There is an upcoming virtual speaker series on emerging tech, national security, and US policy careers and wanted to share this opportunity. I’ve heard some of these speakers before think the series could be really helpful for anyone interested in working on AI/bio policy in the US.  I've pasted the announcement of the speaker series below.

Register for the 2024 summer webinar series on careers in emerging technology policy 

Register here

The Horizon Institute for Public Service, in partnership with the Inclusive Abundance Initiative, the Policy Entrepreneurs Network, and the Scowcroft Institute for International Affairs at the Bush School of Texas A&M University, is excited to announce the third annual summer webinar series on U.S. emerging technology policy. 

The series is designed to help individuals interested in federal AI and biosecurity policy decide if they should pursue careers in these fields. Each session features experienced policy practitioners who will discuss what it’s like to work in emerging technology policy and provide actionable advice on how to get involved. 

The series will run from mid-July to the end of August. Interested participants must register to receive access to the schedule and webinar information. Sessions will be highly interactive, with time for audience Q&A, and will not be recorded. Register here.

Some of the sessions will be useful for individuals from all fields and career stages, while others are focused on particular backgrounds and opportunities. You may choose to attend all or only some of the sessions. 

Webinar sessions will include:

  • Q&A with Jason Matheny, President and CEO of the RAND Corporation and former White House Coordinator for Technology and National Security
  • Q&A with Beth Cameron, Professor at the Brown University School of Public Health and former Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense on the National Security Council
  • Q&A with Gerald Parker, Director of the Pandemic and Biosecurity at Texas A&M’s Scowcroft Institute and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense 
  • What’s it like working in the executive branch?
  • What’s it like working in a think tank?
  • What’s it like working in Congress?
  • Transitioning from law to policy
  • Transitioning from science and tech to policy
  • Transitioning from business to policy 
  • Finding, applying, and interviewing for policy jobs and fellowships
  • Choosing graduate schools for policy careers
  • Horizon Fellowship info sessions

Whether you’re considering a career pivot or simply curious about the emerging technology policy landscape, join us to discover how public service careers work and how you can use your background to help support decision-makers at the highest levels.




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Sounds very interesting, thanks for sharing!

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