Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This Week At SAIS: March 10-14, 2014

Things are quiet here as the students hunker down for midterms before Spring Break, but there’s still lots of stuff happening at SAIS.  Check it out!
And if you’re on campus for an event, consider visiting a class to get a taste of the SAIS student learning experience.  You can view available classes and sign up here.
TUESDAY, MARCH 11
“Toppling Qaddafi: Libya and the Limits of International Intervention”
5 p.m. - Room 806, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Christopher Chivvis, adjunct professor in the European and Eurasian Studies Program and senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, will discuss his new book Toppling Qaddafi: Libya and the Limits of International Intervention. Karim Mezran, adjunct professor of Middle East Studies at SAIS, will join the discussion. Members of the media should RSVP to Francesca Di Marco in the Office of Communications at 202.663.5644 or fdimarco@jhu.edu.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12
“Crisis in the Horn: How Can the U.S. Support a More Stable and Secure Somalia?”
12:30 p.m. - Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW
J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center; Harun Maruf, senior editor and international broadcaster at Voice of America’s Somalia Service; and Peter Lewis, director of the African Studies Program, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP to the Alexander Hamilton Society and SAIS Africa Association at hamilton.society.sais@gmail.com.

“Challenges to Strategic Interests of the U.S. in Azerbaijan”
5 p.m. - Rome Building Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Farhad Aliyev, visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP to the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at saiscaciforums@jhu.edu.

THURSDAY, MARCH 13
“Avoiding Monocultures in the European Union”
10 a.m. - Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Richard Bronk, visiting fellow in the European Institue at the London School of Economics, and Wade Jacob, Mary Lou Fulton professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP here

“The Status Quo Crisis: Global Financial Governance After the 2007-2008 Financial Meltdown”
4:30 p.m. - Room 736, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Eric Helleiner, professor and faculty of arts chair in international political economy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP here

“The Rupture and Rescue of the U.S. - Japan Alliance”
4:30 p.m. - Room 806, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Jennifer Lind, associate professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth University, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP to the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at reischauer@jhu.edu. 

“Anti-Corruption and Environmental Protection: Where Things Stand in Mongolia Today”
5:30 p.m. - Room 812, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Meloney Lindberg, country representative in Mongolia for the Asia Foundation, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP to the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Friends of Mongolia, and the Mongolia Society at codirector.usa@friendsofmongolia.org. Note: This event is off the record.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14
“Mobilizing the Anti-Immigration Vote? The 2014 European Parliament Elections”
3 p.m. - Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Andrew Geddes, senior professor of political science at the University of Sheffield; Ricard Zapata-Barrero, senior professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Leila Hadj-Abdou, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation 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