Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)
Tuesday, September 8th at 10 am: The Wilson Center will host an event entitled Cautious and Conflicted: Singapore, Malaysia and the U.S. Rebalance to Asia. Pek Koon Heng-Blackburn, Joseph Chinyong Liow, and J. Stapleton Roy will offer their perspectives on how these two nations, both central to U.S. strategy, will respond to Chinese and American competition and cooperation in the region. RSVP here.
Tuesday, September 8th at 11 am: At the Hundon Institute, a panel including Seth Cropsey, Michael Pillsbury, Parris Chang, and Ian Easton will discuss Xi Jinping in Washington: The Taiwan Factor. The discussion will look at the vaious confluences and disjunctions in current U.S., Taiwanese, and Chinese strategy. Find more information at the Hudson Institute.
Tuesday, September 8th at 5:30 pm: The Brookings Institution will hold the second ever Brookings Debate, this time tacking the question, How Should Congress Vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal? Bruce Jones will deliver opening remarks, and Major Garrett of CBS News will moderate a debate between Senator John McCain, Suzanne Maloney, and Leon Wieseltier. RSVP or follow the livestream here.
Wednesday, September 9th at 9 am: Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, will deliver an address at the Atlantic Council on the U.S. Cybercom Vision: Leveraging the Cyber Mission Force. Jason Healey of the Atlantic Council will moderate. The Atlantic Council has more information.
Wednesday, September 9th at 9 am: At the Brookings Institution, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the Iran nuclear deal. Brookings will livestream her remarks on the significance of the Iran deal and its implications for the future of U.S. foreign policy in the region. Brookings President Strobe Talbott will provide introductory remarks and Brookings Executive Vice President Martin Indyk will moderate the discussion. Follow the livestream here.
Thursday, September 10th at 1:30 pm: James Jay Carafano will host an event featuring Paul Rosenzweig, David Shedd, Sebastian Gorka, and Steve Moore on the 10th Anniversary of Winning the Long War. Panelists will explore how far we've come since the launch of the book and whether or not American has improved its ability to provide strong national security, ensure economic prosperity, protect individual liberty, and win the war of ideas. RSVP.
Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)
Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Data, Law, Ethics and Policy (DLEAP)
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law seeks a mid-level to senior tenured professor to serve as Professor of Law and founding director of the Program on Data, Law, Ethics and Policy (“DLEAP”) at the College, part of the Ohio State University’s Translational Data Analytics Discovery Theme initiative. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and a commitment to outstanding teaching. The position, a 51% FTE appointment, will begin in the 2016-17 academic year.
As a faculty member the successful candidate will be expected to teach core and specialized courses in the law curriculum. The research and teaching interests of the successful candidate will likely focus on privacy law and regulation, information- and cyber-security, big data and data mining, and/or related health law and intellectual property issues. As the director of DLEAP, he or she will be responsible for building the research program, with a small staff and an assortment of affiliated faculty. A successful candidate must be capable of leading DLEAP in employing legal, regulatory, and policy expertise to focus on the social and ethical impact of big data and in serving as a complement and resource for other Translational Data Analytics initiatives at Ohio State and to the broader data analytics community.
A J.D. is required. Candidates should be at the rank of associate professor or full professor. While the position is a 51% FTE appointment, it is eligible for tenure. Experience should be sufficient for tenured professorship and program directorship, and include (i) a track record of scholarship; (ii) leadership abilities to build a program; and (iii) a strong commitment toward fostering interprofessional relationships with other professionals both inside the University and in the community. Salary is commensurate with experience.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, conventional arms trade, environmental and energy security, defense budget, and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program.
Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and to non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.
Salary and Benefits
Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $34,800 ($2,900 per month), and receive health insurance, mentoring, a small stipend to attend conferences or courses, and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship.
Spring 2016 Fellowship–October 1, 2015
Fall 2016 Fellowship–January 4, 2016
For complete information see www.scoville.org.
About the Office:
The National Security Division's (NSD) Office of Law and Policy, United States Department of Justice, seeks interns for positions located in Washington, D.C. The mission of NSD is to coordinate the Department's efforts in carrying out its top priority of preventing and combating terrorism and protecting the national security. NSD provides legal and policy advice on national security matters, litigates counterterrorism, counterespionage and foreign intelligence surveillance matters, represents the Government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and other federal trial and appellate courts, and conducts oversight over Federal Bureau of Investigation national security investigations and foreign intelligence collection. The Office of Law and Policy is responsible for, among other things, resolving novel and complex legal issues relating to national security that arise from the work of the Division and other parts of the Department; providing advice and guidance to Department leadership, the Intelligence Community, and other Executive Branch agencies on matters of national security law and policy; overseeing the development of legislation, guidelines, and other policies in the area of national security; working with foreign governments on a variety of national security issues; and handling appeals that arise in national security cases. The Office works with a variety of other Department components, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office of Legal Policy, as well as other departments and agencies, such as the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State.
Intern projects include: researching legal questions, drafting memoranda or other legal and policy analysis, factual research, and assisting with presentations and supporting materials.
Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school at the time of application and throughout their internship. Strong research and writing skills are required. Prior interest or experience in the area of national security would be useful, but is not required. By the time of the internship, all applicants must have taken one or more of the following courses: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, or Constitutional Law. Additional courses addressing criminal law and litigation or national security or intelligence law, would also be helpful.
Internships are unpaid. If your school offers interns academic or work study, we will work with you to meet school requirements whenever possible.
Cover letter, resume with two references, transcript (official or unofficial), and a writing sample (not to exceed ten pages). Please submit these materials AS ONE PDF via email to [email protected]
The subject line should read: “[Last name] Intern Application”. Paper or faxed applications will not be considered.
National Security Division
Washington, DC 20530
ATTN: Intern Program Coordinator (Office of Law and Policy)
Spring 2016 - September 1, 2015
Fall 2016 - April 15, 2016
Please send all applications to the email address [email protected]
Number of Positions: 2