“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Tara Tyrrell is Faculty Assistant to Juliette Kayyem and the project coordinator for the Homeland Security Project, whose work explores the challenges and choices surrounding the unique aspects of protecting the American homeland. She has also worked with Robert Putnam of the Saguaro Seminar, Jennifer Lerner of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, Roger Porter of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, and Muriel Rouyer of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
A graduate of Yale University and a native of Tennessee, Tara's passion for higher education's role in public service has inspired her to work with some of the most dedicated academics in the fields of sociology, economics, and national security.
She lives in Boston with her husband, Thomas Howard.Last Updated: Dec 11, 2018, 11:10am
Outside Professional Activities
Community Adviser, Harvard Graduate Commons Program