Sunday, November 1, 2015

Next Week at SAIS: November 2-6, 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 to see you soon.

"SAIS IDEV Perspectives Magazine Launch"
12:30 p.m. – Room 812, Rome Building
SAIS Perspectives is the flagship magazine of the International Development Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS. We cordially invite you to our 2015-16 launch, where we will exhibit the best photographs submitted to our photo contest on this year's magazine theme, migration and displacement. Media and members of the public should RSVP here.

"Transatlantic Research Seminar Series: "Transnational Interest Groups and National Democracies" with Professor Abraham Newman of Georgetown University"
11:30 a.m. – Room 806, RomeBuilding 
This advanced research seminar on 'democracy and its discontents' in industrial states is being offered as a joint course between the SAIS Washington and SAIS Europe campuses, enabled by video conferencing technology. This year-long seminar will meet every other week during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters and is based on a series of lectures provided by outside experts from across Europe and the United States. This fourth lecture on November 3, 2015 will feature Professor Abraham Newman of Georgetown on "Transnational Interest Groups and National Democracies." The lectures are open to participation by the SAIS community and the public. Seats are limited, so RSVP here.

“Minorities in the Syrian War and Implications for US Policy”
4:30 p.m. – Room 736, The Bernstein-Offit Building
This is part of the Research Seminar Series, 2015-2016, being sponsored by International Political Economy at SAIS. Andrew Cheon, the speaker for this seminar, is an Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at SAIS. Register here.


“Time Changed: The State of Arab Media”
12:30 p.m. – Kenny Auditorium, Nitze Building
Muna Shikaki a correspondent at Al Arabiya News, and Joyce Karam a correspondent at Al Hayat Newspaper will speak on this subject. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.


The United States-Japan-Korea Trilateral Relationship
4:30 p.m.—Room 806, Rome Building
Ambassador Sung Kim, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Korea and Japan, Special Representative for North Korea Policy and the Former American Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, will discuss the evolving nature of the US-Japan-Korea relationship and possible future developments.  

Seventy years have passed since the end of WWII and with the recent visits to the US by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Korean President Park Geun-Hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping in connection with that anniversary, American relations with the Far East has taken on a new energy. Tensions on the Korea Peninsula introduce further dangers. This event is off-the-record. Please register here.

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