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Next: Johns Hopkins SAIS and UAE-based Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy to announce partnership

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The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy based in Abu Dhabi and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies headquartered in Washington, today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership to train the next generation of young leaders in international relations to tackle pressing global challenges.

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Next: Johns Hopkins SAIS is pleased to announce the launch of the SAIS China Global Research Center

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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The China Studies Program

The China Studies Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is pleased to announce the launch of the SAIS China Global Research Center on Wednesday, June 16. The launch will include a day-long webinar titled “The Making and Unmaking of U.S.-China Relations”.

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