The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Benjamin Pollard
Monday, August 1, 2022, 12:00 PM

Event Announcements

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. ET: The Center for a New American Security will host an event to launch a report titled, “Operationalizing the Quad.” The report assesses recent developments in the Indo-Pacific and offers recommendations for bolstering Quad collaboration among the strategic dialogue’s key issue areas. Following a briefing from the report’s coauthors—Lisa Curtis, Joshua Fitt, and Jacob Stokes—there will be a panel discussion with Gordon Flake, CEO at the Perth USAsia Center; Tomiko Ichikawa, director general at the Japan Institute of International Affairs; Raja Mohan, senior fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute; and Mira Rapp-Hooper, national security council director for the Indo-Pacific.

Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET: The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) will host a panel discussion to evaluate the geopolitical implications of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s potential trip to Taiwan. Panelists include: Jude Blanchette, CSIS scholar; John K. Culver, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council; Bonnie S. Glaser, director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States; Ryan Hass, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution; William Klein, consulting partner at FGS Global; and Bonny Lin, senior fellow at CSIS.

Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET: The Atlantic Council will host an event to discuss Victor Shih’s new book, “Coalitions of the Weak: Elite Politics in China from Mao’s Stratagem to the Rise of Xi.” The event will feature discussion between Shih and Shirley Martey Hargis, nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET: The Atlantic Council will host an event to assess the past, present, and future of overseas voting in Pakistan, in light of a recent bill to restrict the right to vote for Pakistanis abroad. Atlantic Council scholar Uzair Younus will give opening remarks, followed by a panel that will feature discussion between Riffat Chughtai, senior adviser of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center; Dawood Ghazanavi, barrister at the Supreme Court of Pakistan; and Sahar Khan, research fellow at the CATO Institute. The discussion will be moderated by Shuja Nawaz, Atlantic Council distinguished fellow.

Friday, August 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET: The Atlantic Council will host an event to discuss the potential impact that the soon-to-be inaugurated president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, and his administration might have on US-Colombia relations going forward. The event will feature discussion between Muni Jensen, senior adviser at the Albright Stonebridge Group, and Maria Claudia Lacourture, executive director of the Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce and former Minister of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism for the Republic of Colombia.

Friday, August 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET: The Atlantic Council will host an event to analyze the EU-Azerbaijan agreement to increase Southern Gas Corridor exports as a means of limiting European dependence on Russian energy. The event will feature discussion between Matthew Baldwin, deputy director general at the European Commission; Vitaliy Baylarbayov, deputy vice president for investment and marketing at SOCAR; and Brenda Shaffer, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. The panel will be moderated by Amb. (ret.) Richard L. Morningstar, founding chairman at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, and will feature opening remarks from Defne Arslan, senior director at the Atlantic Council in Turkey.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Government Affairs Region Manager, R Street Institute

Operations Manager, Reiss Center on Law and Security & NYU Center for Cybersecurity

2023 Congressional Innovation Scholars Program, TechCongress

2023 Congressional Innovation Fellowship, TechCongress

Postdoc Research Position in Cybersecurity Policy, Tufts University

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

Senior Associate, Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law

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