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Johns Hopkins SAIS graduates are renowned for their firm understanding of economics and their deep expertise in international relations. We provide a world-class education to launch innovative problem-solvers into impactful careers in today’s interconnected world.

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Jessica Fanzo
Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics & Global Food and Agriculture

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Next: Golden Portals for Global Discourse

When she's not teaching International Development courses at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Prof. Fanzo serves as a high-level expert on Food Systems and Nutrition for the UN Committee on Food Security. Learn about her work in the emerging area of equitable, ethical, and sustainable diets and food systems.

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Recent Alumnus
Amir Bakshi '13

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Walk into one of the golden “Portals” created by Amir Bakshi '13 and his team at Brooklyn-based Shared_Studios, and you could find yourself in conversation with people in Myanmar, Honduras, or Iraq in a similar Portal. President Barack Obama recently spoke to entrepreneurs in South Korea, Iraq, Mexico, and the U.K. through Portal screens.

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400+ Think Tanks

Just steps from organizations that shape the world.

175 foreign embassies, residences, chanceries, and diplomatic missions.

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Bologna, Italy: gateway to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

14 students per class on average

100% Students Receiving Scholarships

Oldest university partnership between China and US

120K+ volumes housed in top collection on international affairs

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Washington DC is an excellent backdrop for the study of international relations, with access to thought leaders, policymakers, and media outlets advancing public debate on global issues.

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Our location in Dupont Circle is among Washington DC’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.

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Learn from world-class scholars and practitioners who are renowned for their scholarship, influence, and networks.

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The city of Bologna consistently ranks in the top 10 European cities for quality of life.

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Bologna is a convenient base for securing internships and employment in major capitals across the continent, where our alumni network is well-represented.

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Bologna, Italy offers a strategic gateway to the rest of Europe and to neighboring regions such as North Africa and the Middle East.

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The city of Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province, former capital of six Chinese dynasties, and just over one hour from Shanghai by train.

Tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and nearby mountains make Nanjing one of the most livable cities in China.

Hopkins-Nanjing Center students form lasting ties and extensive networks to support one another throughout their careers.

Student activities provide social, cultural, and academic opportunities to understand China from a perspective beyond the classroom.

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center recently celebrated its 30-year legacy as a preeminent Chinese and American institution. The HNC and its graduates have been at the forefront of efforts to build constructive relations between the US and China for over three decades.


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Our global team of career counselors have a proven track record for connecting talented students with rewarding career opportunities.

95% of surveyed graduates in the two-year Master of Arts program were employed within six months of graduation.
51% work in the private sector, including firms like Apple, Deloitte, IHS Markit, and McKinsey & Company.
18% work in the nonprofit sector with organizations such as World Resources Institute, Refugees International, and the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
27% work in the public or multilateral sector with organizations such as the European Commission, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the US Department of Defense, Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations.
4% are pursuing fellowships and further study.
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20,000 influential Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni work across sectors and around the world.