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Research Centers, Institutes, and Initiatives

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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.

Johns Hopkins SAIS event with  Condoleezza Rice

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.

Johns Hopkins SAIS event with Henry Kissinger

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.

Beyond The Classroom

Study Trip Offers Students a Rewarding Insight into Georgian Politics and EU Integration

Fifteen students traveled from Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe to visit Tbilisi, Georgia from March 28 to April 3, 2024—on a study trip during which they learned about Georgia’s domestic politics, foreign policy, and European Union accession process.

Cultural Awareness, Geopolitical Issues in Focus During Study Trip to Japan

Sixteen Johns Hopkins SAIS students and two administrators visited Tokyo, Japan from March 18 to 22, 2024—as part of the course, U.S.-Japan Relations in Global Context.

Students Analyze Contemporary Issues in Korea Study Trip

From March 18 to 22, 2024, 15 Johns Hopkins SAIS students were in Seoul, South Korea as part of the Korea Study Trip capstone course, which aims to analyze contemporary issues confronting South Korea—including traditional security concerns like North Korea, and non-traditional issues such as technology and energy.

Students Hone Problem-Solving Skills in Crisis Simulation Exercise

Over the weekend of February 23-25, 2024, Johns Hopkins SAIS held its annual school-wide Crisis Simulation exercise, bringing together more than 70 students in an experiential learning activity to test their critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they tried to resolve a theoretical global crisis.

SAIS Students Observe Taiwan’s Election

On January 13, 2024, Taiwan’s voters elected a new president, vice president, and legislature. Continuing a tradition dating back to 2004, Johns Hopkins SAIS sent 17 students and two faculty members to observe the most recent election and talk with local experts.

Faculty and Students Discuss Technology Policy at the White House

The Emerging Technologies Initiative at SAIS, together with the Johns Hopkins Science Policy and Diplomacy Group and SAIS Technology Club, brought a delegation of national security and tech policy graduate students as well as material science, biology, engineering PhD students to the White House for an important discussion in February.