Sunday, November 8, 2015

Next Week at SAIS: November 9-13, 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.

"Kurdistan Under Pressure"
10:00 a.m. – Room 500, The Bernstein-Offit Building
Kurdistan Under Pressure Monday, November 9th 2015 10 am - 12 pm Conference Room 500 Keynote address Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman Kurdistan Regional Government Representative in the United States Panelists Daniel Serwer Senior Fellow, CTR-SAIS Director, SAIS Conflict Management Program Nusseibeh Younis Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Yael Mizrahi SAIS Middle East and Conflict Management Student Moderator Sasha Toperich Senior Fellow and Director of the Mediterranean Basin Initiative at SAIS. Media and members of the public should RSVP here.

"JET Talks: Baseball and the US-Japan Relationship"
Auditorium, Rome Building 
George Rose will explore the evolution of the baseball relationship between Japan and the United States. He will discuss the emergence of Japanese talent in Major League Baseball starting with the debuts of Japanese pitching talent that eventually led to the likes of Ichiro and Hideki Matsui. He will also look at how American players make the transition to the Japanese game and how they are viewed on that side of the Pacific. Seats are limited, so RSVP here.


“Turkey with the Brakes Off: What Does Erdogan's Victory Mean?”
5:00 p.m. – Rome Auditorium
Turkey's ruling AKP restored its majority in parliament on Nov 1. But the election was held after President Erdogan refused to accept the June 7 election's results, sabotaged efforts to form a coalition government, relaunched war in the country’s southeast – and after a massive suicide bombing in Ankara. Will this election stabilize Turkey? What does this election mean for Turkey's regional posture, and what kind of partner will it be for the U.S.? For more information and to RSVP, please click here.


Evolution or Revolution?: Restructuring Finance for a New Global Economy with Bertrand Badré”
4:30 p.m.—Kenney-Herter Auditorium - The Nitze Building
Dean Vali Nasr and the Foreign Policy Institute invite you to join a conversation with Bertrand Badré, Managing Director and World Bank Group CFO. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. John Lipsky, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute.

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