Monday, January 27, 2014

This Week at SAIS, January 27-31

Campus is buzzing this morning - it’s the first day of the semester, and all the students are back!  As such, we have a ton of stuff going on this week.  From the upcoming Olympic Games to North Korea to the US Oil and Gas boom, maybe there’s something that piques your interest.
MONDAY, JANUARY 27
“102 Days of War: How Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and the Taliban Survived 2001”
5 p.m. – Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Yaniv Barzilai, foreign service officer at the U.S. Department of State and a SAIS graduate, will discuss his new book 102 Days of War: How Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and the Taliban Survived 2001. Members of the public should RSVP here.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28
“Sochi Countdown”
12 p.m. – Rome Building Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Paul Goble, professor at the Washington Institute of World Politics, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP to the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at saiscaciforums@jhu.edu.

“Pakistan – U.S. Relations: The Way Forward”
2 p.m. – Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Sartaj Aziz, national security and foreign affairs adviser to the prime minister of Pakistan, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP here.

“The Political Macroeconomy of Resource Richness”
4:30 p.m. – Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Radeh Arezki, senior economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, will discuss this topic. Members of the media should RSVP to Francesca Di Marco in the Office of Communications at 202.663.5644  or fdimarco@jhu.edu. 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
“Thinking the Unthinkable on the Korean Peninsula: Nuclear North Korea and Reunification”
2 p.m. – Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW
M.J. Chung, member of the Korean National Assembly and a SAIS graduate, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP here.

“U.S. Foreign Policy and the Global Liberal Order”
4:30 p.m. – Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Gideon Rose, Peter G. Peterson Chair and editor of Foreign Affairs, and Eliot Cohen, director of the Strategic Studies Program at SAIS, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP here.

“International Consequences of the U.S. Oil and Gas Boom”
4:30 p.m. – Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and environment at the Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss this topic. Members of the media should RSVP to Francesca Di Marco in the Office of Communications at 202.663.5644  or fdimarco@jhu.edu.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
“A Fresh Perspective on the Western Balkans”
10 a.m. – Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Jonathan Moore, director for the Office of South Central European Affairs at the U.S. Department of State; Edward Joseph, senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR), and Sasha Toperich (moderator), senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP here.
Thanks for reading!
– Erin Skelly, Associate Director of Admissions