Sunday, February 7, 2016

Next Week at SAIS: February 8 - February 12

We have another big week coming up at SAIS. Students are back from winter break, and lots of events are going on around campus. If you’re in the DC area, you should definitely come to campus and check out one of the public events that interests you.

Dean Nasr will moderate The SAIS Rostov Lecture on International Affairs February 10.


Paul Goble on the Future of Post-Soviet Countries5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.- Kenney-Herter AuditoriumThis special forum, organized jointly with The Jamestown Foundation, will honor Paul Goble, eminent scholar and expert on the post-Soviet world. Paul will share with us his view on prospects of the states and people in this important strategic region, which includes the Caucasus and Central Asia, as well as the Baltic countries and Ukraine. Several of Paul's long-time friends, colleagues and professional associates will comment on his intellectual contribution to the study of these post-Soviet countries. Register here.


The Free Exercise of Religion in Our Time
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. -  Rome Auditorium/Reception
Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right. Yet in many seen and unseen ways its validity is challenged at the margins every day. Elder Dallin H. Oaks, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak about the importance of maintaining and protecting religious liberty in the international sphere. After his remarks he will field questions in an audience Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please click here.

Building Peace, Security and Prosperity in Pakistan
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Kenney-Herter Auditorium
Dean Vali Nasr and the Foreign Policy Institute invite you to a discussion on "Building Peace, Security and Prosperity in Pakistan" with Senator Sherry Rehman, Founding Chair and serving President of the Jinnah Institute. Joining in discussion will be Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli, Senior Fellow, SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and Dr. Daniel Markey, Senior Research Professor and Academic Director of Global Public Policy Program, SAIS. Please note that this event is off the record. No audio, video, transcription or digital recording is allowed. Click here for more info.

China’s Authoritarian Legality
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - The Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 736
Part of the SAIS Research Seminar Series in Politics and Political Economy, 2015-2016, being sponsored by International Political Economy at SAIS. Mary Gallagher, the speaker for this seminar, is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. RSVP here.


Johns Hopkins SAIS Rostov Lecture with Dr. Lawrence Summers
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Kenney-Herter Auditorium
Dean Vali Nasr cordially invites you to attend The SAIS Rostov Lecture on International Affairs. Dr. Lawrence Summers, the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University, will be speaking on "US, China and the Global Economy." Dean Nasr will moderate the talk and a reception will follow the talk. The event is open to the public and media. Register here.


Low Oil Prices as Viewed by Oil and Gas Company CEOs
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - The Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 736J. Robinson West is a senior adviser with CSIS’ Energy and National Security Program. The former chairman of PFC Energy, he has advised chief executives of leading national and international oil and gas companies on corporate strategy, portfolio management, acquisitions, divestitures and investor relations. This event is off-the-record, but open to the public. Register here.


Social Living in the Old Kingdom
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Rome Auditorium
Leslie Anne Warden, Assistant Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Roanoke College, Dept. of Fine Arts will speak on this topic. Register here.

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