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The Week That Will Be

Cody M. Poplin
Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:00 AM

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Monday, May 4th at 1 pm: The Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings will host a panel of distinguished politicians and analysts for a discussion of issues significant to Japan’s relationship with the United States and its neighbors in East Asia entitled The Path Forward in U.S.-Japan Relations: Trade, Diplomacy, and Security. Yasutoshi Nishimura, state minister of the cabinet office of Japan and member of the Liberal Democratic Party; Isamu Ueda of the Komeito; Koichiro Gemba of the Democratic Party of Japan and former foreign minister of Japan; and Tetsuro Fukuyama of the Democratic Party of Japan will address issues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Japan’s economy and trade policy, its energy outlook and policy, and its plans for investment in Asia. Brookings experts Jeffrey A. Bader and Mireya Solís will provide commentary, and Brookings President Strobe Talbott will provide introductory remarks. RSVP.

Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30 pm: The World Affairs Council will host an event on Cyberspace Security in the Global Sphere. With individuals or groups able to exploit the instantaneous, anonymity, and open nature of the internet across the world, how can the United States effectively engage the international community in the future of cyber security? Brigadier General John C. "Chris" Inglis, former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, will deliver remarks. Register here.

Thursday, May 7th at 10 am: On Thursday morning, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will hold a hearing on Jihad 2.0: Social Media in the Next Evolution of Terrorist Recruitment. See the committee's website for more information.

Thursday, May 7th at 10 am: The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a hearing on Safeguarding American Interests in the East and South China Seas. Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and David B. Shear, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs will testify. Watch live on the committee's website.

Friday, May 8th at 12 pm: At Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Graeme Wood will join Jocelyne Cesari, Ayesha Chaudry, Anver Emon, and Emma Tomalin for a conversation on Representations of ISIS and the Public Understanding of Religion. Register here.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Senior Associate General Counsel 
ORGANIZATION:                         Office of the Director of National Intelligence
SALARY RANGE: $126,245 - $158,700
DEADLINE: June 2, 2015
Job Summary: Provide expert legal advice to the Assistant Director for National Intelligence/Acquisition, Technology & Facilities (ADNI/AT&F), IARPA, and other senior ODNI leaders. Provide expert legal counsel to support the development, review, and interpretation of IC-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards governing IC Major System Acquisitions, to include Requirements, Performance Management Plans, and Independent Cost Estimates. Senior attorney for the OGC team that provides advice and counsel on complex legal issues including procurement law, major system acquisitions, intellectual property, fiscal law, and procurement integrity, and provides innovative and highly effective guidance on possible courses of action; and, expertly prepares complex, high profile, and persuasive legal documents on complex legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients. Position has the potential for supervisory responsibilities depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Qualifications:  Superior multi-disciplinary legal skills and experience dealing with complex legal issues, as well as an expert ability to interpret laws, regulations, judicial decisions, Executive Orders, and statutes involving complex concepts and issues. Expert-level knowledge of one or more of the general or specialized areas of OGC’s law practice, such as: intelligence oversight, privacy and civil liberties, federal employee ethics, National Security Law, Equal Employment Opportunity law, operations law, acquisition and appropriations, administrative law, and litigation. Superior research abilities, including the ability to quickly integrate and synthesize the facts and law to make legally sound decisions, and recommendations pertaining to the most complex situations, or in the context of ambiguous or ill-defined situations. How to Apply:  Applications should be sent to either (classified email system) or (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both R. McPherson) and (Greta A. Hoyle) in lieu of the group address above. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. Applications submitted through the classified email system should NOT contain classified information above the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.

To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call (703) 275-3881.

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Cody Poplin is a student at Yale Law School. Prior to law school, Cody worked at the Brookings Institution and served as an editor of Lawfare. He graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012 with degrees in Political Science & Peace, War, and Defense.

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