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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.

International Networking

On April 4, the school’s Office of Global Careers hosted its inaugural international student networking event that brought together approximately 60 students and 20 alumni for a panel session and small group discussions.

2019 International Staff Ride: The French Resistance

Over spring break more than 50 students, faculty members, and distinguished visitors traveled to France on the international staff ride to study the origin, conduct, and legacy of the French Resistance during the Second World War.

Upcoming Events

Oct 24 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Fondazione del Monte-UniCredit Group Auditorium

Impeachment: Historical, Constitutional and Political Perspectives

SAIS Europe Faculty and Students Panel.

Justin O. Frosini, Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, John L. Harper, Kenneth H. Keller Professor Professor of American Foreign Policy,

Oct 24 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm SAIS Europe Penthouse

Shaping from Within: China, the UN and Human Protection

Rosemary Foot, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK, delivers a seminar in the Bologna Institute for Policy Research International Relations Series.

The event is hosted by Nina...

Oct 28 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW

"TAZARA Stories" - Screening of Film on Memories of Work on the TAZARA Railway

SAIS-CARI is pleased to present a film screening and discussion of the documentary "TAZARA Stories".

TAZARA Stories tells the story of a train through the memories of those who built it....