Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Deadline for Priscilla Mason Fellowship and W.W. Norton & Company 9/11 Commission Report Fellowship

We would like to kindly remind all applicants that today is the deadline to submit applications for the following two fellowships. The following fellowships are funded through outside organizations. The Financial Aid Office will collect applications and forward them to the organization. Final decisions are made directly by the organization or by Financial Aid Office and forwarded to the organization. Application instructions can be found here.

Priscilla Mason Fellowship
Established in 1995 by Priscilla Mason, one of the founding administrators of Johns Hopkins SAIS and a former member of the school's Advisory Council, to support students intending to pursue a career in US government service. Applicants must be in need of financial aid, a US citizen, and a first-year MA student willing to accept the terms and conditions of the Priscilla Mason Fund.

W.W. Norton & Company 9/11 Commission Report Fellowship
Established in 2005 by W.W. Norton & Company, publisher of the authorized version of The 9/11 Commission Report, the fellowship supports two students, one American and one student from a predominantly Muslim country, who will pursue careers in promoting international understanding and preventing terrorism.

Monday, February 27, 2017

An Exercise in Legal Reasoning, Methods, Research and Argument

Each year, a team of MA students concentrating in International Law and Organizations participate in Jessup Moot Court, a global mock court competition at which teams of law students argue simulated cases.  Each year, more than 500 schools participate in the competition, preparing oral and written pleadings and arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the simulated case. The theme of this year's competition presented questions surrounding transboundary aquifers, protection of cultural property, basic human rights including the rights to food and water, and what happens when arguable violations of those rights generate migrant outflows.

Our 2017 Team recently competed in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Round of the competition, winning 7th place for best memorial and 7th place for best oralist. An honorable mention went to Annelotte Jens, MA ‘17 who was the highest scoring oralist in a single round. That's quite impressive considering that Johns Hopkins SAIS was the only non-law school in this year's competition.

This is the 27th year that Johns Hopkins SAIS has participated in Jessup, and the 27th year that Professor Schneebaum has coached the team.

Congratulations to Professor Steven Schneebaum and the 2017 SAIS Jessup International Law Moot Court Team: Qifan Huang, Annelotte Jens, Joy King, Namita Rajesh, and Giulia Spaggiari.

Congratulations to Professor Steven Schneebaum and the 2017 Team!

The International Law & Organizations Program prepares graduates to work in human rights, the rule of law, post-conflict reconstruction, environmental cooperation, corporate social responsibility, protection of international investment, negotiation of international trade agreements and other areas handled by multilateral organizations and NGOs. For more information on the International Law & Organizations Program, click here.

Friday, February 10, 2017

An Evening with Johns Hopkins SAIS Dean Vali Nasr


Thank you to all our Fall 2017 applicants who joined us for our special Taster Lecture with Dr. Vali Nasr, Johns Hopkins SAIS Dean and Professional of International Affairs.

Last night, 95 Fall 2017 applicants were in attendance to hear Dean Nasr deliver a lecture on challenges facing the new presidential administration in regards to Middle East policy.  Attendees had the opportunity to pose their questions for Dean Nasr after the conclusion of the lecture.

Check out our Facebook page for more pictures from Dean Nasr's lecture.

If you applied for Fall 2017 and couldn't make it, we have additional events (both on-campus ad virtual) planned for later in the spring, including out Open House for Admitted Students, which will be held on April 5 on the Johns Hopkins SAIS DC campus.  Don't forget to check your email for additional information in the coming weeks!

If you'll be visiting campus, we also encourage you to visit a class.  To view available class listings and sign up, click here.  Class visits will be available through the end of April, and are open to both applicants and those considering applying.

For more information on visiting campus, see our Washington, DC Meet Us page.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Fall 2017 Applicants: Get a Taste of Johns Hopkins SAIS!

Did you apply for Fall 2017 entry to one of SAIS's degree programs?  If so, you are invited to a special applicant-only event next week: a special Taster Lecture by Dr. Vali Nasr, Johns Hopkins SAIS Dean and Professor of International Affairs.

Dean Nasr, a renowned expert on the Middle East and the Islam world, will be discussing challenges facing the new presidential administration in regards to Middle Eastern policy.  To learn more about Dean Nasr, click here.

Invitations to this special event have been sent via email to our applicants--check your email for your invitation and to RSVP!  If you didn't receive your email invitation, please email sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu for more information.