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The Johns Hopkins SAIS Center for Canadian Studies is a university-based policy research institute on Canada. The Center links world class scholarship on Canadian affairs to the study of current events and policy challenges in support of the university’s academic mission. Located in Washington, DC, the Center sponsors research and events, hosts visiting scholars, and engages outstanding graduate students in scholarship related to Canada, the challenges of US-Canadian relations and the role of Canada around the world. 

The CCSDD is a research partnership between the School of Law of the University of Bologna and the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy (SAIS Europe).  The CCSDD conducts research and training in the field of comparative constitutional law, focusing on countries undergoing a process of democratic transition. Through conferences, workshops, publications, summer schools, study trips, and speaker series, the CCSDD addresses issues of civil society development and legal reform. 

The Center for International Business and Public Policy serves as a focal point within the school for teaching, applied research and outreach activities that concentrate on the nexus of interests and responsibilities among international business, finance and public policy.

The school offers three non-degree certificates for students and professionals seeking to expand on a chosen area of interest without pursuing a full degree. The certificates can serve as an important professional credential for those working in an increasingly complex global environment. Available areas of study include International Studies, International Development, and International Economics. Each certificate requires a series of four graduate-level courses.

The SAIS China Studies Program’s hallmark is its academically superb faculty, with considerable experience outside of academe, from work in government and multilateral organizations to NGOs and foundations. A core commitment of the SAIS China Studies Program is to offer a curriculum that puts contemporary China in regional and historical context and integrates comparative and theoretical perspectives with the judgment that experience and history provide.

The Chinese program offers language training with an emphasis on international studies. Chinese classes are offered at every level, from novice to advanced-high. The program also guides students in developing advanced Chinese language skills which they may need in pursuit of other academic and professional interests.

The Society is named in honor of Johns Hopkins SAIS Co-Founder and former US Secretary of State, Christian A. Herter. Herter Society members are invited to special school events throughout the year.

The Johns Hopkins SAIS 2018 Commencement Ceremony will take place at DAR Constitution Hall on May 23, 2018 at 11 a.m. More information regarding travel, including negotiated hotel rates will be updated soon.

The Office of Communications serves as the school's primary contact to the media, manages special events publicity and logistics, oversees social media, develops Web and new media content, and produces publications.

The Conflict Management Program focuses on mechanisms for handling international conflict, both between and within states, and developing cooperation. 


Hopkins-Nanjing Center

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies (HNC) opened in 1986 as a one-of-a-kind educational collaboration between The Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University.

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