CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to Speak at JHU SAIS Commencement

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Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and ABC News’ global affairs anchor, will speak at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) commencement on Thursday, May 23 at 3 p.m.

 Admittance to the ceremony is by invitation only but will be open to the media for coverage. Graduation will be held in DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. Media should arrive no later than 2:45 p.m. and use the 18th Street entrance to the hall.  Reserved seating for reporters will be available in balcony tiers K/L/M directly facing the stage.   
SAIS also will host a live webcast of the entire commencement ceremony accessible at
SAIS is one of the world’s leading graduate schools devoted to the study of international relations. The Washington, D.C., campus is located on Massachusetts Avenue in the city’s Dupont Circle neighborhood and enrolls approximately 640 full-time graduate students and mid-career professionals. SAIS has trained more than 16,000 alumni in all aspects of international affairs. The school also has campuses in Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China. During the graduation ceremony, SAIS will confer graduate degrees upon approximately 390 students.
Members of the media who plan to cover Amanpour’s speech should register in advance with Felisa Neuringer Klubes at the SAIS Communications Office at 202.663.5626 or

Thursday, May 16, 2013
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