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American Policy in the Trump Era and Beyond at Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus

The Kissinger Center brought SAIS professors Hal Brands, Andrew Mertha, Adria Lawrence, and Matthias Matthijs to the Johns Hopkins University undergraduate Homewood campus in Baltimore to share their perspectives on U.S. foreign policy under President Trump and where it might go in the future, as well as preview the undergraduate courses the presenters will teach at Homewood during the spring 2020 semester.

Hal Brands publishes new book: The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush’s Decision to Surge in Iraq

Professor Hal Brands published a book The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush’s Decision to Surge in Iraq, co-edited with Timothy Andrews Sayle, Jeffrey A. Engel, and William Inboden.

The Future of US-Middle East Policy: A Carnegie Squares Session with Dr. Tamara Wittes

Dr. Tamara Wittes, Senior Fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, addressed the challenges in crafting impactful Middle East Policy in her seminar with IPSCON Junior Scholars.

Dr. Alexander Bick selected as a Wilson Center Fellow for 2019-2020

Dr. Alexander Bick, a Research Scholar at the Kissinger Center, was selected as a Wilson Center Fellow affiliated with the Middle East Program and the Kennan Institute for 2019 – 2020.

IPSCON Program hosts 20 PhD Candidates for Summer Retreat on Policy-Relevant Research

The Carnegie International Policy Scholars Consortium and Network (IPSCON) program hosted its fifth annual Minnowbrook Retreat in Blue Mountain Lake, New York in June.

First cohort of undergraduate students complete the Kissinger Seminar at Johns Hopkins University

The Kissinger Seminar on American Grand Strategy, a new initiative by the center, is designed to link SAIS with the undergraduate International Studies major at the Johns Hopkins University’s campus in Baltimore, Homewood.

Ambassador Robert Blackwill publishes CFR report, “Trump's Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem”

Diller–von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar Robert D. Blackwill published a Council Special Report for the Council on Foreign Relations, “Trump's Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem” assessing the Trump Administration’s foreign policy — including the United States’ ties with allies, relations with China and Russia, and policies toward the Middle East, North Korea, Venezuela, trade, and climate change—halfway through the president’s first term.

Professor Kristina Spohr’s cover article in the New Statesman “The race to conquer the Arctic – the world’s final frontier”

Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Visiting Professor Kristina Spohr’s article on Arctic politics was the cover story of the March 2018 edition of New Statesman magazine.

Wolf Blitzer on the America’s Changing Role in Global Affairs

Dr. Francis J. Gavin, Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS hosted Wolf Blitzer, anchor of the Situation Room on CNN, for a discussion on changes in international relations over the past half century.

The Future Strategy Forum: The Future of Statecraft with Susan Rice

Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Donald Marron Scholar at the Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS, and senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies moderated a keynote discussion with Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.