Johns Hopkins SAIS Events
Summary: The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) located in Washington, D.C., Bologna, Italy and Nanjing, China a division of Johns Hopkins University, is a leading graduate school of international affairs. Every year, SAIS brings world leaders, both in government and business, to the school to discuss the pressing international issues of the day. A selection of these events are now available to the public in the form of this podcast.
Benjamin Cardin, Democratic U.S. senator from Maryland and co-chair of the U.S.-Helsinki Commission; Terry Hopmann, director of the SAIS Conflict Management Program; Joao Soares, leader of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation (OSCE) observer mission, Andras Simonyi, CTR managing director and former Hungarian ambassador to the U.S.; and Spencer Oliver, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly secretary general, discussed "The U.S. Elections: Report of the OSCE Election Observer Mission-Implications for Europe and Eurasia" at SAIS on Thursday, November 8.
Paul Collier, director of Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of African Economics and author of The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It, discussed "Making Natural Resources Work for Development" on Friday, October 5.
Charles Kupchan, professor of international affairs at Georgetown University’s Edmund E. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Government Department and a Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow, discussed his latest book, No One's World: The West, the Rising Rest and the Coming Global Turn, on Tuesday, October 2.
Jawed Ludin, deputy foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, discussed "Afghanistan and the Politics of Regional Economic Integration in Central and South Asia" on Wednesday, October 3.
Elisse Walter, a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, delivered the keynote address for a "Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom" held at SAIS on Thursday, September 20.
Karim Mezran, an adjunct professor in the SAIS Middle East Studies Program based at the Bologna Center, discussed "Libya: And Now?" at SAIS on Tuesday, September 18.
Gary Doer, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., discussed U.S.- Canada relations at SAIS on Tuesday, September 18.
Kent Calder, director of the SAIS Japan Studies Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, discussed his latest book, The New Continentalism: Energy and 21st Century Eurasian Geopolitics, with a panel of experts, including SAIS Professor Charles Doran, David M. Lampton, Frederick Starr and Michael Mandelbaum (moderator), on Thursday, September 13.
Jeffry Frieden, professor of government at Harvard University, discussed "Lost Decades: The Making of the Global Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery" at SAIS on Thursday, September 6.
During a visit to China, Jane Holl Lute, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, spoke to Hopkins-Nanjing Center students about U.S.-China cooperation on homeland security issues, such as law enforcement and cybersecurity, on Wednesday, September 12.
Vali Nasr, dean of SAIS, discussed "Arab Spring Expectations: Have They Been Met?" as part of an alumni reception welcoming him to the school on Wednesday, September 5.
Allen Keiswetter, Middle East Institute (MEI) scholar and senior consultant at C&O Resources; Roby Barrett, MEI scholar and president of Stratplan International LLC; Geneive Abdo, director of the Iran Program at the Middle East Institute; and Daniel Serwer (moderator), SAIS senior research professor of Conflict Management and MEI scholar, discussed “Prospects for U.S.-Iran Relations on the Nuclear Issue in the Year Ahead” at SAIS on Tuesday, August 14.
Luis CdeBaca, ambassador-at-large of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State, and Mohamed Mattar, executive director of the Protection Project at SAIS, discussed “The U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2012: Findings and Recommendations” on Tuesday, July 24.
Steven McDonald, consulting director of the Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Laura Grace, program manager on the Election and Political Processes team at the National Democratic Institute; Tess McEnery, democracy specialist for USAID's Elections and Political Transitions Team; Gregory Simpkins, professional staff member for the U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights; and Frances Fortune (moderator), director of Search for Common Ground's Africa Program, participated in a panel discussion of “Conflict & Prevention Resolution: Elections in Post-Conflict Africa: A Look at Process and Impact” on Tuesday, June 10.
Young leaders from Israel and Palestine, participating in the New Story Leadership for the Middle East (NSL) summer fellowship program, participated in a panel discussion at SAIS on “Stories Changing the Future for the Middle East" on Friday, July 6.