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.