The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Cody M. Poplin
Monday, November 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Monday, November 3rd at 9:30 am: The Center on National Security at Fordham Law will host FBI Director James Comey for a talk on Today's Counterterrorism. To register, email with "Terrorism Conference" in the subject line.

Tuesday, November 4th at 9 am: The Brookings Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence will host Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, the 30th chief of Naval Operations, for a discussion on Charting the Navy's Future in a Changing Maritime Domain, including the ongoing rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and the Air-Sea Battle concept. Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon will moderate the discussion. Register or follow the webcast here

Wednesday, November 5th at 9 am: The Atlantic Council will hold a discussion on NATO's Cyber Defense Mission and Capabilities with H.E. Sorin Ducaru, NATO assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges. Other speakers include Christopher Painter, Jason Healey, and Vago Muradian. RSVP here.

Wednesday, November 5th at 2:30 pm: At the East-West Center, Sarang Shidore will give an address on the Evolution of India's Strategic Culture and U.S.-India Ties. Mr. Shidore will discuss key paradigms of Indian strategic culture and their impact on India's relationships with the United States, particularly since the end of the Cold War. For more information, visit the East-West Center website.

Thursday, November 6th at 11 am: The Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center will host General Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of US Central Command, for a conversation entitled The Islamic State and Beyond: US Military Strategy in the Middle East. General Austin will provide an update on how the anti-Islamic State effort is progressing in Iraq and Syria, as well as the future of US military engagements in the Middle East. RSVP here.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

NYU Abu Dhabi Cybersecurity Fellowship

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy-Abu Dhabi (CRISSP-Abu Dhabi) and the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law (CLS) are seeking a research fellow for a two-year appointment to study cybersecurity issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the Persian Gulf region. The fellow will be based at NYU Abu Dhabi, and will collaborate closely with CLS and CRISSP researchers in both New York and Abu Dhabi.CRISSP-Abu Dhabi is an interdisciplinary research community comprised of engineering, computer science, and social science faculy, as well as doctoral and post-doc researchers.

The fellow will be poised to influence significantly the public dialogue about cybersecurity issues in the MENA/Gulf region, and to become involved in shaping the cybersecurity relationship between the Gulf and partners in North America and Europe. Situated in a strategically vital location and growing in its sophistication and capabilities, Abu Dhabi is the location in which many important developments in cybersecurity will take place in the coming  years. As the law and strategy of cybersecurity in the Gulf continue to evolve, the fellow will have the opportunity to lead those discussions and represent NYU while doing so. The fellow will be resident at CRISSP-Abu Dhabi. In addition to the specific duties listed below, the fellow will be expected to collaborate on existing cybersecurity projects being undertaken by CRISSP-Abu Dhabi. The primary responsibilities of the fellow will include:

• Publication of research on the evolving legal and regulatory landscape governing cybersecurity issues in the MENA/Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states;
• Development of a network of cybersecurity professionals in the UAE to help advance the discussion of cybersecurity regulation and to foster collaboration between government and private sector entities;
• Planning and organization of private roundtables and public lectures, panel discussions, and workshops on cybersecurity to develop public awareness about the issues;
• Forging relationships between CRISSP, CLS, and other private and public institutions focused on cybersecurity issues in the region.

The fellow should enjoy working independently, be dynamic, energetic, highly self-motivated, and entrepreneurial, and be comfortable operating with minimal supervision. At the same time, the fellow should enjoy working collaboratively with fellow team members, and should especially find it rewarding to bridge not only academic disciplines (specifically linking technical fields with the legal and policy concerns that structure cybersecurity efforts), but also cultural divides. The fellow must be sensitive to cultural differences, and have the ability to be effective in a wide range of different environments.


Full employment announcement here. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, law school transcript, and writing sample (preferably a piece of legal writing pertaining to the subject matter of the fellowship) by December 5, 2014 to Sarvenaz Bakhtiar, Director of Operations at the Center on Law and Security, at NYU is an equal opportunity employer.