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Carnegie Corporation of New York awards $498,000 to The Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS for its International Policy Scholars Consortium and Network (IPSCON)


The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS is pleased to announce that Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded $498,000 to support the International Policy Scholars Consortium and Network (IPSCON). With support from Carnegie Corporation, IPSCON was created in 2013 to support graduate students interested in pursuing policy relevant careers in academia and the world of practice. IPSCON’s mission is to foster multi-disciplinary networks among senior and junior international relations scholars and to develop innovative approaches to teaching and research which can contribute to better policy making in the field of international affairs. The initiative is led by Johns Hopkins SAIS Professor Francis J. Gavin, Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and director of the Kissinger Center, and Professor James Steinberg, University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs and Law at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. In addition to the Maxwell School and Johns Hopkins SAIS, the initiative includes scholar-practitioners from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, and the University of Virginia (UVA).
The grant, which runs from 2020 through 2022, will enable the program to recruit and engage top Ph.D. students from diverse backgrounds. IPSCON will host mentoring exercises, dissertation and writing workshops, interactions with leading experts and policymakers, and interactive policy exercises, both online and in person. Additional information about IPSCON is available here.

Senior Scholar Involvement

Program Leaders:
Francis J. Gavin
Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor, Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins SAIS
James Steinberg
Professor, Social Science, International Affairs and Law, Syracuse University
Philip Zelikow
White Burkett Miller Professor of History and J. Wilson Newman Professor of Governance, UVA
New Senior Scholars: 
Rachel Myrick
Assistant Professor, Duke University
Rebecca Lissner
Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval War College
Lainie Rutkow
Senior Advisor to Johns Hopkins University President for National Capital Academic Strategy, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Current and Former Senior Scholars:
Hal Brands
Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Peter Feaver
Professor, Duke University
Lee Feinstein
Dean of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University 
Margaret Hermann
Professor, Syracuse University
Kathleen Hicks
Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, Director, International Security Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Bruce Jentleson
William Preston Few Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Duke University
Vipin Narang: Associate Professor, MIT
Jeremy Weinstein
Professor, Stanford University

IPSCON 2020 Entering Class

1. Fayaad Allie – Stanford University, Political Science
2. Ala Alrababa’h – Stanford University, Political Science
3. Aaron Bateman – Johns Hopkins, History & Technology 
4. Matthew Edward Nestler – Stanford University, History
5. Eleanor Fruend – MIT, Political Science
6. Simin Kargar – Johns Hopkins SAIS, Political Science
7. Saeed Paracha Sobia – Syracuse University, Political Science
8. Apekshya Prasai – MIT, Political Science
9. Carl Pi-Chen Huang – UVA, Political Science 
10. Bob Qu – UVA, History
11. Katy Robinson – Stanford University, Political Science
12. Lauren Sukin – Stanford University, Political Science
13. Heidi Stellman – Syracuse University, Political Science
14. Chen Wang – UVA, Political Science
15. Marino Auffant – Harvard University, History
16. Augusta Dell-Omo – University of Texas-Austin, History
17. Julie George – Cornell University, Government
18. Andrew Goodhart – Ohio State University, Political Science 
19. Naima Green-Riley – Harvard University, Government
20. Patrick Hulme – UC-San Diego, Political Science
21. Nick Kaderbhai – Kings College, War Studies
22. Theo Milonopoulos – Columbia University, Political Science 
23. Katrina Ponti – University of Rochester, History

Media Contacts

Diane Bernabei 
Senior Program Coordinator
Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins SAIS
+1 (202) 249-7316
Miji Bell
Director of Communications and Media Relations
Johns Hopkins SAIS
+1 (202) 587-3205
Jason Lucas 
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
+1 (202) 663-5620

Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs

The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs is home to extraordinary scholars of history and seasoned practitioners in foreign policy and international security. The Kissinger Center’s mission is to generate and apply rigorous historical thinking to the most vexing global challenges. Additionally, the Kissinger Center also as a bridge between the world of ideas and the world of action, bringing together leading thinkers and policy-makers. Its faculty, staff, fellows, and scholars passionately believe that a deep understanding of the past – its trends, rhythms, its lessons – can provide powerful insights into the pressing threats and opportunities present today.

Johns Hopkins SAIS

A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today. 
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020