The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Quinta Jurecic
Monday, September 21, 2015, 1:04 AM

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Monday, September 21st at 9:30 am: At the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution, three leading China historians will consider U.S.-China Relations in Historic Context in a panel moderated by Kenneth G. Lieberthal. Warren I. Cohen, Mark C. Elliott, and William C. Kirby will speak. RSVP here.

Tuesday, September 22nd at 10 am: The Brookings Institution will host a discussion with William McCants on his new book, The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State. Dina Temple Raston of NPR will moderate. Register for the event or catch the live webcast here.

Thursday, September 24th at 12:30 pm: The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University will feature a discussion with Robert Sutter on The U.S., Asia, and the Problem of Xi Jinping's China. RSVP here.

Friday, September 25th at 1:30 pm: The U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies will host a discussion on Changing Politics and Economy in North Korea and the Future of the Korean Peninsula. Ambassador Joseph Detrani and Young-Kwan Yoon will provide keynote speeches. Register for the event here.

Friday, September 25th at 2 pm: At the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Russia experts Michael Kofman and Stephen Blank will discuss the Kremlin's Middle East policy in Russian Military Forum: Russia in the Middle East. Paul Schwartz will moderate. Register here.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Senior Fellow, Cybersecurity Research

The Company:

FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 3,100 customers across 67 countries, including over 200 of the Fortune 500.

The Role:

FireEye Threat Intelligence is seeking an individual with a record of innovative thought about the business consequences of cybersecurity incidents. The successful candidate is a published subject matter expert who examines the effects of network breaches, legal ramifications for companies dealing with intrusions, and explores the intersection of cybersecurity, risk management, and business impact. The candidate excels at conveying his thoughts and findings in a variety of formats: from op-eds to research reports to keynote speech writing.


  • Develop expository pieces that highlight the broader implications of cyber activity Conduct research on topics that will amplify industry’s understanding of the consequences of cyber threats

  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative methodologies to rigorously conduct research and test hypotheses

  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant thought leaders in academia, business, law and policy

  • Brief audiences including senior executives, media professionals, industry analysts


  • Published expert on security, technology, law, business risk, or a closely related field

  • Demonstrated expertise in issues related to cybersecurity

  • Demonstrated independent research capacity

  • Ability to generate research questions and further industry thought

  • Ability to set and manage expectations with key stake-holders and team members

  • Ability to communicate and establish rapport with a global team

  • Ability to prioritize and execute with minimal direction or oversight

Additional Qualifications:

  • Master's, JD or other advanced degree preferred

  • Willing to travel occasionally

Apply here.

Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Data, Law, Ethics and Policy (DLEAP)

Position Description:

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.

Interested candidates should contact Professor Cinnamon Carlarne, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at or 614-247-6347.

Herbert Scoville, Jr. Fellowship

Job Description:

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.

Application Deadline:

Spring 2016 Fellowship–October 1, 2015

Fall 2016 Fellowship–January 4, 2016

Submitting Applications

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