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Our New Home at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center

In August 2023, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) welcomed students to the Hopkins Bloomberg Center, our new home in Washington D.C. This state-of-the-art facility—located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW and just minutes from the United States Capitol, the White House, Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice, Department of Energy, and the National Mall—boasts 420,000 square feet of space.

The building is also conveniently located within walking distance to three Metro stations as well as the Amtrak and MARC train services at Union Station. Designed to foster community and collaboration, the Hopkins Bloomberg Center includes 38 high-tech classrooms, a 375-seat theatre, numerous areas of group and individual study space, lounges, and several roof terraces, with stunning views of Pennsylvania Avenue and the Capitol grounds.

The Hopkins Bloomberg Center brings all of SAIS’ Washington, D.C.-based students, faculty, and staff under one roof. The new building is not only a new home for SAIS, but also hosts other divisions of Johns Hopkins University, providing unprecedented opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with students and renowned faculty from across the university and the world of public policy.

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The renovated building provides opportunities for every academic division of the university to pursue research and educational activities in Washington – complementing and drawing on those conducted on our flagship Baltimore campuses and deepening our connections to debates over national and global policy. Our commitment to contributing our ideas and expertise to these debates lies at the core of what it means to be a vital and relevant university.

Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University

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SAIS' New Home: The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center

In the new building, SAIS students have access to a host of amenities including a modern library, seventh-floor coffee shop, street-level restaurant, fitness center, and student wellness center. Events spaces are designed to host policy makers and global leaders, creating opportunity for the free exchange of ideas.

The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was founded in 1943 by Paul H. Nitze and Christian A. Herter, statesmen who sought to prepare the next generation of leaders to meet the complex challenges the U.S. and the world would face following World War II. Eight decades later, in 2023, SAIS has welcomed its first students to 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, inaugurating the next chapter in our remarkable history of fostering cutting edge research and dynamic young leaders to help meet the world’s most pressing challenges.

James B. Steinberg, Dean, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

The Hopkins Bloomberg Center provides a unique student experience, both inside the classroom and out, creating facilities and opportunities for learning second to none among our peer institutions.

Outside view of the Bloomberg Center Building

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