Thursday, October 13, 2016

Inside the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Launch Celebration

On October 6, 2016, Johns Hopkins SAIS celebrated the launch of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, an international policy center which specializes in long-term strategic analysis. The center features a cohort of distinguished scholars in international affairs, and will serve as a focal point for scholarship and public debate on international affairs and policy. A number of distinguished special guests attended the center's launch celebration, including Johns Hopkins SAIS leadership and Henry Kissinger himself.

The celebration, which took place at a historic Beaux-Arts hotel located in North West Washington, opened with remarks delivered by by Michael Bloomberg, former three-term New York City mayor; Ronald Daniels, current President of Johns Hopkins University; Vali Nasr, Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS; and Henry Kissenger.  A panel discussion on geostrategy and the challenges facing U.S. foreign policy followed.

Johns Hopkins SAIS was pleased to welcome the inaugural cohort of Kissinger Center scholarsHall Brands, Niall Ferguson, Christopher Hill, John Lipsky, and Margaret MacMillan.

Johns Hopkins SAIS Dean Vali Nasr delivering welcoming remarks at the start of the celebration.
Moderated by Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, the panel discussion featured several distinguished scholars, including Hal Brands, Francis Gavin, Stephen Hadley, and Carla Hills.
The celebration took place at the Willard, a historic luxury Beaux-Arts hotel located in North West Washington, D.C.

For more information on the Henry A. Kissinger Center, please visit