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General International Relations allows you to choose from among all of the courses offered in four programs in the overall field of International Relations, in addition to selected other Policy Areas at SAIS.  You may take any course offered in Conflict Management; Global Theory and History; and International Law and Organizations, in addition to courses in Energy, Resources and Environment and Strategic Studies.  General International Relations offers you the largest selection of courses in the school.

The German program offers excellence in professional language instruction through the study of German-speaking communities/cultures, current politics, international affairs and economics, while preparing students for their international careers.

Alumni and friends have a tremendous impact on strengthening the mission of the school to educate tomorrow's leaders – individuals who are well positioned to excel in the international relations arena who will confront unprecedented challenges and exciting opportunities to serve. The school prepares innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic, cultural and global expertise to operate across national boundaries and in complex international settings. We invite you to share our vision and support tomorrow's global leaders.

To serve the Johns Hopkins SAIS career development needs of students and alumni, the Career Services Center provides high quality, client-oriented services designed to assist them in managing their professional careers. We market the school as a source of talent and leadership to international employers and to build a global network of contacts that serve students and alumni.

The 16-month Global Policy Program (GPP), designed specifically for highly-motivated, experienced professionals, is ideal for candidates seeking a deeper understanding of the social, economic and political issues influencing policy decisions, while continuing to work full-time. Studying with world-class scholars and practitioners, students gain the skills and knowledge required for success in our rapidly transforming world. 

The Global Politics and Religion Initiative (GPRI) promotes the study of religion and international affairs. Based in the school's Global Theory and History Program, the GPRI was supported by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The initiative incorporated the study of the interaction between religion and politics into the school's existing academic programs, research seminars and executive education training sessions. GPRI's goal is to foster an appreciation and deeper understanding of religion and international affairs among students, scholars and practitioners who will shape and influence future policymaking.

Offered at SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy this 13-month, cohort-based program builds on the core strengths of SAIS in multi-disciplinary analysis by introducing students to the broad array of concepts and tools from the social sciences that are necessary to undertake sophisticated political and economic risk analysis. The SAIS MGR will produce a graduate who understands the details of risk analysis, possesses professional quantitative skills, and is able to apply these tools to policy problems or investment decisions as they are affected by political events.  

The Global Theory and History Program examines continuity and change in the formation and maturation of territorially focused relations, along with transnational forces and ideologies.

Bernard L. Schwartz Globalization Initiative serves as a platform for high-level academic research and policy discussion that will engage the major issues of the day. Through its academic activities, the Initiative aims to contribute to the debates on international political economy and improve on our understanding of the critical challenges policymakers face in today’s interdependent environment.

The Johns Hopkins SAIS 2017 Commencement Ceremony will take place at DAR Constitution Hall on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. More information regarding travel, including negotiated hotel rates will be updated soon.

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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.