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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

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, Deans Speaker Series, Notable Speakers

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