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Dean’s Speaker Series

The Dean’s Speaker Series is the school’s highest profile series, featuring a diverse array of prominent international affairs practitioners and business leaders for insightful perspectives and thought-provoking discussions on international relations, leadership, and other relevant topics that impact our focus areas.

Upcoming Events
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Oct 18 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Online SAIS Event

A Conversation with G. John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics & International Affairs, Princeton

Join SAIS Interim Dean Kent E. Calder for a conversation with G. John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department...

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Oct 26 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Kenney Herter Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC, Online SAIS Event

A Conversation with H.E. Audrey Marks, Ambassador of Jamaica to the US

Join SAIS Interim Dean Kent E. Calder for a conversation with H.E. Audrey Marks, Ambassador of Jamaica to the US. H.E. Marks is Jamaica’s thirteenth Ambassador to the United States...

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Oct 29 9:00 am - 10:30 am Online SAIS Event

A Conversation with the Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike

Join SAIS Interim Dean Kent E. Calder for a pre-recorded conversation with the Governor of Tokyo, Japan, Yuriko Koike. The Honorable Koike was elected Governor of Tokyo on July 31,...

Recent Events
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A Conversation with Ambassador Juan José Gómez Camacho

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies hosted Juan José Gómez-Camacho, Mexico's ambassador to Canada, as part of the Dean's Forum.

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The Future of Afghanistan after U.S. Withdrawal: A Conversation with Ambassador Douglas E. Lute

Dean Eliot A. Cohen and Ambassador Douglas E. Lute, CEO of Cambridge Global Advisors, LLC and former United States Ambassador to NATO, discussed the future of Afghanistan following the Biden Administration’s withdrawal of U.S. forces.

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The Global Refugee Crisis: A Conversation with David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Dean Eliot A. Cohen and Rt. Hon. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), discussed the global refugee crisis and impacts in the U.S. and abroad.

About Interim Dean Kent E. Calder

Dean with StudentsKent E. Calder is Interim Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Calder, who also directs the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS, previously served as the school’s Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and International Research Cooperation from 2018 to 2020 and as director of Asia Programs from 2016 to 2018.

Prior to SAIS, Calder served as special advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), professor at Princeton University, lecturer on government at Harvard, and as the first executive director of Harvard University’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Calder received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he worked under the direction of Edwin O. Reischauer.

A specialist in East Asian political economy, Calder lived and researched in Japan for eleven years and across East Asia for four years. In 2014, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. Calder's recent publications include: Global Political Cities: Actors and Arenas of Influence in International Affairs (2021); Super Continent: The Logic of Eurasian Integration (2019); Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan (2018); Singapore: Smart City, Smart State (2017); Asia in Washington (2014); and The New Continentalism: Energy and Twenty-First Century Eurasian Geopolitics (2012).

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the Dean’s Speaker Series, please contact:

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF

Danielle Khan
Special Assistant to the Dean
+1 (202) 963-8865
dkhan@jhu.edu

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Jason Lucas 
Communications Manager
+1 (202) 663-5620
jlucas27@jhu.edu