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The Week That Will Be

Benjamin Pollard
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 1:41 PM

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Event Announcements

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. ET: The Brookings Institution will host an event to discuss the educational impacts of the war on Ukraine and the initial response by countries hosting Ukrainian refugee children. The event will feature opening remarks from Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education at Brookings. Panelists include: Maysa Jalbout, nonresident fellow at the Center for Universal Education; David Edwards, general secretary of Education International; Viktoriia Gnap, co-founder and president of the Unbreakable Ukraine Foundation; Zarlasht Halaimzai, founder and CEO of Amna; and Erum Mariam, executive director of the BRAC Institute for Educational Development.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 1 p.m. ET: The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will hold a hearing to examine former President Trump’s alleged efforts to pressure state officials to overturn the 2020 election. The select committee will hear testimony from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger; Gabriel Sterling, chief operating officer at the Georgia secretary of state’s office; Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers; and Georgia elections worker Wandrea “Shaye” Moss.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. ET: The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) will host an event to examine the West’s response to the War in Ukraine. The event will feature a speech from U.K. Member of Parliament Tom Tugendhat, followed by a discussion between Tugendhat and Kori Schake, director of foreign and defense policy studies at AEI.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. ET: The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) will host a conference to evaluate the impacts of the changing landscape of U.S. energy security and the energy transition on the oil and gas sector. The conference will feature keynote speeches from Rep. Scott Peters, member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Toby Rice, president and CEO of EQT. The event will also feature two panel discussions. Panelists include: Raoul LeBalnc, vice president of energy at S&P Global Commodity Insights; Amy Myers Jaffe, managing director of the Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University; Artem Abramov, partner and head of shale research at Rystad Energy; Betty Jiang, head of U.S. ESG Research at Credit Suisse; Tracey Cameron, director of corporate climate engagement at Ceres; and Ben Ratner, executive director of sustainability at JPMorgan Chase.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. ET: The Brookings Institution will host an event to discuss the Declaration for the Future of the Internet. The event will feature a conversation with Peter Harrell, the White House special assistant to the president and senior director for international economics and competitiveness, and Tim Wu, the White House special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy. Their conversation will be moderated by Alex Engler, Brookings fellow.. An expert panel will follow the conversation. Panelists include: Steven Feldstein, senior fellow in the democracy, conflict, and governance program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Jessica Brandt, Brookings fellow; and Allie Funk, research director for technology and democracy at Freedom House.

Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. ET: The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University will host a panel discussion on strengthening individual sanctions and financial sanctions against Russia. The event will feature the presentation of two new white papers from the International Working Group on Russian Sanctions entitled “Individual Sanctions Roadmap: Recommendations for Sanctions against the Russian Federation,” and “Strengthening Financial Sanctions against the Russian Federation.” Michael McCaul, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute, will speak about the papers and answer questions, along with other members of the working group.

Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 4 p.m. ET: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host an panel discussion about the current political crisis in Iraq, amid the resignation of the largest Shia bloc in the Iraqi parliament. Panelists include Akeel Abas, an Iraqi academic and journalist; Zeinab Shuker, assistant professor of sociology at Sam Houston State University, Texas; Harith Hasan, senior scholar at the Emirates Policy Center; Mohanad Hage Ali, fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center; and Marsin Alshamary, research fellow at the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. ET: The Brookings Institution will host a webinar with Senator Mark Warner examining U.S.-China relations and great power competition amidRussia’s invasion of Ukraine. The webinar will feature opening remarks from Brookings Vice President of Foreign Policy Suzanne Maloney, followed by a moderated discussion between Maloney and Warner. An expert panel will follow the discussion. Panelists include James Goldgeier, visiting fellow at Brookings; Angela Stent, Brookings nonresident senior fellow; Ryan Hass, Brookings senior fellow; and Constanze Stelzenmüller, Brookings senior fellow.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Director, Federal Government Affairs, R Street Institute

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

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

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

Benjamin Pollard is a student at Brown University studying history and political science. He is a former intern at Lawfare.

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