Monday, February 22, 2016

European Summer School in Prague

The 2016 European Summer School in Prague is an intensive 10 day learning programme focused on European integration. It is organized by one of the leading think-tanks in Prague, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, in co-operation with Prague College and the Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences.

This year’s European Summer School is titled “Europe in Motion”. How are current challenges changing the dynamics of the European integration? Facing the consequences of the debt crisis, current migration wave and security situation in the neighbourhood, is the EU moving towards more or less Europe? Find out in Prague, at the 14th annual European Summer School!

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Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities. Writing Workshop - Tuesday, 4/12

Washington State Legislature Information Session - Tuesday, 4/12

Logger Talks: Election Issues Panel - TUE 4/12

Lecture by Joseph A. Fry: Vietnam War Student Protests - 4/11

Black Ice Literary Magazine Call 2016

From: Nora R Katz <>
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Subject: Black Ice Literary Magazine Call 2016

We would like to extend an invitation to the faculty and students of the P&G department to submit their works to the Black Student Union's Literary Magazine Black Ice. Our literary magazine focuses on issues and experiences related to race. Broadly this includes (but is not limited too) discussions of racism, ethnicity, intersecting oppressions, etc. in the form of art pieces, prose, essays, plays, and poetry. Please note, submissions do not have to be submitted by people of color. Our mission is to offer a platform for voices, stories, and social critique that would not be otherwise heard or invited. Submissions are due by April 10th.

Government Affairs Summer Internship Opportunity. Deadline Friday, 4/8

Visit the website here

Talk by Kjell Vaage on Pensions and Disability Policy in Norway - Thursday, 4/7

TNT article by David Droge, professor emeritus

David Droge performs an election worker duty: persuading the Anderson Island ferry crew to wait for ballots to be picked up.

Read "Being an election worker has a side benefit" by David Droge here

Read more here:

Future Women In Government Program coming to Seattle! Deadline Monday, 4/4

My name is Rachael Munkacsi and I work with Women In Government (WIG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators based in Washington, DC. I am contacting you about an opportunity for your students to participate in our Future Women In Government program, a leadership event that will take place at our 19th Annual Western Conference on May 20th in Seattle, WA!

Inspired by the “Teach a Girl to Lead” initiative, this program provides participants an opportunity for networking and mentorship with state legislators and private sector leaders from across the country to facilitate a deeper discussion around women in leadership. Participants will join us for conference programming and professional development all day Friday, May 20th. Participants’ conference costs will be covered, though we recommend that students reside near the Seattle/Tacoma area as WIG will not provide overnight hotel accommodations.

For more information and the application click here.
Please send completed applications to myself at: []

We must receive all applications by 11:59 pm EST on April 4, 2016.

We look forward to providing women students at Puget Sound an exciting opportunity to network with strong women leaders!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Office of Congressman Adam Smith recruiting for District Office Interns. Deadline Friday, 4/1

My name is Amina Mohamed, I am the intern coordinator in Congressman Adam Smith's district office located in Renton, WA. We are currently accepting applications for summer internships. Please pass this along to students that would be interested! I have attached the internship applications to this email. Please visit the Congressman's website for more information regarding the qualifications and job responsibilities:
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

"During my fourth year at the University of Washington I interned for Congressman Adam Smith in his District Office. Before my internship I only had a vague understanding of policy and the legislative process. While I was there I had the opportunity to learn about all of the inner workings of a congressional office. Through constituent correspondent and letter writing opportunities I was able to greatly improve my written and oral communication skills. My internship initiated an unknown passion I had more public service and policy. After I graduated from the University of Washington I applied for an internship in Congressman Adam Smith's Washington DC office. After working there for a month I was offered a full time, permanent position. I could not be happier with where my initial internship opportunity has led me."
                       - Savannah R., University of Washington

Application Deadlines

Sessions are very flexible and can be moved or combined:
District Office (Renton, WA) Summer Internship (May - August): Deadline April 1st*
*Applications received after these dates will be accepted, but will not be guaranteed consideration.

Applications for both the full-time and part-time internship program in the District Office must submit an application packet including a letter of interest, resume, and two letters of recommendation.

Amina Mohamed
Constituent Services Representative 
Office: 425.793.5180 | Fax: 425.793.5181

CFR Conference Call on Transnational Threats - 3/23

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you and your students to participate in the next session of the Winter/Spring 2016 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, March 23, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in WY 326. Michael R. Fenzel, CFR’s 2015–2016 U.S. Army fellow, will discuss U.S. national security policy and efforts to combat transnational threats facing the United States.

Colonel Michael R. Fenzel, U.S. Army, most recently served as the chief of staff for the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Previously, he commanded the Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Armored Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team. His other assignments include commander, 1st Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade at Vicenza, Italy, and director for transnational threats with the National Security Council. Colonel Fenzel holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and MA’s from the U.S. Naval War College and Harvard University, and a PhD from the Naval Postgraduate School.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Michael R. Fenzel and Aaron Picozzi, “Now Is the Time to Strengthen NATO’s Resolve,” Defense in Depth, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations, November 24, 2015. 
2) Stewart M. Patrick, “Transnational Terrorism: Three Things to Know,” Video,, February 18, 2015. 
3) “Global Governance Monitor: Armed Conflict,” Interactive, International Institutions and Global Governance, Council on Foreign Relations.

If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to Professor Weinberger as soon as possible.

Hope to see you there!

Seth Weinberger
Associate Professor
Department of Politics & Government
University of Puget Sound

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

In Memoriam: Professor Arpad Kadarkay

12/20/34 - 11/28/15

In late 2015, Professor emeritus of Politics and Government Arpad Kadarkay passed away. Professor Kadarkay joined Puget Sound in 1979 as associate professor specializing in political theory, American political thought, and intellectual history of 20th century Europe. Professor Kadarkay lived a fascinating life, beginning with his upbringing in Hungary during the Second World War. On his wife Leone’s advice several years ago, Professor Kadarkay had begun writing his memoirs. For those of you who are interested, they are published in serialized form at the Hungarian Review. Professor David Sousa spoke at Professor Kardarkay’s memorial service in late January and he kindly agreed to share his remarks with all of us. - Professor Alisa Kessel

From Professor Sousa

Arpad Kadarkay had a taste for big ideas and large questions. So, like Arpi, I’ll go right to the big picture. Arpad was a free man, freedom won the hard way, who lived in awe of the often terrifying world events through which he lived, the massive movements of social forces that shaped the world and profoundly shaped his own life and thought. Arpad lived in awe of the ideas that he saw as the most powerful forces shaping the world, and was awestruck by the minds and lives of those who generated those ideas. He spent a lifetime engaging these terrible events and those ideas, helping students to glimpse the often awful and sometimes liberating possibilities in ideas and political theory. He was a man well-positioned by virtue of his own story to help students and the rest of us understand tragedy and possibility in history, and in our own lives.

When I heard of Arpad’s death I re-read some of the recent notes he had sent, read a bit of the memoir that he was working on, but mostly I just thought about him in his study, reading. This led me to this passage from Machiavelli that I’m sure he loved, a pitch perfect depiction of a man like Arpad entering his study, to read:

Come evening, I return to my house and enter my study; on the threshold I take off my ordinary clothes, covered with mud and dirt, and wrap myself in robes meant for a court or palace. Dressed appropriately, I enter the ancient courts filled with ancient men where, affectionately received, I nourish myself on that food that alone is mine and for which I was born; where I am unashamed to converse and ask them to explain their actions, and where they, kindly, answer me. And for hours at a time I feel no boredom, I forget all my troubles, I have no fear of poverty, or even of death. I enter their lives completely.… I have written down what I have learned from these conversations (in a little book called The Prince!)

This was Arpad’s life’s work, to enter the lives of the greatest thinkers who have lived, and to enter them completely. His passion for this project was evident everywhere. His teaching was legendary, enthusiastic, exciting, and more than a bit theatrical. I once read a student evaluation that said that in Kadarkay’s class she felt like she’d had a séance with Jean-Jacques Rousseau, which for Arpad had to be the ultimate compliment—he had helped this young person enter into a real and meaningful conversation with a profound thinker. For Arpi, this was the very stuff of a meaningful life and the measure of his success as a teacher and a man. I had the opportunity to watch him teach, to experience the sparks and the fire and the emotion, and after the first visit I asked a colleague if that was, well, real—I mean, how many times can you teach Mill or Marx or Rousseau to first year students and sustain that level of excitement and passion? The colleague assured me it was real—Arpad’s love for teaching political theory, his taste for “that food for which he was born,” never waned.

You could find Arpad’s intellectual passions evident in quiet ways as well. At some point, I needed to read parts of Madison’s notes on the constitutional convention. I couldn’t find my copy, which I had toted around for years but never read, and asked Arpad if I could borrow his. He graciously loaned it to me. When I cracked the book open I found evidence of Arpi’s reading and engagement with Madison and the framers everywhere. Careful, gentle underlinings of key passages in a blue pencil he once favored; notes and questions and exclamations in the margins in his distinctive script, on and on throughout the hundreds of pages of text. This is an important document, but not a scintillating read by any stretch. Still Arpad had engaged it deeply, completely. I thought of the number of times that we had talked about how hard and lonely a life of reading and scholarship can be. At some point it’s just you, and a book, and time. It’s hard. Arpad was distractible and had that charming absent-minded professor persona (there’s a story of Arpad, deep in reading a manuscript in loose pages, crashing into a colleague, two professors on the ground, paper everywhere) but he was much more than this. He had a remarkable self-discipline and dedication to the work that he loved. He was willing to engage in what Weber called “the slow, patient boring of hard boards,” hours of solitary work and reading, sometimes with little apparent payoff, as the price of admission to the great conversations about past and future and about the meaning of the good that he wanted to engage.

I thought of Arpad’s close reading of Madison’s notes when I received what would be his last letter to me from Budapest, parts of which I’d like to share with you now. In retrospect it’s easy to see here that he knew he was saying goodbye.

October 17

Dear David,

I came, I saw, I lecture. Budapest in its Autumn splendor is a sight to behold. After the ugly socialist realist architecture of steel, bricks and plaster, the city of white marble and gilded facades sparkles and radiates beauty and vitality. I lecture at three universities. The return of the native. How proud I am representing this great nation of ours in my native land.

…Throughout my career I have been most interested in the American Revolution. My preoccupation with the Revolution, the Founders, the Constitution comes from my belief that they are the most important events in American history, bar none. Not only did they create the United States, but they infused into our culture all of our highest aspirations and noblest values. Our beliefs in liberty, equality, constitutionalism, and the well-being of ordinary people, that magic opening of the Constitution “WE THE PEOPLE” came out of the Revolutionary era. So did our belief that we Americans are a special people with a special destiny to lead the world toward liberty and democracy.

Since the identity of the United States as a nation remains unusually fluid, elusive and evolving, we Americans have to look back repeatedly to the Revolution, the Founders, and the Constitution in order to know who we are. We go back to our birth and the values and institutions that came out of it in order to refresh and reaffirm our nationhood. That for me is why the Revolutionary era remains so significant and why it fills me with pride to proclaim it on lecterns by the banks of the Danube.

It is here in my native land that I am proud to say to students, the future leaders of the Republic of Hungary, that our American Republic is still a potent experiment in liberty worth demonstrating to the rest of the world. We can only hope that the idea of America will never die.

Now I am an Americanist and a hard-headed realist, and I have to admit that my first responses to these words were, first, to be charmed because these are so purely the words of my colleague Arpad, but also to roll my eyes at what I reflexively see as a kind of naivete’ about the American experience. But this came from Arpad—a free man who came about that freedom the hard way. He had not only seen the barbarians at the gates but had seen them crash through the gates, aiming to impose mad visions on histories and peoples and cultures that they would never understand so instead would attempt to obliterate. Arpad was more than right to hope that the liberal ideas he found in the American experience would endure, and be powerful enough to serve as antidote to the various forms of madness that threatened and threaten free thought and expression. It’s remarkable that Arpad, who had seen more horrors than most of us, really more than most of us could bear, maintained hope in the power of an idea to confront and turn back the horrors and create a better future.

Finally, a few words about Arpi as a colleague. He was universally regarded as warm, generous, and kind. He and Leone opened their home and played a role in building social capital among us. He took particular interest in the colleagues with young families, often checking in and asking about the children. You should have seen him when he heard Jill and I were having twins. He was laughing and beaming, giddy, doing a little dance. This person who clearly thought of himself as a man of the world, and obviously was a man of the world, was thoroughly grounded in home and family, and he couldn't contain his excitement that we would have the gift he obviously cherished in his own life. Our colleague Dave Balaam has young kids, and over a lunch Arpad heard Dave’s stories about the travails of parenthood. Arpad commiserated, and told him that this too, shall pass. A few days later, Dave found that Arpad had sent him a book on stoic philosophy. This is pure Arpad. All of us need a little Zeno, or Seneca, or Marcus Aurelius to get through the terrible twos.

At one point, in an act of insanity, we made him chair of the department. Arpad was of course a brilliant man of many talents, but it would be an understatement to say that he lacked the bureaucratic gene. He had not fled the totalitarians to put himself under the thumb of the apparatchiks from Jones Hall. He had not fought his way to a professorship in political theory to be saddled with mundane administrative tasks—signing the forms, meeting the deadlines, compiling the budget, submitting the schedule. We’d ask him what happened—where’s the form? Did you sign that and send it over to Jones? Did you meet the deadline? Balance the budget? He’d laugh, shrug, perhaps sheepish, perhaps defiant. This was exasperating in the moment, but as time has passed I have come to see that he was perhaps the greatest department chair ever to have lived. He was not going to let petty demands and requirements distract him from his reasons for living-- his reading, writing, teaching and family. Henceforth, when faced with bureaucratic nuisances we should all ask ourselves, “What Would Arpad Do”? We know exactly what he would do—he would ignore them, throw them away, knowing that if the demands were really important they’d get sent over again, and maybe a third time, saving himself time for the things he loved to do.


Arpad was free man. He lived a big and important life against the backdrop of great historical events, doing what he saw as the most important work in the world. He touched dozens of colleagues and hundreds of students, and his passions and hopes for the world never waned, despite the terrifying realities that he himself had faced. He lived a life in awe, and he himself was, in important ways, awe-inspiring. We’ll miss him.

Professors Arpad Kadarkay and David Sousa
Department of Politics & Government Holiday Party, 12/1/06

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Internship Opportunity: The AroundCampus Group

My name is Chris Muckey and I am a recruiter with The AroundCampus Group.I am currently hiring for our Summer Sales & Marketing Internship in Tacoma, and I wanted to reach out because I think that this opportunity is an incredible way to introduce students from all areas of study; including Politics and Government, to the business world. Our internship program was rated by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 internships in the nation due to the experience provided, and the opportunities available after the program. We have 16 companies who hire directly out of our program such as ADP, AT&T, Edward Jones, to name a few.

I will be interviewing students on Friday, March 25th and the week after, and would love to speak with your students!

AroundCampus Group is the leading collegiate media and marketing company in the U.S. As an AroundCampus summer sales intern you will help connect your college campus with the local community by selling advertising that will appear in the Tacoma Black Book (a book of deals for students), on our mobile app, and website.

As a Sales Representative you will:

· Learn the steps of the sales process
· Step outside of your comfort zone learning about his/her local community: this is NOT a desk job
· Learn pertinent inter-personal communication skills
· Learn how to build professional sales relationships with local businesses
· Learn how to prospect new and renewal clients
· Become experts in time and account management
· Gain professional sales knowledge
· Connect with our Career Partner Network
· Gain resume building skills
· Work full-time this summer, Monday – Friday from 8:30am-5:30pm
· Attend our week-long, nationally recognized Sales Foundations Academy Training Program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus; all expenses paid

We want people who are:

· Confident, driven, competitive and obsessed about their future
· Great listeners who love to work with people
· Goal-oriented people who like working alone as much as they like working with a team
· Willing to constantly learn, improve, and adapt quickly
· Excited about discovering and exploring Tacoma
· Versatile; building relationships across many verticals

Job Requirements:
· A car for the entire summer
· Housing near their Tacoma (or a university that we work with)
· Availability Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm

Wonder what happens after the internship? We also have an awesome line up of Career Partners waiting to talk to you about their full time, highly coveted positions once you have completed the AC program. Check them out:
Bloomberg BNA
Echo Global Logistics
TelePacific Communications
Edward Jones
Federated Insurance
Reynolds and Reynolds
Stephen Gould
Tom James

Apply Online at
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Center for Economic and Policy Research Summer Internship - Deadline Friday, 3/25

Job Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research is currently looking for a full-time International Program Intern for Summer 2016 (early June — August).

Responsibilities include assisting staff with research on upcoming papers and opinion pieces; organizing events with Latin American delegations, CEPR staff, and visiting academics; assisting in tracking and logging press mentions; as well as working on outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress.

The responsibilities vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will be able to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.

Qualifications: We are looking for applicants with a general understanding of economics, international relations, and democracy issues, and an interest in economic justice. Previous research, data and/or outreach experience is extremely helpful; interns with strong economics or foreign policy experience (including Master’s degrees) will have the opportunity to engage in serious research, and those with strong organizing or outreach experience will have event management opportunities. The intern will need to be proficient in Spanish (fluency a plus); able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited management; and be a self-starter and independent learner. Should have excellent writing and communications skills.

Stipend: Starting compensation of $1,762 per month, plus up to $255 for health insurance reimbursement per month.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and a brief (2 page) answer to the question “How can the US improve its foreign policy toward Latin America?” via email to internationalintern[at] No calls or faxes please.

Closing Date of Position: March 25, 2016.

Organization Description: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. It is an independent nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.

CEPR is an ideal place to learn about current economic and global justice issues in a friendly, relaxed and fun environment. Work schedules are flexible.

Lecture by Google scientist Blaise Agüera y Arcas - Wednesday, 3/23

Blaise Agüera y Arcas is Principal Scientist at Google where he leads a team focusing on Machine Intelligence for mobile devices - including both basic research and new products. His group works extensively with deep neural nets for machine perception, distributed learning, and agents, as well as collaborating with academic institutions on connectomics research.

Until 2014 he was a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, where he worked in a variety of roles, from inventor to strategist, and led teams with strengths in inter­ac­tion design, pro­to­typ­ing, computer vision and machine vision, augmented reality, wearable com­put­ing and graphics. Blaise has given TED talks on Sead­ragon and Pho­to­synth (2007, 2012) and Bing Maps (2010). In 2008, he was awarded MIT’s prestigious TR35 (“35 under 35”).

Pohlad Fund: international experiential opportunity for students! Deadline 3/23

From: Alisa Kessel 
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2016

I’m writing on behalf of Monica DeHart, Sunil Kukreja, Patrick O’Neil, Emelie Peine, and Dan Sherman. Together, the six of us have been able to re-vamp the Pohlad Fund. I am writing to let you know about this new opportunity for students.

The Pohlad Fund is a $3000 grant that provides one rising junior or senior the opportunity to travel abroad to participate in activities or programs related to the study of politics or government. Special consideration will be given to activities or programs that support student-faculty collaboration. The award does not stipulate that recipients must be P&G majors, and any student with a political activity or project in mind is eligible to apply. One Pohlad grantee will be awarded each year. 

Unlike a summer research fellowship, the Pohlad Fund is not intended to support student-designed research. Instead, it is meant to give students opportunities to travel and explore. For example, using a grant from the Pohlad Fund, a student could:
        • undertake intensive language training on site
        • participate in extended workshops overseas
        • work in internship and volunteer programs abroad
        • pursue "short course" or conference opportunities
        • collaborate on faculty-led research requiring international fieldwork
        • present joint (faculty-student) research overseas
        • research in museums, archives, or university libraries

This is a unique award that we hope will give its recipients a distinctive traveling and learning experience.

For additional information, contact Professor Alisa Kessel or Professor Sunil Kukreja
For more information and the online application click here

DC Summer Internship Opportunity – 3/16 Final Deadline

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. in Washington, DC
June 4 – July 29, 2016

*Guaranteed Internships - Courses for Credit - Housing in DC
*Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 10, 2016
*Final Deadline: March 16, 2016

*Generous Scholarship Funding Available

Gain that competitive edge by interning in the city where history is made. Programs are offered in following fields:
· International Affairs
· Public Policy & Economics
· Journalism & Communication
· Service & Community Leadership
· Business & Government Affairs
· Leadership & the American Presidency

Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college. The comprehensive programs sponsored by The Fund for American Studies include:

· A guaranteed internship placement
· Courses for transferable credit from George Mason University
· Furnished housing conveniently located close to Metro rail stations and key attractions in Washington
· Networking events, exclusive briefings, guest speakers and a mentor program


We’ve been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with over 300 different federal agencies, policy groups, international affairs organizations, media outlets, public affairs firms, government relations offices, and nonprofit organizations.

Working in this powerful city will allow you to make professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths, and we work with each student’s unique goals and aspirations to match them with the most fitting internship site.

Below you’ll find just a sampling of our past internship sites:
· American Institute for Cancer Research
· AT&T
· Capital Area Food Bank
· Congressional Offices on Capitol Hill
· Council of Hemispheric Affairs
· Crosby Volmer Public Relations
· Ford Motor Company
· Foreign Embassies
· National Association of Women Legislators
· Security Industry Association
· Student Conservation Association
· U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, Justice and the Treasury
· U.S. News & World Report
· U.S. Small Business Administration
· World Learning


Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 16, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the priority deadline of February 10, 2016 to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as internship placement. We award almost 1 million dollars in scholarship funding annually and awards are made on the basis of financial need and merit.


Applicants may apply for a full scholarship through the Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship awards program. 4 will be available for Summer 2016. More information may be found here:

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.

Lecture by Naomi Wolf on “Women, Confidence, and Courage” WED 3/30

Free with Student ID
$7 for General Public
-pick up tickets at information desk-

Wolf has written eight best-selling works of nonfiction, including her landmark work, The Beauty Myth, which challenges the cosmetics industry and its marketing of unrealistic beauty standards. One of the most important books of the 20th century, according to The New York Times, The Beauty Myth, launched a new wave of feminism and is still taught worldwide.

Passionate about activism, Wolf is known for questioning establishment views on gender, foreign policy, and economics. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, Wolf offers effective tools for citizens to promote civic engagement and create sustainable democracy. The New York Times best-seller The End of America is a call to preserve liberty and democracy, and won the 2008 Nautilus Silver Award for social change and activism.

Wolf recently completed a doctoral program on the history of discrimination law at Oxford University. She is a consultant for Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies and a fellow at the Barnard Center for Research on Women. She contributes to The Washington Post, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The event is presented by ASUPS Lectures in support of Take Back the Night, a march and rally through campus, done to reclaim the night for survivors and those in our community affected by acts of sexual violence

Monday, February 01, 2016

CFR Conference Call on Cybersecurity March 10

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the next session of the Winter/Spring 2016 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Thursday, March 10, from 11:00 AM - 12::00 PM in WY 226. Robert K. Knake, CFR's Whitney Shepardson senior fellow, will discuss U.S. cybersecurity policy and internet governance in an increasingly interconnected world.

Mr. Knake served from 2011 to 2015 as director for cybersecurity policy at the National Security Council. In this role, he was responsible for the development of presidential policy on cybersecurity, and built and managed federal processes for cyber incident response and vulnerability management. Federal Computer Week dubbed him the “White House’s Cyber Wizard” for his work on Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which directed the creation of the National Institute of Standards & Technology Cybersecurity Framework. He worked to establish presidential policy that created the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center and Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to  review the following materials:

1) Robert K. Knake, “Cleaning Up U.S. Cyberspace,” Cyber Brief, Council on Foreign Relations Press, December 2015.
2) “A Conversation with Jeh Johnson on U.S. Cybersecurity Readiness,” CFR Event,, November 4, 2015.
3) Robert K. Knake, “Cybersecurity Debate: Three Things to Know,” Video,, April 27, 2015.
4) Net Politics, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.

If you'd like to attend this call, please RSVP to Professor Weinberger ASAP.

Hope to see you there!

Seth Weinberger
Associate Professor
Department of Politics & Government
University of Puget Sound