Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)
Mon, July 7, 2014: Duke Law School’s DC Summer Institute on Law and Policy begins its first session. The institute offers two-week courses in important, timely topics for those interested in pursuing a career in fields related to law, government, politics, and policy. This summer’s evening courses will take place from July 7-17, 2014 and July 21-31, 2014.
Mon, July 7, 2014 at 4 pm: The New America Foundation is hosting a panel discussion entitled National Insecurity Agency: How the NSA’s Surveillance Programs Undermine Internet Security. Panelists will cover how the NSA’s actions threaten internet security and the Internet economy that relies on it, and how the U.S. can address the threat on a policy level.
Tues, July 8, 2014 at 9 am: The Atlantic Council is holding an event with Carl Bildt on the challenges presented to Europe and the United States in Facing a Revisionist Russia.
Tues, July 8, 2014 at 9:30 am: At Johns Hopkins SAIS, Irfan Saeed, senior policy advisor in the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will lead a Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum on Where Peacebuilding and Countering Violent Extremism Meet.
Tues, July 8, 2014 at 9:30 am: U.S. Institute of Peace will be hosting the last of its three-part series on the Iran Sanctions: What the U.S. Cedes in a Nuclear Deal. Speakers will discuss the complex questions and challenges of sanctions in the Iran nuclear talks as the July 20 deadline for an agreement approaches.
Tues, July 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm: Bruce Reidel will be launching his newest book at Brookings entitled What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-1989. The launch will include a conversation about the Afghan War, and will delve into the lessons it offers for future intelligence operations, and America’s future role in Afghanistan.
Tues, July 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm: Where is China Going? Current Affairs and Foreign Policy Implications – that will be the conversation at the Institute of World Politics Tuesday afternoon. Frank Lavin will lead the discussion on the performance of China’s economy, domestic social stability, leadership cohesion, and foreign policy goals.
Wed, July 9, 2014 at 10 am: The New America Foundation hosts an event entitled The Wartime Press: Civil Liberties During War. What is the proper role of the media during wartime? How do reporters decide what the public has a right to know? Panelists will discuss these questions and more.
Wed, July 9, 2014 at 2 pm: The Asia Society will host a conversation on Afghanistan’s Future: Politics, Prosperity, and Security Under New Leaders. Experts will explore the next era in Afghan politics and what the U.S. can expect from the new Afghan administration.
Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)
Lawfare Internship, Fall 2014.
The Governance Studies Program at Brookings is currently accepting applications for a National Security Intern for Fall 2014. Interns will be responsible for helping to run and maintain Lawfare, a website devoted to serious, non-ideological discussion of national security legal issues. This internship will run from mid-August to mid-December. Please note that the position is unpaid and interns must be on-site for the duration of the internship. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 full-time work days a week.
Undergraduate students, especially juniors and seniors, and recent college graduates with backgrounds in government, political science, and law are encouraged to apply. Our most successful interns have very strong writing, analytical, and research skills, as well as excellent verbal and organizational skills—preferably demonstrated through prior independent research or previous experience as a research assistant.
Information on how to apply can be found on the Job Board.