International Development

International Development Program
International Development Program
International Development Program

The International Development (IDEV) program educates and trains development practitioners who are passionate about finding sustainable solutions to end poverty.

Helping countries and communities to overcome the problems of poverty, disease and exclusion, and to protect human rights are among the biggest challenges our globalized world faces today.

The IDEV program nurtures a corps of international development practitioners for leadership roles in policy and practice.

Overview
Faculty
Program Activities
Curriculum
Minor
Specializations and Practicum
Research in Implementation Seminar
Events Calendar
Our Alumni
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The International Development (IDEV) Program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of developing countries, with the aim of preparing students for careers in development. Students in the IDEV Program receive rigorous academic training that helps them better conceptualize the development process in its economic, political and social dimensions.

Academic Calendars

IDEV 2015 Practicum Client Presentations: ASER Center, FEMSA, Mercy Corps, PFAN (Deloitte), World Bank Water and Sanitation, and World Resources Institute (WRI)
International Development Program Intersession Trip, South Africa, January 2013
Bologna IDEV students attend the 2015 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ball in Vienna. Pictured left to right: Colin Wright, Andrew Caruso, Sorana Acris, Laura Saiki, Valerie Tan, Katherine Delavan, Julienne Lauler, Gabor Debreczeni, Deea Ariana, Tom Bellhouse.
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Faculty

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  • Deborah
    Bräutigam
    Bernard L. Schwartz Professor in International Political Economy, Professor of International Development and Comparative Politics, Director of International Development Program and China-Africa Research Initiative
    Washington, D.C.
  • Michael G.
    Plummer
    Director, SAIS Europe
    Bologna, Italy
  • Tanvi
    Nagpal
    Associate Director and Associate Practitioner in Residence
    Washington, D.C.
  • Raffaella A.
    Del Sarto
    Associate Professor of Middle East Studies
    Bologna, Italy
  • Cinnamon
    Dornsife
    Senior Advisor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Senior Fellow, The Foreign Policy Institute
    Washington, D.C.
  • Daniel
    Honig
    Assistant Professor of International Development
    Washington, D.C.
  • Winrich
    Kühne
    Steven Muller Professor in German Studies
    Bologna, Italy
  • Erika
    Meucci
    Lecturer in Mathematics
    Bologna, Italy
  • Dorothy
    M.
    Sobol
    Coordinator of Emerging Markets Specialization, Senior Adjunct Professor
    Washington, D.C.
  • Alan
    M.
    Trager
    Senior Research Professor, Director, Public-Private Partnerships Initiative
    Washington, D.C.

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Program Activities

 

Development Roundtable

Coordinated and led by IDEV students, this events series provides speakers the opportunity to address the challenges of global development assistance and to suggest new initiatives that will improve the field. Learn more about the Development Roundtable.

Dr. Francis Fukuyama speaking at the Development Roundtable (Photo Credit: Noel St. John)

 

Internships

Internships are an integral part of the learning experience and an entrée to future employment. The IDEV Program encourages students to pursue internships and research opportunities in developing countries during the summer and in Washington, D.C., during the school year.  IDEV collaborates with a range of partner agencies, NGOs, think tanks, and government agencies to help students secure substantive summer internships that build on the skills learned during the first year.  Providing stipends for unpaid internships offers students the flexibility to accept overseas positions which meet their needs and interests.
 

Ashley Augsburger spent her summer in Cairo, Egypt and took time to travel to Petra, Jordan.



Laura Saiki Chaves in Peru



Valerie Tan delivered donated eyeglasses to refugee weavers in Ngara, Tanzania.

 

Perspectives: IDEV Student-Led Publication

Each spring IDEV publishes Perspectives, with articles on cutting-edge issues in development, many written by IDEV faculty, students and alumni.  Each annual issue focuses on a specific theme of development.  The editorial team has launched a new online platform http://www.saisperspectives.com/ in November 2014 to host the IDEV program's perspectives on international development.

If you would like to receive a copy of SAIS Perspectives 2015, please contact saisidev@jhu.edu or visit our archive here

AY 2016-17 Perspectives Launch Event - Recorded October 31st, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZM84Zm3TA8
 


Photo Credit: Jason Spizer, Somaliland

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

 

International Development Program | M.A. Requirements

International Development Program Learning Goals and Objectives

Entering Class 2016-2017
 
MA students must take the equivalent of 16 non-language courses (64 credits) in order to graduate. Those students who are approved for dual degree or advanced standing may only need to take 12 courses (48 credits) or 14 courses (56 credits) as approved by Academic Affairs.

 

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MA students concentrating in International Development (IDEV) must complete Microeconomics (B- or greater) prior to matriculating at SAIS through SAIS Summer, Non-Degree or Pre-Term programs or by passing the SAIS waiver exam. Students concentrating in International Development must take at least 6 courses in the program in addition to a constrained International Economics and Quantitative Reasoning course. Students cannot count their constrained International Economics and Quantitative Reasoning courses toward their IDEV requirements of at least 6 courses in the program.

IDEV Requirements Chart         IDEV Course Schedule Fall 16
 

IDEV REQUIREMENTS

  • 1 course Introduction to Development (SA.400.821) required in the fall semester of the first year
  • 2 courses starting with the prefix SA.400.XXX
  • 3 courses from one of the Professional Tracks 

IDEV Professional Tracks
Students choose one of the following:

  • Development Economics (DevEc)
  • Finance and Development (F&D)
  • Governance, Politics and Development (GP&D)
  • Management for Development (MfD)
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Business (SEB)
  • Social Policy and Programs (SP)
  • Self-Designed (Program Approval Required)

Approved Courses for IDEV Professional Tracks AY16-17

 

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Students must complete 4 courses within this program.
·         Macroeconomics (prerequisite Microeconomics)
·         International Trade Theory (co- or prerequisite Microeconomics)
·         International Monetary Theory (prerequisite Macroeconomics)
·         One IDEV constrained economics course from below or another development economics course approved by IDEV
           o   Introduction to Economic Development (SA.320.724)
           o   Microeconomics of Development (SA.320.731)
           o   Topics in Growth and Development (SA.320.735)
           o   Economic Development (SA.320.744)

Eligible students who pass the waiver exams in these subjects must replace those courses with alternate economics courses. Many students choose to pursue an International Economics Specialization and use alternate economics classes and electives to meet these requirements. Students may also choose to specialize in Emerging Markets.

Students must receive a 2.67 average in the 4 required economics courses or they must retake a course(s) until a 2.67 average is obtained. If any of the 4 courses are achieved by passing a waiver exam or during Pre-Term, the student must substitute an economics elective course(s) in place of the waived course(s) in order to fulfill the economics requirement above. In this case, SAIS will use the highest economics program elective course grade(s) to compute this average if a student is replacing one or more of the 4 required courses of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Trade Theory or International Monetary Theory.

 

QUANTITATIVE REASONING

Students must complete one course from the list below as their constrained IDEV course.
·         Statistical Methods for Business & Economics 
·         Econometrics (prerequisite Statistical Methods for Business & Economics)
·         Applied Econometrics (prerequisite Econometrics)
·         Macro Econometrics (prerequisite Econometrics)
 
Students may not double-count a Quantitative Reasoning requirement as one of the four required International Economics courses and vice-versa. Eligible students who pass the statistics waiver exam or pass the statistics course in Pre-Term are still required to take an alternate Quantitative Reasoning course from the list above.

 

CORE COURSES/EXAMS

All SAIS students must pass 2 core exams and/or courses in addition to their concentration requirements. If the core courses/exams are not completed by the start of the final semester, a student must enroll for credit in the core course(s). IDEV students are strongly encouraged to take Comparative Politics as one of their core exams and/or courses.
·         American Foreign Policy Since World War II
·         Comparative Politics (old name Comparative National Systems)
·         Evolution of the International Systems
·         Theories of International Relations

 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

MA candidates must pass exams to demonstrate proficiency in a second language. This language must be offered at SAIS. Students whose native language is not English may use English as their proficiency language. All non-native English speakers are required to pass an English placement exam upon entering SAIS, even if not using English for proficiency.

 

CAPSTONE

IDEV concentrators must complete ONE of the following capstones:

1. IDEV Oral Exam with an IDEV examiner and an economist
2. IDEV Practicum
3. MA Oral Exam (to compete for honors—if eligible)

Students who choose to dual concentrate must choose IDEV as their primary concentration. All dual-concentrations must be approved by IDEV.

IDEV Plan of Study AY 16-17

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS BY ACADEMIC YEAR

Entering Class 2015-2016
Entering Class 2014-2015
Entering Class 2013-2014
Entering Class 2012-2013
Entering Class 2011-2012
Entering Class 2010-2011
Entering Class 2009-2010

IDEV Professional Tracks AY15-16


 

Minor

International Development Minor Requirements: (as of AY 16/17)

  • 3 IDEV courses (12 credits) in total
  • 1 required course, Introduction to Development (SA.400.821, section 02)
  • 2 additional courses (8 credits) with the IDEV prefix of SA.400.XXX

General Minor Requirements:

  • Minors are optional (like specializations)
  • A student can minor in only one area
  • A student cannot pursue a minor in International Economics or IR/General, but can pursue a Specialization in International Economics
  • Minors consist of three courses
  • Some minors will have a required course(s)
  • A student may use a maximum of one cross-listed course (or 4 credits) towards both a minor and concentration. In this case, the minor would require just two additional courses.  In the IR or Asia concentrations, the cross-listed course must be from the primary concentration area (e.g., Conflict Management, Global Theory and History, China, Japan, etc.) and not from the two additional required courses across the other IR or Asia areas. Note: IR/General concentrators can always minor in an IR sub-field or approved policy area (Conflict Management, Global Theory and History, International Law and Organizations, International Political Economy, Energy, Resources, and Environment, or Strategic Studies) by taking just two extra courses (8 credits).
  • A student can declare a minor at any time—prior to graduation
  • Students who are pursuing a minor in a program will not have bidding priority in that program (only concentrators)

To add or change a minor, please click HERE.

Specializations and Practicum


Specializations

IDEV students can opt for a specialization in Development Economics or International Finance, offered through the International Economics Program, or a specialization in Emerging Markets. IDEV students are encouraged to combine functional approaches with SAIS's rich offerings in the development experience of specific regions such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

International Development Practicum
In order to expand the opportunities to work directly with public, private and non-governmental organizations, IDEV offers a two-semester Practicum class to second year students for credit. Successful completion of the Practicum also serves as a Capstone for graduating students. In academic year 2016-17, 23 students were enrolled in the Practicum.



What is a Practicum?
A practicum is a course designed to provide students the tools and opportunity to work with an external client on a development problem or opportunity. It allows students the opportunity to apply their research, analysis and practical skills to an issue that is of direct relevance to a client. The team of students works closely with the client to produce a high quality output in the form of a publishable report, policy or program that may be implemented by the client. In addition to allowing students to translate their knowledge into practice, the practicum experience also allows students to make valuable contacts with potential employers.

How is the Practicum implemented?
Approximately 20 second year IDEV students are eligible for taking the practicum as a course for credit, over two semesters. They are selected in the Fall semester based on their coursework, prior experience and demonstrated interest. Students form teams and work with a professor throughout the Fall semester to conduct research and design a proposal collaboratively with previously identified clients. They meet once a week to discuss research methods, their proposals, and progress with the professor assigned to lead their team. Teams undertake field research during winter break and complete a report to the client upon their return. Students are required to meet with the professor at an assigned class time each week. Every member of the team is held responsible for the timely completion of assignments. The practicum requires that student teams meet outside of class both with each other as well as with the client. The entire team is held responsible for coordinating logistics with the client. Students are evaluated both individually and on the basis of the final product that they deliver to the client.  For a summary of the Practicum program in Foreign Policy magazine, click here.




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In AY 2016-17, 23 students have been selected for the IDEV Practicum. Six teams will travel to India, China, Kenya, and Uganda to support their clients. The field work to be conducted by each team in January 2017 is summarized below:

  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (New Delhi, India) - Improving Municipal Nutrition Security in New Delhi: identifying key blockages in the value chains of selected nutritional food items in Delhi in order to propose intervention points for the Client.
  • World Wildlife Fund (Beijing, China) - Promoting trade and investment in Green Products (GPs) between China and Kenya: develop key products and sectors in China, in tandem with team in Kenya, where GPs have the greatest economic and environmental benefit for China-Africa economic interactions
  • World Wildlife Fund (Nairobi, Kenya) - Promoting trade and investment in Green Products (GPs) between China and Kenya: develop key products and sectors in Kenya, in tandem with the team in China, where GPs have the greatest economic and environmental benefit for China-Africa economic interactions
  • International Center for Research on Women (Kampala, Uganda) - Strategic planning for the recently opened ICRW African Regional Office: Stakeholder analysis and strategic proposal to guide the development of ICRW’s activities in Africa
  • Quona (Mumbai, India):  Implementing the agile development model to enhance Quona’s social performance management tool and facilitate the adoption of common valuation practices among portfolio clients.
  • Athena Infonomics (India) - Maternal and Child Health Data Management: Understanding the challenges around and improving MCH data collection, management, and analysis
     

In AY 2015-16, 23 students were selected for the IDEV Practicum.  Six teams traveled to Kenya, Nigeria, India, Egypt, and Sri Lanka, in order to support clients by working on projects ranging from decision-making tools for sanitation decision makers to evaluating business models for training and vocational education.  The field work conducted by the teams in January 2016 is summarized below:

  • Athena Infonomics - City Development, India:  Worked with government officials, civil society organizations, and academics to determine possible strategies to leverage technology to engage directly with citizens to improve service delivery in urban areas.  Particular attention was paid to road quality. The team will build on RoadLab app, which was used as the key element in a blueprint for identifying poor-quality road construction to be targeted for repair. Final Deliverable.
  • Athena Infonomics - Sanitation Planning, India: Supported the development of a Decision Support System (DSS) Tool to aid policymakers in determining future urban sanitation investments.  Students carried out field work in Chennai and Vellore, India and created a blueprint for a DSS tool that will be shared with Athena. Final Deliverable.
  • International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka: Assess the threats and opportunities to the fishing communities surrounding Negombo Lagoon through meetings and focus groups with key government officials, fishermen, and non-profit organizations in the area.  Conducted extensive research to describe the cause of declining ecosystems and shrinking catch size, and determine possible strategies for solving these problems. Final Deliverable.
  • Promundo, Egypt:  The Practicum team worked with the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) team of Promundo to identify potential partners and support adoption of Promundo’s gender equality activities to new contexts in the Middle East.  Final deliverable results included a comprehensive stakeholder map for new partners as well as policy recommendations for expanding into Morocco. Final Deliverable.
  • Sino-Africa Centre of Excellence Foundation (SACE), Kenya:  Four IDEV students traveled to Kenya to work with SACE and determine possible strategies for improving Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) to better meet the needs of Chinese firms operating in Africa.  Interviews in Eldoret, Nairobi, and Mombasa determined gaps and areas of weakness in the TVET market in Kenya, and final deliverables will result in proposed strategies for achieving long-term sustainability and further growth for SACE. Final Deliverable.
  • Zhongfu International Investment Company, Nigeria: IDEV students worked with their client to assess the successes and opportunities for the Ogun-Guandong Free Trade Zone with a particular focus on management strategies and sustainable growth for the FTZ.  Final deliverables will include suggestions for further management and organizational strategies to improve the FTZ. Final Deliverable.

IDEV AY2015-16 Practicum Client Presentation on 4/27/2016 with Presentation Video and PowerPoint Presentation.


2016 IDEV practicum team (Photo Credit: Jacquelyn Kasuya, SAIS)


In AY 2014-15, the Practicum grew to include 22 students who traveled with their teams to Cambodia, the Philippines, China, India and Mexico, based on the location of the client and the project. Consulting teams once again negotiated a demanding terms of reference with their clients and produced an array of high quality outputs, described below.

  • ASER-India: Work with ASER, the premier independent evaluator of educational inputs and outcomes in India, to understand how to incorporate twenty-first century skills into educational curricula and evaluate readiness among students and teachers in government schools. Students carried of field work in India and created new qualitative and quantitative tools for ASER. Final Deliverable.
  • FEMSA Foundation, Mexico: Evaluate the existing nutritional education programs in Food Banks supported by the Foundation and create new monitoring and evaluation tools for the Foundation. These are supported by training tools for staff. The team also completed an evaluation of potential partners for the Foundation. All research and tools are in Spanish. Final Deliverable and Measurement Plan.
  • Mercy Corps, the Philippines: Using primary qualitative and quantitative survey data and an extensive literature survey, student produced a comprehensive report on the determinants of disaster resilience in the Philippines. Their analysis focused on financial inclusion and an evaluation of Mercy Corps' unconditional cash transfer program in the typhoon affected areas of the Philippines. Final Deliverable.
  • Private Financing Advisory Network-Asia, Cambodia: A student team assisted PFAN-Asia to document the demand for solar energy in Cambodia with a view to creating a business case for independent investors. The final deliverable is a "business case" for solar photovoltaic as a viable profit-seeking model, with accompanying financial modeling detailing both the expected returns per transaction as well as the overall financials for a business operating in this space if the entrepreneur began pursuing the proposed model starting in 2016.  Final Deliverable.
  • World Resources Institute, China and the Philippines: WRI worked with students to explore options to promote sustainability at new multilateral financial institutions New Development Bank (NDB) formed by the BRICS, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) formed by the Government of China. This timely research has the potential to influence the environmental and social safeguards policies adopted by both MFIs.  Final Deliverable.
  • Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank, Cambodia: The team conducted in-depth surveys to evaluate the state of sanitation businesses in rural Cambodia. It created guidelines for the formation and implementation of a business association of sanitation-related service providers in Cambodia with a view to helping the country reach millions of Cambodians who currently lack access to improved sanitation. Final Deliverable and Break-Even Analysis.  

IDEV AY2014-15 Practicum Client Presentation on 4/29/2015 with Presentation Video and PowerPoint Presentation.

 
2015 IDEV Practicum Team 

 
Mercy Corps Team: Grace Harter, Meredith Kummings, Daniel Hudner
(not pictured, Joanna Van Asselt)   (Photo Credit: Jacquelyn Kasuya, SAIS)


In AY2013-14, 16 second year students successfully completed the first IDEV Practicum. Four teams delivered high quality, valuable products to a diversity of clients from the World Bank to large and small NGOs in India. Deliverables included surveys in rural Indian villages and large cities such as Bangalore, primary data collection through phone interviews in the US, stakeholder and sector analysis based on secondary sources. Students completed business plans, monitoring and evaluation guides, new research guides and methodologies for their final deliverables with the following clients:

  • Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services (Kottayam, India)
  • LV Prasad Eye Institute (Hyderabad, India)
  • Reap Benefit (Bangalore, India)
  • Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank (Washington, D.C.)

IDEV Practicum Client Presentations 2013-14 on 4/29/2014 with 2013-14 Student Final Deliverables




Research in Implementation Seminar


 Convenors:  Brian Levy and Dan Honig
 
Time:  Fridays, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location: Room 714, Bernstein-Offit Building
1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
 
Fall 2016

 
 
 

September 9, 2016                           Derick Brinkerhoff, Distinguished Fellow in International Public Management, RTI
 
Distance, Services, and the Decoupling of Citizen Perceptions of the State in Rural Africa

 

September 23, 2016                         Kim Yi Dionne, Assistant Professor of Government, Smith College

 

 Responding to AIDS in Africa: How Misaligned Priorities Doomed a Global Intervention


October 7, 2016                                Yuen Yuen Ang, Assistant Professor of Political Science. University of Michigan

 

 Adaptation as Solution and Problem

 
October 21, 2016                              Matt Andrews, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

Why Distributed Agents Often Limit Reforms, and What to Do About It


November 4, 2016                            Guy Grossman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Information Technology and Political Engagement: Mixed Evidence from Uganda


November 18, 2016                          Yongmei Zhou, Lead Institutional Development Specialist, World Bank

World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law
 

December 2, 2016                            No Seminar


 
December 16, 2016                          Jennifer Widner, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

The 2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak Response: Evaluating the Effectiveness of National Coordination and Implementation Systems
 

Events

Our Alumni

 

IDEV Alumni

In addition to making a decisive impact on the field of international development, IDEV graduates have established an active alumni network and maintain a close relationship with the program. They also give back to the program in many ways - delivering presentations at brown bag lunches, assisting in SAIS's Admissions Office and on career development panels, offering job and internship advice to current students, and serving as the best possible advocates for recruiting new students.

If you would like to stay connected log on to InCircle to register and keep in touch!  In addition there is also a SAIS International Development group on Linked In.

We appreciate the responses from all of you who have contacted us regarding your current endeavors.  We hope to establish a complete list of IDEV student alumni updates.  If you would like to update us with your updated contact information, plans, and/or future endeavors we kindly ask you to click the following link IDEV Alumni Form.

If you are interested in contacting our alumni or have additional questions regarding IDEV alumni affairs please contact the International Development Program at saisidev@jhu.edu.

We've launched our Alumni Newsletter in AY2015-16 to keep you updated with the latest news, research and events from IDEV, and to provide an opportunity for you to connect with your fellow alumni. Within the Fall 2015 Edition and Spring 2016 Edition, you will find: 

  • Alumni updates and contact information
  • News from the China Africa Research Initiative (CARI)
  • Information on how to contribute to SAIS Perspectives, the IDEV student-run online magazine
  • Updates on this year's IDEV Practicum projects
  • Upcoming IDEV events in DC and elsewhere
  • Information on new courses, professors, and more! 

External Resources

 

Perspectives

SAIS Perspectives is an annual publication of the International Development program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. The publication provides a forum for discussion of critical, cutting-edge topics with the goal of proposing innovative ways of thinking about the practice and policy of international development. The editorial team has launched a new online platform http://www.saisperspectives.com/ in November 2014 to host the IDEV program's perspectives on international development.

Professor Cinnamon Dornsife, Faculty Advisor prior to 2014, promoting SAIS Perspectives.

2016-2017 Perspectives Editorial Team
Professor Tanvi Nagpal, Editorial Advisor (tnagpal1@jhu.edu)
Maria Lopez Conde, Editor-in-Chief (mlopezc2@jhu.edu)
Brittany Grabel, Senior Editor (bgrabel1@jhu.edu)
Krishnan Raghavan, Senior Editor (kraghav1@jhu.edu)
Ammar Khalid, DC-based Editor (akhalid6@jhu.edu)
Grace Cramer, Bologna-based Editor (gcramer2@jhu.edu)
Adam Weber, Bologna-based Editor (aweber23@jhu.edu)

Click here for past publications. 
 

Online Office Hours Sign Up - Fall Semester 2016

For Professors Brautigam, Nagpal, Dornsife, and Honig, please sign up at Sign Up Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/

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You will need your e-mail address for making or changing an appointment online.  If you need to meet with Professor Brautigam outside of these hours, please contact Nicole Kazi at nkazi1@jhu.edu to schedule an appointment.

 

SAIS Honor Code Documents

According to "The Red Book: Johns Hopkins SAIS Student and Academic Handbook", enrollment at SAIS obligates each student to conduct all activities in accordance with the rules and spirit of the school’s Honor Code. The Honor Code governs student conduct at SAIS. It covers all activities in which students present information as their own, including written papers, examinations, oral presentations and materials submitted to potential employers or other educational institutions. It requires that students be truthful and exercise integrity and honesty in their dealings with others, both inside SAIS and in the larger community.  For more details, please see The Red Book.

An online course is available to SAIS students to help learn about JHU academic standards, and how to avoid plagiarism during your studies at SAIS.  This course covers important topics on how to cite, quote, paraphrase, and summarize.  To access this online course, please have your JHED and password ready and login here.

 

Reading and Writing Guides


Contact Us


Deborah Bräutigam
Bernard L. Schwartz Professor in International Political Economy, Professor of International Development and Comparative Politics, Director of the International Development Program
dbrautigam@jhu.edu
202-650-5412
BOB 733

Tanvi Nagpal
Associate Director of the International Development Program, Associate Practitioner-in-Residence
tnagpal1@jhu.edu
(202) 663-5947
BOB 732

Cinnamon Dornsife
Senior Advisor of the International Development Program, Associate Practitioner-in-Residence
cdornsife@jhu.edu
202-663-5691
BOB 726

Robin Washington
Academic Program Coordinator

Ada Ho
Acting Program Coordinator
tho15@jhu.edu
202-663-5943
BOB 728

Nicole Kazi
Interim Program Assistant
nkazi1@jhu.edu
202-663-5929
BOB 734

Address & Phone

International Development
Bernstein-Offit Building
1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036

202-663-5650; 202-663-5943

202-663-7701