The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By William Ford
Monday, March 12, 2018, 6:00 AM

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Monday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m.: The Brookings Institution will host Amy Chua for a discussion about her new book, “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations. Robert Kagan will join Chua in a conversation moderated by Michael O’Hanlon. Register to attend.

Tuesday, March 13 at 9:00 a.m.: The Brookings Institution will host an event on “Thinking the Unthinkable: War on the Korean Peninsula. Brookings President John Allen will deliver opening remarks, followed by two panel discussions. The first panel will examine North Korea’s strategic intentions; the second panel will assess the costs of a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula. Register to attend.

Tuesday, March 13 at 12:00 p.m.: The Hudson Institute will host a panel discussion on “Consolidating and Losing Gains in Syria.” Panelists include Bassam Barabandi, a former Syrian diplomat, Ilan Berman, Jennifer Cafarella, and Michael Pregent. Register to attend.

Tuesday, March 13 at 1:30 p.m.: The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a Discussion with the Secretaries of the U.S. Military Departments on the state of their services, the defense strategy, and important initiatives in the fiscal year 2019 budget. Kathleen Hicks will moderate the discussion. Register to attend or watch the event live.

Tuesday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m.: The Hoover Institution will host Amy Chua for a discussion of her book, “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations,” in the latest installment of its Security by the Book series. Jack Goldsmith will interview Chua about the book. Register to attend.

Wednesday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m.: The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host an event on the upcoming Russian presidential election entitled “Six More Years of Putin?” Politico’s Susan Glasser will moderate a discussion on Vladimir Putin and Russia’s trajectory with Samuel Charap, Henry Hale, Olga Oliker, Eugene Rumer and Angela Stent. Register to attend or watch the event live.

Wednesday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m.: The Hoover Institution will host Niall Ferguson for a discussion of his new book, “The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power.” Jack Goldsmith will interview Ferguson about the book. Register to attend.

Friday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m.: The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a discussion on “Responding to Russia: Deterring Russia Cyber and Grey Zone Activities.” Discussants include John Carlin, a former assistant attorney general for national security, Rick Ledgett, the former deputy director of the National Security Agency, and James Miller Jr. Register to attend or watch the event live.

Calls for Papers

Call for Submissions, Stanford Law & Public Policy Review

The Stanford Law & Policy Review is accepting submissions for scholarly articles on a rolling basis for Volume 29 Issue 2, set for publication in spring 2018. The Review is particularly interested in articles that touch on the topics of national security, cybersecurity, and public policy.

Completed manuscripts will be considered for publication on a rolling basis. If you are interested in writing, please submit to the Stanford Law & Policy Review via Scholastica, and direct all inquiries to the Lead Articles Editor, Sophia Carrillo ([email protected]). If you choose to submit scholarship, articles should be between 5,000 and 20,000 words, not including notes and citations.

The Stanford Law & Policy Review is a widely cited academic journal at Stanford Law School that explores current issues at the nexus of law and public policy. For each issue, it solicits articles from prominent academics, practitioners, policymakers, judges, and other experts. Past contributors include President (then Governor) Bill Clinton, Senator John McCain, and Governor Jeb Bush, among many others. The U.S. Supreme Court last cited one of its pieces in McDonald v. City of Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010).

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Summer 2018 Lawfare Internship

Overview

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 internship, beginning June 2018, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophomore, 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 unpaid nternship 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

Responsibilities

Learning Objectives

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:

Writing: Work with Associate Editor to monitor national security and foreign policy developments, and 4-5 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 

Research: 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.

Qualifications: 

Education/Knowledge/Skills

Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their freshman 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 additional attachment when you apply. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experience 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.

Director, Rework America Task Force 

TITLE: Director

REPORT: Senior Principal, Rework America Task Force

LOCATION: New York, NY or Washington, DC 

About Markle Foundation:

Markle is a private foundation with a long commitment to deploying the power of communications and information technologies for public benefit. Markle achieves its objectives by directly operating projects in its areas of inquiry and does not make grants in response to unsolicited proposals. Markle has a demonstrated history of impact in its past work. More information is available at www.markle.org.

REWORK AMERICA TASK FORCE: A Markle Initiative.

The Rework America Task Force (RATF) seeks to transform our labor market from one solely focused on traditional credentials like degrees and work history, to one rooted in the skills needed for the jobs of the 21st century.  We will harness the same forces disrupting our economy, from Big Data to Artificial Intelligence, to connect all Americans - especially the almost seven in ten Americans without a college degree - to new opportunities and training for in-demand jobs. We will advance a modern labor market that aligns the skills of our workforce to the needs of our employers, keeping American businesses competitive and giving American workers clear pathways to quality jobs over the course of their lives.

Ideal Profile

The RATF team is small, action-oriented and fast-paced. We are passionate about our mission, keen to learn, and enjoy what we do. We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-
building, are results-oriented, and have strong research and analytical skills. Given the entrepreneurial nature of the Task Force, all team members execute a diverse portfolio of projects and contribute to the team through execution of pilots, supporting multiple initiatives and collaborating across teams and partner organizations.

Required Competences:

  • A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles, balancing creativity and practical business judgment.

  • A record of success in developing and seeking out the next challenge and thinking outside constraints to get things done, operating with a clear sense of purpose while being comfortable with ambiguity and change.

  • A proven ability to develop and maintain relationships among many different types of people, especially at high-levels, and to apply critical interpersonal and judgment skills to affect outcomes.

Preferred Competencies:

  • Knowledge of workforce and/or education policy issues.

Responsibilities

The Director will work with the two co-Directors to provide the Rework America Task Force chair, Task Force members and associated Working Groups with substantive guidance and advice surrounding U.S. labor market trends, related impacts of automation and technological advancements, workforce management, worker education and upskilling, trends in technology and Artificial Intelligence, and employer skills-based practices. The Directors drive deliverables from the Task Force to support the Task Force mission of enabling all Americans continued access to the American Dream. The principal responsibilities include:

  • Participate in developing the substantive underpinnings for Task Force objectives. Prepare materials, engage experts, supervise work product development and deliverables. 

  • Provide advice and assistance to the RATF Chair, in the form of written products, research, articles for publication and RATF meeting materials, as directed. 

  • Provide expertise and substantive direction to RATF Working Groups, guiding their outputs consistent with the goals of the RATF generally and the RATF Chair, specifically.

  • Conduct outreach to experts, policymakers, and other relevant actors to inform RATF objectives and outcomes.

  • Collaborate with Task Force staff and contractors as necessary to ensure appropriate subject matter expertise is available to Task Force members and Working Groups. 

  • Identify opportunities for the Task Force to engage in the national debate surrounding the future of work and ways to incentivize change in the U.S. labor market.

  • Other tasks and responsibilities as requested or as assigned.

Job Details

  • Status: Full-time

  • Salary: Competitive

  • Travel: Moderate

  • Degree or credential Requirements: None.

  • Markle is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations and marital status.

  • Applying: Please submit cover letter and resume to: [email protected], subject line: Director Application