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Sunday Trip to the Newseum [Sunday, 9/14, 1:30pm]

Sunday Trip to the Newseum [Sunday, 9/14, 1:30pm]

September 13, 2014

Come join us — Sunday, Sept. 14 from 1:30pm-4:30pm — for an afternoon visit to the Newseum, a must-see DC attraction, to learn more about the history of journalism, news media, and the importance of a free press in a democratic society. If you have any interest in journalism, want to retreat from the books, or […]

DC’s Yearly Club Fair & Happy Hour (Photo Essay)

DC’s Yearly Club Fair & Happy Hour (Photo Essay)

September 7, 2014

SAISers paraded Nitze and its courtyard on Friday, September 5th, for the annual Club Fair and Happy Hour. Students new, old, and even alum, showed to sign up for clubs, mingle with fellow classmates, and hydrate in the heat.

“One World. One SAIS” Film

“One World. One SAIS” Film

August 23, 2014

A window into the world of SAIS — from the perspective of students, faculty, and the dean.   This film was produced in partnership with SAIS students and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for the Annual Fund.  

Former Dean Paul Wolfowitz Honored With Portrait

Former Dean Paul Wolfowitz Honored With Portrait

May 10, 2014

Former SAIS Dean Paul Wolfowitz is honored with a portrait unveiling ceremony for his leadership and accomplishments at the school.

SAIS Observer Editors’ Note To The Community

SAIS Observer Editors’ Note To The Community

April 29, 2014

SAIS Observer editors have a note for you — The past year has seen some tremendous changes for the Observer. We went from being a monthly to a weekly, established a strong web presence (going from a monthly best of 481 to 7,205 views), and restructured our editorial staff to bring you not only more but better stories..

Wear the SAIS Uniform

Wear the SAIS Uniform

April 28, 2014

Over two years, SAIS has given each of us one of the best educations in the world, stimulated our intellect in newfound ways and opened doors to our future careers. It is time to give back for all we have received. Section Editor and former Co-Editor-In-Chief, Tristram Thomas, calls for giving to the Class Gift.

P.J. Crowley on Secrecy and Reporting in the Age of Leaks

P.J. Crowley on Secrecy and Reporting in the Age of Leaks

April 28, 2014

Co-Editor-In-Chief Jameel Khan interviewed P.J. Crowley, the former Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the State Department. He shared his thoughts with The SAIS Observer on a timely and controversial topic: secrecy and reporting in the age of leaks.

Pakistan Today: A Moment for Historic Gains

Pakistan Today: A Moment for Historic Gains

April 28, 2014

Sana Ali, guest contributor at SAIS Washington, wrote that a historical posture of hardship has survived in the Pakistani consciousness from one crisis to another, but now Pakistan finds itself in a security storm with internal conflicts threatening the writ of the state.

SAIS Cartoon: And So We Commence

SAIS Cartoon: And So We Commence

April 28, 2014

The commencement ceremony for the SAIS class 2014 is around the corner!

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Roy Gutman, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Middle East Bureau Chief, McClatchy Newspapers

… Sometimes governments need to intervene militarily. Sometimes just putting a spotlight on a thing can be like an intervention because it will stop things as I had the experience in Bosnia. After I wrote my story about Omarska, the Bosnian Serb authorities shut it down, and many other camps as well…” — On what journalists should do with their information Full Interview

Roy Gutman, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Middle East Bureau Chief, McClatchy Newspapers
Keith Richburg, Washington Post Bureau Chief, Beijing

… What we saw in those cases were U.S. officials [that] were reluctant to admit what we all knew was happening, because to admit that would then trigger our response. And so they were so reluctant to intervene that we danced around using the words that we knew would trigger that response. We would not want to call it genocide in Darfur as well as in Rwanda…” — On the question of the US role in preventing humanitarian crises Full Interview

Keith Richburg, Washington Post Bureau Chief, Beijing
P.J. Crowley, Former Assistant Secretary of State

“… In times of war, we as a people give government considerable latitude in dealing with the immediate crisis. We have gained a greater understanding of the challenge over the past decade or so and are appropriately making necessary adjustments. This rebalancing will go on for some time…” — On civil liberties and national security interests Full Interview

P.J. Crowley, Former Assistant Secretary of State