Monday, May 1, 2017

You're Invited: Open Events at Johns Hopkins SAIS May 1-May 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.

On May 3, conflict and governance expert Jon Temin will join us for a panel discussion on South Sudan

Monday, May 1


Conversation on 'Big Data Insights on the US Economy
Moderated by Diana Farrell. Farell is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the JPMorgan Chase Institute. The Institute aims to help decision makers – policymakers, businesses, and nonprofit leaders – appreciate the scale, granularity, diversity, and interconnectedness of the global economic system and use better facts, timely data and thoughtful analysis to make smarter decisions to advance global prosperity.

Tuesday, May 2


Advancing Canada's Interests and Defending Canadian Values in the United States
The Honourable Andrew Leslie, Member of Palrliament (Orelans) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada - United States Relations will give the 2016-2017 Thomas O. Enders Memorial Lecture at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Lieutennant General Leslie is a decorated veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and former Chief of the Defence Staff.

A Conversation on 'A Valueless Foreign Policy: Can it be American?
Moderated by Roger Cohen. Cohen joined The New York Times in 1990. He was a foreign correspondent for more than a decade before becoming acting foreign editor on Sept. 11, 2001, and foreign editor six months later. Since 2004, he has written a column for The International New York Times, formerly known as The International Herald Tribune.

Wednesday, May 3


Reflections on South Sudan: Origins of the Crisis, Critiques of International Engagement, and What Can Be Done Now
Jon Temin is an expert on conflict and governance issues in the South Sudan and a distinguished SAIS alum. From 2014 to 2017 he served as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, providing strategic guidance and long-term planning to the Secretary on Africa issues. Before Policy Planning, he directed the United States Institute of Peace’s Africa program, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and conducted extensive research in Africa as a Fulbright Fellow.

Thursday, May 4

Addressing Lebanon's Refugee Crisis and Development Challenges
Lebanon is facing overwhelming socioeconomic, security, and demographic challenges as the civil war in neighboring Syria enters its seventh year. Since the start of the crisis, Lebanon has received $4.9 billion in assistance, but demands on the country's resources, services, and civil order remain heavy. Without a political solution to the Syrian conflict, humanitarian and development aid cannot deliver and sustain sufficient results for the refugees or for the Lebanese people. How will Lebanon continue to deal with these conditions?