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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “Resilience in International Affairs: A Conversation with Colonel (ret.) Craig Osborne” on Sept. 30


Johns Hopkins SAIS Dean Eliot A. Cohen will host a virtual discussion titled, “A Conversation with Colonel (ret.) Craig Osborne,” on Wednesday, Sept. 30, as a part of the Dean’s Speaker Series. Osborne joined Johns Hopkins SAIS in 2019 following a 30-year career in the U.S. Army in which he received three Defense Superior Service Medals, the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Star Medals, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his service. 
During this event, Osborne and Dean Cohen will discuss the steps and skills needed to maintain resilience in the current, challenging global environment. Osborne will also reflect on his time serving as an Army infantry officer where he persevered as a leader during humanitarian crises, peace-enforcement actions, and several combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.


Craig Osborne
Chief of Staff, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Retired Colonel, U.S. Army


Eliot A. Cohen
Dean, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Time and Date

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020


This virtual event is open to the public and media, with registration.

Media Contacts

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

About the Speaker

Craig Osborne joined Johns Hopkins SAIS in 2019 after completing a 30 year military career. As an Army infantry officer, he led various units across the spectrum of conflict – operating in humanitarian crises, peace-enforcement actions, and several combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. His senior staff assignments include serving on the Joint Staff; a Combatant Command; a Combined, Joint, and Interagency Task Force deployed to Afghanistan; and a NATO command overseas. Osborne served as a Deputy Executive Assistant and then Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. In his most recent assignment, he worked as Chief of Staff to the Provost and then Executive Officer to the University President of the National Defense University in Washington, DC. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Illinois State University; a master’s degree in adult, occupational, and continuing education from Kansas State University; an MMAS in military arts and sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (School of Advanced Military Studies); and a master’s degree in national security strategy from the National War College.

Dean’s Speaker Series

The Dean’s Speaker Series is the highest profile speaker series at SAIS. The series will host a diverse array of prominent international affairs practitioners and business leaders for insightful perspectives and thought-provoking discussions on international relations, leadership and other relevant topics that impact our focus areas. This fall will feature distinguished experts around themes such as American Foreign Policy and the 2020 Election, International Order after Coronavirus, Targets of Opportunity in the Global Arena, and Race Relations, Civic Engagement and Global Social Movements. All events require pre-registration and are free and open to the public.

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 more than 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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