The Week That Will Be

By Benjamin Pollard
Monday, July 11, 2022, 12:42 PM

Event Announcements

Monday, July 11, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host an event to examine the role of U.S. intelligence in policymaking and today’s critical foreign policy challenges. The event will feature a discussion between Aaron David Miller, Carnegie senior fellow; and James Clapper, former director of national intelligence.

Monday, July 11 at 3:00 p.m. ET: The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) will host an event to discuss the U.S.-Australia alliance and Australia’s new approach to regional security and defense challenges in the Indo-Pacific. Charles Edel, CSIS Australia Chair, will moderate a discussion with Richard Marles, the Australian deputy prime minister and minister for defence; and Anthony Pratt, executive chairman of Pratt Industries & Visy.

Monday, July 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET: Lawfare will host a live Q&A to discuss the January 6 committee hearings. Panelists include: Scott R. Anderson, Quinta Jurecic, Nattalie Orpett, Roger Parloff, David Priess, Molly Reynolds, and Benjamin Wittes. Register to attend and ask the panelists questions by becoming a Lawfare material supporter on Patreon.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET: The Atlantic Council will host an event to evaluate the U.K.’s recent data protection reforms. The event will feature a panel discussion to examine the reforms following the U.K.’s split from the European Union and their implications for the rest of Europe and the world. Panelists include: Aaron Cooper, vice president of global policy at BSA; Jenny Hall, director of data policy at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport of the United Kingdom; Cameron Kerry, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, vice president for global policy at the Future of Privacy Forum. The panel will be moderated by Kenneth Propp, Atlantic Council nonresident senior fellow.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET: The Atlantic Council will host an event to discuss hostage-taking in Iran. The event will feature a conversation including former hostages, families of detainees, legal experts, and U.S. officials. Keynote remarks will be given by Roger Carstens, special envoy for hostage affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host an event to discuss President Biden’s trip to the Middle East and how it might impact U.S. foreign policy in the region. The event will feature a conversation with Carnegie scholars Chris Chivvis, Yasmine Farouk, and Aaron David Miller.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. ET: CSIS will host an event to evaluate the State Department’s role in assisting Ukraine in its war with Russia. The event will feature discussion from CSIS scholar Eliot Cohen and Kathryn Insley, acting deputy assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation at the State Department; Jessica Lewis, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs at the State Department; Dafna Rand, director of the Office of Foreign Assistance at the State Department; and Todd Robinson, assistant secretary of state for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs at the State Department.

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET: CSIS will host a panel discussion about China’s new Global Security Initiative and its potential impact on international affairs. Panelists include: M. Taylor Fravel, professor of political science at MIT; Sheena Chestnut Greitens, professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin; and Manoj Kewalramani, chair of the Indo-Pacific Research Program at the Takshashila Institution. The panel will be moderated by CSIS scholar Jude Blanchette.

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. ET: Brookings will host a conversation between former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Brookings senior fellow Michael O’Hanlon about the National Defense Strategy (NDS) and great power competition. The two will compare the priorities listed in the 2018 unclassified NDS fact sheet and the 2022 NDS fact sheet. There will be a Q&A period with the audience after the discussion. 

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Fall Intern, The Lawfare Institute

Director, Federal Government Affairs, R Street Institute

Postdoc Research Position in Cybersecurity Policy, Tufts University

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

Call for Papers on the War in Ukraine and the Future of the International Order, American Journal of International Law

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