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.