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Research at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Our Research

Through the school's world-class research centers, institutes, and initiatives you will have the opportunity to meet thought leaders, policymakers, and heads of state. Research institutes combine intellectual rigor and policy relevance through research, publications, and seminars. Much of this programming is open to the public and attracts leaders of the foreign policy community.

Foreign Policy Institute

Foreign Policy Institute

FPI connects the worlds of policy and academia through innovative research and programming. FPI’s affiliated fellows and scholars are eminent scholar-practitioners with diverse expertise in international policy.

The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs

The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs

Acting as a bridge between ideas and action, the Kissinger Center trains future policymakers in long-term strategic analysis through an interdisciplinary approach to the study of international affairs.

The Bologna Institute for Policy Research (BIPR)

The Bologna Institute for Policy Research (BIPR)

BIPR, SAIS Europe's research division, strives to promote problem-centered, interdisciplinary research in international policy by drawing upon the global network of faculty, students, and scholars.

The Center for Canadian Studies

The Center for Canadian Studies

The school's Canadian-focused policy research institute connects policy challenges in Canada, global current events, and the challenges of US-Canada relations through world class scholarship.

The Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development (CCSDD)

The Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development

The CCSDD is a partnership between SAIS Europe and the University of Bologna’s law school. The CCSDD conducts research and training in comparative constitutional law.

The China Africa Research Initiative

China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI)

CARI promotes research, conducts evidence-based analysis, fosters collaboration, and trains future leaders to better understand the economic and political dimensions of China-Africa relations and their implications for human security and global development.

Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy

Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP)

ISEP is an interdisciplinary research program that uses social and behavioral science to design, test, and implement sustainable energy policies in emerging economies.

The Merrill Center for Strategic Studies

The Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies

The Merrill Center operates as a center for teacher development, strategic thought, and education, and promotes dialogue and innovative research on national security issues.

The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies

The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies

The Reischauer Center’s mission is to support research on trans-Pacific and inter-Asian relations while promoting mutual understanding between Northeast Asia, particularly Japan, and the US

Women Lead

SAIS Women Lead

This global women’s leadership development program partners the school's community with public and private organizations to raise the political and economic status of communities through the empowerment of women.


News

Our research institutes combine intellectual rigor and policy relevance through research, publications, and seminars. Much of this programming is open to the public and attracts leaders of the foreign policy community.

Tackling Climate Change Through a Hands-On Simulation

Students honed their policy analysis, critical thinking, and decision-making skills through a simulation focused on the UN climate change negotiations.

A Discussion with the Greek Ambassador to the US

Greek Ambassador to the United States and Johns Hopkins SAIS alumnus Haris Lalacos was invited by the Careers in Diplomacy (CID) club for a discussion on Balkan stability and the role of Greece in Europe’s southern eastern neighborhood.

Examining Food Systems Up Close

Students enrolled in the school's “Food Policy, Systems, and Security” course ventured outside the classroom to examine sustainable food systems in action.

Upcoming Events

Dec 12 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm SAIS Europe Penthouse

Exit, Voice, or Loyalty? The EU's Future after a Decade of Crises

Matthias Matthijs, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, US, delivers a seminar at SAIS Europe.

Feb 20 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Fondazione del Monte-UniCredit Group Auditorium

Robert A. Mundell Global Risk Annual Lecture - Argentina: Lessons from Recurring Financial Distress

Guido Sandleris, Governor, Central Bank of Argentina, gives a seminar as part of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk Conference.

The event is hosted by Filippo Taddei, Director of...