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Johns Hopkins University

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Students at Johns Hopkins SAIS are encouraged to study with purpose and tailor their coursework to best fit their career interests. Learning from accomplished faculty across three global campuses gives students a strong understanding of economics and theories of international relations, as well as regional expertise, diplomatic skills, language proficiency, and the capacity to apply theory to real-world problems. This is the Johns Hopkins SAIS Advantage.

Johns Hopkins SAIS’ three campuses are strategically located to better understand the rebalancing of the world: the economic growth of Asia, the political and demographic changes in Europe, and the evolving role of the United States in the world. A physical presence within three continents provides expanded professional opportunities.

Through a curriculum strongly rooted in the study of international relations, economics, and regional studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS students learn to address multifaceted challenges facing the world today. With more than twenty regional and policy areas from which to choose, students are encouraged to tailor their academic coursework to align with their career interests.

The Johns Hopkins SAIS language program trains students to gain foreign language proficiency to discuss and debate important policy issues, while also expanding professional opportunities overseas. Whether you are discussing expansion strategy with global partners, using diplomacy to mitigate regional conflict, or connecting with underserved populations on humanitarian missions, using a native language to communicate will open doors to cultures and countries.

Journalists, politicians, academics, and the private sector turn to Johns Hopkins SAIS as a source for timely policy analysis. Scholars from our research centers and institutes analyze difficult foreign policy issues while convening academics, policymakers and leaders of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to debate alongside students.

Degree Programs

  • HNC Certificate in Chinese and American Studies
  • Master of Arts in International Studies
  • HNC Certificate in Chinese and American Studies + Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Global Policy
  • Master of International Public Policy
  • Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance
  • Master of Arts in Global Risk
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs
  • Diploma in International Studies

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During the academic year 2020-2021 six post-doctoral fellowships will be awarded for a ten month period from September 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021.

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Cady Deck, Certificate ‘19 + SAIS MA ’20, shares her experience participating in the Taiwan Election Study Trip sponsored by SAIS and the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Students visited the Election Counting and Information Center in Taipei as …

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Student blogger, Brandy Darling, describes a typical day at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.8:00am I woke up earlier than usual to prepare for my presentation on the Rwandan Genocide for my Injustices, Discrimination, and Group Identity class in the study r…

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Cady Deck, Certificate ’19 + Johns Hopkins SAIS MA ’20 shares her favorite class at SAIS.SAIS Paul H. Nitze Building – located just steps from many of the nation’s most prestigious think tanks, research centers, and global corporations as well as famou…

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Student blogger Amanda Walencewicz (Certificate ’20) writes about the volunteer teaching group at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.  HNC Volunteer teacher Jose Gonzalez leads his class in a game to learn directions.Every Friday, a group of Hopkins-Nanji…

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Student blogger Amanda Walencewicz (Certificate ’20) describes the Hopkins-Nanjing Center’s CHINA Town Hall event, which she helped organize in October in conjunction with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.  

The audience in Kuang Yaming Auditorium watches the CHINA Town Hall national webcast.
In October, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) hosted its first iteration of CHINA Town Hall, a program run by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. The National Committee is a nonprofit American organization dedicated to constructive engagement within the bilateral relationship, and CHINA Town Hall is one of its flagship programs. Now in its thirteenth year, the program consists of two parts: a live, national webcast with a well-known China expert; and local events held throughout the United States and China that provide a forum for community discussion.  

This year, owing to the current political climate and challenges in the bilateral relationship, the National Committee decided to modify the webcast into a panel discussion moderated by ABC News’ George StephanopoulosRepresenting a variety of views on China, the panel featured Melanie Hart, senior fellow and director for China policy at the Center for American Progress; Huang YashengEpoch Foundation Professor of International Management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management; Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee; and Ely Ratner, executive vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security.

Professor Feng Chuan gives his view of the current trade war between the U.S. and China.
Following the hour-long broadcast of their discussion, touching on all the current hot-button issues in the bilateral relationship, HNC convened its own panel of four HNC and Nanjing University professors. The bilingual discussion was led by HNC American Co-director Adam Webb, alongside professors David Arase, Feng Chuan, and Liu Woyu. After giving their impressions of the current state of the U.S.-China relationship, the professors fielded questions from the audience, on topics like Huawei and its ability to participate in the global economy, the protests in Hong Kong, and the situation in XinjiangFor HNC student Joe Bauer, the event was “a good opportunity to hear our professors’ views on U.S.-China issues. We don’t always get the chance to ask about these topics in class, or hear professors’ personal opinions, so I liked that aspect of it.” 
Written by Amanda Walencewicz, HNC Certificate ’20

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Student blogger, Brandy Darling, shares her experience traveling with her class to two cities to conduct individual research projects.  Since I am pursuing the Hopkins-Nanjing Center Certificate + Johns Hopkins SAIS MA, I have elected to pursue on…

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