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The Betty Lou Hummel Memorial Lecture

School of Advanced International Studies

Washington, DC

April 9, 2019

Why America Matters

Ambassador (ret.) Nicholas Burns

Congratulations to my friend, Dean Vali Nasr, for all he is doing to strengthen SAIS and to envision a new future here in Washington D.C. for this great school.

Many thanks to my Foreign Service colleague, Professor Eric Edelman, for being here. Thanks, as well, to Professor Carla Freeman.

It is an honor to give the Betty Lou Hummel Memorial Lec...

Foreign Policy Institute’s Art of Diplomacy Speaker Series Presents

Diplomacy and Diversity: A Female Diplomat in the Middle East

with Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley

Moderated by Shamila N. Chaudhary, Senior Advisor to the Dean, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

4:45pm – 6:00pm

Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500

1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC

Former US Ambassador to Malta Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley shared her experiences as the first female leader of a US mission in Saudi...

The role of the media as the "fourth estate" of public life and international politics has long been defined by its role as a provider of information and a check on state power. Emerging challenges to freedom of the press worldwide, alongside changes in the production and consumption of media, are threatening to reshape this role. The Editorial Board of The SAIS Review of International Affairs was pleased to host a roundtable lunch and discussion on the role of the media in international affairs...

February 28, 2019

Philanthropy accounts for a significant flow of resources across borders in support of a variety of civic and nonprofit initiatives.  What is its size and composition and how important is it?  How are conditions for philanthropy changing across different regions?  A brief presentation of recent findings from the Global Philanthropy Indices will precede a discussion of what role philanthropy does play and should play in international relations.  The Global Philanthropy Indices are two periodic me...

February 11, 2019

Foreign Policy Institute’s Art of Diplomacy Speaker Series Presents

Climate Negotiation on the Frontlines

with Sue Biniaz Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation

and Former Deputy Legal Adviser, U.S. State Department

Moderated by Daniel Magraw, FPI Senior Fellow

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

12:30pm - 1:45 pm

Nitze 410

1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20036

FPI's Art of Diplomacy Speaker Series is a student-run program that seeks to increase Johns Hopkins SAIS students’ understanding of modern d...

Dr Stephan Kieninger, fellow at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, is the author of The Diplomacy of Détente: Cooperative Security Policies from Helmut Schmidt to George Shultz. He presented and discussed his book during a visit to NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on 5 November, 2018.

Book talk: The Diplomacy of Detente: Cooperative Security Policies from Helmut Schmidt to George Shultz with Dr Stephan Kieninger, William Alberque and Catherine Gerth Mr Willi...

October 31, 2018

Jointly hosted by the Embassy of Austria, Delegation of the European Union to the United States, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, and Foreign Policy Institute

With all its imperfections yet unprecedented economic success, the European Union stands out as the most successful peace project in the world, ever since allowing the United States and Europe to unite in their quest for freedom, peace, and prosperity.

However, in the context of current challenges to the established world order, multilater...

October 30, 2018

​Organizer of The Global Humanitarian Landscape:

Challenges and Opportunities

A Conversation with Sir Mark Lowcock,

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Moderated by Maureen White, FPI Senior Fellow

About the Event:

As part of the Foreign Policy Institute's "Humanitarian Crises Speaker Series", Sir Mark Lowcock discussed the challenges facing the international humanitarian system in the world of increasing conflict, rising human displacement...

October 29, 2018

​Austria: The First Victim?

Austrian Post War Measures to Address the Crimes by Austrians During the Darkest Period of Human History

Featuring Hannah Lessing, Secretary General of the Austrian National Fund for the Victims of National Socialism

Monday, October 29th, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Embassy of Austria

3524 International Court Northwest

Washington, DC 20008

A common stereotype among some self-proclaimed experts of Austrian contemporary history, justified merely by repetition of their mantra is...

October 25, 2018

Before the Age of Prejudice:

A Muslim Woman's National Security Work with Three American Presidents

​Ambassador Tahir-Kheli's memoir offers a fascinating insider's perspective from one who happens to be a Muslim woman on U.S. foreign policy-making during three Republican presidential administrations. Ambassador Tahir-Kheli's life story is a testament to the promise and delivery of the American dream in another era and is a must-read for scholars and policy makers.

Introduction by Vali Nasr
Dean, Jo...

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