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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host discussion on new book, “The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order,” with author Hal Brands, March 13 in Washington, DC

The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Faculty Research Forum will host a seminar with Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, to discuss his latest book, The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order, which examines strategies to identify and diffuse dangerous situations globally.
During the seminar, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and International Research Cooperation and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies Kent E. Calder will moderate a discussion between Brands and Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Francis Gavin, which will address key themes from the book and the following: 

  • Evolution of international relations
  • Global influences on U.S. foreign policy
  • Potential threats to global order

Time and Date
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney - Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW 
Washington, DC 20036 
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by emailing [email protected]. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
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About 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, March 6, 2019
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