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Beyond The Classroom

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

A celebration of Lunar New Year was hosted by Asia Programs, China Studies, and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.

Gaining Insights on Conflict in the Gulf Region through a trip to Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Over the winter break, thirteen Conflict Management students went on a ten-day trip to the cities of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Doha, Qatar to closely examine the ongoing conflict in the Gulf region.

Examining Pakistan’s Power Sector on the Ground

Over the winter break, students in the Energy, Resources and Environment and South Asia Studies programs ventured to Pakistan to conduct research on the country’s power sector.

SAIS Europe Staff Ride to Slovenia

The beauty of the Soča Valley in eastern Slovenia belies a dark past. Its namesake river, nicknamed “The Emerald Beauty,” snakes around the lowlands of the dramatic Julian Alps.

A Research Trip to Shangri-La

Over fall break, Hopkins-Nanjing Center Certificate student Cady Deck traveled to Yunnan Province to conduct research with classmates for their course Chinese and American Thought: Bilingual Perspectives.

Studying Ukrainian Civil Society

Over Spring Break, a group of 12 students from the Bologna and Washington DC campuses attended a study trip to Ukraine to analyze the country's national election systems and efforts to combat disinformation campaigns.

Gaining Valuable Financial Intelligence Skills

Alumna Anne Marie Kelly, a senior manager at Deloitte Advisory LLP in the Forensic Investigations practice, visited the school to lead a skills course “Introduction to Financial Intelligence (FININT) 101.”

Gaining Valuable Insights During Washington Week

As part of the Office of Global Careers annual Washington Week, alumni were invited back to campus to share insights with current students on potential career paths.

Examining Policy Challenges First-Hand in Morocco

In October, students in the Master of Arts in Global Policy (MAGP) program traveled to Morocco where they conducted interviews and site visits for their individual capstone projects related to a wide range of global policy challenges.

Gaining Unique Perspectives Through a Historical Staff Ride

"I found the experience to be a much more personal and impactful way to learn about a battle than reading a history book."