Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)
Tuesday, June 13 at 10am: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Review of the FY2018 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Justice. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was originally set to testify before choosing to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee instead. Following the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey last week, Rosenstein may face questions about his role in Comey's dismissal. He will also testify before the House Appropriations Committee at 2pm. More details are available here and here.
Tuesday, June 13 at 2:30pm: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is expected to ask him about the incidents described by former FBI Director James Comey in his testimony last week. More information is available here.
Wednesday, June 14 at 9am: The George Washington University Law School will host a daylong conference on Driverless Cars: The Legal Landscape, featuring a variety of industry representatives, safety advocates, legal experts, and government officials. A breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register here.
Wednesday, June 14 at 2pm: The Brookings Institution will convene a discussion on What's Next for Global Internet Freedom Under the Trump Administration? David Gross, Jacquelynn Ruff, and Sally Shipman Wentworth will participate in a panel conversation moderated by Stuart Brotman. Register for the event here.
Thursday, June 15 at 10am: At the Woodrow Wilson Center, a variety of experts will discuss New Administrations and the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Challenges and the Way Forward. RSVP here.
Calls for Papers
The "Bobby R. Inman Award" for Student Scholarship on Intelligence, Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin
The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin announces the third annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2500. This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2016-17 academic year. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2017.
The Intelligence Studies Project was established at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 as a joint venture of the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Project’s mission is to improve understanding of intelligence activities and institutions through research, courses, and public events bringing intelligence practitioners together with scholars, students, and the public.
The Bobby R. Inman award recognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas. His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He continues to serve as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to students, faculty members, and current government officials while occupying the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His areas of teaching and research are focused on political, economic, and military activities, policy processes and institutions, international affairs and diplomacy, and intelligence and national security.
Additional information about the Inman Award competition and the Intelligence Studies Project is available at www.intelligencestudies.utexas.edu/inman-award.
Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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