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The Johns Hopkins SAIS Student and Academic Handbook, also known as "The Red Book," is a compilation of policies, regulations and procedures for students.

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SAIS serves as a nexus of scholarship in international relations. The school’s research centers tap the expertise of the faculty while drawing on insights from outside scholars. The centers enrich classroom learning, provide a forum for students to meet decision-makers and encounter the policy process, and offer internship and part-time job opportunities.

Through the school's Initiatives, Institutes, and Research Centers, students have access to policymakers and the opportunity to work directly in the policymaking process. Research institutes endeavor to combine intellectual rigor and policy relevance through research, publications, and seminars that offer insights into the interplay among the political, diplomatic, and analytical worlds. Many of the institutes' programs are open to the broader attract leaders of the foreign policy communities.

The Robert H. Evans Library occupies a wing of the building and seats more than 115 in its large study rooms. The library contains a specialized collection of more than 85,000 volumes – one of continental Europe's richest English-language collections on international relations. Holdings are concentrated in the fields of international affairs, international economics, European history and politics, and international law. SAIS Europe students and faculty also have access to many specialized academic online databases.

The Russian Program is a professionally-oriented program for graduate students of Russian international and domestic politics, socioeconomics and national security.