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SAISLeads Retreat

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Annual SAISLeads Retreat

SAISLeads Retreat

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Annual SAISLeads Retreat

LASP Career Panel

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A panel of SAIS alumni will comment on their diverse career paths and share their perspectives on the job-market value of understanding global challenges through regional experience.  The discussion will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

Confirmed panelists:

  • Bradford “Brad” Bell ’99 – U.S. Department of State; Deputy Director for Policy, Planning and Coordination, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Previously, Foreign Service Officer...

Argentina: The Meandering Road to Stability and Growth

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MIEF) Distinguished Lecture Series


ARGENTINA: THE MEANDERING ROAD TO STABILITY AND GROWTH

Governor Federico Sturzenegger
Universidad de San Andrés

Federico Sturzenegger was the Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina during 2015 - 2018.  Sturzenegger has a PhD in Economics from MIT and is currently affiliated with the Universidad de San Andrés.  Previously, he was a National Congressman...

Transatlantic Relations in the Age of Trump - A Calleo Seminar w/ Dr. Philip Gordon, US Council on Foreign Relations

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The SAIS European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program cordially invites you to a seminar with Dr. Philip Gordon on "The State of Transatlantic Relations in the Age of Trump." The session will be moderated by EES Director, Professor Erik Jones. 

RSVP is required. Seating is limited. 

Dr. Philip Gordon is the Mary and David Boies Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2013-15,...

China Studies Welcome Luncheon

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

China Studies annual welcome back to SAIS for all China Studies students and faculty, with Chinese food, around-the-table introductions, and casual conversations.

Energy, Resources and Environment (ERE) Fall Orientation

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

ERE's Fall 2019 Welcome Orientation

We look forward to welcoming all ERE students (MA, MIPP and Minors) at the Washington Campus as we kick off the start of the 2019-2020 academic year!  Students will have a chance to meet the ERE faculty & staff and get an introduction and brief overview of ERE courses from the professors. A networking lunch will follow. 

RSVPs required for headcount
Questions? Contact saisere@jhu.edu

LASP Organizational Meeting - Meet the Faculty

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Come meet Latin American Studies Program faculty, staff and fellow concentrators!  LASP faculty will speak about their course offerings and staff will be on hand to discuss academic and extracurricular opportunities.

Lunch will be provided.

Middle East Studies Welcome Meeting

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

All Middle East Studies students and anyone interested in the Middle East are invited to attend! We will be discussing MES requirements, courses, events, and upcoming trips.

PeaceKidZ Info Session

Thursday, September 5, 2019 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

  • Would you like to teach Conflict Management skills to local public school children? 
  • Would you like to teach at your convenience for 9 sessions only?

We are now recruiting for PeaceKidZ program for Fall 2019
The PeaceKidZ program aims to develop children's ability to understand, analyze and manage conflicts in their every day lives. 

The program is based on the three "Rs":

  1. Recognize-understand and analyze conflicts;
  2. Respect-attitudes...

Conflict Management Program All Hands on Deck Meeting

Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Meeting geared for CM Concentrators. Required for all 2nd year Concentrators

We will go over all of the requirements, review courses in details, talk about the Julia Bachleitner memorial fellowship available for 2nd year students, discuss briefly the CM Field Trips and go over details about the capstone options.

The meeting is also intended to be a forum for discussion after the first couple of days of classes.  Please bring questions...

CM Field Trip Info Session

Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Twelve to fifteen students selected through an essay application process participate in a research trip to a conflict or region during the intersession. Students plan and coordinate the trip in close cooperation with the CM Faculty. Background readings and briefings with local experts take place during the fall semester.

During the trip, students conduct interviews with local government officials, representatives of the international community, various NGOs, academia and the media...

Interventions with Gas Stoves and Fuel Distribution to Reduce Household Air Pollution with Dr. William Checkley

Friday, September 6, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Biomass fuel smoke is a leading risk factor for the burden of disease worldwide. International campaigns are promoting the widespread adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in resource-limited settings. However, it is unclear if the introduction and use of LPG stoves, in settings where biomass fuels are used daily, reduces pollution concentration exposure, improves health outcomes, or how cultural and social barriers influence the exclusive adoption of LPG stoves. This...

Social Enterprise Boot Camp 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Alex Riehm, Director of Johns Hopkins University Social Innovation Lab (SIL) and Professor Cinnamon Dornsife, Faculty Advisor of Johns Hopkins SAIS Social Enterprise Accelerator Fund (SAF) for a Social Entrepreneurs Boot Camp. 

The Boot Camp is a one-day hands-on intensive program focusing on skills essential for launching and leading a community project, non-profit or mission-driven business. As part of the Social Enterprise Boot Camp, students can also participate in the PITCH YOUR IDEA competitive event,...

European and Eurasian Studies Current Events Seminar

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program invites students, faculty, staff and members of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Washington community to gather for informal discussions on the latest news from the region. Seminars are led by Professor Charles Gati. 

Pizza is served. RSVP required.

Safe Zone Training

Monday, September 16, 2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Safe Zone Training. Safe Zone training lasts 3 hours and is suitable for students, staff, and faculty. It will help you become a better ally for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. At the end of the training, participants are given a colorful Safe Zone logo in order to visibly demonstrate their support for the LGBTQ community. We hope you will join us!

Politics and Political Economy Research Seminar: Adam Dean, George Washington University

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Please join the discussion at the Politics and Political Economy Research Seminar with Adam Dean, "Shocked into Service: Free Trade and the American South's Military Burden".

*Light lunch will be provided. *

Market Outlook: Risks and Opportunities in the Gulf and Middle East

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Dr Adel Zaid Altoraifi was the Minister of Culture for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2015 to 2017 and member of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs. He participated in the development of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision and the 2020 National Transformation Plan and chaired the media campaign to promote these programmes. Dr Adel also chaired the media committee for the 2016 and 2017 government budget announcements and...

Tensions with Turkey - A Calleo Panel w/ Gönül Tol, Middle East Inst, and Alan Makovsky, Center for American Progress

Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The SAIS European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program cordially invites you to a panel with Gönül Tol of The Middle East Institute, and Alan Makovsky on "Tensions with Turkey" The session will be moderated by EES Professor Lisel Hintz.  

RSVP is required. Seating is limited. 

European and Eurasian Studies Current Events Seminar w/ EES Prof Charles Gati

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program invites students, faculty, staff and members of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Washington community to gather for informal discussions on the latest news from the region. Seminars are led by Professor Charles Gati. 

Pizza is served. RSVP required.

Is there a European Identity? Policy Implications - A Calleo Seminar w/ Prof Kate McNamara, Georgetown

Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The SAIS European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program cordially invites you to a seminar with Professor Kate McNamara, Georgetown University, on "Is there a European Identity? Policy Implications" The session will be moderated by EES Professor Lisel Hintz.  

RSVP is required. Seating is limited. 

Infrastructure Grants and Firm Performance with Dr. Ritam Chaurey

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

There is universal consensus on the importance of physical infrastructure investments for economic growth. However, estimating their causal effects has remained challenging, especially in rural settings. We evaluate the impact of a rural infrastructure development scheme directed towards India's most “backward” districts. 

Using a Regression Discontinuity Design and multiple data sets covering the entire firm size distribution, as well as household employment surveys and nighttime light data, we show evidence...

European and Eurasian Studies Current Events Seminar w/ EES Prof Charles Gati

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program invites students, faculty, staff and members of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Washington community to gather for informal discussions on the latest news from the region. Seminars are led by Professor Charles Gati. 

Pizza is served. RSVP required.

Human Rights Concerns and Advocacy in Turkey, Hungary, Ukraine, & Bosnia- A Calleo Seminar w/ Daniel Balson, Amnesty Int

Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The SAIS European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program cordially invites you to a seminar with SAIS Alumnus Daniel Balson of Amnesty International on "Human Rights Concerns and Advocacy in Turkey, Hungary, Ukraine, and Bosnia." The session will be moderated by EES Professor Lisel Hintz.  

RSVP is required. Seating is limited. 

European and Eurasian Studies Current Events Seminar w/ EES Prof Charles Gati

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program invites students, faculty, staff and members of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Washington community to gather for informal discussions on the latest news from the region. Seminars are led by Professor Charles Gati. 

Pizza is served. RSVP required.

Politics and Political Economy Research Seminar: Daniel Drezner, Tufts University

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Please join the discussion at the Politics and Political Economy Research Seminar with Daniel Drezner, Tufts University.

*Light lunch will be provided. *

The Fall of Communism 30 Years Ago: Is Everyone Better Off? A Russia Eurasia Forum w/ James Kirchick, Brookings

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

The European and Eurasian Studies Program cordially invites you to a Russia Eurasia Forum with James Kirchick of the Brookings Institution as he discusses "The Fall of Communism 30 Years Ago: Is Everyone Better Off?" The series is hosted by Professor Charles Gati.

RSVP is required. Seats are limited. Lunch will be served.

Russian Strategy vis-à-vis Europe - A Calleo Seminar w/ Michael Kofman, Wilson Center

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The SAIS European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program cordially invites you to a seminar with Michael Kofman of the Wilson Center on "Russian Strategy vis-à-vis Europe." The session will be moderated by EES Professor Lisel Hintz.  

RSVP is required. Seating is limited. 

European and Eurasian Studies Current Events Seminar

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program invites students, faculty, staff and members of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Washington community to gather for informal discussions on the latest news from the region. Seminars are led by Professor Charles Gati. 

Pizza is served. RSVP required.

Politics and Political Economy Research Seminar: Jeffrey Colgan, Brown University

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Please join the discussion at the Politics and Political Economy Research Seminar with Jeffrey Colgan, "The Politics of International Order".

*Light lunch will be provided. *