Sunday, April 16, 2017

Next Week At Johns Hopkins SAIS

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.

If you're curious about what an event at 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.

Tuesday, April 18


The Global Financial Crisis and Reform of the International Financial Architecture

Anthony Elson is an International Economist, writer and university lecturer based in the Washington, DC area. For a number of years he was a senior staff member of the International Monetary Fund with responsibilities for managing the IMF's macroeconomic surveillance and program lending with a number of countries in the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions. For a time, he was also involved in the oversight of the IMF's global statistics operations and the initial development of its work on international standards and codes. Since leaving the Fund, Dr. Elson has been an economic consultant with the World Bank and other public and private organizations. Dr. Elson will be discussing his new book, The Global Financial Crisis in Retrospect: Evolution, Resolution and Lessons for Prevention.

Wednesday, April 19


A Conversation on The 4th Industrial Revolution: Opportunities and Challenges with José M. González-Páramo

Dr. José Manuel González-Páramo was appointed Executive Board Director of BBVA in 2013. BBVA is Europe’s sixth largest bank by market capitalization. As Executive Board Director, he is the Chief Officer, Global Economics, Regulation & Public Affairs, and the Chairman of its International Advisory Board. He also is the Chairman of European DataWarehouse GmbH, the first European central data facility to provide world-class transparency standards for asset-backed securities (ABS) transactions.  Notably, Dr. González-Páramo served as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2004 to 2012, and as a member of the ECB’s Governing Council.  

Food, Farmers, and Climate: Report from the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP)

Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig is a climate scientist and Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, where she heads the Climate Impacts Group. She is also Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at the Earth Institute of Columbia University and Professor at Barnard College. She is Co-Founder and Lead Principal Investigator of the *Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), a globally integrated transdisciplinary study of climate impacts on the agricultural sector at regional and global scales.


The SAIS European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program cordially invites you to join us at the SAIS Washington Campus for upcoming events. The Spring 2017 EES Distinguished Lecture Series is moderated by SAIS Professor Steve Szabo and co-sponsored by the Transatlantic Academy of the German-Marsall Fund. 

Climate Change and Diplomacy in the Post-Paris Agreement Era

Ambassador Selwin Hart, current Barbados' Ambassador to the US and Permanent Representative to the OAS, will be giving a talk on climate change and diplomacy in the post-Paris Agreement Era. Amb. Hart played a lead role in negotiating various climate agreements, the Alliance of Small Island Developing States, the Group of 77 and China and the UN Secretary General's climate change support team.


Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble has been serving as the Federal Minister of Finance of Germany since 2009. Before this, he held several positions within the German government. He has been a member of the German Bundestag since 1972 and served as the Parliamentary Secretary of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary group in the Bundestag from 1981 to 1984. From 1984 to 1991, he served as a member of Helmut Kohl's cabinet as the Federal Minister for Special Tasks,  the Head of the Federal Chancellery, and later as the Federal Minister of the Interior. Between 1991 and 2000, he was the chairman of the CDU/CSU group in the Parliament, and from 1998 to 2000, he served as the CDU National chairman. He has also been a member of CDU, Presidium since 2000. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Deputy Head of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag for Foreign, Security and European Policy. He served again as Federal Minister of the Interior in the cabinet of Angela Merkel from 2005 to 2009. 

How to Get a Job in Peacebuilding? 

Join us for a networking event that will offer young professionals and graduate students the opportunity to learn more about peacebuilding and conflict resolutions organizations and institutions. This event offers you the chance to meet staff from a variety peacebuilding organizations and institutions, and it will introduce you to peacebuilders working on everything from sports for peace to countering violent extremism to preventing violence around elections, and everything in between. Learn how peacebuilding intersects with fields like policy making, health, education, governance, and more. This is not a job fair, but instead it is a great opportunity to talk to peacebuilders, learn about new organizations, learn about career paths, and share your own interests and experiences.

Meeting Asia's Infrastructure Needs

A recent report by the Asian Development Bank found that developing Asia will need to invest $1.7 trillion per year in infrastructure until 2030 to maintain its growth momentum, tackle poverty, and respond to climate change. Chief Economist Sawada will discuss the report’s findings and describe the challenges shaping the future of infrastructure investment and development in the region.