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Boston

The SAIS Boston Alumni Club launched January 2009 with a talk by scholar Azar Nafisi hosted by Diane and Bob Hildreth '75. The gathering assembled some 50 SAIS alumni to hear about Nafisi's book, Things I've Been Silent About. The Club has since hosted numerous SAIS faculty members for discussions and book launches as well as informal happy hours.



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Past Events

Boston: Happy Hour 
Thursday, April 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Alumni enjoyed conversation and appetizers at happy hour with fellow alumni at Towne Stove and Spirits, 900 Boylston Street (right off the Prudential building in downtown / Copley area). Appetizers were served with cash bar. Geetha Ramani ’98 was there to greet guests. 




Boston: RomneyCare Advocate John Lepper ’59 Speaks on “Establishing the Massachusetts Commission and the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren”
Thursday, November 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Fellow alumni gathered for cocktails and conversation around an important issue in today’s U.S. society: grandparents raising grandchildren. As a grandparent who himself raised his grandchildren, RomneyCare advocate John Lepper ’59 offered personal insight on his work in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the importance of “Establishing the Massachusetts Commission and the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.” With the many issues facing these families, from pre-existing healthcare conditions to the opioid crisis, the Commission, fostering education, networking, research, programs, and support, serves as an important resource to the Commonwealth, grandparents, and all relatives raising grandchildren today. This event took place at the Union Club, 8 Park Street, where John Lepper ’59 was presented with the 2017 JHU Alumni Association Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service. Geetha Rao ’98 was there to greet guests



Boston: Rising to the Challenge With SAIS Senior Practitioner in Residence John McLaughlin ’66
Wednesday, April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Alumni gathered for an important discussion with Hopkins experts and led by Hopkins trustee Heather Murren on some of the opportunities and risks that digital vulnerabilities raise — and the imperative of finding multidisciplinary cybersecurity solutions. 




Boston: Book Signing with Professor Eliot Cohen and discussion on The Big Stick
Monday, April 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Johns Hopkins SAIS New England Alumni Club and World Boston invited alumni to an evening with Dr. Eliot Cohen, director of the SAIS Strategic Studies Program, former counselor of the U.S. Department of State, and political commentator with articles alumni were invited to join an exclusive reception and book signing from 6-6:30 p.m. The joint event with World Boston began at 6:30 p.m. Book discussion started at 7 p.m. The event took place at the Union Club of Boston, 8 Park St, Boston, MA  02108. 



Boston: SAIS Boston Alumni Club 2017 Kick Off Happy Hour
Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Get together with fellow alumni for a “SAIS Boston Alumni Club 2017 Kick Off Happy Hour” at the Glob Bar and Café, 565 Boylston Street. Geetha Rao ’98, Ambereen Mirza ’12, Cynthia Greene B’99, ’99, and Mary Yntema ’95 will be there to greet you. R.S.V.P. to Rory Phimister ’98 at roryphimister@yahoo.com who will also be there to welcome you.




 

Chicago

Chicago SAISers recently put together a more formal group of SAIS alumni who enjoy getting together for social and networking events when the opportunities arise. They are always seeking new members so please feel free to contact Neil Bouhan and join in on the fun!

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Upcoming Events 

Chicago: Picnic Dinner
Sunday, July 1 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Join alumni for picnic food and fun at Gillson Park in Wilmette at Lake Avenue and Sheridan Road (picnic area #6). Attendees are encouraged to bring their own meat to grill and a dish to share. Extras (drinks, paper goods, ketchup, s'mores ingredients, etc.) will be provided. Dress is casual for this expected beautiful day by the lake and large picnic area. Family members are welcome and the gathering will be cancelled only in the event of heavy rain. Free street parking is available nearby and parking at Gillson is available for approximately $10. Jennifer Lind B’91, ’92 and Neil Gibson B’10, ’10 will be there to welcome you. R.S.V.P. to Jennifer Lind B’91, ’92 at ryan6lind@comcast.net.


Past Events 

Chicago: Happy Hour Reception with Dean Vali Nasr
Tuesday, April 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Alumni gathered for a happy hour reception with fellow alumni, newly admitted students, and Johns Hopkins SAIS Dean Vali Nasr who shared a brief update on the school. The event took place at Three Dots and Dash, 435 N Clark Street (enter the basement through the alley in the back of the building). Valet parking was available at Bub City at 435 N Clark and Il Porcellino at 59 W Hubbard. Appetizers were served with a cash bar. Neil Bouhan B’10, ’10 was there to welcome guests. 

 


Dallas

Dallas alumni have new SAIS leadership and they look forward to being in touch with you! SAISers in Dallas enjoy getting together for social and networking events when the opportunities arise. They are always seeking new members so please feel free to contact Robert Dragone '70 and Brandon Smith '11 and join in on the fun!

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Past Events

Dallas: Happy Hour
Wednesday, April 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Alumni were invited to gather for happy hour at The Old Monk, 2847 N. Henderson Avenue. Robert Dragone ’70 was there to greet guests. 




Dallas: Happy Hour
Monday, September 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Alumni were invited to join fellow SAISers for happy hour at The Old Monk, 2847 North Henderson Avenue. Robert Dragone ’70 and Brandon Smith ’11 were there to greet guests. 

Denver

Live in or ever pass through Denver? If yes, and you haven't already, join this newly developed group of SAIS alumni who get together on occasion for social and networking gatherings.

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District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)






Washington, DC is our largest SAIS alumni community with over four thousand residing in the metropolitan area. Alumni have self-organized into clusters where natural bonds have formed. Strategic Studies and Southeast alumni are examples of how alumni communities have formed along academic ties. The World Bank and the State Department employ many SAIS alumni and separately, a cross-cutting SAIS Women’s Alumni Network (SWAN), formed in 2013, has a strong hub activity in our Nation’s Capitol. See the list below of volunteer leaders and get connected by reaching out and getting involved.

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Young Alumni - Anna Raavin B’05, ’06 
Young Alumni - Elan Bar B’12 

Souteast Asia Studies - Anne Gilman '14

Strategic Studies - Henry Nuzum '07

SAIS Women's Alumni Network (SWAN)

Latest SWAN News: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2016-11-11/roundtable-slow-growth-and-the-global-economy

SWAN Washington, DC - Rachel Dunsmoor B'07, '08  and Dara Iserson B'08, '09


Past Events

Washington, DC: 3rd Annual Southeast Asia Alumni Reception
Friday, April 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Southeast Asia alumni gathered for cocktails and conversation at Baan Thai 1326 14th Street Northwest, 2nd Floor. Anne Gillman Cronin ’14 and Dan Greenland ’14 were there to greet guests. A good time was had by all!




Washington DC: SWAN Power Lunch with Lauri Fitz-Pegado '86
Thursday, April 19 from 12-1:30pm
The SAIS Women’s Alumni Network (SWAN) in DC invited alumni to connect with fellow SAIS alumnae at its second annual power lunch. They met with the Honorable Lauri Fitz-Pegado ’86, the only female partner at the Livingston Group, who discussed her career trajectory—from working as a foreign service officer to being named assistant secretary of commerce. Fitz-Pegado detailed how she became a leader in international trade and government relations and shared advice on how to build a successful career. The registration fee of $35 (or $25 before noon on April 12) included a salad, entrée, beverages, dessert and, most importantly, a great investment in alumni careers. The event took place at the Loft in The Hamilton Restaurant, 600 14th Street NW.

Washington DC: SAIS Europe Reception
Thursday, April 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe alumni were invited to return to the school for the annual reception and to meet prospective students. Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe Director Michael Plummer welcomed guests and shared an update on the Center in Bologna. This annual event took place in Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC: SWAN Body Language Workshop/Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The SAIS Women’s Alumni Network (SWAN) in DC was pleased to invite alumni to a dynamic Body Language workshop and panel discussion. Dr. Irvine Nugent who specializes in helping leaders expand their emotional and nonverbal intelligence helped the audience master simple body language techniques and become more aware of how we communicate in our personal and professional interactions. Following the workshop, they drew on a panel of Johns Hopkins SAIS alumnae to share their experiences with nonverbal communication. The event took place in Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. 
 
Washington, DC: SWAN DC Women's History Month Kick-Off
Thursday, March 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The SAIS Women’s Alumni Network (SWAN) in DC gathered with alumni as they kicked-off March with a happy hour in honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day!  In addition to catching up with fellow SWAN members, Syga Thomas B'07, '08, chairman of the Thomas Foundation, discussed the foundation's work on girls' education. The group gathered at Cantina Pub at Darlington House, 1610 20th Street, N.W. to socialize, network, and celebrate the education of women and girls at home and abroad!  

Washington, DC: Annual MIPP Reception
Wednesday, February 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Alumni mixed and mingled with MIPP alumni, students, and faculty in the SAIS Herter Room, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Dean Peter Lewis was there to welcome guests with remarks.

Washington, DC: Global Careers—Perfect Pitch Event
Tuesday, February 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
When last have you attended a Johns Hopkins SAIS event with 50+ alumni in one place? Global Careers invited alumni to participate in its annual “Perfect Pitch” event, giving them the opportunity to interact with fellow colleagues and with selected students, providing them with constructive feedback on developing their perfect ‘elevator pitch.’ The event took place in Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. 

Washington, DC: SWAN Body Language Workshop/Panel Discussion
Thursday, January 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The SAIS Women’s Alumni Network (SWAN) was pleased to invite alumni to a dynamic Body Language Workshop followed by a panel discussion in Kenney Auditorium. They were thrilled to have award-winning actress Stella Damasus kick off the skills workshop, where they learned how to master simple body language techniques and become more aware of how we communicate in our personal and professional interactions, whether we are engaged in networking, negotiations, speaking, and building relationships. Following, they drew on the experiences of various Johns Hopkins SAIS alumnae. The registration fee covered the costs of a dinner reception, which featured African cuisine (vegetarian and gluten-free options available). 

Washington, DC: Webinar with JHU Associate Professor Feilim Mac Gabhann on “Research Initiatives at JHU” 
Thursday, December 7 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Webinar Networking Sessions took place virtually with alumni across Johns Hopkins SAIS and JHU to connect and engage in dynamic and value-add opportunities. Alumni joined Dr. Mac Gabhann and other JHU alumni for a virtual conversation and exploration of research at the university. Dr. Mac Gabhann’s research focuses on systems pharmacology – the building of complex computational models to simulate a variety of therapies, including drugs, proteins, gene therapy, cell transplant, and even exercise; and as the Director of HOUR, facilitates more research opportunities for students through programs like PURA, STAR, and CIRCUIT. 

Washington, DC: MIPP Alumni Happy Hour
Tuesday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7:30  p.m.
Fellow MIPP alumni and students got together for happy hour to network and socialize at Duke’s Grocery, 1513 17th St NW. 

Washington, DC: SWAN DC Urban Farming and Food Waste Policy Workshop 
Saturday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
SWAN DC invited alumni to a special opportunity to learn about sustainable agricultural practices and experience ECO-City Farm, a thriving urban farm. The event included a guided tour of the main farm, a hands on vermi (worm) culture demonstration and a catered “zero-waste” lunch – featuring an expert panel including food-waste policy and composting experts, and public health economist Martha Ainsworth ’81; Brenda Platt, Co-Director, Institute for Self-Reliant Living (ISRL), ILSR's Composting for Community Project Leader; Susan Eisendrath, MPH, Master Gardener and co-Chair of the Montgomery County Food Council Environmental Impact Working Group; and Steven Birchfield, Field Operations Supervisor of PG County's Organic Compost Facility. The panel was moderated by Sarah Colon ’00. Following a tasty and informative lunch, guests had the opportunity to get their hands dirty by participating in a vermicomposting hands-on workshop led by Rodale Institute-trained vermicomposter Linda Norris-Waldt. Up to 10 attendees even had a chance to take home a composting bin! Catered lunch was provided by Green Plates catering. Dessert was donated by Lydia La Ferla ’86, a conscious cooking advocate and Special Program Director for Via Umbria, Georgetown. The event took place rain or shine at ECO City Farm, 4913 Crittenden Street, Hyattsville, MD.

Washington, DC: Class of 1992 25th Reunion
Friday, October 13 (starting at 12 p.m.) to Sunday, October 15 (ending at 12:30 p.m.)
The Classes of 1992 and 2007 celebrated their 25th and 10th reunions, respectively! They had an exciting schedule of events as part of this celebration on Friday, October 13, Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15, 2017. In addition, they were encouraged to get in touch with friends about organizing additional activities during the weekend. A good time was had by all! 

Washington D.C.: Amici di Bologna 2017 – 10th Edition
Saturday, October 7 from 5:30 to 11 p.m.
Alumni gathered on Saturday, October 7, 2017 for the 10th annual Amici di Bologna event. This year, in celebration of Amici's 10th anniversary, we were pleased to present the first Amici di Bologna Austrian Ball in Washington, D.C., complete with traditional and contemporary dance music. The traditional symposium was on: "Populism and Foreign Policy" and will feature Johns Hopkins SAIS faculty Professor Christopher Hill, Wilson E. Schmidt Distinguished Professor, Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and Professor Margaret MacMillan, Xerox Foundation Distinguished Scholar Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, moderated by Professor Erik Jones, Director of European and Eurasian Studies, Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy. A networking cocktail reception, a buffet dinner and dance music followed the symposium. The event will took place at the Austrian Embassy (3524 International Court, NW, Washington, D.C., 20008). 

Washington, DC: Alumni-Student Orientation Week Happy Hour 
Thursday, August 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Alumni enjoyed festivities with one another and students at an orientation happy hour to kick the school year off at Embassy Row Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW. 

Washington, DC: SWAN Power Lunch with Edith Quintrell ’91 
Wednesday, June 21 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
SWAN DC hosted its inaugural Power Lunch featuring speaker Edith Quintrell '91 who discussed her experience at OPIC, the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency’s Director of Operations, and at Liberty Specialty Market where she now serves as their US-based Underwriting Development Director for its Global Financial Risks division. This event took place at The Hamilton, 600 14th Street, NW. 

Washington, DC: Johns Hopkins in Action Day of Service
Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Alumni, students, administration, and friends of the Johns Hopkins SAIS community gathered for a Johns Hopkins Day of Service at A Wider Circle. The mission of A Wider Circle is simple: to end poverty for one individual and one family after another. We work in partnership with those we serve and with those seeking to help to ensure that every child and adult has the chance to succeed and the opportunity to live well. Volunteers helped to sort donations and transport to the appropriate area of the showroom. Volunteers were on their feet sorting and transporting items from warehouse to showroom floor. Free parking was located next door at the elementary school. The Event took place at 9159 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. 

Washington, DC: MIPP Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fellow MIPP alumni gathered for happy hour at Nazca Mochica, 1633 P St. NW. 



Washington, DC: Annual Global Women in Leadership Conference: Securing a Sustainable Future: Women as Leaders in a Changing Climate
Friday, April 21 from 8:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
SAIS alumni gathered with alumnae panelists Virginia Gorsevski B’95, ’96, Sasha Gottlieb ’99, Virginia Volpe B’95, ’96, Lauren Burnhill B’82, JHU ’83, ’86 and Jacqueline Patterson JHU ’98, along with an amazing line-up of speakers, at the annual Global Women in Leadership Conference. The 2017 SAIS Global Women in Leadership Conference, Securing a Sustainable Future: Women as Leaders in a Changing Climate, provided a forum to examine the critical intersection between gender and climate change and discussed how societies can leverage women’s leadership to develop sustainable, adaptive solutions to climate-based challenges. The conference engaged participants through issue panels, leadership sessions, and networking opportunities. Guests gathered for this all-day conference at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., followed by an evening reception at the Carnegie Institution for Science. 

Washington, DC: Johns Hopkins SAIS Women’s Alumni Network (SWAN) DC Happy Hour to Kick-Off the Global Women in Leadership (GWL) Conference
Thursday, April 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fellow Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni mingled with one another during happy hour as they celebrated and kicked-off this year's GWL conference on women as leaders in a changing climate! They toasted to making new connections and a successful conference at Mission, 1606 20th Street, at 20th and Q, located steps from the Dupont Circle metro station.




Washington, DC: MIPP Happy Hour
Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
SAISers gathered with fellow MIPP alumni for happy hour at Nazca Mochica, 1633 P St. NW. 

Washington DC: Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe Reception
Thursday, April 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe alumni were invited to return to the school to welcome Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe Director Michael Plummer and to meet prospective students. Afterwards, there was a reception and an update on Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe at Bologna in Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. 




Washington DC: Class of 1967 50th Reunion
Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. to Thursday, April 6 at 4:15 p.m.
Alumni gathered for their 50th celebration Cosmos Club Dinner on April 5 and…more! This year marks the 50th anniversary of our graduation from SAIS in 1967. They spent  time together sharing our memories and renewing old friendships. Details of our reunion dinner, coffee with Professors Doran and Roett, the SAIS Legacy Circle Luncheon 50th medallion presentation and attending classes were the highlights of the two-day reunion. Robert Botjer, John Franklin, Henry Nau, Alan Platt and Bonnie Wilson were there to greet guests. 

Washington, DC: JHU Women in Business (WIB) Affinity Leadership Conference “Remarkable Women: The Art of Reinvention”
Friday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hopkins women and friends gathered for the 5th Annual WIB Leadership Conference at the Palomar Hotel in Washington, DC. This conference has become a wonderful tradition for the Hopkins community—a dynamic and interactive day filled with learning, networking, inspiration and value on many different levels. If you’ve attended prior conferences, don’t miss this special milestone year—if you’ve never attended, engage this year and start a new tradition to invest in yourself! This event took place at The Palomar Hotel, 2121 P Street NW. 

Washington DC: SWAN DC Movie Screening & Director’s Talk – “Women of Maidan”
Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
In honor of Women's History Month, SWAN and SAIS alumni gathered for a special movie screening of Women of Maidan, which tells the incredible story of the role Ukrainian women played in the 2013-2014 “Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity”. The film was followed by a discussion with the director, Olha Onyshko, who shared her experience and behind the scene stories of the powerful role women played. SWAN and the following SAIS programs: Conflict Management; European & Eurasian Studies; and American Foreign Policy & Global IR Theory helped organize this event, which took place in the SAIS Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.




Washington, DC: Inclusive Diplomacy Luncheon: Culture Change at the State Department
Monday, March 6 from 12 to 2 p.m.
In this second of two Inclusive Diplomacy Luncheon Seminars, we will built on our learning about inclusive leadership in diplomacy through engagement with current U.S. Department of State representatives who are working to advance inclusive policies and agendas around the globe. Our discussion on “Culture Change at the State Department: Inclusive Government Leaders Share Their Insights” touched on the work of advancing inclusion and equity for racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT rights, women’s empowerment, and international disability rights as well as programs to connect with new generations. We learned how this work is actually conceptualized and implemented, the extent of its impact and what the barriers may be. Throughout this session, we also gained insights into how Washington based inclusive leaders coordinate with U.S. embassies to bring about change at the global level. The Inclusive Diplomacy Luncheon Seminar was designed and moderated by SAIS Alumna Lora Berg ’84, JHU ’85 and Dr. Mischa Thompson, managed by Professor Kent Davis-Packard B’05, PhD ’10, and sponsored by SAIS Women Lead and the Global Theory and History Program. The event took place in SAIS Rome 806, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue.
 


 

 

Houston

Gather with this new and fast growing group of SAIS alumni who gather monthly for happy hour and enjoy gathering for more substantive events with professors when opportunities allow.



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Past Events 

Houston: Professor Johannes Urpelainen Book Dialogue and Reception
Thursday, April 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Alumni gathered with one another, newly admitted students, and Johannes Urpelainen, Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment, who led a discussion on his newly published book, “Renewables: The Politics of a Global Energy Transition.” We thank Laura McWilliams generously hosting this event at her home in Afton Oaks. Appetizers and refreshments were served. \



Houston: Alumni-Student Happy Hour
Thursday, January 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
SAIS alumni were cordially invited to a happy hour with current SAIS students from the Energy and Environment Club in celebration of the 2017 Houston Energy Career Trek at the home of Seth Williams N’12. A good time was had by all!





 

Los Angeles

One of our top five markets in terms of SAIS alumni numbers, Los Angeles SAISers stay active and often enjoying social gatherings or visits from SAIS professors who are traveling to the West Coast. Reach out to fellow alumnus David J. Karl B'88, '89 for more information and how to connect.



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Past Events

Los Angeles: Happy Hour
Thursday, April 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The SAIS Los Angeles Alumni Club invited alumni to join fellow alumni for happy hour at Bonaventure Beer Garden, 404 Figueroa Street, Suite 418A (located in downtown Los Angeles). Appetizers were served with cash bar. A good time was had by all! 




Los Angeles: Book Signing and Discussion with Professor Eliot Cohen on The Big Stick
Monday, May 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The SAIS Los Angeles Alumni Club invited alumni to an evening with Eliot Cohen, director of the SAIS Strategic Studies Program, former counselor of the U.S. Department of State, and political commentator with articles in recent scholarly and popular journals such as The AtlanticThe New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.  He discussed The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power & the Necessity of Military Force, which was available for sale. The event took place at with a 6:30 reception and 7 PM discussion at the City Club, 555 S. Flower Street, 51st Floor. Cost was $20.






 

Mexico


A great time is always had when SAISers get together for happy hour, dinner or other such networking or social gatherings.

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Past Events

Mexico City: Dinner Gathering
Thursday, March 22 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Alumni gathered with one another for dinner at Casa Awolly – Restaurant Sinaloa 57, colonia Roma, Cd. de Mexico. Guests enjoyed lively conversation and a chance to catch up with friends! Antonio Pineda B’98, ’99 and Francisco Vasquez ’10 were there to greet guests. 

Mexico City: Panel Discussion with Professor Francisco González on “Global Populism on the Rise”
Monday, October 23 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Fellow JHU and Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni gathered for a lively panel discussion featuring Francisco González, Riordan Roett Senior Associate Professor of Latin American Studies; Franklin Knight, JHU Professor Emeritus; Gabriel Goodliffe B’00, ’02, PhD ’08, Professor, Department of International Studies, ITAM in Mexico City; and Stephan Sberro, Professor, Department of International Studies, ITAM in Mexico City, on “Global Populism on the Rise.” Gabriel Goodliffe B’00, ’02, PhD ’08 was there to greet guests. 

Mexico City: Happy Hour
Thursday, March 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The SAIS Mexico City Chapter invited you to join them for happy hour at the D Tap Room, Monterrey 150, Colonia Roma Norte. Sara Bracceschi B’04, ’05 was there to greet guests. 

Mexico City: Dinner Gathering
Saturday, June 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This thriving SAIS alumni community in Mexico City gathered for dinner and conversation at Hacienda de los Morales. The occasion was to farewell Kevin Carr, Former U.S. Treasury Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, after a two-year assignment. 



Mexico City: "A Conversation on The Energy Sector in Mexico" With Anna Raptis, SAIS '98 and Eduardo Lopez, SAIS '95
Monday, August 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The event took place in the Torre Polanco, 476 Gen. Mariano Escobedo, 17th floor, Polanco/Anzures 11590 (Rapiscan Systems office right at the corner of Mariano Escobedo and Horacio). A good time was had by all!



Mexico City: Happy Hour 
Wednesday, March 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fellow SAISers got together for happy hour at Cantina La Única, Anatole France 98, Colonia Polanco. Sara Bracceschi B’04, ’05 was there to welcome guests and present SAIS Mexico Chapter initiatives for 2015.
 

Miami / Ft. Lauderdale

South Florida alumni continue to enjoy getting together for social and networking events when the opportunities arise. They are always seeking new members so please feel free to join the group and contact Jim Thomas '01 and Valerio Forte JHU '87, '88 with ideas. 




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Montreal

Live in or travel to Montreal? If yes, and you haven't already, join this thriving group of SAIS alumni who get together on occasion for social and networking conversations. 

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Past Events

Montreal: Social Gathering
Tuesday, March 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Fellow alumni, students visiting Montreal, and Professor Christopher Sands gathered for an exclusive gourmet dinner, served after closing hours (6 p.m.) at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, 185, Ste-Catherine street west. Annie Sabourin '02 was there to welcome guests. 


 

New York

The SAIS New York Alumni Club is one of the largest and most active groups of alumni around the globe. With over 400 members, this club gets together routinely for alumni, student, faculty, and affinity social and networking events. Their enthusiasm is contageous and they are always welcoming of new members. 



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Upcoming Events

New York: Fireside Chat with Professor Riordan Roett
Wednesday, May 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.
In a year that will see presidential elections in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, the Summit of the Americas and the first-ever G-20 summit in South America, join Professor Riordan Roett, Professor and Director of the Latin American Studies Program, for his final official alumni gathering, as he reflects on his 45 years as a leading scholar of Latin American politics and economics. He will discuss changes he has observed through the years and will offer insights into the future of this dynamic region. Through personal friendships with presidents and foreign ministers, Professor Roett has had a front-row seat to the region's dramatic ups-and-downs, from debt crises to commodity booms, socialist experiments to neoliberal swings, dictatorships to democratic transitions. The event takes place at Morgan Stanley, 1585 Broadway between 47th + 48th Streets, 6th Floor Auditorium, New York, NY. Light Refreshments served from 6 to 6:45 p.m., with remarks immediately following. Click here to RSVP by 5/24. 
 
New York: Summer Happy Hour at Hurley’s
Wednesday, June 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The SAIS New York Alumni Club invites alumni, current students working at summer internships, and prospective students to a summer happy hour at Hurley’s Saloon, 232 W. 48th Street. Sam Lee ’13 and Valerie Gadala-Maria ’13 will be there to greet you. R.S.V.P. to saisalumnievents@jhu.edu.


Past Events

New York: Politics of Global Energy and Renewables 
Thursday, April 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Alumni engaged in lively dialogue over drinks and appetizers with Johannes Urpelainen, Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment, who led a talk about his new book, Renewables: The Politics of a Global Energy Transition. Bruce Schlein ’96 moderated the discussion at KPMG, 37th Floor, 345 Park Avenue (between 51st and 52nd Street). Appetizers and beverages were served. Valerie Gadala-Maria ’13 was there to welcome guests. 



 
New York: Alumni-Student Cocktails and Conversation  
Monday, March 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The SAIS New York Alumni Club and SAIS Women Alumni Network (SWAN) welcomed students from the ILAW and SAIS Women Lead programs visiting the United Nations. Valerie Gadala-Maria ’13, Sam Lee ’13, and Sarah McGrath ’13 were there to greet guests for cocktails and conversation at Lily’s Bar in the Roger Smith Hotel (501 Lexington Ave). 



New York: Book Discussion with Will Bardenwerper ’10 
Thursday, February 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
The SAIS New York Alumni Club gathered for an evening of interesting dialogue with Will Bardenwerper ’10 who led a discussion on his new book, “The Prisoner in His Palace," recently included in both the NY Post and Military Times lists of Best Books of 2017. The author explored the journey of twelve young American soldiers who in the summer of 2006 had to guard Iraq's notorious leader in the months leading to his execution, as well as an intimate portrait of two Saddam’s co-existing in one person: the defiant tyrant who uses torture and murder as tools, and a shrewd but contemplative prisoner in the face of looming death. The book discussion took place at Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square, 7F, Empire Room. Sam Lee ’13 was there to welcome guests.



New York: SAIS New York Alumni Holiday Party
Thursday, December 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Alumni came to meet with friends, classmates and fellow SAIS alums at their annual holiday party co-hosted by the SAIS New York Alumni Club, SAIS Women’s Alumni Network, and Amici di Bologna. They've had a great turnout at their holiday parties the last several years and this one took place at the Caroline, 60 West 23rd Street. 

New York: 2nd Annual SAIS Women Alumni Network (SWAN) Documentary Film Forum: Afghanistan and 'What Tomorrow Brings'
Tuesday, October 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Alumni joined the SAIS Women's Alumni Network (SWAN) for a special evening focused on one complex country, Afghanistan, from two distinct perspectives. Sarah Sewall, Speyer Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, provided expert insights about the thorny national security questions facing foreign governments and international NGOs. Beth Murphy, award-winning filmmaker from the Ground Truth Project, provided first-hand reflections from her latest documentary, What Tomorrow Brings, which tells an incredible story of a girl’s school in rural Afghanistan and the lives that it touches. This event took place at The New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place.

New York: Summer Happy Hour at Hurley’s 
Friday, July 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The SAIS New York Alumni Club invited alumni, current students working at summer internships, and prospective students to a summer happy hour at Hurley’s Saloon, 232 W. 48th Street. Sam Lee ’13 and Valerie Gadala-Maria ’13 were there to greet guests. 

New York: Alumni Panel on "The Future of US-Russia Relations"
Wednesday, May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The SAIS New York Alumni Club invited guests to an alumni panel discussion moderated by J.P. Natkin '91, Partner at Macro-Advisory Ltd., on "The Future of US-Russia Relations."  Panelists include: Ed Morse JHU '63, B'66, '66, Global Head of Commodities Research at Citigroup; Matthew Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center; and Christopher Weafer, Senior Partner at Macro-Advisory Ltd. This event took place at Citigroup, 153 E 53rd Street. 

New York: NY Alumni Club - Cultural Heritage Preservation: The Museum Perspective
Tuesday, May 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The SAIS NY Alumni Club got together with the Ancient Near East department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum to discuss the cultural heritage preservation and the impact that museums, cultural institutions, and the individual can have on the preservation of world heritages. The event was hosted by Elizabeth Madigan Jost B'97, '98 at Morgan Stanley, located at 1585 Broadway. 

New York: Happy Hour with Alumni and Newly Admitted SAIS Students
Thursday, March 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 
Fellow alumni gathered with newly admitted students at Bobby Vans Steakhouse, 135 West 50th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues). Alumni were happy to talk about their SAIS experience and answer questions for our newly admitted students. Mike De Lucia B '94, '95 was there to greet guests. 

New York: Book Signing with Professor Eliot Cohen and discussion on The Big Stick
Tuesday, March 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The SAIS New York Alumni Club invited alumni to an evening with Eliot Cohen, director of the SAIS Strategic Studies Program, former counselor of the U.S. Department of State, and political commentator with articles in recent scholarly and popular journals such as The Atlantic, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He discussed The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power & the Necessity of Military Force, which was available for sale. Guests gathered for a 6:30 p.m. reception and book signing and 7 p.m. discussion at Credit Suisse, Eleven Madison Avenue. 


New York: SAIS SWAN NY Storytelling Practicum
Tuesday, February 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
SAISers gathered for the second in a two-part series on a topic that is close to many SAISers - how travel has impacted our careers - as well as the art of storytelling. The ability to effectively tell a story is a crucial skill in a number of personal and professional contexts. This was a hands-on practicum, facilitated by award winning storyteller Cyndi Freeman whose experience includes eight years working as a lead instructor for THE MOTH Community Program. Attendees had a chance to receive personalized instruction and learn how to effectively tell their own stories. 

New York: Alumni-Student Happy Hour
Friday, February 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
SAIS alumni were cordially invited to a happy hour with current SAIS students as part of the Conflict Management Career Trek to NYC. The event venue was Hurley’s Saloon NYC (232 W 48th St.). 


 


 






 

Ottawa

Interested in connecting with SAIS alumni living in Ottawa? Contact Gorav Chaudhry '12 or Eleanore Boyse '14 who lead this group to frequent social and networking events in the area. 

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Philadelphia

Ever thought about getting together with SAISers in the Philadelphia area? Or, thought about organizing an event yourself? Feel free to contact Milica Stojanicic B'04, '11 who can help get you connected. 

 

Past Events

Philadelphia: Professor Urpelainen Round-Table Book Discussion
Wednesday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Alumni and newly admitted Johns Hopkins SAIS students participated in engaging dialogue over drinks and appetizers with Johannes Urpelainen, Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment, who led a discussion on his newly published book, “Renewables: The Politics of a Global Energy Transition” at 6ft Under, 727 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. Appetizers were served. Cash bar. Johns Hopkins SAIS Khadija Hill, Associate Director of Development was there to welcome guests. 

 

San Diego

Live in or ever pass through San Diego? If yes, and you haven't already, join this thriving group of SAIS alumni who get together on occasion for social and networking gatherings.

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San Francisco

The SAIS San Francisco Alumni Club is always looking for new members to join them in fun activties ranging from cocktail conversations to substantive dinners with professors. Reach out and think about attending the next SAIS alumni event close to your neighborhood. 



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Past Events

San Francisco: Professor Carla Freeman on North Korea
Wednesday, April 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The Johns Hopkins SAIS and Johns Hopkins University San Francisco / Bay Area Alumni Clubs invited alumni to an evening with Professor Carla Freeman, Director of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and associate Research Professor, China Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Prof. Freeman examined the dynamic between U.S., China and North Korea and evaluated the prospects for a second Korean war. The event took place at the Handlery Union Square Hotel, 351 Geary St, San Francisco. Appetizers were served with cash bar. Cost: $10 per person. Sibyl Chen B’03, ’04 was there to welcome guests.




San Francisco: Book Signing with Professor Eliot Cohen and discussion on The Big Stick
Tuesday, May 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Johns Hopkins SAIS San Francisco Club and World Affairs invited alumni to an evening with Dr. Eliot Cohen, director of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Strategic Studies Program, former counselor of the U.S. Department of State, and political commentator with articles in recent scholarly and popular journals such as The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Cohen discussed his new book, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power & the Necessity of Military Force, which was available for sale. Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni were invited to an exclusive reception and book signing from 5-30-6:30 p.m. The World Affairs book discussion began at 6:30 p.m. The event took place at World Affairs, 312 Sutter Street, San Francisco. 



San Francisco: Alumni-Student Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Fellow SAIS alumni got together with friends and current students from the Energy and Environment Club (EEC) for a happy hour in celebration of the 2017 San Francisco Energy Career Trek. This event was sponsored by the EEC and SAIS Global Career Services and was open to all SAIS alumni in the Bay Area. Student trek participants took this opportunity to thank the alumni who hosted them at their companies as part of the career trek, and were also eager to meet and network with additional SAIS alumni and friends in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event took place at Chambers, 601 Eddy Street. 
 

Seattle

Interested in connecting with SAIS alumni living in Vancouver? Contact Laurence Lemay '08 who leads this group to frequent social and networking events in the area. 

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Toronto

Interested in getting together with fellow SAISers for good food and conversation? Join this group of engaged alumni in Toronto by contacting Paul Yeung '02 who takes the lead in organizing events in this area.  

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Past Events

Toronto: Happy Hour
Thursday, March 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. 
Alumni got together with fellow Johns Hopkins SAIS and Bloomberg alumni for happy hour at Marché Movenpick Brookfield Place, 181 Bay St Suite 107S, Toronto. Tina Wong ‘11 was there to greet guests.



Toronto: Happy Hour
Tuesday, December 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Fellow alumni gathered for happy hour at The Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue. Tina Wong '11 was there to greet guests. 

Toronto: Happy Hour
Thursday, April 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Alumni got together for happy hour at Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue. Tina Wong ‘11 was there to greet guests. 

 

Vancouver

Interested in connecting with SAIS alumni living in Vancouver? Contact Laurence Lemay '08 who leads this group to frequent social and networking events in the area. 

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