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Event Announcements

Monday, May 1, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. ET: The Brookings Institution will host a webcast to discuss how the possibility of Chinese military action against Taiwan has affected U.S.-Taiwan relations. The event will begin with remarks from Suzanne Maloney, vice president at the Brookings Institution. Next, a panel discussion will feature Ryan Hass, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; Bonnie Glaser, managing director of the German Marshall Fund’s Indo-Pacific Program; and Richard C. Bush, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. The event will be moderated by Nick Schifrin, foreign affairs and defense correspondent at PBS NewsHour.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. ET: The Wilson Center will host an event to discuss how Russia and China may contribute to geopolitical and economic development in Central Asia. The event will feature two panels: the first panel will consider how China seeks to fill the geopolitical power vacuum created by Russia’s decline, and the second panel will evaluate how economic degradation will increase the vulnerability of states in Central Asia.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. ET: The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University will host a seminar to discuss how generative artificial intelligence erodes public trust. The conversation will feature remarks by Jeff Hancock, professor at Stanford University, and moderator Nate Persily, professor at Stanford Law School.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. ET: The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) will host a conversation to discuss the needs of local communities in Ukraine, in the context of Russia’s full-scale invasion. The event will feature introductory remarks by Antonia Ferrier, vice president for external affairs at the International Republican Institute. Next, a panel discussion will feature remarks by Yuriy Bova, mayor of Trostianets in Sumy Oblast; Ivan Fedorov, mayor of Melitopol in Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Oleksandr Kodola, mayor of Nizhyn in Chernihiv Oblast; and Ihor Terekhov, mayor of Kharkiv. The event will be moderated by Kori Schake, director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at AEI.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. ET: The Wilson Center will host a discussion about the prospects for democratization in Venezuela. The event will begin with remarks by William Brownfield, distinguished fellow at the Wilson Center. It will feature Juan Guaidó, former interim president of Venezuela, and Amb. Mark A. Green, President of the Wilson Center.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at 3:15 p.m. ET: The Wilson Center will host a conversation to evaluate economic cooperation between the U.S. and Canada under the Biden administration. The event will feature remarks by Christopher Sands, director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute, and Amb. David L. Cohen, U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. ET: The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University will host a seminar about the utility of sanctions against the Russian Federation to launch a new report: “Action Plan 2.0 on Strengthening Sanctions against the Russian Federation.” The event will feature commentary by Anders Åslund, senior fellow at the Stockholm Free World Forum; Andriy Boytsun, founder of the Ukrainian State-Owned Enterprises Weekly; Benjamin Hilgenstock, senior economist at the KSE Institute in Frankfurt, Germany; Dr. Craig Kennedy, center associate at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies; and Nataliia Shapoval, vice president for policy research at the Kyiv School of Economics. Michael McFaul, director of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, will moderate the conversation.

Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 10:30 p.m. ET: The Brookings Institution will host an event to examine the U.S.-Japan strategic alliance in an era of great power competition. Following introductory remarks by Amy Liu, interim president of the Brookings Institution, a panel discussion will feature Shinichi Kitaoka, emeritus professor at the University of Tokyo; Bruce Jones, director of the Brookings Institution’s Project on International Order and Strategy; Tanvi Madan, director of the Brookings Institution’s India Project; and Rui Matsukawa, director general of the Women’s Affairs Bureau for the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. The conversation will be moderated by Mireya Solís, director of the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies.

Friday, May 5, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. ET: The Atlantic Council will host an event to discuss priorities for alliance leaders at the upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius. The event will feature multiple keynote speakers and three panel discussions. The first panel will consider strategies for reinforcing NATO’s eastern boundaries to deter Russian aggression; the second panel will weigh the imperative for U.S. leadership against authoritarian threats; and the third panel will evaluate strategies for facilitating innovation to support the alliance’s collective defense.

Friday, May 5, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. ET: The Wilson Center will host a discussion about the nexus of public health and environmental challenges and launch the memoir “Walking with Gorillas.” The event will feature remarks by Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, founder of Conservation Through Public Health; Amb. Deborah R. Malac, former U.S. Ambassador to Uganda and Liberia; and Oge Onubogu, director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program. The conversation will be moderated by Lauren Herzer Risi, director of the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Director of Development, Lawfare

Editor, Bellingcat

Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Fellowship, George Washington University Law School

In-House Counsel, Protect Democracy 

Policy Associate/Analyst, Center for Democracy & Technology

Director of Finance and Administration, American Society of International Law

Director of Programs, American Society of International Law

Policy Counsel/Senior Policy Counsel, Equity in Civic Technology, Center for Democracy & Technology

Fall 2024 Student Volunteer Program, U.S. Cyber Command

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