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Johns Hopkins SAIS launches Master of Arts in European Public Policy

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is expanding its degree offerings and has announced the launch of its Master of Arts in European Public Policy (MEPP). This program is designed to prepare students for careers related to the European Union and combines rigorous, multidisciplinary academic instruction on issues related to EU policies and activities, with hands-on practical training in the skills and techniques required to succeed in the broad EU policy community. 
Based at SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy, this one-year program taught by academics and practitioners provides students with a thorough introduction to the functioning of the EU and to the skills needed for a career in areas such as international organization, diplomacy, government affairs, political risk analysis, journalism, advocacy, lobbying and consulting with a European focus.  The program will accept applications on a rolling admissions basis this fall with the first students starting in summer 2020.
“SAIS Europe has developed a reputation in Europe over the last 65 years for approaching global issues from a European perspective. This program will enhance that reputation since it will equip students with the skills and tools necessary to take on career opportunities with EU-related institutions,” said Dean Eliot A. Cohen. “Students enrolled in the program will benefit from interacting with faculty well-versed in Europe’s policy making and the school’s proximity to cities such as Brussels, Strasbourg and Geneva where key institutions are based.”  
The program focuses on the relationship between the EU, national governments, and economic actors, analyzing opportunities and challenges. Students have access to lectures and seminars, negotiation simulations, interview training, mentoring, and assistance with career development including preparing applications for EU internships and competitions. 

“The program’s challenging coursework with a professional focus will ensure that students gain the knowledge base needed to build successful careers in the European international affairs community,” said SAIS Europe Director Michael G. Plummer. “Through this program, MEPP students will benefit from the guidance provided by our faculty and SAIS Europe alumni, many of whom have held positions with or produced research on a range of European institutions.”
Review and endorsement by the Maryland Higher Education Commission is expected shortly. For additional information about the MEPP program, visit  
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About Johns Hopkins SAIS
The Johns Hopkins 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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Monday, September 23, 2019