Wednesday, September 21, 2016

So, What's a Prospective Student Taster Lecture?

A Taster Lectures is a special lecture specifically designed to introduce prospective students to academic life at Johns Hopkins SAIS. They are organized and hosted by the Office of Admissions and include a question and answer session. This fall, we are hosting three Taster Lectures, each featuring a different faculty member and topic of discussion. All Johns Hopkins SAIS Taster Lectures are off the record, so you want to be sure to attend these in person.

Our first lecturer this fall is none other than Pavithra Suryanarayan, who joined the Johns Hopkins SAIS faculty as an assistant professor of International Political Economy last fall. Suryanarayan specializes in comparative politics of developing countries with a focus on inequality, fiscal capacity, ethnic politics, and Indian politics; as well as political methodology with a focus on multilevel statistical techniques. In June, she received the GESIS Klingemann award for her research into voting disparities and how income may influence a person's participation in an election.

Fall 2016 Prospective Student Taster Lectures:
  • Thursday, September 22: Pavithra Suryanarayan
  • Thursday, October 13: Erik Jones
  • Thursday, November 17: Jessica Fanzo

To register for one of our Taster Lectures, please visit the following Eventbrite page.

Professor Erik Jones delivering a taster lecture in 2015