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The U.S withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, citing anti-Israel bias, reports BBC. U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley called the body a “cesspool of political bias” and said that it “makes a mockery of human rights.” Haley criticized the group for granting membership to countries like Venezuela, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and China, which she called some of the “world’s worst human rights abusers.” U.N.

Politics & National Security

Livestream: Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on the Policy Response to Russian Interference in the 2016 Elections

Ambassador Victoria Nuland, Chief Executive Officer at the Center for a New American Security, and Michael Daniel, President of Cyber Threat Alliance, will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the policy response to Russian interference in the 2016 elections. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. Watch the livestream below: 

 

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Artificial Intelligence and Security

From manufacturing to healthcare, and from criminal justice to national security, artificial intelligence is changing nearly every sector of the global economy and many aspects of our public and private lives. And as artificial intelligence technology races ahead, its political, legal, and ethical considerations cannot be left undiscussed. Last Tuesday, as part of the A. Alfred Taubman Forum on Public Policy, James Baker, Susan Hennessey, and Scott Tousley joined John Allen at the Brookings Institution to discuss the opportunities AI offers and the challenges it presents to security. 

Federal Law Enforcement

Livestream: Justice Department Inspector General Testifies on Clinton Email Investigation Report

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify before the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform on last week’s inspector general report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.

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