Johns Hopkins SAIS experts available to discuss G-20 summit


Experts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) are available to offer insight on the future of globalization and finance policies as world leaders convene in China for the Group of 20 economic summit.

The scholars said discussions at the summit will be shaped by the outcome of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, territorial dispute over the South China Sea, Britain’s vote to the leave the European Union, and the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

  • The school’s experts are available to discuss questions such as:
  • What is U.S. President Barack Obama's role in his final G-20 summit, and what impact the next U.S. president may have on global economic issues?
  • Can China seize the moment to demonstrate global leadership as the G-20 host country?
  • How is the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership being affected by the current backlash against globalization?
  • How will Brazil’s new President Michel Temer address rising inflation, unemployment and little political consensus on responding to fiscal issues in his country?
  • How will the Brexit vote impact EU members and global trade?
  • What are the economic implications on Russia from costly military operations in Ukraine and Syria?  
  • Will Turkey experience an economic backlash as a result of its military movement in Syria?
  • How can Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau strengthen ties with China after a history of tension?

Available experts:
Kent E. Calder, Director of Japan Studies and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
Erik Jones, Director of European and Eurasian Studies (based in Europe)
David M. Lampton, Director of China Studies
Michael G. Plummer, Director of SAIS Europe and ENI Professor in International Economics (based in Europe)
Riordan Roett, Director of Latin American Studies
Matthew Rojansky, Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies
Christopher Sands, Director of the Center for Canadian Studies
Mamuka Tsereteli, Director of Research for the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute  

Media Contacts
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Washington, DC, USA
+1 (202) 663-5620 office
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Kathryn Knowles
Director of Public Affairs
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe
Bologna, Italy
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About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of The Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For seven decades, students have distinguished themselves by pursuing academic excellence in international relations. The school was established in Washington, D.C. in 1943, and opened its campus in Bologna, Italy in 1955. It initiated one of the first Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China when it launched a campus in Nanjing in 1986.

The school’s mission is to provide an interdisciplinary professional education that prepares a diverse graduate student body for internationally-related positions of responsibility; to foster research, scholarship and cross-cultural exchange; and to contribute knowledge, expertise and leadership to the global community.

The SAIS Europe campus is home to two research centers: the Bologna Institute for Policy Research, and the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development. Approximately half of the incoming class at Johns Hopkins SAIS chooses to begin the two-year Master of Arts degree at the campus in Bologna, Italy. Cooperative degree programs with European universities and a 13-month Master of Arts in Global Risk provide additional opportunities to study at SAIS Europe. The Bologna campus is also certified by the European Union (EU) as a private entity, non-profit and research institute, as well as "Higher or Secondary Education Establishment," making it eligible for partnership in collaborative research projects funded by the EU.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016