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SAIS Hosted Economic Forum on Southeastern Europe on March 26

Jeanne Shaheen, Democratic U.S. senator from New Hampshire, delivered the keynote address on the opening night of the "Southeast European Economic Forum" on Monday, March 26.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Spoke at SAIS on March 27

Ehud Olmert, former prime minister of Israel, discussed "Recent Developments in Israel and the Middle East" on Tuesday, March 27.

SAIS Welcomes Next Dean Vali Nasr on March 29

On Thursday, March 29, SAIS held a welcome reception for incoming Dean Vali Nasr. Other speakers included JHU President Ronald Daniels, JHU Provost Lloyd Minor and current SAIS Dean Jessica Einhorn.

U.S. Ambassador Melanne Verveer Spoke at SAIS on March 30

Melanne Verveer, U.S. ambassador-at-large for Global Women's Issues, discussed "Championing Women Globally" on Friday, March 30.

SAIS Scholar Francis Fukuyama Spoke at SAIS on April 3

Francis Fukuyama, senior fellow at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, discussed " The Politics of Economic Challenges: Assessing the Role of Political Economy in Development Thinking" at the opening address of this two-day conference on Tuesday, April 3.

Nanjing University Chancellor Hong Yinxing Spoke at Hopkins-Nanjing Center 25th Anniversary Celebration on April 9

Hong Yinxing, chancellor and professor of economics at Nanjing University in China, gave the keynote address on "Studies on the Engines of Chinese Long-Term Economic Development" at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center on Monday, April 9.

CNN Anchor and SAIS Graduate Wolf Blitzer Spoke at Open House on April 11

Wolf Blitzer, CNN anchor and a SAIS graduate, gave a special presentation to admitted students at SAIS's Open House on Wednesday, April 11.

SAIS Hosted Forum on Improving the World's Food Supply on April 12

Catherine Bertini, professor of public administration and international affairs at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and former executive director of the U.N. World Food Programme, discussed "Improving Food Supply: Empowering Women and Girls" as part of the "Year of Agriculture" at SAIS on Thursday, April 12.

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah Gave Keynote at SAIS Conference on Food Supply and New Technologies on April 17

As part of the "Year of Agriculture," SAIS hosted a daylong conference on "Growing Food: New Places, New Technologies" on Tuesday, April 17. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah gave the keynote address on "Boosting Harvests, Fighting Poverty: Collective Action Through Feed the Future."

SAIS Hosted Forum on One-Year Anniversary of Arab Spring on April 18

François Delattre, French ambassador to the United States; Salah Tekaya, Tunisian ambassador to the United States; and Hassine Dimassi, Tunisia's finance minister; provided keynote remarks. Suzanne Maloney, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy; Omer Taspinar, a professorial lecturer in the SAIS European Studies Program and a Brookings Institution fellow; Julie Taylor, a RAND political scientist; and Manal Omar, director of Iraq, Iran and North Africa Programs at the U.S.