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April 22, 2024

Iraqi PM: Relationship with U.S. Key Amid Middle East Conflict

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani called for a de-escalation of tensions in the Middle...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg (Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS), Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani

Iraq, Middle East, United States, International Relations, U.S.-Iraq Relations, Deans Speaker Series

March 4, 2024

Senior Qatari Diplomat Discusses Country’s Role in International Dispute Resolution

For a country of some 2.5 million people, Qatar punches above its weight in international diplomacy...

Speakers: Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi (minister of state in Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs), SAIS Dean James Steinberg

Deans Speaker Series, State of Qatar, Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Diplomacy, Conflict Mediation, Conflict Resolution, International Dispute Resolution

February 5, 2024

CIA Director Discusses Global Hotspots in SAIS Visit

In a packed theater at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center in Washington, D.C., Central...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg (Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS), Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns, John McLaughlin

Russia, Ukraine, China, Middle East, Merrill Center, Deans Speaker Series

November 13, 2023

“We Were Wrong” Congressman says the United States needs to rethink its approach to relations with China

In a speech delivered at Johns Hopkins SAIS on November 13, 2023, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (...

Speakers: Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, SAIS Dean Jim Steinberg

U.S.-China Relations, Chinese Communist Party, Strategic Competition, Deans Speaker Series

November 8, 2023

A Conversation on Technology and Society with Daron Acemoglu, Renowned Author and MIT Institute Professor

Conversations about technological advancements are often rooted in the assumption that they...

Speakers: Daron Acemoglu (renowned economist and professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Filipe Campante (SAIS Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs), Henry Farrell (SNF Agora Institute Professor), James B. Steinberg (Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS)

Technology and Society, Shared Prosperity, Techno-optimism, Daron Acemoglu, Economist, Renowned Author, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Deans Speaker Series

October 23, 2023

Treasury Official Describes Progress in Debt Restructuring for Vulnerable Countries

As we approach the end of 2023, global macroeconomic conditions remain difficult for many...

Speakers: Brent Neiman (Assistant Secretary for International Finance at U.S. Department of the Treasury), Jim Steinberg (Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS)

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Debt Restructuring, Debt Treatment, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Deans Speaker Series

April 20, 2023

Secretary Yellen’s Policy Speech Defines a Roadmap for the U.S.-China Economic Relationship

Shortly after Dean Jim Steinberg introduced her on April 20, 2023 for a major policy speech about...

Speakers: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, SAIS Dean Jim Steinberg

China Studies Program, U.S.-China Relations, U.S.-China Economic Relationship, National Security, Human Rights, People’s Republic of China, Chinese Military, Chinese Surveillance Apparatus, Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Johns Hopkins SAIS, Deans Speaker Series, Notable Speakers

March 8, 2023

A Conversation with Florie Liser, CEO, Corporate Council on Africa

Florie Liser was a little girl when her parents, immigrants from Panama, brought her to Brooklyn,...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Florie Liser, Chiedo Nwankwor

US investment in Africa, Trade and Development, African Growth and Opportunity Act, Immigrant Experience, Panama, Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day 2023, Deans Speaker Series, Notable Speakers

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, Notable Speakers