Uniting the worlds of scholarship and policy in the search for realistic solutions to international challenges facing the United States and the world.
The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) of The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was established in 1980. FPI seeks to advance practically oriented research and discussion about foreign policy. To this end, it organizes research initiatives and study groups, and hosts leaders from around the world as resident or non-resident fellows in fields including international policy, business, journalism, and academia. Thanks to the generous gift to SAIS by friends of SAIS alumna Betty Lou Hummel, the Betty Lou Hummel Endowed Fund provides support for innovative research and programming initiatives at the Foreign Policy Institute, as well as for the annual Betty Lou Hummel Memorial Lecture.