Friday, March 31, 2017

Next Week at Johns Hopkins SAIS: April 3-April 7

Johns Hopkins SAIS hosts hundreds of events each year, many of which are free and open to the public. Offering a wide spectrum of viewpoints on current global issues, these events give students the opportunity to interact with thought leaders in various industries. While many of these events are exclusive to Johns Hopkins SAIS students and alumni, a number are free and open to the public. We invite you to join us for some of the events below.

General Michael Hayden will visit campus April 4
Monday, April 3
How can nations pursue their self-interests while managing the immense geographical shifts occurring in the Arctic, and how will Arctic policy change as new economic opportunities present themselves? As the region thaws, what conflict prevention and management infrastructure may be utilized or created to mitigate future conflicts? Where are the opportunities for creating climate resilient policy and infrastructure in the region?
Tuesday, April 4
General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies, he was on the frontline of global change, the war on terrorism and the growing cyber challenge.
In January 2017 fifteen SAIS students spent one week in China interviewing leaders, and members of international organizations and members of the community in Nanjing and Beijing. The objective of the trip was to gain a deeper understanding of the US-China dimensions of the South China Sea Conflict; to evaluate the conflict management efforts that have taken place; and finally to present recommendations about how best to advance the process of long-term conflict resolution and peace-building. Students will discuss their findings and present their report. A reception will follow.
Thursday, April 6
Douglas A. Rediker is the Executive Chairman of International Capital Strategies, which he founded in 2012. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, having previously been a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Rediker represented the United States on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2010 to 2012. He is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Global Economics, having previously served as the Chairman/Vice Chairman of the WEF Geopolitics and Geoeconomics Global Agenda Councils.
Jeff Raider (S’04) is cofounder of two of this country’s most successful online retail companies - Warby Parker, a company that offers designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses, and Harry’s Inc., that manufactures and sells razor blades and grooming products to brands and consumers all over the world. In a conversation with Professor Roger Leeds, Jeff will discuss the key steps taken during his personal journey from SAIS to entrepreneurial success, followed by an audience Q & A.
If you are curious as to what an event as Johns Hopkins SAIS is like, we encourage you to review The Recap, a new blog designed to capture important events across our three campuses. Visit regularly for summaries, videos, and photos of our world-class events.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

11 Reasons Why You Really Need To Make The Admitted Student Open House

Hear me out.

1. Johns Hopkins SAIS has a personality of its own.
This picture says it, but you really need to experience it first hand.


2. We have some really cool alumni, faculty, and students.
And they'll participate in specialized panel discussions.



3. Our Dean (who's pretty famous) will be in attendance.
Oh hey, we know him.


4. Your Linkedin profile will definitely thank you.
We've hired a professional photographer to take your headshot, and it's complimentary. You can take the bathroom selfie down now.



5. There's no better way to get a feel for a program than to sit in on a class (or in our case, two).
You may visit a class of your choosing in the afternoon AND in the evening.


6. Sometimes really cute puppies crash the party.
And then we put them on post cards to be sold at the SAIS store, which will be open during Open House.



7. Sometimes Wolf Blitzer also crashes the party. 
Not going to happen this year, but we wanted to use this opportunity for a shameless plug.



8. Free food.
As you probably remember from your undergrad days, cashing in on free complimentary food whenever possible is conducive to academic success. Open House is the best warm up for the real thing.


9. Information about pretty much everything.
Diversity, career services, financial aid, student organizations, pre-term, you name it.


10. You have a valid excuse to hashtag your tweets. 
(#NextGenSAIS)


11. Swag.
That is all.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Registration Deadlines for Admitted Student Open House

Cherry blossoms in Washington, DC


















Each year, we welcome newly admitted students to the Johns Hopkins SAIS community by way of Admitted Student Open House. Offered at our three campus locations in Washington D.C., Bologna, and Nanjing, Open House features a diverse range of activities and sessions aimed to give admitted applicants insight into life as a SAIS student. In addition to the Admissions team, key members of the SAIS community such as deans, faculty, alumni, current students, and administrators will be in attendance.

If you have not yet registered for Admitted Student Open house, please find the deadlines and registration instructions for each event below. Further details can be found on the admitted student website, which you can access via your admissions letter.
  • The Johns Hopkins SAIS D.C. Admitted Student Open House
The Washington, D.C. Open House will be held on Wednesday, April 5th. The programs include forums on student life, faculty panels, a department lunch, student activities forum, Question & Answer sessions on SAIS Europe and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, and much more. Please RSVP (via the admitted student website) no later than Friday, March 31.
  • The Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe Open House
The Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe Open House will be held on Monday, April 10th. The day with provide admitted students to SAIS Europe the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and students in addition to attending a class lecture. Admitted students can also be hosted by current students when visiting Bologna. Please make sure to register (via the admitted student homepage) by April 6th.
  • The Hopkins Nanjing Center Open House
Admitted students who are currently in Asia are invited to attend an open house at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center from April 9 to April 10. Meet the Hopkins-Nanjing Center Co-Directors, and get acquainted with current students and future classmates. See and experience the HNC firsthand with a tour of the HNC and surrounding area, sit in on classes, and hear a presentation on career services. For more information and to RSVP, email nanjing@jhu.edu
Admitted students, HNC alumni, and friends are invited to meet and mingle over cocktails at a happy hour in downtown Washington, DC on Thursday, April 6 from 5:30-7:00pm. For more information and to RSVP, please register online or email nanjing@jhu.edu.

Spring Break Reflections

Today we have a post by student blogger Daphne P.

My spring break was very productive, and yet still not long enough! Having just spent a weekend in Arizona for a friend’s bachelorette party, and with the Boston Marathon and my friend’s wedding both coming up in April, I took advantage of the week “off” to stay put in DC and take care of the seemingly hundreds of things on my non-school-related To Do List! Some were little things (a haircut, donating old running shoes, getting my bridesmaid dress hemmed…) and others were bigger personal tasks (tax returns!). But what kept me busiest was working on my summer plans. Generally, first-year SAIS students intern in order to get additional work experience and, perhaps, test out a place they might hope to work after graduating. But finding an internship, of course, takes some work! So I spent much of the week continuing to research organizations, search for internship programs, and prepare applications. I also took the opportunity to schedule several networking meetings. The SAIS Career Counselor I’ve worked with had given me names of several SAIS alumni working in my field, so I scheduled meetings to learn more about how they got to their current positions, what advice they have, and whether they could guide me in my internship search. I’m not a natural “networker,” but really enjoyed these meetings and found them very helpful! It’s great to know that there’s a strong SAIS alumni community willing and ready to make the time for current students. I also scheduled a meeting with one of my professors, both to review a proposed topic for my final paper and to discuss my internship search. He, too, was very helpful, and offered to connect me with an organization I hadn’t previously known. So, while there’s still work to do before summer, I feel like I’ve made progress!

Of course, I also took some time for myself this break. I enjoyed walking to-and-from meetings,
taking the long way to explore new neighborhoods and relishing the hints of spring. I spent a day with an old friend who happened to be in town, strolling through Georgetown and catching up over dinner. I slept more, spent time with my roommate, volunteered, and chatted with family. These are important things that sometimes get neglected in the stress of getting through all those readings, papers, and problem sets…. So, as classes resume and I start adding items to a fresh to-do list, I’m committing to keeping this in mind. A rested brain is more productive, after all, and getting to take advantage of this great city is part of what makes coming to SAIS so incredible! Cherry Blossom Festival, anyone?

From the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

General Michael Hayden to Visit Johns Hopkins SAIS

We are pleased to announce that General Michael Hayden, the U.S.' first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer, will be visiting campus April 4.



General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies, he was on the frontline of global change, the war on terrorism and the growing cyber challenge. As the former head of two multi-billion dollar enterprises, he can also address the challenges of managing complex organizations in times of stress and risk, and the need to develop effective internal and external communications. In addition to leading the CIA and NSA, General Hayden was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. He has also served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency, Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, and has held senior staff positions at the Pentagon, the U.S. European Command, the National Security Council, and the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria. Hayden is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group and a distinguished visiting professor at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government.

Please RSVP here.

If you are unable to make this event, please click here to view other upcoming campus events that are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 27, 2017

2 Ambassadors, 1 Professor

During spring break,  Ambassador Carlos Ruiz Hernandez, current MIPP student and former Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Panama, traveled to the United Nations with Professor Ruth Wedgwood and her class. He was able to take his classmates to his former office to have a conversation with the sitting Ambassador. 

Professor Wedgewood; Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations, Laura Flores; Ambassador Carlos Ruiz Hernandez (SAIS MIPP); 
A big thanks to Carlos for the photo!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Policy Simulation Residency: Spring 2017

Capstone residencies are essential components of the Global Policy Program. These intense, multi-day exercises take students outside the standard classroom and challenge them to apply lessons learned from their coursework.

During this month's three-day simulation, GPP students worked in teams representing major states to negotiate a resolution meant to address a crisis in a fictitious country plagued by famine and civil war. After 15 hours of countless meetings in both formal and informal sessions, an agreement was reached—at 12:30 am.

View more pictures of the simulation (and past simulations) here.


The GPP is designed as an executive program, and all applicants must have a minimum of seven years of work experience after completion of an accredited undergraduate degree. For more information on the Global Public Policy program, please visit our website, attend an MIPP/GPP Information Session, and ask us about our Saturday open office hours.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Next Week at Johns Hopkins SAIS: March 28-31

Did you know that Johns Hopkins SAIS hosts hundreds of events each year, many of which are free and open to the public? Offering a wide spectrum of viewpoints on current global issues, these events give students the opportunity to interact with thought leaders in various industries. While many of these events are exclusive to Johns Hopkins SAIS students and alumni, a number are free and open to the public. We invite you to join us for some of the events below.

October 19, 2016: Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy, His Excellency Matteo Renzi joined the Johns Hopkins SAIS community for a Conversation on Trans-Atlantic Relations, Global Security and the Future of the European Union.




Tuesday, March 28
The arrival of the Trump administration has raised a myriad of questions about the prospects for continued U.S. global development leadership. Amid a 28 percent proposed cut to U.S. international affairs spending, might USAID be consolidated into the State Department? After the elimination of Obama’s Global Climate Change Initiative, will his other marquee development initiatives on food security (Feed the Future) and energy (Power Africa) survive? Are there any areas in which there might be room for bipartisan cooperation on global development? RSVP here.
Wednesday, March 29
Mozambique is currently facing a severe economic crisis after news broke out last year that the government had not disclosed nearly $1.5 billion of debt, violating its IMF borrowing agreement as well as its own laws. Since the discovery of the hidden debt, the IMF has suspended its loan disbursements and a number of other donors, including UK, EU, and the World Bank, have also temporarily suspended support. The government is heading toward default as it is unable to deliver on its sovereign guarantee on the loans of the state-owned companies involved. RSVP here.
Thursday, March 30
Panelists will discuss the extent to which we can talk about a ‘resurgence and spread’ of populism, why are we seeing populism in some areas but not in others, and the risks to the private sector in this political climate. RSVP here.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Outer Space Treaty, the first major international treaty or convention in the domain of space law. On this occasion, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Steven M. Schneebaum International Law Society and SAIS International Law and Organizations Program will host a conference on space law. It will bring together academic and practical perspectives of the development of space law, and allow academics and practitioner in the front of the field to exchange their views. RSVP here.
Dr. Jessica Chen Weiss from Cornell University will speak on the China Forum. Please RSVP here.
If you are curious as to what an event as Johns Hopkins SAIS is like, we encourage you to review The Recap, a new blog designed to capture important events across our three campuses. Visit regularly for summaries, videos, and photos of our world-class events.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Career Trek To California

An integral part of the graduate school experience is participating in professional development opportunities. Across our three campuses, Johns Hopkins SAIS students participate in professional development courses, lunch discussions, and informational interviews, and career treks offered by the Office of Global Careers.

Just this week, during spring break, a group of 18 students made their way to California to participate in a series of company visits and alumni networking receptions. Day one of the trip comprised of visits to NextEra Energy, Sustainable Power Group, and SunRun. On day two, the students visited Bloomberg New Energy Finance, California Public Utilities Commission, and Google. On both days, the group was hosted by alumni who currently work in the field.

The Energy & Environment Career Club and Global Career Services organizes this career trek to San Francisco each year, focusing specifically on the renewables sector with an emphasis on solar.

March 20, 2017: 18 Students visited Google in San Francisco 


March 22, 2017: Visit to Tesla - hosted by Ganesh Srivats, Arden Madsen, Allison Rosen, Michael Rossiter, Ian Kenny, and Graham Carroll



The Johns Hopkins SAIS Office of Global Careers organizes 14 sector-focused career treks to Asia, Europe, and North America every year. For more information on the career services offered at Johns Hopkins SAIS, please click here.

Friday, March 17, 2017

I Remember The Feeling...

In today's student blog post, second-year MA student Ileana Valle reflects on her experience being admitted into Johns Hopkins SAIS.

As I look back two years ago, I remember the feeling of anxiety, excitement, and fear all wrapped up into one. For me it was March 13, 2015. I spent much of that day checking my email to see if I had received anything. For me, as I am sure is the case for most in this selection cycle, everything depended on that email. I think back now and feel extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to attend Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Now that two years have transpired, so has my outlook on my academic and professional career. For one, I have learned to be more open-minded. When I first got accepted into SAIS I was steadfast on doing the International Development concentration, but I had been waitlisted for it and ultimately had to opt for my second option: Latin American Studies (LASP). This has undoubtedly been one of the best decisions I have made. This is mainly due to the LASP internship I did last summer in MedellĂ­n, Colombia that afforded me the experience of a lifetime. Not to mention the cohesiveness of the department that trickles down to its cohort.

Furthermore, studying at SAIS has also given me such a broad perspective, particularly, at the intersection of policy and economics. Not coming from an economics background, the compulsory economics component has not been free of challenges; however, the new set of skills that I have acquired has allowed me to see policy-making from a different angle and I feel properly equipped and a well-rounded professional that can make tangible contributions from the public to private sector.

Congratulations to the incoming 2017/2018 cohort! Whether you’re starting in Nanjing, Bologna, or Washington, DC; this is the beginning of an incredible journey.

Welcome to the SAIS community!

Ileana Valle (MA'17)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Celebrating Diversity, Celebrating Nowruz

In our increasingly globalized world, diversity and inclusion are integral to excellence. This is especially true for global academic institutions like Johns Hopkins SAIS, whose raison d'etre is to prepare the next generation of leaders to tackle critical global issues. Because members of the at SAIS community hail from all corners of the world, it is not unusual for students, faculty, and staff to celebrate diversity through participation in on-campus events and student-run organizations.

On March 10, the Johns Hopkins SAIS Diversity Committee and SAIS Middle East and North Africa Club hosted a Nowruz celebration -- an ancestral festivity marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature. Several countries that share this holiday include Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan.

This event included remarks from Dean Vali Nasr, poetry readings, a performance from the Silk Road Dance Company, musical performances, and food.



Speaking of the Johns SAIS community and diversity, we had a very diverse applicant pool this year. For applicants who received and offer of admission from us, remember: the reply deadline for accepted MA applicants is is April 20 for SAIS Fellowship Recipients and May 1 for Non-Fellowship Recipients.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

From New York to DC

Hi everyone! My name is Daphne and I’m a first-year MA student here at SAIS. Originally from the suburbs of New York City, I came to DC for the first time for my undergraduate studies. At Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, I majored in International Politics and completed a certificate in International Development. After graduation, I returned to New York and spent five years working at the Open Society Foundations, a philanthropic organization founded by George Soros to promote human rights, good governance, and development around the world. That experience was invaluable and helped me concretize my career goals: I hope to work for a non-governmental advocacy organization, helping to shape policy at the intersection of human rights and development on behalf of those directly affected by it.

With that in mind, I came to SAIS and chose to concentrate in International Law & Organizations and minor in International Development. This gives me a better understanding of both the legal framework that will guide my future advocacy work and the organizations that will be key advocacy targets and partners. While I may resume working immediately after graduation, I do ultimately intend to pursue a PhD in the hopes of further exploring my field and boosting my credibility as a policy expert.

Outside of SAIS, I keep (extra!) busy by volunteering for two organizations, marathon training, and, now, working here in the Admissions Office! I look forward to sharing my experiences with you as I navigate this exciting program in this city that I love!

Thanks for reading!
Daphne, Student Blogger


Monday, March 13, 2017

A Year Ago, I Was In Your Shoes

CONGRATULATIONS! By now you should have received word that you’ve been admitted to SAIS. This is such an exciting time for you and I’m honored to be able to personally congratulate you on your acceptance. A year ago, I was in your shoes and logged into my applicant portal to find a “Congratulations! The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is pleased to offer you admission….” letter waiting for me. Although I was incredible excited to find out that I had been admitted, I was also very nervous since I realized that I had a very daunting task ahead of me.

Choosing the right school to go to is an extremely big decision since graduate school is a huge financial and time commitment and your next couple weeks will undoubtedly be filled with open houses, campus tours, and overall research on all of the different things each school you’ve been admitted to has to offer. During this time period, I implore you to list all of the things that you value in a graduate school and to explore the services that each school has to offer to ensure that your values line up with those services. If possible, arrange to spend a day on campus! Sit down in a class that you’re interested in and arrange to talk to current students! While doing online research on a school is great, you’ll often quickly be able to tell if a school is right for you just by stepping foot on its campus.

Congratulations once again and take time to let it soak in that you’ve been accepted into an amazing institution that has a lot to offer you both academically and professionally. I’m so excited for all of you and hope to be able to welcome you to SAIS in the fall!

Thanks for Reading,
Denise (MA'18), Student Blogger

Friday, March 10, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Incoming Class!

Congratulations to the entering Master’s students admitted to the SAIS D.C., SAIS Europe and Hopkins-Nanjing campuses! To access your admissions decision, log into your Apply Yourself account, or check your email for a direct link. Be sure to review your admitted student websites for next steps and opportunities to learn more.

Also, be on the look out for an invitation to our private Facebook group for newly admitted students. This group, which is exclusive to applicants who received an offer of admission, serves as a space for you to connect with current SAISers, admissions staff, and other admitted students. Within the next couple business days, we will send you an invitation. If you do not receive the invitation, please check your your spam/junk email and your additional email inboxes before emailing us to request an invitation.

Upcoming Decision notification dates
PhD - Wednesday, March 15
MIPP – Friday, March 17
GPP – Rolling out 8 weeks from the date of application completion

Monday, March 6, 2017

10 students, 19 meetings, 5 days

This is the first student guest post about winter break activities. Our guest blogger this week is Lisa Jenkins, who is a first year Master of Arts student concentrating in Energy, Resources, and Environment

SAIS in Myanmar: 10 students, 19 meetings, 5 days
When I and nine other ERE students arrived in Yangon, Myanmar on a Sunday in January, the first thing we noticed was the heat. Coming from our respective winters in Washington D.C., Bologna, and Nanjing, the shock of the sun almost overshadowed the culture shock.

However, when the sun set in the evening, we noticed something else about the city: the lack of lights. While most large cities glow at night with artificially-lit streets and apartment windows, Yangon was noticeably darker. And, when we attended our first meeting on Monday morning, this image of a not-quite-electrified city set the tone for our conversation.

You see, we were in Yangon to research Myanmar’s electrification process: its successes, its challenges, its (slow) progression. Myanmar currently has only about 30 percent of the country electrified, with far fewer connections in the rural communities. However, the country’s new administration hopes to change this, with the goal of 100 percent electrification by 2030.

So, we examined the plans that various organizations had given to Aung San Suu Kyi’s young government, and met with various stakeholders about their thoughts. It was gratifying that so many people were eager to hear our thoughts in turn, from the IFC to JICA, from Myanmar’s Ministry of Rural Development to the United States embassy.

The week was spent primarily in Yangon, with 19 meetings spread out over 5 days. Some days we would stick together on a school bus in business-casual-adapted-for-90-degree-weather clothing, and some days we would divide into smaller groups and take taxis to different corners of the city.

On one of these days, a group of us woke up early and took a small commuter plane for the hour-long flight to Nay Pyi Daw, the country’s very new capital city. We were told in advance of the city’s strangeness, of its lack of real city enter, its virtually empty 10-lane highways, and its enormous hotels with more employees than guests. However, we still gaped out the window as we drove to our meeting with the government; I had never seen such an empty place, seemingly poised for the arrival of millions who did not seem to be coming. After our meeting we explored the city’s pagoda (apparently 30 centimeters shorter than the Shwedagon pagoda, as a gesture of respect for the country’s most sacred stupa), and were practically the only people in the vast space, lit up with gilt.

The rest of our meeting days in Yangon were interspersed with other tourist activities: a walk through downtown, a sunset by the docks, a Burmese massage, and even a sampling of street-side noodles (during which we successfully avoided dripping sauce on our meeting clothes).

Our last night in Yangon was a good one. We invited a combination of Yangon’s SAIS alumni and other people we had met over the course of the week to a rooftop bar downtown, and discussed our work, and Myanmar more generally, over drinks. It was remarkable to see so many current and former SAIS students in the same place, on the other side of the world from our campuses.

The goal of our trip was to conduct research on the implementation of Myanmar’s electrification plan, which we will ultimately compile into a report to present to the country’s government and its other stakeholders later this spring. However, as we made our way through the country, another goal of the trip became clear to us; Myanmar is a country in transition, a country where development and investment and brand-new policy-making is happening at a rare speed. For me, the opportunity to see the policy-making process in action was the most interesting part of the trip.

As policy students, we usually only read about decisions and regulation in the aftermath of their implementation. In Myanmar this January, we had the chance to be a part of those conversations. I think each of the 10 of us felt this to be the most valuable part of our SAIS education so far (though learning how many ways Myanmar cuisine utilizes eggplant was a close second).


The opportunity to see the policy-making process in action was the most interesting part of the trip.


Friday, March 3, 2017

Winter Break: A Misnomer for SAIS Students

Winter Break was a whirlwind, in the best possible way. Like many SAIS students, I took part in a school-sponsored trip between the fall and spring semester. In late December, I departed D.C. for New Delhi, but not before stopping in Amsterdam for five days to visit a college friend. The visit to New Delhi represented the capstone to a fall course that compared the political and economic development of China and India. During our time in Delhi, our cohort met with representatives from think tanks, non-profits, media, academia, the private sector, and India’s national government. Thankfully, our group was comprised of students from different fields of study and work experience, so we each brought our own insights to meetings. When the eight days of site visits concluded, we all visited the Taj Mahal (because we couldn’t not) and went our separate ways for independent travel. I, along with a few other SAISers, chose to spend a few days exploring Mughal forts in Rajasthan before heading home.

As fate (or poor planning) would have it, I landed back in D.C. the morning of Inauguration Day. Unfortunate as the ride home from Dulles airport was, the timing of my return meant that I could participate in the Women’s March the next day. It was a wonderful and overwhelming day, and the spirit of civic engagement has remained throughout the city and here at SAIS.

Unique as my Break may sound, it is hardly exceptional by SAIS standards. During the first week of classes this spring, one could walk through the Nitze building lobby and listen to students chatting about their experiences on a class trip, I-Dev. practicum, or career trek. The range of Winter break experiences is a testament not only to the opportunities offered at SAIS, but also the resourcefulness and passion of SAIS students to make the most of the program.

Ben P.
Student Blogger

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Lucky Number 97

97 countries are represented in our applicant pool for the upcoming academic year. This number includes applicants from all of our degree programs offered at our Washington, D.C., Bologna, Italy and Nanjing, China campuses. The school’s three campuses are strategically located to better understand the rebalancing of the world: the economic growth of Asia, the political and demographic changes in Europe, and the evolving role of the United States.

Decision notification dates:
MA, MAIA, MIEF, MAGR, Diploma – Friday, March 10
PhD - Wednesday, March 15
MIPP – Friday, March 17
GPP – Rolling out 8 weeks from the date of application completion

The 97 countries represented in our applicant pool

A-E
Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Argentina, American Samoa, Australia
Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bhutan, Canada, Sri Lanka, China, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia

F-L
France, Gambia,  Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lithuania

M-R
Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda

S-Z
Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain
Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia