Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September Taster Lecture

For several decades, SAIS students have taken pride in the academic education provided by world-class scholars, practitioners, and experts that provide the skills and knowledge to equip them with economic and cultural expertise for real-world opportunities. To share a taste of these academic opportunities, the SAIS Office of Admission welcomes prospective students to get a first hand experience by joining us in a series of Taster Lectures with an interactive question and answer session once a month from September to November.

September Taster Lecture: Dr. Francis J. Gavin 


Francis J. Gavin is the Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and the inaugural director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS. In 2013, Gavin was appointed the first Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies and Professor of Political Science at MIT.  Before joining MIT, he was the Tom Slick Professor of International Affairs and the Director of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas.  From 2005 until 2010, he directed The American Assembly’s multiyear, national initiative, The Next Generation Project: U.S. Global Policy and the Future of International Institutions.

With a strong background and knowledge in global affairs, Dr. Gavin's expertise lie in a wide range of topics in American Foreign Policy, Climate Change, Cold War, History & Statecraft, International Monetary Policy, NATO, Nuclear Proliferation, Public Policy, and U.S. Grand Strategy. He is also an expert in the study of global affairs related to Europe and Iran.

Come join us on Thursday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. to get a taste of one of Dr. Gavin's lecture on the topic of Nuclear Policy and Politics at the Bernstein Offit Building, Room 500.

Reserve your spot today!

Please note that all Johns Hopkins SAIS Admissions Taster Lectures are off the record. No audio, video, transcription, or digital recording is allowed.

Can't make it to the September Taster Lecture? Check out some of the other upcoming lectures this semester:
Have a question? Send us an email at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu.