The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Bryce Klehm, Rohini Kurup, Katherine Pompilio
Monday, June 6, 2022, 3:01 PM

Event Announcements

Monday, June 6, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. ET: The Brookings Institution and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will co-host Taiwan’s Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu for a keynote address on the Kuomintang Party’s vision for Taiwan’s future. The keynote address will be followed by a conversation between Chu, Brookings Senior Fellow Ryan Hass and CSIS Senior Fellow Bonny Lin. 

Monday, June 6, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. ET: The Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab will host the 360/Open Summit: Contested Realities, Connected Futures on democracy and human rights in a “hyperconnected, online world” in Bruxelles, Belgium. The two-day conference will feature policymakers, journalists, advocates and industry representatives. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on ransomware attacks and ransom payments enabled by cryptocurrency. The committee will hear testimony from Megan Stifel, chief strategy officer at the Institute for Security and Technology; Bill Siegel, chief executive officer of Coveware; and Jackie Burns Koven, head of cyber threat intelligence at Chainalysis. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET: The Atlantic Council will host a workshop on strategies for empowering women to obtain leadership positions in Saudi Arabia and the broader Middle East and North Africa region. Amjad Ahmad, chairman of empowerME, will deliver opening remarks. A panel discussion moderated by Tamara Pupic, managing editor at Entrepreneur Middle East, will feature: Rima Al Soraihi, director of human resources at PepsiCo; Reem Asaad, vice president for Middle East and Africa at Cisco; Leanne Caret, executive vice president and senior advisor at Boeing; and Penelope Naas, president for international public affairs and sustainability at UPS. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET: The Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution will host a lecture by Thomas Gomart, director of the French Institute of International Relations in Paris, on Russia, France, and global disorder. The lecture will be followed by a discussion between Gomart and Brookings Senior Fellow Fiona Hill moderated by Célia Belin, interim director of the Center on the United States and Europe.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. ET: The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Transatlantic Security Initiative will host a fireside chat and panel discussion on strengthening Black Sea security and defense. Gen. James L. Jones, Jr., executive chairman emeritus at the Atlantic Council, will deliver welcoming remarks and H.E. Andrei Muraru, ambassador of Romania to the United States, will deliver introductory remarks. The panel discussion will feature: Catherine Sendak, vice president for policy projects at Business Executives for National Security, and Pavel Popescu, chairman of the committee for defense, public order, and national security in the Romanian Chamber of Deputies. The discussion will be moderated by Leah Scheunemann, deputy director of the Transatlantic security Initiative at the Scowcroft Center. 

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET: The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host an event to examine building clean hydrogen markets. The event will feature remarks from Kirsten Westphal, executive director of H2 Global; James Bowen, policy fellow at the Perth USAsia Center; Jitendra Roychoudhury, research fellow at KAPSARC; and Jane Nakano, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 10:15 a.m. ET: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing to examine domestic extremism in America, focusing on white supremacist violence in the wake of recent attacks. The witnesses will include: Dr. Elizabeth Yates, senior researcher on Antisemitism at Human Rights First; Eric K. Ward, executive director at Western States Center; Michael German, fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice; and Nathan Sales, former ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counterterrorism at the U.S. Department of State.

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET: The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and Global Energy Center will host an event titled, “Are sanctions on Russia working?” Richard L. Morningstar, founding chairman of the Global Energy Center, will moderate a discussion with Molly Montgomery, deputy assistant secretary of State for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, and Svitlana Zalischuk, advisor to the chief executive officer at Naftogaz. 

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. ET: The Brookings Institution’s Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors will hold a panel discussion on the global threat of white supremacist terrorism. The panelists will be Heidi Beirich, chief strategy officer and co-founder of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism; J.M. Berger, research fellow at VOX-Pol; Daniel Byman, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Vanda Felbab-Brown, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. The panelists will take questions from the audience. 

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Program Associate and Special Assistant to the Executive Director, Reiss Center on Law and Security and NYU Center for Cybersecurity

Postdoc Research Position in Cybersecurity Policy, Tufts University

Program Assistant, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University

Program Associate, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University

Visiting Associate Professor of Law and National Security, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Relations 

Operations Manager, Reiss Center on Law and Security

Summer Research Assistant, National Security Institute

Call for Papers, American Journal of International Law

Deputy Director, Security & Surveillance Project, Center for Democracy and Technology

Senior Associate, Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law

Program Coordinator, Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund 

External Affairs Officer, Digital Innovation Democracy Initiative, The German Marshall Fund

Request for Resumes, Department of Defense Office of the General Counsel