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2017 IPSCON DC Policy Workshop

The Kissinger Center hosted the third annual IPSCON Workshop in DC. The workshop brought together PhD candidates from seven consortium universities – Duke, Johns Hopkins SAIS, Syracuse, MIT, Stanford, the University of Indiana, and the University of Virginia – to explore how the latest scholarship in political science and history can help address the pressing real-world challenges faced by policymakers in Washington.

A Conversation with Dr. John Lipsky

John Lipsky, Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Kissinger Center, met with students to discuss his career in international finance and banking, from his early experience as an economist with the International Monetary Fund in Chile to his current role as non-executive director on the board of HSBC. This was the second in a series on careers in public service and international affairs.

A Conversation with Dr. Sarah Sewall

Sarah Sewall, Speyer Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Kissinger Center, met with students to discuss her experience working at the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, and on Capitol Hill. She shared her perspective on each institutions’ mission, culture, challenges, and satisfactions. The talk was the first in a series that aims to help students successfully pursue careers in public service and international affairs.

A Conversation with Dr. Odd Arne Westad

September 8, 2017 – The Kissinger Center hosted historian Odd Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at Harvard University, to discuss his new book, The Cold War: A World History.

NSRI 2017 Conference

The Kissinger Center’s Nuclear Studies Research Initiative partnered with the Nuclear Security Working Group at George Washington University to host a conference to explore the future of nuclear strategy, security, and statecraft. The meeting sought to develop an intellectual agenda and identify key issues, areas of agreement and disagreement, and strategies for moving forward with a rigorous, policy relevant, interdisciplinary scholarly agenda.

2017 IPSCON Minnowbrook Retreat

The Kissinger Center, in partnership with Syracuse University and the University of Virginia, hosted the IPSCON Summer Workshop at the Minnowbrook retreat center in New York. The workshop brought together current PhD students and a number of senior scholar-practitioners for three days.

A Conversation on American Exceptionalism

The Kissinger Center convened a small group of scholars and practitioners to discuss the controversial concept of American exceptionalism.

Inaugural Ceremony

Johns Hopkins SAIS launched the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs with a celebration and panel discussion at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC.

The State-of-Play in Transatlantic Relations with German Amb. Haber

The Kissinger Center's Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Professor Dr. Kristina Spohr moderated a discussion with the German Ambassador to the United States Emily Haber on transatlantic relations and German-American relations.