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ENGAGING WORLD LEADERS, GROUNDBREAKING INSIGHTS


The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts many special events providing students, faculty, alumni, and guests opportunities to hear a wide spectrum of viewpoints on the issues that shape our world. 'The Recap' captures important events across our three campuses.

Please visit regularly for summaries, videos, and photos of our world-class events.

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ENGAGING WORLD LEADERS, GROUNDBREAKING INSIGHTS


The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts many special events providing students, faculty, alumni, and guests opportunities to hear a wide spectrum of viewpoints on the issues that shape our world. 'The Recap' captures important events across our three campuses.

Please visit regularly for summaries, videos, and photos of our world-class events.

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10th and 25th Reunion Classes Return to Washington, DC


10th and 25th Reunion Classes Return to Washington, DC


October 13-15, 2017

Nearly 175  Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni and friends returned to the Washington, DC campus October 13-15 to celebrate their milestone 10th and 25th  reunion classes.  It was a memorable weekend of reminiscing with friends and celebrating what alumni love about the school. The weekend included alumni-led brown bag lunch discussions, back to class lectures, panel discussions with favorite professors, class-sponsored programs, receptions, and meals for alumni and their families.   

Highlights included alumni attending Director of the Latin American Studies Program and Professor Riordan Roett’s legendary class discussion on “Emerging Markets: the State of Play” and a distinguished panel moderated by Dean Vali Nasr with Director of the Center for Canadian Studies Christopher Sands ’94, PhD ’09; Director of the Latin American Studies Program, Riordan Roett; Professor Emeritus Michael Mandelbaum; and, Author-in Residence at the Foreign Policy Institute,  James Mann discussing “Trump’s First Nine Months as President: Global, Security, and Financial Perspectives.”

The two classes returned to reconnect and to support the school by raising a combined total of  $120,000 for the Johns Hopkins SAIS Annual Fund, which will support student fellowships. 

Members of the Class of 2007 and their families celebrate their 10th reunion in Washington, DC. 

Members of the Class of 1992 celebrate their 25th reunion in Washington, DC. 

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Extraordinary Somalia


The Future of Political and Economic Growth

Extraordinary Somalia


The Future of Political and Economic Growth

October 12, 2017

Abdirahman D. Beileh, Minister of Finance, Somalia

Somalia's Finance Minister, Abdirahman Beileh, a development economist and former director at the African Development Bank, spoke about progress and challenges in his country at a presentation hosted by the International Development program.

Beileh explained that after the 27-year absence of a central government, Somalia has been in a state of rebuilding for a long time and its new administration continues to face major challenges around security which are further complicated by the unique social structure in the country. Security is the top priority for both government and businesses, Beileh said. Major resources have been committed to ensure that insecurity reduces and terrorism is defeated.

On opportunities, Beileh stated that Somalia has huge investment potential for green energy and the abundance of human capital—the youth population, especially, can be leveraged by foreign businesses, he said. The government is trying to raise domestic finance to support the growth of small-scale businesses and is working toward reducing its cost of operations, he added.

In a bid to curb corruption, Beileh said that the Somali government has implemented anti-money laundering processes and established sound financial management systems. Conclusively, he stated that empowerment of Somali women and remittances from abroad are very critical to economic growth and social development in Somalia.

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Hispanic Heritage Month at Johns Hopkins SAIS


Hispanic Heritage Month at Johns Hopkins SAIS


Mid-September to mid-October 2017

Amilcar Guzman, Director of Data and Evaluation, CASA
Jacqueline Mazza, Adjunct Professor of Latin American Studies

On October 11 the school's Diversity Committee hosted a discussion on Hispanic Immigration in Today’s America: Facts and Cultural Identity in an Era of Walls, Insults and Policy Uncertainty. Amilcar Guzman, Director of Data and Evaluation at CASA, was joined by Jaqueline Mazza, Adjunct Professor of Latin American Studies and the Principal Labor Markets Specialist of the Inter-American Development Bank.

Mazza began with an overview of US immigration policies and continued efforts for comprehensive reforms, as well as issues related to border security. She highlighted the policy on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and how its repeal would affect the millions of Americans living and working in various fields. She argued that the Trump administration's immigration proposals would have negative economic and social consequences if enacted, emphasizing the need to analyze the available data to identify gaps in current policy.         

Guzman discussed the types of programs conducted by his nonprofit organization which include trainings, legal and financial assistance, and workforce development services. CASA also works on advocacy at the state and local level, lobbying candidates for progressive and effective immigration policies.

The event included a catered lunch highlighting culinary traditions throughout Central and South America. Attendees enjoyed yucca, plantains, arroz con leche, and pupusas, made with maize prepared using a technique of the Mesoamerican people that predates the Columbian era.

The event ended on a hopeful note with several of the audience members sharing their experiences with immigration policy in the US and discussing productive ways to move forward.

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Pakistan's Efforts in Internal and Regional Security


Pakistan's Efforts in Internal and Regional Security


October 11, 2017

Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Interior, Pakistan

The Johns Hopkins SAIS community welcomed Pakistan's Federal Minister for Interior, Ahsan Iqbal, for a discussion on his country's challenges concerning security policies and the steps taken by the Pakistani government in combating extremism and terrorism.

Iqbal gave an overview of the impact that coherent anti-extremism policies have had on terrorism in Pakistan. Pointing to a qualitative shift, Iqbal emphasized a targeted approach to facing off external threats and contrasted this to past US administrations that used anti-terror operations far too broadly.

The minister also discussed the importance of respecting the rights of Muslim populations in Kashmir and fending off any threats against them. He also took issue with India for actions he said undermine Pakistan’s efforts to develop closer economic ties with China.

Overall, Iqbal stressed the need for closer cooperation with the United States as an important stakeholder in the region's security.

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Lantos Rule of Law Lecture with Mikhail Khodorkovsky


Lantos Rule of Law Lecture with Mikhail Khodorkovsky


October 10, 2017

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Founder of Open Russia

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman and founder of Open Russia, visited the school to deliver the inaugural address of the Lantos Rule of Law Lecture series hosted by the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice. Presenting in Russian with simultaneous translation, Khodorkovsky spoke about the challenges for rule of law in Russia and the spread of corruption in the public system.

Khodorkovsky began with an overview of economic changes in Russia since 1998 and made the case that the Putin government has been harmful to the nation's economy. Commenting on Putin's desire to remain irremovable in power, Khodorkovsky spoke of a monopolization of economy and governance by the Russian president. The country needs a viable alternative model, he said, suggesting one option could be genuine federalism achieved through the empowerment of provincial capitals in Russia. Finishing his remarks, Khodorkovsky presented an optimistic outlook on the future of his country.

Taking questions from the audience, Khodorkovsky was joined by Professor P. Terrence Hopmann and foundation president Katrina Lantos Swett as they addressed specific cases of corruption, the prioritization of security in Russia, the lack of control Putin has over the state security agency, and the Magnitsky Act which sanctions Russian officials over the 2009 death of a political prisoner.

The Lantos Foundation continues the work of Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in the US Congress. Lantos fought for the human rights and dignity of people across the globe and co-founded the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. The new Rule of Law lecture series will annually provide a prominent political dissident a global platform to offer perspective on rule of law issues in his or her home country and a forum of ideas for productive change.

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Perspectives on US-China Relations in a Time of Rapid Change


Perspectives on US-China Relations in a Time of Rapid Change


October 9, 2017

Amy Celico '98, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
David M. Lampton, Director of SAIS China and George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies
Cui Liru, Senior Advisor & Former President, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)
Moderated by John Lipsky, Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Public Affairs and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute

The China-United States Exchange Foundation, Foreign Policy Institute, and SAIS China hosted a panel discussion examining US-China relations during a pivotal time in their partnership.

Cui Liru of CICIR framed the current environment as a power struggle between the United States and China. He noted that the configuration of the bilateral relationship has been changing and it is in the best interests of everyone to strive for smoother interactions between the two countries. Illustrating one example of tension, Liru explained that China is willing to live peacefully with the present North Korean regime rather than destabilize the region through military interventions in the Korean peninsula.

Albright Stonebridge Group's Amy Celico stated that it took talented political and business leadership to set the US-China economic relationship at a trading value of over $600 billion per year. While recognizing these achievements, she noted the relationship has its challenges. Recently, the US began investigating Chinese investments which may threaten intellectual property rights and violate rules on the importation of aluminum and steel. The progress of American businesses in China has slowed, Celico said, adding that US companies deserve the same level of access Chinese firms enjoy here.

Moderator John Lipsky mentioned that relationships with multilateral organizations like IMF, WTO and UN are deteriorating, a recent example being the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement.

David Lampton summarized by observing that the world is more open to China than China is open to the world, citing the example of widespread Chinese media outlets in the US—the converse scenario is simply not possible in today's China, he said.

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Risks and Consequences of Foreign Interventions


Risks and Consequences of Foreign Interventions


October 5, 2017

Shamila Chaudhary, Foreign Policy Institute Fellow
Gregory Feifer, Interim Executive Director of the Institute of Current World Affairs
Andrew J. Tabler, Martin J. Gross Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Hashim Wahdatyar, Program Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Foreign policy experts visited the Johns Hopkins SAIS community for a panel discussion about foreign interventions hosted by the Middle East Studies program and the Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA). 

The discussion analyzed conflicts and interventions in Syria, Afghanistan, and other regions of the world experiencing unrest. During the discussion, emphasis was placed on the role and timing of the United States interventions in these areas at a time of mounting global instability and shifting geopolitics.

Shamila Chaudhary of the Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) raised concerns about the United States' wavering commitment to leading global security and its role in ongoing interventions. Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute discussed the US need for a strategic approach in managing multiple conflicts.

Hashim Wahdatyar of the UNODC observed that western troops and diplomats have a trust problem with the citizens of Afghanistan which cannot be overcome without defining the goals of the US-led mission to restore security in the country. 

ICWA's Gregory Feifer stated that Vladimir Putin is fulfilling his promise of restoring Russia as a global power, although he emphasized that Putin's actions are serving his own personal interests and are damaging Russia's long-term future. The panelists noted that Russia makes an interesting case study in exercising global influence as it strengthens its hand in the Middle East while US leadership in the region is increasingly challenged.

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Natural Gas in Europe: Finding the Balance between Market and Geopolitical Challenges


A View by Snam

Natural Gas in Europe: Finding the Balance between Market and Geopolitical Challenges


A View by Snam

September 29, 2017

Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam

Marco Alverà, CEO of leading European natural gas energy and infrastructure firm, Snam, visited the Johns Hopkins SAIS community for a discussion on energy markets and challenges in the natural gas industry. The event was hosted by the Center for Transatlantic Relations and moderated by Dean Vali Nasr.

Alverà stressed the importance of a unified EU market for natural gas as a way to balance the region's dependency on Russian gas supplies. Alverà sees potential for greater cooperation between the EU and Turkey, although he noted this would involve tough political challenges. Turkey is important in the market due to its position at the crossroads of pipeline infrastructure and proximity to large gas fields in Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran, and Iraq, Alverà said.

The discussion also touched on large infrastructure projects for improving natural gas distribution, state subsidies and their role in pursuing nation-level strategic initiatives, and the importance natural gas will play in China's commitment to improving air quality.

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The David H. Bernstein Forum Welcomes General David H. Petraeus


New lecture series features leaders in global policy

The David H. Bernstein Forum Welcomes General David H. Petraeus


New lecture series features leaders in global policy

September 28, 2017

General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, partner at investment firm KKR, chairman of the KKR Global Institute, and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Vali Nasr, Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS

The world is witnessing a shift in the global political order and stability will depend on the next generation of leaders in international relations, according to General David H. Petraeus, retired four-star general and former CIA director. Speaking to a room of current students, alumni, and supporters of Johns Hopkins SAIS, Petraeus highlighted the importance of the school's mission to prepare professionals to manage the international ties of the future.

Moderated by Dean Vali Nasr, the discussion delved deeply into national security, cyber warfare, and lessons learned from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Petraeus shared stories from his term commanding US coalition forces in both countries. Responding successfully to an insurgency led by extremists required a comprehensive military campaign in occupied areas, Petraeus explained. "The paradox of these fights is that you cannot counter terrorist forces like the Islamic State and Al Qaeda with just counter-terrorist force operations," he said. "You can't drone strike or Delta Force raid your way out of this problem. This is the fight of a generation, therefore a sustained commitment is required," he said.

Answering an audience question, Petraeus advised students to push themselves in intellectual areas outside their comfort zones to grow as leaders, citing his own graduate school experience as formative to his military career.

As the inaugural speaker of the David H. Bernstein Forum, Petraeus provided a highly candid view of world events. The forum—endowed by the Johns Hopkins University alumnus and former member of the board of trustees, David H. Bernstein—will bring to the school speakers of renowned international stature to discuss various issues affecting global policy.

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US-China Relations in the Era of Trump and Xi Jinping


US-China Relations in the Era of Trump and Xi Jinping


Carla Freeman, Director of the Foreign Policy Institute and Associate Director of SAIS China
David M. Lampton, Director of SAIS China and George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies

September 27, 2017

As China prepares to hold its 19th Party Congress, an event with momentous policy implications, SAIS China hosted a discussion by David Lampton to highlight trends in the US-China relationship. He spoke about the friction in the economic and military ties between the two nations prior to the Xi Jinping administration and the uncertainties and risks that have developed since the inauguration of US President Trump.

Lampton spoke about how the United States has in recent decades fostered the emergence of new power centers, including China. He stressed that the US must win cooperation rather than compel it and will increasingly have to negotiate with China. He argued that the US needs to get its domestic house in order to remain an effective competitor.

While China and the US strive for cooperation on North Korean denuclearization, frictions have accumulated as a result of the US doing business with Taiwan and the economic sanctions on specific Chinese trading and financial entities. He mentioned that the US administration has been all over the lot and has left stakeholders in the region confused on its China policy.

In concluding, Lampton noted the United States' relative economic strength has declined while China's has risen. He stated that the shortening economic leg of US power in Asia weakens its capacity to maintain a balance of influence. The US and China must manage these challenges and prioritize their objectives, Lampton said.

Following Lampton's remarks, SAIS China Associate Director Carla Freeman moderated questions from the audience which covered issues including the era of post-American leadership, increasingly stringent social and political controls employed by the Xi administration, and the government's campaign to fight corruption.  

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A Discussion on Social Enterprise in Ghana


A Discussion on Social Enterprise in Ghana


September 22, 2017

Bernice Dapaah, Founder and CEO, Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative

From the African Bicycle Contribution Foundation:
A. Bruce Crawley, Chairman
Renée Chenault Fattah, Board Member
Patricia Marshall Harris, Executive Director

Entrepreneur Bernice Dapaah and leaders of the African Bicycle Contribution Foundation were hosted by SAIS Women Lead for a discussion on social enterprise and community development in Ghana.

Dapaah shared her experience in creating employment opportunities for women and youth through an innovative and sustainable bicycle manufacturing company. Since 2009, the Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative has provided training to equip people to set up their own small-scale bicycle production centers in villages throughout rural Ghana. The spread of these bicycles helps reduce poverty by increasing local farmers' access to markets and allows them to sell more produce than they could otherwise transport.

Dapaah has nurtured the project from its origin as an idea she developed at the Clinton Global Initiative University. The project has been recognized with many awards, including Dapaah's selection as a 2014 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

A. Bruce Crawley, Renée Chenault Fattah, and Patricia Marshall Harris of the Africa Bicycle Contribution Foundation discussed their work in generating funding to underwrite the distribution of bicycles to under-resourced youth and farmers in Ghana. The foundation makes a vital impact on living standards for rural Ghanaians, many of whom without bicycles would have to walk long distances to haul water, food, and produce by hand.

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By Speaker


By Speaker


Paul Achleitner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG
The Future of the Global Economy, March 2, 2016

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie JHU '03, award-winning novelist
The Political Economy of Gender in Africa, April 14, 2017

Priya Agrawal, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
Access to a Healthier World: Sustaining Women, Communities and Our Future, April 15,2016

Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
After Sanctions: Challenges Facing the Iranian Economy, February 17, 2016

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former Deputy Chairman of India’s Planning Commission
Global Governance: An Assessment, April 20, 2016

Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
Hopkins-Nanjing Center Convocation, June 18, 2016 and Rethinking Regional Security, October 22, 2015

Samuel Alito, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Justice Samuel Alito Visits the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, September 12, 2016

General John Rutherford Allen, former Commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan; former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
The Evolution Of ISIL, December 9, 2015

Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam
Natural Gas in Europe: Finding the Balance Between Market and Geopolitical Challenges, September 29, 2017

Rodney Andrews, Harvard University Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar, Assistant Professor of economics at University of Texas, Dallas
Race, Education, and the Labor Market: Where Do We Go From Here?, February 14, 2017

Lady Catherine Ashton, Baroness of Upholland, life peer in the House of Lords and former EU’s first High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Women's Leadership and the New World (Dis)Order, April 10, 2017

Bertrand Badré, Managing Director and CFO of the World Bank Group
Restructuring Finance For The Global Economy, November 12, 2015

Ambassador Barbara Barrett, Chairman of the Aerospace Corporation
Launching The Women's Leadership Initiative, December 17, 2015

Daniel Barnett, MD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Pandemics In A Changing Climate, April 26, 2016

Priya Basu, Manager, Development Finance, The World Bank
Pandemics In A Changing Climate, April 26, 2016

Abdirahman D. Beileh, Minister of Finance, Somalia
Extraordinary Somalia, October 12, 2017

Lora Berg '84, Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Senior Foreign Service Officer (ret.)
Who's Coming to the Embassy Tonight?, February 13, 2017

Don Beyer, U.S. Representative for Virginia's 8th District
SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom, September 7, 2016

Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies
Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, February 2, 2017

Federiga Bindi, Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations and Director of Foreign Policy Initiative at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Women's Leadership and the New World (Dis)Order, April 10, 2017

Bill Bishop, Writer, The Sinocism China Newsletter
The China Exit Interview, February 3, 2016

Antony Blinken, Herter/Nitze Distinguished Scholar, former United States Deputy Secretary of State and former Deputy National Security Advisor
The Art of Diplomacy, September 13, 2017
US-Asia Relations: Past and Future, March 31, 2017

Maria Elena Boschi, Italian Minister of Constitutional Reform and Relations with Parliament
Constitutional Reforms In Italy, February 19, 2016

Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs
The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force, February 3, 2017

John Brennan, Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Defense Against The Dark Arts With CIA Director Brennan, March 23, 2016

Tina Brown, Founder and CEO of Tina Brown Media
Women Leaders Making A Difference On the Global Stage, October 12, 2016

William J. Burns, President of Carnegie Endowment
A Conversation With William J. Burns, November 17, 2015

Dennis Carroll, Director, Global Health Security and Development, Bureau for Global Health, USAID
Pandemics In A Changing Climate, April 26, 2016

Amy Celico, Principal, Albright, Stonebridge Group
China's New Economic Plans, March 29, 2016

Perspectives on US-China Relations in a Time of Rapid Change, October 9, 2017

Martin Cerisola, Assistant Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
After Sanctions: Challenges Facing The Iranian Economy, February 17, 2016

Nadereh Chamlou, International Development Advisor
After Sanctions: Challenges Facing The Iranian Economy, February 17, 2016

Shamila Chaudhary, Foreign Policy Institute Fellow
Risks and Consequences of Foreign Interventions, October 5, 2017

Ling Chen, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins SAIS
China's New Economic Plans, March 29, 2016

Derek Chollet, Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
An Assessment of Obama's Long Game, September 20, 2016

David Chun, Founder and CEO of Equilar
Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom, September 7, 2016

Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health
Access to a Healthier World: Sustaining Women, Communities, and Our Future, April 15, 2016

Eliot A. Cohen, Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies
The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force, February 3, 2017

Roger Cohen, Journalist, Columnist and Author of the NY Times and International NYTimes
A Valueless Foreign Policy: Can it be American? May 2, 2017

Celeste Connors, Associate Practitioner in Residence, Energy, Resources, and Environment Program
Pandemics In A Changing Climate, April 26, 2016

H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Philippine Ambassador to the U.S.
Philippines 2016: Governance, Growth, Development and Security

James Cunningham, former US Ambassador to Afghanistan
The Future of Afghanistan and the Region in the New US Administration, January 9, 2017

Nikhil da Victoria Lobo, Senior Vice President, Head Global Partnerships Americas, Swiss Re
Pandemics In A Changing Climate, April 26, 2016

Uri Dadush, Senior Associate and Director of the International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center, Rabat Morocco
IMF Long Term Prospects Growth Prospects For The Middle East, March 22, 2016

Bernice Dapaah, Founder and CEO, Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative
A Discussion on Social Enterprise in Ghana, September 22, 2017

Ronald J. Daniels, President of The Johns Hopkins University
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center's 30th Anniversary Celebration, June 17-19, 2016

Kent Davis-Packard, Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies and American Foreign Policy
Who's Coming to the Embassy Tonight?, February 13, 2017

Chen Deming, President of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and former Minister of Commerce for the People's Republic of China
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center's 30th Anniversary Celebration, June 17-19, 2016

Rust Deming, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins SAIS
The Way Ahead: The US-Japan Relationship Under the Trump-Abe Administrations, January 6, 2017

Roger Diwan, Vice President, IHS Financial Services
Learning To Live With Cheaper Oil, June 8, 2016

David Dollar, Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
China's New Economic Plans, March 29, 2016

Ambassador Eric Edelman, Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force, February 3, 2017
Mission Failure: America And The World In The Post-Cold War Era, April 4, 2016

Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
The UN In The New Global Landscape, November 5, 2015

Berit Enge, Correspondent, High North News
Arctic Security Conference: Hot Spot or Cold Front?  April 3, 2017

Gady Epstein, Media Editor at The Economist
The China Exit Interview, February 3, 2016

Diana Farrell, Founding President and CEO of the JPMorgan Chase Institute
Big Data Insights on the Economy, May 1, 2017

Gregory Feifer, Interim Executive Director of the Institute of Current World Affairs
Risks and Consequences of Foreign Interventions, October 5, 2017

Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University
Kissinger 1923-1968: The Idealist, December 9, 2015

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr, President and CEO of TIAA
A Conversation with TIAA CEO Roger W. Ferguson, Jr, February 3, 2017

Catherine Fieschi, Senior Contributor, Macro Advisory Partners
The Future of Liberalism in Europe, May 11, 2017

Vice Admiral Michael T. Franken, Deputy Commander for Military Operations, US Africa Command (AFRICOM)
The Challenge of Security and Development in Africa, February 27, 2017

Carla Freeman, Director of the Foreign Policy Institute and Associate Director of SAIS China
US-China Relations in the Era of Trump and Xi Jinping, September 27, 2017

Ambassador Daniel Fried, former Senior Career Diplomat, US Department of State
The Future of Liberalism in Europe, May 11, 2017

Ambassador Laurie S. Fulton, Chair of Global Engagement for Meridian Board of Trustees and former US Ambassador to Denmark
Who's Coming to the Embassy Tonight?, February 13, 2017

Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
IMF's Long Term Growth Prospects For The Middle East And Central Asia, March 22, 2016

Adam Garfinkle, Editor, The American Interest
Mission Failure: America And The World In The Post-Cold War Era, April 4, 2016

Michel Gabaudan, President of Refugees International
The EU Migration Crisis, October 8, 2015
New Challenges for the Refugee Regime, February 7, 2017

Galia Golan, Darwin Professor emerita, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Negotiation Opportunities and the Challenges Ahead, February 27, 2017

Jeremy Goldkorn, Founder and Director of Danwei
The China Exit Interview, February 3, 2016

Jennifer Gootman, Vice President of Social Consciousness and Innovation at West Elm
International Development and Supply Chain Innovation: A West Elm Case Study, March 15, 2017

Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg LP
Global Conference On Women In The Boardroom, September 7, 2016

Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard University Law School
Race, Class and Community: Democratizing Higher Education, February 16, 2016

Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor
Middle East Strategy Task Force: Rethinking Regional Security, October 22, 2015

Penda Hair, Co-Founder and Co-Director, The Advancement Project
Race, Class and Community: Democratizing Higher Education, February 16, 2016

Birgit Hansl, Lead Economist and Program Leader for the Russian Federation at the World Bank
Russia's Long Journey to Economic Recovery, May 6, 2016

General Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA
A Conversation with General Michael Hayden, April 4, 2017
Middle East Strategy Task Force: Rethinking Regional Security, October 22, 2015

Davida Herzl, CEO of Aclima
Global Conference On Women In The Boardroom, September 7, 2016

Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Former Director of the Peace Corps
Lessons From the Last Mile: Reflections on a Career Shaped by the Peace Corps, February 15, 2017

Judge (retired) Alice Hill, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Arctic Security Conference: Hot Spot or Cold Front?  April 3, 2017

Anne Hillerman, author of Song of the Lion
A Conversation with Anne Hillerman, April 27, 2017

Carla Hills, Chairman and CEO, Hills and Company
China's New Economic Plans, March 29, 2016

Yuichi Hosoya, Professor, Keio University
The Way Ahead: The US-Japan Relationship Under the Trump-Abe Administrations, January 6, 2017

His Excellency Peter Hultqvist, Minister of Defense for Sweden
A Presentation on Northern European Security, May 16, 2017

Aasim M. Husain, Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
Learning To Live With Cheaper Oil, June 8, 2016

Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Interior, Pakistan
Pakistan's Efforts in Internal and Regional Security, October 11, 2017

Kenneth M. Jacobs, CEO of Lazard
Restructuring Finance For The Global Economy, October 1, 2015

Ambassador Deborah Jones, former US Ambassador to Kuwait and Libya
A Conversation With Ambassador Deborah Jones, March 6, 2017

Chen Jun, President of Nanjing University
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center's 30th Anniversary Celebration, June 17-19, 2016

Matake Kamiya, Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan
The Way Ahead: The US-Japan Relationship Under the Trump-Abe Administrations, January 6, 2017

Yoichi Kato, Senior Research Fellow, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation
The Way Ahead: The US-Japan Relationship Under the Trump-Abe Administrations, January 6, 2017

Cathleen Kelly, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Arctic Security Conference: Hot Spot or Cold Front?  April 3, 2017

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, former US Ambassador to Afghanistan and to Iraq, former US Permanent Representative to the United Nations
The Envoy: From Kabul To The White House, September 7, 2016

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Founder of Open Russia
Lantos Rule of Law Lecture, October 10, 2017

Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
Middle East Strategy Task Force: Rethinking Regional Security, October 22, 2015

Jeni Klugman, Adjunct Lecturer of International Development at Johns Hopkins SAIS and Senior Adviser, Gender at World Bank
Nothing for Women Without Women: Raising Voices for Change, April 12, 2017

Edward Knight, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Nasdaq
Global Conference On Women In The Boardroom, September 7, 2016

Senator Menno Knip, Chair, Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Economic Relations
A Roundtable Discussion With NATO Parliamentarians, May 9, 2016

Monica Kowal, Vice Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission
Global Conference On Women In The Boardroom, September 7, 2016

Pravin Krishna, Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business
Global Governance: An Assessment, April 20, 2016

David M. Lampton, George and Sadie Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
China's New Economic Plans, March 29, 2016

Nicholas Lardy, Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
China's New Economic Plans, March 29, 2016

William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman of Estée Lauder Companies
Global Conference On Women In The Boardroom, September 7, 2016

Philippe Lazzarini, Deputy United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon
Responding to Lebanon's Syrian Refugee Crisis, June 24, 2016

Roger Leeds, Senior Research Professor, Johns Hopkins SAIS
China's New Economic Plans, March 29, 2016

The Honorable Andrew Leslie, Member of Parliament for Orleans and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada-United States Relations
Advancing Canada's Interests and Defending Canadian Values in the United States, May 2, 2017

Cui Liru, Senior Advisor & Former President, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)
Perspectives on US-China Relations in a Time of Rapid Change, October 9, 2017

Michael Lovenheim, Associate Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornel University
Race, Education, and the Labor Market: Where Do We Go From Here?, February 14, 2017

Richard Lugar, former Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Philippines 2016: Governance, Growth, Development, and Security, April 28, 2016

Ambassador Princeton Lyman, Senior Adviser to the President, U.S. Institute of Peace
Negotiation Opportunities and the Challenges Ahead, February 27, 2017

Michael Lynton, CEO Sony Entertainment, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment
A Conversation with Michael Lynton, October 19, 2015

Margaret MacMillan, Xerox Foundation Distinguished Scholar , Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs
The Causes of Wars, March 27, 2017

Thomas Mahnken, Senior Research Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS and President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force, February 3, 2017

Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow Center for Middle East Policy and Energy Security and Climate Initiative, The Brookings Institution
After Sanctions: Challenges Facing the Iranian Economy, February 17, 2016

Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor and Director of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Mission Failure: America And The World In The Post Cold-World Era, April 4, 2016

Catherine L. Mann, OECD Chief Economist
The Future Of Productivity, November 26, 2015

Robert Manning, Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
The Way Ahead: The US-Japan Relationship Under the Trump-Abe Administrations, January 6, 2017

James McIntire, Washington State Treasurer
Global Conference on Women In The Boardroom, September 7, 2016

John McLaughlin, Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at The Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies and former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency
How to Thrive in A Washington Career, September 20, 2017

Liu Mingkang, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Former Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission
China's New Economic Plans, March 29, 2016

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
Nothing for Women Without Women: Raising Voices for Change, April 12, 2017

Seth Andre Myers, Senior Fellow, The Arctic Institute
Arctic Security Conference: Hot Spot or Cold Front?  April 3, 2017

Laxman Narasimhan, CEO of Pepsico Latin America
Latin America As An Emerging Market, October 21, 2016

Vali Nasr, Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Negotiation Opportunities and the Challenges Ahead, February 27, 2017

Susan Ness, Conference Chair and Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations
Global Conference On Women In The Boardroom, September 7, 2016

Frederic Neumann '00, PhD '05, Co-Head Of Asian Economic Research and Managing Director, Global Research, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)
A Conversation on Asia's Economic Challenges, February 13, 2017

Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley At The 2016 Enders Lecture, April 28, 2016

Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh, United Arab Emirates Permanent Representative to the United Nations
A Conversation With Lana Nusseibeh, May 2, 2016

Chiedo Nwankor, Visiting Research Associate and Adjunct Lecturer
The Point of Intersection: Hillary Clinton, Beyonce, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, February 24, 2017

Inuuteq Holm Olsen, Head of Representation, Greenland Representation
Arctic Security Conference: Hot Spot or Cold Front?

Evan Osnos, Staff Writer for The New Yorker
The China Exit Interview, February 3, 2016

Ambassador Anne W. Patterson, Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs
U.S. Policy Towards the Middle East, September 17, 2015

General (ret.) David H. Petraeus, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
The David H. Bernstein Forum, September 28, 2017

Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Vice Chairman, Hills & Company
Negotiation Opportunities and the Challenges Ahead, February 27, 2017

Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of HBO
A Conversation with HBO Richard Plepler, March 10, 2016

Kenneth Pollack, Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
Middle East Strategy Task Force: Rethinking Regional Security, October 22, 2015

James Przystup, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic Research, National Defense University
The Way Ahead: The US-Japan Relationship Under the Trump-Abe Administrations, January 6, 2017

Jeffrey Raider '04, Co-founder of Warby Parker and Co-founder and Co-CEO of Harry’s Inc. 
Becoming a Highly Successful Entrepreneur, April 6, 2017

Matteo Renzi, former Prime Minister of Italy
Which Europe After the French Election?, May 12, 2017
A Conversation with Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, October 19, 2016

Condoleezza Rice, Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy, Stanford University, former US Secretary of State and former National Security Advisor
Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, May 12, 2017

Anne C. Richard, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration
New Challenges for the Refugee Regime, February 7, 2017

A William M. Rodgers III, Professor of Public Policy and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University
Race, Education, and the Labor Market: Where Do We Go From Here?, February 14, 2017

Olafr Røsnes, Energy Counselor, Embassy of Norway
Arctic Security Conference: Hot Spot or Cold Front?  April 3, 2017

Trudy Rubin, Foreign Affairs Columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Mission Failure: America And The World In The Post-Cold War Era, April 4, 2016

Paolo Scaroni, Deputy Chairman of the Rothschild Group
Emerging Trends In Global Energy, October 21, 2015

Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance, Germany
A Conversation on Building Europe's Future, April 20, 2017

James Schoff, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
The Way Ahead: The US-Japan Relationship Under the Trump-Abe Administrations, January 6, 2017

Mine Z. Senses, Associate Professor of International Economics at Johns Hopkins SAIS
Race, Education, and the Labor Market: Where Do We Go From Here?, February 14, 2017

Jacquelyn Serwer, Chief Curator, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
A Place To Remember, Commemorate and Celebrate, February 24, 2016

Jean-Francois Seznec, Scholar, Middle East Institute and Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Learning To Live With Cheaper Oil, June 8, 2016

Jessica Shadian, Senior Fellow, University of Toronto
Arctic Security Conference: Hot Spot or Cold Front?

Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2016 Commencement speaker)
Celebrating The Class of 2016, May 19, 2016

Teri Shultz, reporter covering the EU for NPR, CBS Radio, and Deutsche Welle
Women's Leadership and the New World (Dis)Order, April 10, 2017

Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration
EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2017, January 5, 2017
EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2016, June 28, 2016

Aaretti Siitonen, First Secretary, Embassy of Finland
Arctic Security Conference: Hot Spot or Cold Front?

Randa Slim, Director for Track II Initiatives at the Middle East Institute and Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Responding To Lebanon's Syrian Refugee Crisis, June 24, 2016

Martin Sommer, Deputy Chief, Middle East and Central Asia Regional Studies Division, International Monetary Fund
Learning To Live With Cheaper Oil, June 8, 2016

Brande Stellings, Vice President of Corporate Board Services of Catalyst
Global Conference on Women In The Boardroom, September 7, 2016

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institute
The Future of Liberalism in Europe, May 11, 2017

Steve Strongin, Head of Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs
A Conversation With Steve Strongin Of Goldman Sachs, March 4, 2016

Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University
Rostov Lecture on International Affairs with Dr. Lawrence Summers, February 10, 2016

Nicholas Szechenyi, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
The Way Ahead: The US-Japan Relationship Under the Trump-Abe Administrations, January 6, 2017

Reka Szemerkenyi, Ambassador of Hungary
The EU Migration Crisis, October 8th, 2015

Andrew J. Tabler, Martin J. Gross Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Risks and Consequences of Foreign Interventions, October 5, 2017

Akio Takahara, Professor, University of Tokyo
The Way Ahead: The US-Japan Relationship Under the Trump-Abe Administrations, January 6, 2017

Minjon Tholen, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, Cook Ross
Who's Coming to the Embassy Tonight?, February 13, 2017

Mischa Thompson, Policy Advisor, U.S. Helsinki Commission
Who's Coming to the Embassy Tonight?, February 13, 2017

Rear Admiral (retired) David Titley, Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University
Arctic Security Conference: Hot Spot or Cold Front?  April 3, 2017

Hung Tran, Executive Managing Director, Institute of International Finance
IMF's Long Term Growth Prospects For The Middle East And Central Asia, March 22, 2016

James Traub, Senior Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, New York University
The Future of Liberalism in Europe, May 11, 2017

Tiger Tyagarajan, President and CEO of Genpact
Global Conference on Women In The Boardroom, September 7, 2016

Fran Ulmer, Chair, US Arctic Research Commission
Arctic Security Conference: Hot Spot or Cold Front?  April 3, 2017

Hashim Wahdatyar, Program Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Risks and Consequences of Foreign Interventions, October 5, 2017

Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation
Commencement Address, May 25, 2017

Scott Warden, Director of the United States Institute of Peace
The Future of Afghanistan and the Region in the New US Administration, January 9, 2017

Earl Anthony Wayne, former Assistant Secretary of State for Economic & Business Affairs
The Future of Afghanistan and the Region in the New US Administration, January 9, 2017

Ruth Wedgwood, Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy
New Challenges for the Refugee Regime, February 7, 2017

James White, Former (retired) Chairman and CEO of Jamba Juice
Global Conference on Women In The Boardroom, September 7, 2016

Maureen White, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute
New Challenges for the Refugee Regime, February 7, 2017

Gita Wirjawan, Chairman of Ancora Group and former Republic of Indonesia Minister of Trade
Prospects For An Economic Growth Rebound In Southeast Asia, April 12, 2016

Peter Wittig, Ambassador of Germany
The EU Migration Crisis, October 8th, 2015

Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
Ontario's View on Renegotiating NAFTA, September 14, 2017

Ambassador Ken Yalowitz, Director, Georgetown MSFS Conflict Resolution Program
Arctic Security Conference: Hot Spot or Cold Front?

Shahid Yusuf, Chief Economist, International Growth Center, and Johns Hopkins SAIS Adjunct Professor
China's New Economic Plans, March 29, 2016

I. William Zartman, Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Organization and Conflict Resolution
Negotiation Opportunities and the Challenges Ahead, February 27, 2017

Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Learning To Live With Cheaper Oil, June 8, 2016