there. I have no further work with them.
3)I speak regularly, and listing them is impossible. There are no direct relationships between them and my teaching or research. Generally they are: women's groups, military/veterans groups, civic organizations, academic organizations.
4)I serve on the advisory board of an organization that assists in securing sports events. It does not confict with my writing but seeks to guide mega-city event planning, a personal and professional interest.
5)I am part owner of The Girls, LLC. This is a family corporation to guide investments of a family fund. My father is the trustee and I have no role in investments, which are with Morgan Stanley (it is essentially a blind trust for my children.)