The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Cody M. Poplin
Monday, October 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Tuesday, October 14th at 8 am: The United States Institute of Peace hosts a discussion entitled Afghanistan Reconnected: Regional Economic Security Beyond 2014. Speakers will include Andrew Wilder, James Creighton, Phillip Ackermann, Youssef al-Otaiba, Jonathan Carpenter, among others. For more information, visit the USIP event announcement.

Tuesday, October 14th at 9:30 am: Shadi Hamid, Emad Shahin, and Alex Thurston will speak at Georgetown University on Boko Haram, ISIS, and the Caliphate Today. Together, they will delve into the confusing overlapping language of political Islam. More information here.

Tuesday, October 14th at 10 am: The Bipartisan Policy Center hosts a conversation on the latest developments in the complicated conflict near Kobani, in an event entitled ISIS, the Kurds, and Turkey: A Messy Triangle. Ambassador Eric Edelman, Dr. Henri Barkey, and Dr. Svante Cornell will speak in a discussion moderated by Blaise Misztal. RSVP here.

Wednesday, October 15th at 9:30 am: At the Phoenix Park Hotel, the Middle East Policy Council will host a conversation on The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Has the U.S. Failed? Daniel C. Kurtzer, Matthew Duss, Natan B. Sachs, Yousef Munayyer will participate in a panel moderated by Omar M. Kader and Thomas R. Mattair. To register or follow the livestream, visit here.

Wednesday, October 15th at 3 pm: At American University, Professor Akbar Ahmed, Susan Glasser, David Ignatius, David Gregory, and Dean Jim Goldgeier will provide remarks on Fighting ISIS: The Future of American Foreign Policy in the Middle East. Register here.

Thursday, October 16th at 12 pm: The ascent of the Islamic State has raised critical questions about how terrorist organizations are being financed, and in turn, what lessons for prevention can be learned from the similarities and differences in global terrorist funding efforts. At the Middle East Institute, Dr. Amit Kumar and Dr. Marvin Weinbaum will tackle those issues, offering a comparative assessment of Terrorist Financing Networks in the Middle East and South Asia. RSVP here.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Senior Associate General Counsel

ORGANIZATION: Office of the Director of National Intelligence


SALARY RANGE: $124,995-$157,100 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Sept. 11, 2014 to Sept. 11, 2015


The Office of General Counsel (OSG) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence provides legal advice and counsel to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and other ODNI officials on a wide range of legal issues to include intelligence and national security law, procurement and acquisition law, personnel law, government ethics, budget and fiscal law, general administrative law, legislative support, government information practices, and intellectual property law.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide expert legal advice and guidance to senior ODNI leadership on complex areas of law affecting ODNI's duties and responsibilities under the National Security Act, Presidential directives, Executive Orders, and other related laws and policies.
  • Provide expert legal counsel to support the development, review, and preparation of US Government-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards.
  • Counsel clients, including senior ODNI leaders, on complex legal issues and provide innovative and highly effective guidance on possible courses of action; expertly prepare complex, high profile, and persuasive legal documents on complex legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients.
  • Provide timely reviews of planned ODNI and IC activities for compliance with the Constitution and laws of the US, Executive Orders, and other applicable regulations and policies affecting ODNI and the IC and brief ODNI leaders on potential legal and policy issues, and develop solutions to address difficult legal problems having potential high-level or large-scale impact on the ODNI's or the IC missions and activities.
  • Provide expert briefings and advocate for ODNI and IC views on particular matters to Executive Branch entities, Congress, and private sector entities; cogently brief senior ODNI leaders on legal issues that relate to or effect ODNI and IC activities.

For more information and for directions on how to apply, please visit the employment announcement.