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November 2018

Career Coffee Chat #3: DoD Office of Military Commissions

November 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
WCC 3008

Interested in learning more about a summer internship in the Department of Defense Office of Military Commissions? Join a panel of HLS students for an informal conversation about their experiences applying for and working at DOD OMC! Dunkin' Donuts will be served.

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Alumna In Residence: Merritt Baer (’10), Principal Security Architect for Global Accounts at Amazon Web Services

November 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3007

Meet Alumni-in-Residence Merritt Baer (’10), Principal Security Architect for Global Accounts at Amazon Web Services, a cloud security expert who advises Amazon Web Services’ largest customers on technical security questions to create ecosystem-level improvements. Before joining Amazon, Ms. Baer was a Lead Cyber Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission, served at the US Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Senator Michael Bennet, and the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and started her own business/legal practice advising…

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NYPD Intelligence Bureau Lunch Talk

November 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin 111

The mission of the NYPD Intelligence Bureau is to detect and disrupt criminal and terrorist activity through the use of intelligence-led policing. In combination with traditional policing methods, uniformed officers and civilian analysts in the Intelligence Bureau collect and analyze information from a variety of sources in order to advance criminal and terrorist investigations. Please join us for a lunch talk with assistant commissioners and intelligence analysts from the Bureau to learn about their current work and how lawyers fit…

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A Conversation with Glenn Gerstell, General Counsel of the NSA

November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1023

Please join us for a conversation with Glenn Gerstell, General Counsel of the NSA. Mr. Gerstell will give a brief interview of the NSA and General Counsel's office (including the Honors Program for law students) and discuss some of the current issues and challenges they are facing, particularly in the areas of privacy and advances in digital technology. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored with the Harvard National Security Journal & the Harvard COOP.

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NSLA Coffee Chat

November 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
WCC 3008

NSLA Coffee Chat with HLS students who interned for national security-related organizations, such as the Department of Defense, Department of Justice – National Security Division, and the JAG Corps.

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Want to be a “National Security” Woman?

November 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewis 202

Ever wondered how to thrive as a woman in a male-dominated workplace? NSLA will host former Principal Deputy General Counsel of the FBI, Trisha Anderson, for a frank conversation about the unique challenges -- and opportunities -- that come with being a woman in the national security space. Spots are limited, so please RSVP to hhurd@jd20.law.harvard.edu by Wednesday Nov. 28 at noon. Snacks will be provided!

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Lunch Talk w/ Scott Ferber, Former Counsel for Cyber Investigations, DOJ National Security Divison

November 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010

Please join us for a conversation with Scott Ferber, former Counsel for Cyber Investigations at DOJ's National Security Division and current Partner in King & Spalding's (D.C.) Data, Privacy, and Security Team. Mr. Ferber will discuss his work at both DOJ and K&S, including current cybersecurity trends and threat actors, public and private information sharing, working with law enforcement, and developing relationships with law enforcement pre-breach. Lunch will be served! Co-sponsored with the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and…

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February 2019

Career Coffee Chat: Cybersecurity and National Security Law with David Simon

February 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
WCC 3007

Interested in learning more about cybersecurity and national security law? Please join us for a conversation with David Simon, former special counsel at the US Department of Defense and current Partner in Mayer Brown’s global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy and National Security and Government Contracts practices. Breakfast will be served.

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Arnold & Porter Meet and Greet

February 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Sheraton Commander

A&P will be hosting a meet and greet for students interested in national security law practice. This event is organized in conjunction with the HLS Armed Forces Association (AFA), but all students are welcome -- no prior service or military connection required! Dress code casual. No RSVP necessary. 

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AFA Arnold & Porter Panel: CFIUS & National Security Law

February 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pound 102

The NY Times recently described the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) as a "powerful and unseen gatekeeper." CFIUS has played a huge role in real estate transactions, national security issues, and more. Come hear about developments related to CFIUS and national security law from attorneys at Arnold & Porter! Hosted by AFA. Greek food from Saloniki will be served for lunch!

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Lunch Talk w/ Col. Eli Baron, former Deputy Military Advocate General for the IDF

February 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1015

Please join us for a lunchtime lecture with Colonel Eli baron, former Deputy Military Advocate General for the Israel Defense Forces. Col. Baron will discuss the Israeli practice of International Humanitarian Law in the West Bank and Gaza. Co-sponsored with the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under the Law. Lunch will be served!

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Small group meeting w/ Col. Eli Baron

February 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
TBA

After the lunch talk, Col. Baron will be available to meet with a small group of interested students. To RSVP, please email David Benger at dbenger@jd20.law.harvard.edu.

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March 2019

Lunch Talk w/ Ray Mabus (former Secretary of the Navy) & Robert Taylor (former acting DoD General Counsel)

March 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
TBA

Please join us for a discussion with Sec. Mabus and Mr. Taylor about environmental threats to national security and appropriate responses to them. Co-sponsored with the Environmental Law Society and the Law & Government Program of Study. Location TBA. Lunch will be served!

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Want to be a “National Security” Woman?

March 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lewis 202

Ever wondered how to thrive as a woman in a male-dominated workplace? Next Wednesday, NSLA will host former Principal Deputy General Counsel of the FBI, Trisha Anderson, for a frank conversation about the unique challenges -- and opportunities -- that come with being a woman in the national security space. Spots are limited, so please RSVP to hhurd@jd20.law.harvard.edu by Monday, Mar. 4 at noon. Coffee and snacks will be provided!

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April 2019

Lunch Talk w/ Current & Former DOJ National Security Division Assistant Attorneys General

April 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us for a conversation with John Demers, current AAG of the DOJ National Security Division, and his predecessor John Carlin. Mr. Demers and Mr. Carlin will discuss their work at the National Security Division, including current cyber capabilities and trends, counterintelligence operations, and Mr. Carlin's new book, "Dawn of the Code War." Co-sponsored with NSJ and the Law & Government Program. Lunch will be served!

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Student Public Interest Network Pub Night

April 8, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
HLS Pub

Interested in getting to know other public interest-oriented students across HLS classes and years? Join the Student Public Interest Network, NSLA, and other student orgs at the HLS Pub for a happy hour on April 8!

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Student Public Interest Network Pub Night

April 8, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
HLS Pub

Interested in getting to know other public interest-oriented students across HLS classes and years? Join the Student Public Interest Network, NSLA, and other student orgs at the HLS Pub for a happy hour on April 8!

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Contemporary Tech Challenges with Amy Keating, GC of Mozilla

April 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Griswold 110

Join NSLA, JOLT, and WLA for a discussion with Amy Keating of some of the major contemporary challenges in the tech world -- from fake news to net neutrality to internet governance -- and their national security dimensions. Prior to joining Mozilla, Amy Keating was the Deputy General Counsel of Twitter. Kendra Albert, clinical instructional fellow at the Cyberlaw Clinic, will moderate the conversation. Co-funded by the Dean of Students. A non-pizza lunch will be served.

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Coffee Chat — Opportunities & Challenges of Being a Woman in Tech

April 11, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
WCC 3036

Join Amy Keating, current General Counsel of Mozilla and former Deputy General Counsel of Twitter, for an informal conversation about how to succeed as a woman in the tech world. 3036

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“The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age” — A Conversation with David Sanger of the New York Times

April 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 1010

Please join us for a conversation with David Sanger, one of the top national security journalists in the country and author of two recent books on cyber warfare, "Confront and Conceal" and "The Perfect Weapon." The conversation will be moderated by David McCraw, visiting lecturer on law, prolific NYT lawyer, and author of the forthcoming "Truth in Our Times." Mr. Sanger and Mr. McCraw will discuss cyber-warfare and how it fits into U.S. foreign policy and national security efforts; as…

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