When the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was created in 1943, it immediately became a trailblazer, defining the study of international relations at a time of global upheaval and change.
Today, as we celebrate the school’s 75th anniversary, and reflect on the intentions of its founders with the motto of “Shape the World”, we are reminded that our mission to educate and prepare the next generation of global leaders is more important than ever.
Whether gauging the influence of cyber-strategies on peace and security, assessing the impact of climate change policies, launching startups to address global health concerns, or negotiating peace treaties, in the halls of power around the world, there are always Johns Hopkins SAIS experts and alumni deeply engaged in shaping debates and deciding outcomes.
As we look to our next 75 years, we are challenged to think what it will mean to be a leader in the field of international relations and how to evolve our programming to address the needs of tomorrow ensuring that our graduates are prepared to address the complex global challenges they will have to grapple with.
I encourage you to stay engaged, and I invite you to be a part of our future as we continue to educate the next generation of global leaders that will one day “Shape the World.”
Vali R. Nasr
Impact across the World: A Year of 75th Anniversary Celebrations
In advance of the school celebrating its 75th anniversary, we are hosting a yearlong series of events around the world beginning in the fall of 2018. Programming will touch on issues of great importance in today’s complex global world such as US – China relations, American foreign policy, humanitarian crisis and global security, women’s leadership, and renewable energy. The yearlong celebration will culminate with a special 75th Anniversary Celebratory Weekend taking place in Washington, DC next October.
UPCOMING 75th SIGNATURE EVENTS
London: I Bolognesi a Londra Event
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018, 5 – 9PM
Off Campus SAIS Event
New York: The Future of North America
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019, 6 – 9PM
Off Campus SAIS Event
San Francisco: The US & China at a Turning Point
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019, 5:30 – 8:30PM
Off Campus SAIS Event
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Supporting Johns Hopkins SAIS has never been more important. And now, supporting the school has never been more far-reaching—thanks to a generous group of donors who have committed matching funds toward a variety of giving opportunities.
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Through a yearlong series of 75th Anniversary Celebratory Events we hope to reconnect and reinvigorate alumni in supporting the school’s mission; while celebrating its significance, its intellectual impact – past and future, illustrious alumni, and impressive supporters.
There are several opportunities for alumni to get involved and support these efforts:
- Gather friends and fellow alumni and host a 75th Anniversary event in your community,
- Reconnect with the school and attend programming of interest,
- Serve on the planning committee for the 75th Anniversary Celebratory Weekend,
- Volunteer to become a member of the 10th, 25th and 50th Alumni Reunion Weekend Class Committees – Class of 2009, Class of 1994, or Class of 1969.
Interested in helping promote 75th celebration activities in your area?
Learn more about becoming a Global Advisor
Interested in being a part of the planning for the 75th Anniversary Celebratory Weekend in Washington, DC?
Learn more about the Steering Committee
Interested in planning the 10th (Class of 2009), 25th (Class of 1994), and 50th (Class of 1969) Alumni Class Reunion Weekend?
Learn more about the Class Committees
To learn more about any of these opportunities, please sign up below and a representative from the Development and Alumni Relations office will contact you. Thank you for your interest and support, we look forward to working with you!
Board of Advisors 75th Working Group
Lee Kempler ’91
Joanne Leedom-Ackerman Krieger MA ’69
Joseph Lipscomb ’91
Elizabeth Madigan Jost ’98
Sarah O’Hagan ’86
Michael White ’76
75th Anniversary Steering Committee
L. Headley Bulter B’03, ’04
Lorena Valente ’16
Kitty Harvey ’11
Tracy Horton ’13
Sean Ryan ’93
75th Anniversary Global Advisors
Jennifer Cano B’89, ’90
Charles Chang ’96
Sibyl Chen B’03, ’04
Stephen Chien ’06
Bruce Comer ’94
David Frey ’95, N’11
Jesse Friedlander ’02
Cindy Greene B’99, ’99
Jonathan Halpern JHU ’10, ’13, PhD ’13
Jerome Ingenhoff B’11, ’12
David Karl B’88, ’89
Anne LeBourgeois ’80
Sam Lee ’13
Kate Maloney ’02
Valerie Gadala-Maria ’13
Alix Murphy B’11, ’12
Rory Phimister ’98
Geetha Rao ’98
Kayla Renz ’16
Arthur Rubin ’92
Antonio Timoner Salva B’10, ’11