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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. 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Pacific Community Initiative

The Pacific Community Initiative explores how to generate conditions for continued peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

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.

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.


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.

Examining Human Rights in the Republic of Georgia

Over the 2020 winter break, students enrolled in the school’s International Human Rights Law Clinic traveled to the Republic of Georgia to examine the implementation of human rights within the country.

International Law Moot Court Competition

A team of students studying International Law at Johns Hopkins SAIS advanced to the international rounds of the 2020 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

The Perfect Pitch

Students receive valuable feedback from alumni on crafting their elevator pitches during the school's annual Perfect Pitch event.

Providing Evidence-Based Solutions for Combating Malnutrition in India

Over the 2020 winter break, a team of second-year students studying international development traveled to India to conduct analyses on the take-home rations (THR) program in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Examining the Ecosystem Around Digital Financing for Small and Medium Enterprises

A team of students studying international development traveled to Indonesia and the Philippines to gain a better understanding of the ecosystem around digital financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Mapping Community Approaches to Gender Based Violence Prevention

Johns Hopkins SAIS students expand their education outside the classroom through a research trip to Nepal to examine gender-based violence (GBV).

Upcoming Events

Apr 9 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Online SAIS Event

Funding the Response to COVID19 Crisis, Dealing with the Consequences in EU and USA

A conversation with SAIS Europe faculty Erik Jones and Filippo Taddei.

The event is organized by the Bologna Institute for Policy Research.

Apr 20 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Online SAIS Event

Lifelong Learning and the Potent Challenge of Citizenship

Join us for a seminar with Lord Dr. Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, Regent’s University London, UK.

The event is organized by the Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe Student Government Association and is...

Apr 23 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Online SAIS Event

Hydrogen. A Zero Carbon Energy Vector Whose Time Has Come

Join us for a seminar with Christopher Jackson, Protium Green Solutions, UK; Patrick Molloy, Rocky Mountain Institute, US and Markus Wilthaner, McKinsey & Company, UK. 
The seminar is part of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk...