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Tenure-Line Faculty Position in Cybersecurity Governance and Risk Management, Kogod School of Business at American University

 The Department of Information Technology invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position at an open rank in cybersecurity governance and risk management for Academic Year 2017-18 (beginning August 21, 2017), subject to final budgetary approval.

Background. The Kogod School of Business has made a major commitment to be a world thought leader in cybersecurity governance and enterprise risk management. The school has established an academic research center (Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center), is offering courses in the cybersecurity management area, and is pursuing new opportunities in cybersecurity education.

Qualifications. Earned doctorate in business (information systems) or a related field or anticipated completion of a doctorate by August 21, 2017. Demonstrably successful record in teaching business courses in information systems or a related field. Ability to conduct research in cybersecurity that will lead to publications in premier journals.

Responsibilities. Teach cybersecurity courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in on-the-ground and on-line formats. Develop new programs and courses in cybersecurity education for corporate boards, managers, and employees. Create knowledge in the area of cybersecurity through rigorous research. Build the visibility and reputation of the school in cybersecurity in the business, policy, and scholarly communities. Participate in department, school, and university activities.

Application. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An application must include a cover letter, a current and complete curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and copies of all teaching evaluations. Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio.

Requests for information should be directed to:

Ms. Takei Roach
Academic Affairs Coordinator
Kogod School of Business
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20016-8044
[email protected]

For more information on the Kogod School of Business, consult

For more information on the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center, consult

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Lawfare Intern


This academic-focused spring internship, beginning January 2017, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in national security to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.  This intern will assist with running and maintaining Lawfare, a website devoted to serious, non-ideological discussion of national security legal and policy issues.

Lawfare has emerged as the internet’s indispensable resource for information and analysis on the law of national security. Devoted to “Hard National Security Choices,” the site features top-quality writing and analysis from experts on developing stories in the national security arena, relevant legislation, and judicial opinions. It is a digital magazine that includes a podcast, a book review, research tools, a daily news roundup, an events calendar, and exhaustive coverage of events other media touch only glancingly.

This unpaid internship provides a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest.  It will provide an opportunity for career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills.


Students will have an opportunity to learn a variety of research skills such as writing, research and blog maintenance. Learning will fall into three main categories:


  • Work with Associate Editor to monitor national security and foreign policy developments, and 3-4 times per week, co-write “Today’s Headlines and Commentary.”
  • Work with Associate Editor to co-write “The Week that Will Be,” a weekly feature that outlines upcoming events, academic announcements, and employment announcements.
  • Work with the Associate Editor to co-write a deep-dive analytical piece on a relevant national security law and policy issue.
  • Sole-author “The Week that Was,” a weekly piece that provides a guide to the week’s Lawfare content.


  • Provide research support to the Lawfare editorial team as needed.

Maintaining the blog:

  • Tag and categorize Lawfare posts
  • Track relevant Congressional hearings
  • Track and add relevant events to the Events Calendar

Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.



Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in government, political science, international relations, and law are encouraged to apply.  Our most successful interns have very strong writing, analytical, and research skills, as well as excellent verbal and organizational skills---preferably demonstrated through prior independent research or previous experience as a research assistant.

 Additional Information:

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for interning at Brookings.

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please submit your resume as instructed and add your cover letter as an attachment when you apply. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experienc e and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals.

Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

Please submit all applications to the Brookings Institution hiring portal.


Senior Managing Editor/Editor-in-Chief, International Law Studies, Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, U.S. Naval War College

International Law Studies ( ILS ) is a professionally edited peer-reviewed journal published by the U.S. Naval War College Stockton Center for the Study of International Law (Stockton Center). The oldest international law publication in the United States, ILS is an invitation-only journal. Articles published in ILS are authored by top experts in the field of international law and address cutting edge legal issues.
The Editor-in-Chief of ILS is responsible for the management of the journal in support of the Stockton Center. Working with the General Editors, this person will set the vision for ILS and will identify the key legal issues relevant to the U.S. Navy and other services in order for the Stockton Center to participate in and influence debate in the international law sphere. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for all ILS articles. This includes the recommendation to the General Editors to accept articles, deciding upon reviewers, managing the editorial process, ensuring the timely publication of articles and editing articles him or herself.

The Senior Managing Editor is responsible for assisting the Editor-in-Chief in all of the below areas identified by the Editor-in-Chief.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of the peer review process (reviewing articles, identifying peer reviewers, etc.)
  • Management of the editorial board and the editorial process (ensuring articles are properly prioritized, assigning ILS staff articles, establishing timelines for the completion articles, carrying out quality control once articles are edited, etc.)
  • Communication with authors
  • Planning the ILS publication schedule for the upcoming year
  • Substantive content editing, copy editing, proofing, footnote editing and formatting
  • ILS promotion (email alerts, correspondence with libraries and databases, etc.)
  • ILS website management and management of ILS archive project
  • Research into international law issues
  • Management of Stockton e-portal

Skills required:

  • JD or LLM in public international law and/or the equivalent experience in the field of international law
  • Subject matter expertise in international law required (specific expertise in use of force, law of armed conflict, law of the sea and/or maritime security preferred)
  • Academic editing experience required, particularly the editing of an academic journal or similar style publication
  • Familiarity with the Harvard Blue Book and the Chicago Manual of Style preferred
  • Research and writing experience preferred
  • Time management and attention to detail
  • Ability to lead small teams and manage limited assets effectively
  • Experience with or openness to working with active duty military personnel

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Master's

Point of Contact: Dr. Tina Wann ([email protected]

Applicants must be able to work in the United States.

2017 Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition

The Clara Barton Competition Committee, Georgetown University Law Center, and the Canadian and American Red Cross are excited to announce the 4th Annual Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition, to be held March 10-12, 2017 in Washington D.C, at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Named after the founder of the American Red Cross, this simulation-based experiential legal competition will expose rising professionals to the practice of IHL and to real world challenges facing IHL practitioners during armed conflict.

Throughout the Competition, participants will engage in practical role playing exercises, during which they will be asked to assume various professional roles and accomplish a wide range of tasks reflective of those performed by practitioners in the field. Unlike traditional moot court competitions, participants will explore the application of the law through fictional, but realistic case studies of armed conflict which continue to evolve throughout the Competition, offering participants a dynamic and creative atmosphere in which to explore complex legal issues. The Competition will test participants’ knowledge of international humanitarian law and public international law, as well as their ability to present, advocate for, and defend legal positions to a diverse range of stakeholders in different simulated environments.

The Clara Barton Competition is open to law students pursuing Juris Doctor (J.D.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees at law schools within the United States and Canada, as well as students attending Canadian and United States military academies and institutions. 

Applications will be accepted through 10pm EST on November 14th, 2016. Teams are encouraged to submit their packet as soon as possible. The Committee will announce the selected teams by Monday, December 5th, 2016. 

Interested teams can access more information and the application packet on the Canadian Red Cross website by clicking here or by going to the Canadian Red Cross Website at:

Questions may be directed to the CBC Committee at [email protected]

Law Student Volunteer

Organization: Department of Justice

Department: Office of Law and Policy, National Security Division

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.


Job Description: 

Intern projects include: researching legal questions, drafting memoranda or other legal and policy analysis, factual research, and assisting with presentations and supporting materials.



Open to all law students. 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.
Application Process: 

Brief 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, ATTN: Intern Program Coordinator (Office of Law and Policy), via email to [email protected]

For applications for spring 2017, the subject line should read: [LAST NAME] - L&P Spring 2017 Internship Application. For applications for fall 2017, the subject line should read: [LAST NAME] – L&P Fall 2017 Internship application.

Paper or faxed applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline:

Spring 2017 – September 15, 2016

Fall 2017 – April 1, 2017