London: Dinner Conversation with Professor of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum

Gather with fellow SAIS alumni and SAIS Professor of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum for an evening of socializing and networking at The Bird In Hand, 88 Masbro Road, London, Brook Green, Kensington W14 0LR. R.S.V.P. to londonsaisalumni@gmail.com.





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June 6, 2016
8:00pm - 10:00pm Local Time

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San Francisco: Summer Happy Hour with Featured Speaker Blair Glencorse B’03, ’04

Come imbibe in cocktails, meet new faces, and catch up with friends at Bond Bar - 3079 16th Street. For those that have never been, it's a great opportunity to meet people engaged with what's happening in the world. Non-alumni are welcome to join as well. The happy hour will feature a brief talk by distinguished SAIS alumnus Blair Glencorse. For the past several years, Blair has been the running Accountability Lab, an NGO dedicated to catalyzing a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world. Click here to buy your tickets before May 20th and save! 





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June 2, 2016
5:30pm Local Time

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Washington, DC: Jennifer Atala ’07 on “Entrepreneurship & Private Sector Development with the Palestinian Community Across Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza”

The SAIS Israel Club cordially invites alumni and students to join Jennifer Atala ’07 for a discussion on her work related to “Entrepreneurs and the Private Sector in the Palestinian Community, Across Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.” A Palestinian-American dual Israeli citizen, Ms. Atala regularly traverses narratives and boundaries both personally and professionally, based between Ramallah and Tel Aviv, leading initiatives across six industries with startups to established firms. The discussion will take place in the SAIS Rome Building, 1640 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 806, Washington, DC, 20036. R.S.V.P. to Jeff Stein at jeffreyistein@gmail.com.





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June 2, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm Local Time

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The East Asian Economies and the Asian Continent

Ambassador Kurt Tong will discuss recent economic developments in East Asia. He will discuss his recent work in the region and possible future developments for the Asian continent. Following his presentation, we will hear comments from Minister Kanji Yamanouchi from the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC. Kurt Tong has served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the Department of State since July 2014. Before joining the Bureau, Mr. Tong served for three years as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to his time in Tokyo, he was the U.S. Ambassador for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), managing all aspects of U.S. participation in APEC, while concurrently serving as the Economic Coordinator for the State Department's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, organizing bureau-wide efforts on economic policy. Mr. Tong has been an economic affairs diplomat for the State Department since 1990, including service as Director for Asian Economic Affairs at the National Security Council from 2006 to 2008 and as Economic Minister-Counselor in Seoul from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, he was Counselor for Environment, Science and Health in Beijing and served as Deputy Treasury Attaché in Tokyo and as an economic officer in Manila. Mr. Tong was a Visiting Scholar at the Tokyo University Faculty of Economics from 1995 to 1996. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he was an Associate with the Boston Consulting Group in Tokyo. Mr. Tong holds a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and studied graduate-level economics at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute. He has also studied at the Beijing Institute of Education, Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Taipei, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Tokyo, and International Christian University in Tokyo. Mr. Tong speaks and reads Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. He has published articles in Foreign Policy and Nihon Keizai Kenkyu (an academic journal of the Japan Center for Economic Research). Kanji Yamanouchi is an accomplished diplomat who has had the honor of working with world leaders ranging from Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to U.S. President Barack Obama and currently serves as the Minister of Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 1984 and has served in the DC Embassy as a First Secretary in the Political Section. He later became the Director of the First North American Division, the primary agency in charge of U.S.-Japan relations. He served as the Executive Assistant on Diplomatic Affairs for Prime Ministers Hatoyama and Kan. He was later promoted to Deputy Director General for the Asian Affairs Bureau.  





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Date and Time
May 12, 2016
4:30pm - 6:00pm Local Time

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Young Researchers Symposium

The Young Researchers Symposium is an opportunity for early scholars to present their original research for review by distinguished experts and have it published. 

This year's Symposium panel of experts in Asia policy features: Harold Kazianis, Senior Fellow, The Potomac Foundation, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, The Center for the National Interest and Senior Communications Manager, The Heritage Foundation; Eunjung Lim, Ph.D., Lecturer, Korea Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS; Prashanth Parameswaran, Associate Editor, The Diplomat

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May 17, 2016
10:00am - 12:00pm Local Time

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Central Asia in Revolt: the Cataclysm of 1916

Book launch for re-edition of Edward Dennis Sokol's book "The Revolt of 1916 in Russian Central Asia" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), with new introduction by S. Frederick Starr.  Panel discussants include researchers Zamira Sydykova and Mirzokhid Rakhimov, moderated by S. Frederick Starr (Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute). Reception at 5 p.m. followed by main program at 5:30.





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June 8, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm Local Time

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Cosè l’Islam: Origine e Caratteristiche della Religione Mussulmana

Il teologo e islamista p. Samir Khalil Samir SJ sarà intervistato dai giornalisti Lisa Bellocchi e Daniele Mont D’Arpizio

Cose' l'Islam 11 maggio Programma.pdf





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May 11, 2016
10:00pm - 11:30pm Local Time

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A Roundtable Discussion with NATO Member Parliamentarians on Security Challenges

The European and Eurasian Studies Program invites you to join us for a roundtable discussion with NATO Member Parliamentarians on security challenges. Members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Economic Relations (ESCTER) and Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Relations (PCTR) will visit SAIS for discussions with Professor Christopher Chivvis on "Security challenges in North Africa" at 11:00am and with SAIS Dean Vali Nasr on "Rethinking the US-Iranian Relationship" at 12:00pm. The JHU-SAIS community is welcome to join. Open to JHU-SAIS Students, Faculty, and Staff only. Must have a JHU ID. RSVP required.





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May 9, 2016
11:00am - 1:00pm Local Time

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Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story

The US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies invites you to attend a presentation of the first English-language multimedia documentary narrative, "Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story," which uncovers a tragic history behind the USSR's first massive deportation of an entire nationality— Soviet Koreans— from the Russian Far East to Central Asia. Through the heart-breaking personal accounts of three generations of one family—as well as through her memories about her Korean grandfather who first arrived to Uzbekistan in 1937 as a 7-year old deportee on a cattle train—Victoria Kim unveils a true tale of a unique diaspora forced to come to a foreign land and work extremely hard to make this place their own. Off-the-Record.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the author and SAIS alumna Victoria Kim.

Victoria Kim holds a MA from the Johns Hopkins University’s SAIS in Korean Studies and MA from the University of Bolton in International Multimedia Journalism. Originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she is currently based in Beijing, China





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May 24, 2016
5:00pm - 9:30pm Local Time

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Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story

The US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies invites you to attend a presentation of the first English-language multimedia documentary narrative, "Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story," which uncovers a tragic history behind the USSR's first massive deportation of an entire nationality— Soviet Koreans— from the Russian Far East to Central Asia. Through the heart-breaking personal accounts of three generations of one family—as well as through her memories about her Korean grandfather who first arrived to Uzbekistan in 1937 as a 7-year old deportee on a cattle train—Victoria Kim unveils a true tale of a unique diaspora forced to come to a foreign land and work extremely hard to make this place their own. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the author and SAIS alumna Victoria Kim. Off-the-Record

 

 







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May 24, 2016
5:00pm - 9:30pm Local Time

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