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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.

China Studies Review is a publication of the China Studies department at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. The Review publishes interdisciplinary work by graduate students conducting research on China, including history, political science, economics, policy, and area studies projects.

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. 

The Cost of Attendance information is available for all degrees at SAIS.

Cultural Conversations, an innovative program directed by Azar Nafisi, launched in 2009 and serves as a stimulating forum for US and international scholars. We provide an alternative and autonomous space, independent of a specific political agenda, through a lecture series, educational workshops, graduate level courses and a regular newsletter.

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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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Prepared for leadership by their SAIS education and committed to serve, SAIS graduates are finding innovative and successful solutions to critical global issues.