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Johns Hopkins University announces SAIS Dean Search

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

In November, I announced that we would be conducting a global search to identify the next dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to succeed Dean Eliot Cohen following the conclusion of his two-year term in June 2021. I am pleased to share that a search committee, chaired by Provost Sunil Kumar, has been formed to help facilitate this critical task.

During his tenure, Eliot has implemented key organizational and curricular changes, brought much-needed fiscal balance to the school, improved integration of the three SAIS campuses, increased interdivisional partnerships across the university, and significantly exceeded the school’s fundraising goals.

We profoundly appreciate Eliot's myriad accomplishments as dean and his ongoing leadership of the school.

I am also grateful to Provost Kumar and each of the committee members, who are listed below, for accepting this important service to the school and the university. The executive search firm Spencer Stuart will work closely with all of us to develop an exceptional pool of candidates and facilitate the process. We look forward to commencing this search and are confident we will find an exceptional dean to lead SAIS as it moves to its exciting new home at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue and sets the vision for its future.

As the search gets underway, I encourage you to share your thoughts and confidential nominations with the search firm at saisdean@spencerstuart.com.

Sincerely,

Ronald J. Daniels
President


School of Advanced International Studies Dean Search Committee

Sunil Kumar (Chair)
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Johns Hopkins University

James Anderson
Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees

Atinuke Adigun
MA Candidate
School of Advanced International Studies

Miji Bell
Senior Director of Marketing, Communications & Community Engagement
School of Advanced International Studies

James (“Jeb”) Benkowski
PhD Candidate
School of Advanced International Studies

Gordon Bodnar
Morris W. Offit Professor of International Finance
School of Advanced International Studies

Katrina Caldwell
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Johns Hopkins University

Chris Celenza
James B. Knapp Dean
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Jessica Fanzo
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics
Berman Institute of Bioethics
Bloomberg School of Public Health
School of Advanced International Studies

Christine Fox
Assistant Director, Policy and Analysis
Applied Physics Laboratory

Francis Gavin
Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor
Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs
School of Advanced International Studies

Lisel Hintz
Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies
School of Advanced International Studies
 
Daniel Honig
Assistant Professor of International Development
School of Advanced International Studies

Lee Kempler
Chair
School of Advanced International Studies Board of Advisors

Adria Lawrence
Aronson Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science
School of Advanced International Studies
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Peter Lewis
Warren Weinstein Chair of African Studies and
Director of Africa and Middle East Programs
School of Advanced International Studies
 
Sarah O’Hagan
Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees
School of Advanced International Studies Board of Advisors

Ned Offit
School of Advanced International Studies Board of Advisors

Lainie Rutkow
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Senior Adviser to the President for Strategic Initiatives

Fritz Schroeder
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Johns Hopkins University

Adam Szubin
Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence
School of Advanced International Studies

Gamze Zeytinci
Senior Associate Dean of Finance and Administration
School of Advanced International Studies

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Date: 
Friday, January 15, 2021