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Quinta Jurecic
Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:36 AM

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Monday, October 26th at 10:30 am: The Brookings Institution will host a panel discussion on Putin's Crimean Gamble: Russia, Ukraine, and the New Cold War. Martin Kalb, Thomas Friedman, and Nina Khrushcheva will speak. Brookings President Strobe Talbott will provide opening remarks and Martin Indyk will moderate the discussion. Register here.

Tuesday, October 27th at 9 am: At the George Washington University, intelligence community leaders, national security experts, private sector leaders, and members of the media will convene for a day-long event on The Ethos and Profession of Intelligence. Speakers include CIA Director John Brennan, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Please email if you wish to attend.

Tuesday, October 27th at 9:30 am: Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and General Joseph Dunford will testify on United States Military Strategy in the Middle East in a hearing of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. More here.

Wednesday, October 28th at 9:30 am: The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a hearing on The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East. The Honorable Anne Patterson and General John Allen will provide testimony. More information is available here.

Friday, October 20th at 9 am: The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a panel on New Challenges to the Laws of War, featuring Ambassador Valentin Zellweger, Director General for International Law and Legal Advisor at the Swiss Foreign Ministry. Colonel Gary Brown, Catherine Lotrionte, and David Simon will also speak. Light refreshments will be served. Register here.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Cybersecurity Attorney, IBM

Job description
Employees with professional legal training and experience, who are qualified to practice law. Candidate would be a member of the Global Cybersecurity Legal team, reporting to the chief Cybersecurity Counsel and include the following additional responsibilities:
  • Provide advice to staff of the Chief Information Security Office (CISO) on legal issues related to our corporate cybersecurity program.
  • Advise and help lead cyber incident response investigations in partnership with our Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT).
  • Provide advice on cybersecurity legal, regulatory, and policy issues that affect the company across multiple business areas.
  • Work with Government and Regulatory Affairs on legislative and policy efforts pertaining to cybersecurity.
  • Keep management and execs informed of cyber incidents and legal developments.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 3 years experience in Juris Doctor Degree
  • Basic knowledge in Cybersecurity, Privacy Law
  • Readiness to travel 10% travel annually
  • English: Fluent

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Global Governance Futures Fellowship

The Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues program (GGF) is bringing together 25 young professionals to look ahead at the year 2027 and recommend ways to address key global challenges. Building on previous rounds of the program (GGF 2020, 2022 and 2025), the upcoming GGF 2027 will assemble 25 fellows from China, Germany, India, Japan and the United States (five from each country) to form three working groups that focus on data governance, global health and transnational terrorism, respectively.

Over the course of 2016 and 2017, the fellows will meet in four dialogue sessions that take place in the five participating countries. The fellows will receive training in the GGF scenario planning methodology. Challenged with different perspectives from other parts of the world, the fellows will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts and policymakers in the participating countries. In their working groups, the fellows will produce possible scenarios leading to 2027 and develop policy ideas for effective and accountable governance. Take a look at the most recent round of GGF dialogue sessions.

The four dialogue sessions (five to eight days each) will take place in Washington, DC (May 8-12, 2016), Tokyo and Beijing (September 2016), New Delhi (January 2017) and Berlin (May 2017). The exact dates for the subsequent three dialogue session will be determined closer to the sessions.

The GGF fellows will disseminate the results of their working group discussions through reports, op-eds in major publications and high-profile presentations.

Download the application form, and apply by midnight Pacific Time on November 15, 2015

For more for information on application requirements and timeline, visit the GGF website.

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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Quinta Jurecic is a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a senior editor at Lawfare. She previously served as Lawfare's managing editor and as an editorial writer for the Washington Post.

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