Sunday, October 25, 2015

Next Week at SAIS: October 26-30, 2015

SAIS hosts events each week, many of which are open to the public.  Even more events are exclusive to SAIS students, faculty, and staff.  The events and speakers on campus are an important part of the SAIS student experience, adding another dimension to a SAIS education. We hope we’ll see you on campus at an event this week!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26
"20th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords Series - The Balkan Wars of the 1990s: Reflection and Reconciliation"
10:00 a.m. – Kenny Auditorium, Nitze Building 
Thomas Miller, former U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Robert Hunter, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO will serve as panelists of this discussion. Register here.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
"U.S. Policy Toward North Korea: The Case for Instituting a More Effective, Human Rights-Centric Approach"
9:30 a.m. – Kenny Auditorium, Nitze Building 
The International Bar Association (North America), Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Defense Forum Foundation, North Korea Freedom Coalition, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, US-Korea Institute at SAIS, Yonsei Center for Human Liberty and Freedom House are convening this conference to bring together decision-makers on Capitol Hill and in the Administration, as well as civil society, to discuss the importance of making human rights a central pillar of U.S. policy toward North Korea.  A keynote speech will be delivered by Justice Michael Kirby, who was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon to chair the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea. The event is hosted by The International Bar Association (North America), Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Defense Forum Foundation, North Korea Freedom Coalition, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, US-Korea Institute at SAIS, and Yonsei Center for Human Liberty and Free. Click here to RSVP.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
“Minorities in the Syrian War and Implications for US Policy”
12:30 p.m. – Room 206, Rome Building
Faysal Itani, Resident Fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council will speak on this subject.  Media and members of the public should RSVP here.

“Elections and Political Instability in Latin America”
6:00 p.m. – Kenny Auditorium, Nitze Building
Join us for LASP Samuel Z. Stone Seminar panel event featuring Dr. Riordan Roett, Director, LASP, JHU SAIS; Dr. Cynthia McClintock, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University; Dr. Harold Trinkunas, Director, Latin America Initiative, The Brookings Institution; Mr. Daniel Kerner, Latin America Practice Head, Eurasia Group. RSVP here.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
“Confronting Climate Change: the 'Tragedy of the Horizons’”
5:30 p.m.—Room 806, Rome Building
Over the last twenty years, the global re/insurance sector has integrated consideration of climate extremes and other risks into its mainstream operations. The upcoming 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris, December 2015) offers a unique opportunity to bring the lessons learned in the re/insurance sector process to the center of the dialogue on policy and international business.  This presentation will show how the techniques developed in the re/insurance sector can illuminate pathways for climate resilience in the context of the new Sustainable Development Goals. Media and members of the public should RSVP here.

If you’ll be in the DC area next week, come check out some of the great (and open to the public) events going on at SAIS.

Thanks for reading!