Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)
Monday, May 1 at 6pm: At the Elliot School of International Affairs, former National Security Council staffer Rumana Ahmed will speak on her experiences working under the Obama and Trump administrations in an event on National Security & The White House. Ahmed recently published an essay in The Atlantic on her decision to depart the NSC under President Trump. Register for the event here.
Tuesday, May 2 at 3:30pm: Thomas Wright will moderate a discussion with Ralf Fücks, Robert Kagan, and Constanze Stelzenmüller on The United States, Europe, and the Zombie Western Liberal Order at the Brookings Institution. Register here.
Wednesday, May 3 at 9:30am: The Center for a New American Security and the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law will host a discussion on New Terrorism Threats and Counterterrorism Strategies. Nicholas Rasmussen, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will provide a keynote address. Elizabeth Rosenberg will participate in a Q&A session, and Zachary Goldman will moderate a panel discussion with Aaron Brantly, Matthew Olsen, Audrey Kurth Cronin, and Aaron Zelin. RSVP here.
Wednesday, May 3 at 10am: FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in a hearing on Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. More information is available here.
Thursday, May 4 at 9am: The Atlantic Council will host an event on A New Strategy for U.S. Engagement in Central America: Why It Matters and How to Move Forward. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly will provide a keynote address. John Negroponte, former President of Costa Rica Laura Chincilla, Former foreign Minister of El Salvador Eugenia Brizuela, former Vice President of Guatemala Eduardo Stein, and Jaosn Marczak will also speak. Register here.
Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)
International Humanitarian Law Legal Intern, International Committee of the Red Cross
FUNCTION: Legal Intern
DEPARTMENT: International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: WASHINGTON
DIRECT SUPERIOR: Legal Advisor
Intern – International Humanitarian Law
OBJECTIVE: The Intern in the IHL Department at the Washington Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provides research and writing on topics of IHL, other branches of international law, and U.S. law as needed, thus contributing to the thematic and operational priorities of the legal team.
Minimum required knowledge & experience:
Basic knowledge of IHL and a related legal field (e.g. National Security or Human Rights Law).
Excellent oral and written English skills, good understanding of French an asset
Currently pursuing a U.S. J.D. or LLM degree (or JD graduate pursuing another graduate degree)
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents (student work permits are excluded)
Work with the IHL team to provide legal advice to the delegation in Washington, and to the ICRC as a whole on matters of IHL, human rights law, national security law, or other U.S. legal issues.
Research and Writing. Research such topics as scope of application of IHL, detention, conduct of hostilities, cyber/new technology and weapons, and other related topics. Possibility of authoring articles or other short pieces for the ICRC’s U.S. blog (intercrossblog.icrc.org).
Monitor Legal Developments Regular monitoring of legal blogs and news coverage to identify significant legal developments of interest to the delegation. In addition to research, the intern will attend conferences and meetings in order to monitor developments on specific legal issues on behalf of the legal team.
Reporting. Regular and timely reporting and analysis on meetings and events attended, as well as a weekly report on any relevant legal developments reported in external sources such as legal blogs. Reports are written for the purpose of ensuring the institution is informed of developments in U.S. policy, as well as to advance its thinking on key issues.
Management and Reporting Line. The IHL Intern reports directly to the IHL Legal Advisor. He/she is expected to collaborate with colleagues throughout the delegation in order to carry out these and other reasonably related duties.
The intern will be expected to work 20 hours a week for 12 weeks between August and December. Starting and ending date are negotiable. This is a paid internship. For information about the position, please contact Andrea Harrison at email@example.com. To apply, please send CV and optional cover letter to Mackenzie Chernushin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due May 31st, 2017.
Organization: Department of Justice
Department: Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism, National Security Division
Job Description: Intern project include: researching legal questions, drafting memoranda or other legal and policy analysis, factual research, and assisting with presentations and supporting materials.
Qualifications: Applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school at the time of application and throughout their internship. Strong research and writing skills are required. Prior interest or experience in the area of victims' issues would be useful but is not required.
Fall Internship: September-December (a minimum of two full days per week required)
Salary: Volunteer (uncompensated). If your school offers interns academic or work study, we will work with you to meet school requirements whenever possible.
Application Process: Cover letter, resume with two references, transcript (official or unofficial), and a writing sample (not to exceed ten pages). Please submit these materials AS ONE PDF via email to email@example.com. Paper or faxed applications will not be considered.
ABA Standing Committee on the Law and National Security Summer Internship
About the Committee
The Standing Committee on Law and National Security conducts studies, sponsors programs and conferences, and administers working groups on law and national security related issues. The committee's activities are designed to assist policymakers, to educate lawyers, the media and the public, and to enable the committee to make recommendations to the American Bar Association governing body. The standing committee provides research and advice on such subjects as: the congressional role in intelligence oversight, the legal system's ability to cope with transnational terrorism, the promotion of the rule of law in the intelligence and law enforcement communities, international law in the conduct of the military, and the role of law in preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Selected candidates will conduct research and draft memos on issues including terrorism, cybersecurity, surveillance and homeland security. She/he will attend Committee meetings and programs, as well as hearings on Capitol Hill related to national security law. Additionally, selected candidates will assist with annual conferences and monthly programs featuring prominent speakers in the national security law area. Demonstrated writing skills required, editing/publishing skills a plus. An important part of the position involves social media.
Length of Internship
3-5 days a week (flexible) each semester, including summer.
Law students encouraged to apply. Undergraduate applicants need to be of junior year standing or higher. Recent graduates and graduate students are also welcome to apply.
Please submit a cover letter including dates of availability and resume to:
Holly McMahon, Staff Director
ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security
1050 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
Internships are accepted on a rolling basis.
The Department of Information Technology invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position at an open rank in cybersecurity governance and risk management for Academic Year 2017-18 (beginning August 21, 2017), subject to final budgetary approval.
Background. The Kogod School of Business has made a major commitment to be a world thought leader in cybersecurity governance and enterprise risk management. The school has established an academic research center (Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center), is offering courses in the cybersecurity management area, and is pursuing new opportunities in cybersecurity education.
Qualifications. Earned doctorate in business (information systems) or a related field or anticipated completion of a doctorate by August 21, 2017. Demonstrably successful record in teaching business courses in information systems or a related field. Ability to conduct research in cybersecurity that will lead to publications in premier journals.
Responsibilities. Teach cybersecurity courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in on-the-ground and on-line formats. Develop new programs and courses in cybersecurity education for corporate boards, managers, and employees. Create knowledge in the area of cybersecurity through rigorous research. Build the visibility and reputation of the school in cybersecurity in the business, policy, and scholarly communities. Participate in department, school, and university activities.
Application. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An application must include a cover letter, a current and complete curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and copies of all teaching evaluations. Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio.
Requests for information should be directed to:
Ms. Takei Roach
Academic Affairs Coordinator
Kogod School of Business
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20016-8044
For more information on the Kogod School of Business, consult www.american.edu/kogod.
For more information on the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center, consult www.american.edu/kogod/cybergov.
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