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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.

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.

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.

In Namibia Trip, Students Gain New Perspectives on Restorative Justice

From January 13-20, 2024, 12 Johns Hopkins SAIS students and one faculty member travelled to Namibia as part of the school’s International Human Rights Law Clinic.

Mini Staff Ride Offers Preview of a Bigger Learning Experience

On Saturday February 3, 2024, about 50 Johns Hopkins SAIS students, faculty, staff, and special guests traveled to the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to prepare for an upcoming international staff ride later in the spring.

New York Finance Trek Demonstrates the Value of Strong Alumni Support

The New York Finance trek was an incredible experience, filled with inspiring sights, vibrant culture, and valuable connections

Immersive Study Trip Enriches Students’ Grasp of Conflict Management in El Salvador

From March 20-24, 2023, Professor Siniša Vuković led 16 Johns Hopkins SAIS students on a conflict management study trip to El Salvador—an immersive experience designed to enhance academic research and prepare the students for real-world scenarios.