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May 31, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the World Humanitarian Summit, May 23, 2016.  Original, Licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

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Over five thousand international delegates gathered in Istanbul last week to mull over the dire state of the world´s humanitarian needs. The venue of the World Humanitarian Summit could not have been more appropriate. It reflects Turkey´s central role in the Syrian crisis, as host to the bulk of the conflict´s exiles and its disconte...

May 6, 2016


Dean Vali Nasr, of the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, and the Russia-Eurasia Club

hosted a discussion on The World Bank's New Russia Report: The Long Journey to Recovery with Dr. Birgit Hansl, Lead Economist and Program Leader for the Russian Federation, The World Bank.

Moderated by Dr. John Lipsky, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute.

Birgit Hansl, a German national, is the World Bank’s Lead Economist for the Russian Federation, and Country Sector Coordinator in the Povert...

May 3, 2016

Dean Vali Nasr and the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute hosted a discussion on "The IMF's April 2016 Global Financial Stability Report: What Policies Could Normalize Markets?" with  Mr. José Viñals, Financial Counsellor, Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund and Mr. Douglas Elliott, Partner, Oliver Wyman.

This event was moderated by Dr. John Lipsky, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS....

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