Friday, September 8, 2017
NSI Founder Jamil N. Jaffer appeared on Fox 5 DC’s The Final 5 to discuss North Korea nuclear threats and the Equifax data breach.
September 5, 2017 Axios – Quote: Nikki Haley sounds ominous notes on Iran deal
September 3, 2017 VOA International Edition: North Korea says it tested a hydrogen bomb. What China can do about it. Kenyan election woes. Health hazards from Hurricane Harvey. Remembering a master of song.
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August 28, 2017 – Bloomberg Technology: North Korea Appears to have Fired Missile Toward Japan: NHK
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September 1, 2017 Wall Street Journal: ‘Killer Robots’ Can Make War Less Awful
Jeremy Rabkin, Faculty (GMU & NSI)
Released Aug 21, 2017
Left of Boom – O’Melveny & Myers LLP Podcast with Professor Kiran Raj
Microsoft Ventures’ Samir Kumar joins host Kiran Raj to share insights on artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Topics covered include: the current and future impact of AI and quantum computing on specific industries and how the technologies can both threaten and strengthen cybersecurity.
You can find a free link to the podcast here.
August 22, 2017
Jamil N. Jaffer
Finally, U.S. appears ready to battle China’s rampant IP theft
August 17, 2017
Jamil N. Jaffer & Megan Stifel
Invisible Hands and Iron Fists: Challenges in Regulating the Innovation Economy
August 4, 2017
Special Counsel is using grand jury in Russia probe
August 10, 2017
Fox 5 DC
North Korea Threat: Saber-rattling or the real deal?
August 18, 2017
Should Trump put more troops in Afghanistan?
August 22, 2017
Fox 5 DC
President Trump’s refocus on War in Afghanistan garners reaction
August 23, 2017
Images show Kim Jon Un with potential new missile plans
August 12, 2017
China’s Xi Seeks to Calm North Korea Tensions in Trump Call
August 14, 2017
The Washington Post
Trump administration goes after China over intellectual property, advanced technology
August 17, 2017
News at Mason
Scalia Law’s Jamil Jaffer returns to the classroom after clerking for Justice Gorsuch
August 21, 2017
After Cyber Command Elevation, Split from NSA Could Be Next
In July, Jaffer completed a three-month stint as a law clerk for newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch. He returns to George Mason’s classrooms, he said, with the kinds of insights only firsthand experience can impart.
“Working on the lead-up to Justice Gorsuch’s nomination and subsequent confirmation, as well as a law clerk to the justice at the Supreme Court during his first three months on the bench, will help me provide students with some insight on the process of how a justice is nominated and confirmed, how the court works on a day-to-day basis, and the range of opportunities Mason students might have to work with the courts, whether it’s at the Supreme Court or other courts at the local, state, and federal levels,” he said.
Jaffer, who is also the founder of the law school’s new National Security Institute, was selected for the prestigious clerking position—justices typically employ only four clerks; the chief justice may hire five—because he had clerked for Gorsuch before, when Gorsuch was a new judge at the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colo. The other clerks and staff that helped Gorsuch get started were very close to him as well, Jaffer said.
“Justice Gorsuch was confirmed on a Friday, started working on Monday, and by the next Monday had to be prepared to handle 13 cases for the April sitting of the court,” he said. “So he got a small group of his experienced former law clerks and staff together to help him with that process.”
Jaffer said although he will miss working at the Supreme Court, he looks forward to the relatively more predictable hours of working at a cybersecurity startup, teaching his National Security Law course and helping quarterback the institute, as well as continuing his academic work at Scalia Law and his visiting fellowship with the Hoover Institution.
“At the court the in-person hours can get pretty long,” he said. “And in certain instances, the work can keep you at One First Street into the wee hours of the morning. … Now I’ll probably see my family on evenings and weekends more, although I’m not sure I’ll be doing all that much less work.”
This article was originally published by Buzz McClain for the News at Mason website here.