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February 23, 2023

First Anniversary of Russia’s War in Ukraine: What’s Next for Europe and the World?

In a special event marking the first anniversary of Russia’s War in Ukraine, SAIS Dean Jim...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Anne Applebaum, Mary Sarotte, Thomas Rid, Michael Kofman

Russia, Ukraine, Russia’s War in Ukraine, First anniversary, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky, Panel discussion, Deans Speaker Series

February 16, 2023

A Conversation with Travis Adkins

Growing up in Tennessee, Travis Adkins took to heart the teaching that if he played by the rules—...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Travis Adkins

Deans Speaker Series, Career, Perseverance, United States African Development Foundation, USADF

February 7, 2023

A Conversation with Damon Wilson

In the early 1990s, the collapse of the former Soviet Union seemed to herald a new era of...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Damon Wilson

Democracy, Democratic norms, Autocratic regimes, Backlash, former Soviet Union, former Yugoslavia, Balkans, Rwanda

February 1, 2023

The Ukraine War and Its Implications for Taiwan

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 set off alarm bells around the world. Of course,...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Dmitri Alperovitch

Ukraine War, Implications for Taiwan, Fear of Annexation, China, Taiwan, Ukraine

January 13, 2023

In a Speech at SAIS, Japan’s Prime Minister Highlights Major Policy Shift

After World War II ended in 1945, Japan adopted a pacifist defense and security policy, and...

Speakers: Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Dr. Kent Calder

World War II, Post-Cold War World, Pacifist Defense, Security Policy, Japan

October 26, 2022

A Conversation with Susan L. Shirk

For decades, as China’s economic clout and international influence increased quickly and...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Susan Shirk

China, Rising Power, Xi Jinping, Overreach, Great-power competition, Deans Speaker Series

October 10, 2022

The Challenge of Great-Power Competition: A Conversation with Ali Wyne

In the past few years, seemingly out of nowhere, the term “great-power competition” became a...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Ali Wyne

Great-power competition, Foreign policy challenges, China, Russia, Deans Speaker Series

October 3, 2022

A Conversation with Ambassador Ted Osius Kicks off Alumni Speaker Series

During the first year of his first tour as a U.S. diplomat in Vietnam, Ted Osius experienced the...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Ambassador Ted Osius

US-Vietnam Relations, Vietnam War, Leadership, Deans Speaker Series

September 28, 2022

The National Opioid Epidemic and Its Impact on U.S. National Security and Economic Prosperity

As a physician, Dr. Rahul Gupta has seen up close the human cost of the opioid and overdose...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Dr. Rahul Gupta

Opioid and Overdose Epidemic, U.S. Economy, National Security, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Deans Speaker Series

September 22, 2022

The War in Ukraine and the Energy Crisis: A Conversation with Frans Timmermans

During a Dean’s Speaker Series event held at Johns Hopkins SAIS on September 22, 2022, one of the...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg (Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS), Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice President of the European Commission)

War in Ukraine, Energy Crisis, Renewable Energy, Climate Crisis, Putin, Autocrats, Deans Speaker Series, Ukraine