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SAIS Leadership

Vali R. Nasr, Ph.D.

Dean; Professor of International Relations

Background and Education

A Middle East scholar, foreign policy adviser and commentator on international relations whose most recent book,The Dispensable Nation, deals with the implications of Obama administration’s foreign policy on American strategic interests. His earlier books, Forces of Fortune and The Shia Revival, examined the postwar sectarian violence in Iraq and the uprisings known as the Arab Spring and contributed to U.S. policy formulated in response to those events; prior to being named SAIS dean, was a professor of international politics at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; from 2009 to 2011, was special adviser to the president's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; served on the faculties of the Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, the University of California, San Diego and the University of San Diego; was a Carnegie Scholar and a senior fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, an adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution; currently a member of the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Affairs Policy Board, and a director of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Ph.D., political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Publications

The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat (2013); Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World (2009); Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty, co-author (2006); The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future (2006); Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (2001); Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism (1996); The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan (1994); numerous articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs and other publications


Myron K. Kunka, M.P.A

Senior Associate Dean of Operations and Finance

Background and Education

In current role, oversees the day-to-day operations of SAIS, including the extensive modernization of the school’s facility and business infrastructure, information technology, security, human resources, finance, communications and public affairs, enrollment, career services, library and student life; served more than 32 years in a range of senior financial management and business positions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD); a member of the Senior Executive Service, most recently was associate director of the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency; throughout DOD career, led numerous business transformation efforts and teams that focused on integration, customer responsiveness, continuous business improvement and employment of best business practices; recipient of U.S. Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank Awards at both Meritorious and Distinguished Executive levels and multiple Secretary of Defense Medals for Meritorious Civilian Service; M.P.A., finance and international affairs, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

John M. Harrington Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professorial Lecturer in International Economics

Background and Education

SAIS associate dean since 2002; developed two interactive DVD-based courses, pre-calculus mathematics and basic calculus for economists; has taught at SAIS as a professorial lecturer for more than 30 years, including throughout a 20-year government career at the U.S. Department of State, where he directed economics education for foreign affairs professionals at the Foreign Service Institute; later directed the Office of Regional Economic Policy in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs; continued to address economic policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean through association with Caribbean/Latin American Action, the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and the Greater American Business Coalition; Ph.D., economics, Georgetown University

 

Michael G. Plummer, Ph.D.

Director, SAIS Europe; Eni Professor of International Economics

Background and Education

Held appointment as head of the Development Division in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris from 2010 to 2012; was tenured associate professor at Brandeis University; is president of the American Committee on Asian Economic Studies (ACAES); serves as editor in chief of the Journal of Asian Economics; is a nonresident senior fellow at the East-West Center; was Asian Development Bank distinguished lecturer and team leader at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat for several projects; led studies on the ASEAN economic community and development of the ASEAN regional bond market; advised on ASEAN free-trade initiative; lecturer and adviser to the Asian Development Bank; team leader and adviser to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat (2001-2003); member of the editorial Boards of World Development and the Asian Economic Journal; international advisory board member of the ASEAN Economic Bulletin; Ph.D., economics, Michigan State University.

Publications

Oxford Handbook of International Commercial Policy, co-editor (2012); Realizing the ASEAN Economic Community: A Comprehensive Assessment, co-editor (2009); The Global Economic Crisis and Its Implications for Asian Economic Cooperation (2009); ASEAN Economic Integration: Trade, Finance, and Foreign Direct Investment (2009); "Best Practices in Regional Trading Agreements: An Application to Asia" in The World Economy (2007); The World Trade Organization: Legal, Economic, and Political Analysis (Vols. I-III), co-editor (2005); Economic Integration and Development: Has Regionalism Delivered for Developing Countries? co-author (2002); numerous articles and reviews in academic journals.

Cornelius C. Kubler, Ph.D.

American Co-Director, Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Background and Education

Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies at Williams College, received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in linguistics from Cornell University. He earned a second M.A. in Chinese literature from National Taiwan University. From 1980-1991 he was employed at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, where he served as Language Training Supervisor in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Mongolian; as Principal of the advanced Chinese field school in Taiwan; and as Chair of the Department of Asian and African Languages. Since coming to Williams in 1991, he has chaired the former Department of Chinese and Asian Studies Program as well as, for a total of 12 years, the Department of Asian Studies, which he was instrumental in founding. He has also served as visiting professor at Eisenhower College, Portland State University, Middlebury College, National Taiwan Normal University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages. Kubler, who is author or coauthor of 20 books and over 50 articles on Chinese language pedagogy and linguistics, frequently serves as reviewer or consultant for Chinese and Asian Studies programs in the U.S. and overseas. He has served as Chair of the Test Development Committee for the SAT Subject Test™ in Chinese and as member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages of the Modern Language Association.

Effective August 1, 2014, he is serving as American Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China

 

Sarah B. O’Hagan ’86, CHAIR
Co-Chair
International Rescue Committee
 
Todd A. Fisher ’91, VICE CHAIR
Chief Administration Officer
KKR & Co. LP
 
Robert J. Abernethy JHU’62
President
American Standard Development Co.
 
David H. Bernstein JHU’57
Consultant
Carisam-Samuel Meisel Inc.
 
Douglas Carlston ’71
Chief Executive Officer
Tawala Systems Inc.
 
Jerry M. de St. Paer ’66
Senior Advisory Partner
Grail Partners LLC
 
Peter M. Drittel ’84
Senior Advisor
Incapture Investments
 
Ludovico Feoli
Executive Director
Center for Inter-American Policy & Research
Tulane University
 
Linda W. Filardi ’83
Senior Counsel
Sponsor Finance Group,
GE Capital, Americas
 
Pamela P. Flaherty ’68
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Citi Foundation
 
Peter A. Flaherty B’67, ’68
Managing Director
Arcon Partners LLC
 
Alan H. Fleischmann ’89
Principal
Albright Stonebridge Group
Co-Founder and Managing Director
ImagineNations Group
 
Louis J. Forster JHU’82, ’83
Partner
Green Visor Capital
 
David T. Fuhrmann ’82
Partner/Owner
Glenwood LLC
 
Shafik Gabr
Chairman and Managing Director
ARTOC Group for Investment and
Development
 
Richard P. Gildea B’83, ’84
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan
 
John Graham ’79
Partner and Portfolio Manager
Rogge Global Partners
 
Laurence E. Hirsch ’05
Chairman
Highlander Partners LP

Frank Islam
Chairman and CEO
FI Investment Group LLC
 
Lee S. Kempler ’91
Managing Director
BlackRock Inc.
 
Kevin J. Kinsella ’69
Managing Member
Avalon Ventures
 
Joanne Leedom-Ackerman JHU’69
Writer
 
Joseph E. Lipscomb ’91
Co-Founder and Partner
Arborview Capital
 
Terri McBride ’99
Chief Operating Officer
EMEA Organisation Practice
McKinsey & Co.
 
Jill McGovern
President, M&M Enterprises
Senior Consultant
American Institute for
Contemporary German Studies
Johns Hopkins University
 
Aria Mehrabi ’98
Principal
Pacific Star Capital LLC
 
L. Peter O’Hagan ’87
Executive in Residence
Energy & Infrastructure Group
KKR & Co. LP
 
Ned S. Offit JHU’87, ’93
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Offit Capital
 
Kathleen M. Pike B’81, JHU’82, JHU’83
Professor of Psychology
Executive Director and Scientific
Co-Director, Global Mental Health Program
Columbia University
 
Frank Savage ’64
Chief Executive Officer
Savage Holdings LLC
 
Bernard L. Schwartz
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
BLS Investments LLC
 
Cedar Sidar B’06, ’07
Managing Director
Sidar Global Advisors
 
George Siguler
Managing Director
Siguler Guff & Company LP
 
Gary M. Talarico ’83
Managing Partner
Cora Street Partners
 
Thomas B. Tesluk B’81, ’82
Owner
Sequent Consulting LLC
 

 
 
 
 

SAIS Europe at Bologna Advisory Council

The SAIS Europe Advisory Council is composed of distinguished leaders from Europe and the United States who represent both private and public sectors. The Council plays a major role in the life of the Center by providing operating advice and financial support. Council members also serve as informal ambassadors of the Center in their home countries and strive to enhance the school's public image throughout Europe and the United States.

List of Members Academic Year 2014-2015
 

Thomas B. Tesluk B’81, ’82, Chair
Owner
Sequent Consulting LLC
 
Robert J. Abernethy JHU’62
President
American Standard Development Co.
 
James Anderson B’81
Partner
Baillie Gifford & Co.
 
Michael Bosco B’87, JHU’88
Partner
DLA Piper
 
Ioannis Bourloyannis Tsangaridis B’61
Former General Director of National Defense Policy and International Relations, Hellenic Ministry of National Defense
 
Allison Carragher B’13, ’14
Junior Advisory Council Member
Foreign Service Officer
U.S. Department of State
 
Nicholas Cortezi B’87, JHU’88, ’08
Chief Executive Officer
All Risks Limited
 
Giuseppe de Vergottini
Professor of Constitutional Law
University of Bologna
Lawyer in Rome and Bologna, Italy
 
Marco dell’Aquila B’85, ’86
Managing Director
Power Capital
 
Anne Erni B’85, JHU’86, ’90
Head of Human Resources
Bloomberg LP
 
Martin Fraenkel B’83, ’84
Consultant
NYSE Euronext
 
Wilhelm Hemetsberger B’85
President
Ithuba Capital AG
 
Thomas Jetter B’83
Chairman of the Board
Sirona Dental Systems, Inc


Hanns Koenig B’12, ’13
Junior Advisory Council Member
Executive Assistant
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
 
Paul Andreas Mailath-Pokorny
Executive City Councilor for Cultural Affairs and Science
 
Jill McGovern
President, M&M Enterprises
Senior Consultant
American Institute for
Contemporary German Studies
Johns Hopkins University
 
Eric Melby B’71, ’72, ’78
Founding Partner
Scowcroft Group Inc.
 
Guglielmo Moscato
Chairman and CEO
Gas Mediterraneo & Petrolio SRL
 
Naneen Hunter-Neubohn B’63, ’64
Former Advisory Director
Morgan Stanley
 
Roberto Nicastro
General Manager
UniCredit S.p.A.
 
Emilio Ottolenghi
President
La Petrolifera Italo-Rumena
 
John Parachini B’87, ’90
Policy Analyst
Intelligence Policy Center, RAND National Security Research Division
 
Stefano Possati
President
Marposs S.p.A.
 
Nicole Salinger B’60
In charge of Special Projects
Louvre Museum
 
Georgia Santangelo Derrico B’69
Founder, Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Sonabank
Charlottesville, Va.
Partner
Santangelo and Sandridge
Middleburg, Va.
 
Raffaele Santoro B’60
Consultant
Boston
 
Robert Singer JHU’72
Member of Board of Directors
Mead Johnson Nutrition, Versace, Coty, Labelux, Tiffany & Co.
 
Stephen Vicinelli
Managing Director
The Investment Fund for Foundations
 
Romano Volta
President
Datalogic S.p.A.
Former President
Industrialists’ Association
 
Alison von Klemperer B’86, ’89
Owner/Partner
Lawyer and Company Director  
New York City
 
Edward T. Wilson B’68, ’72
Owner
Fund for Fine Arts Inc.
 
Honorary
 
Georges Berthoin
Honorary European Chair
The Trilateral Commission
 
Alois Mock B’58
Former Austrian Foreign Minister
Former Vice Chancellor of Austria
 
Romano Prodi
Chair
UN-African Union Peacekeeping Panel
Former Prime Minister of Italy
Former President of the European Commission
 
Ex Officio
 
Ronald J. Daniels
President
Johns Hopkins University
 
Vali Nasr
Dean
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
 
Michael G. Plummer
Director
SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics
 
 
 
 


 

The Hopkins-Nanjing Council

The Hopkins-Nanjing Council serves as a critical source of advice and counsel to the SAIS dean in setting the overall course for the school’s future. Membership is international in scope and is comprised of alumni, business and public sector leaders, and community members who share a commitment to the peaceful integration of China into the global system through education. Members serve as ambassadors for the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, promoting its programs to external constituencies and working with the HNC’s leadership to ensure its strength and advancement.

John Lipsky, Chair
Senior Fellow
SAIS Foreign Policy Institute
Former Acting Managing Director, IMF
 
William R. Brody
President
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
President Emeritus
Johns Hopkins University
 
Gerald Chan
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Morningside Technologies
Director
Hang Lung Properties Ltd.
 
David Chen
Vice President
Microsoft
 
Laura Chen
Managing Director
Sterling Capital Investments Ltd.
Executive Chair
ZaShen Foundation
 
Sunny Dupree
Attorney Mediator
 
David Frey ’95
Management Consultant
 
Alan G. Hassenfeld
Chairman of the Executive Committee
Hasbro
President
Hassenfeld Family Foundation
 
F. Richard Hsu
President
J.T. Tai and Co. Foundation
 
Jill McGovern
President, M&M Enterprises
Senior Consultant
American Institute for
Contemporary German Studies
Johns Hopkins University
 
Peter D. Nickerson
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Growth Link Trade Services Co. Ltd
 
Daniel W. Offit ’95, HNC ’95
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Offit Capital
 
Joshua Perlman HNC ’95
Managing Director
Tristate
 
Joseph Tse
Partner
Deloitte China
 
Yunqing (Helen) Yan HNC ’95
Group Communications Director
Sanofi
 
Shirley S. L. Yang JHU ’99, ’01
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
 
Benjamin Yeung
Executive Chairman
Far East Resources Group
Chairman
Samuel Pollard Foundation

 
 

Contact Us

Office of the Dean
The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies
The Johns Hopkins University
1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
 
Shamila N. Chaudhary, Senior Advisor to the Dean
202.663.5640 / schaudhary@jhu.edu

For all scheduling and outreach inquiries for the Dean, please contact: 
Donna Dejban, Executive Specialist and Senior Coordinator
202.663.5622 / ddejban1@jhu.edu

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