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SAIS DC Hosts Fall Career Fair

SAIS DC Hosts Fall Career Fair

October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — SAIS Career Services hosted on Friday, Oct. 17 its annual career fair, where students and employers talked resumes, jobs, and career opportunities. “Employers from 25 organizations of various sectors are present to provide information on hiring procedures, as well as discuss internships and full-time career opportunities,” according to Career Services. Hosted from 12:30pm […]

SAIS Summit Talks Africa’s Future

SAIS Summit Talks Africa’s Future

October 20, 2014

by ZIRRA BANU WASHINGTON — Growth and political development were at the center of talks surrounding Africa and economic development at the “Politics of African Growth and Social Inclusion” conference last week. On Thursday, Oct. 16 and Friday Oct. 17, scholars and practitioners from around the world presented their latest findings and the next big […]

SAISers meet Warren Buffet

SAISers meet Warren Buffet

October 20, 2014

OMAHA, Nebraska — Members of the SAIS International Finance Club traveled to Omaha, Neb., last week to meet the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett. The “Oracle of Omaha” shared his thoughts on investing, the global financial system and his life experiences, among many other topics, during an extensive two-hour Q&A at […]

What the Upcoming Elections Mean for Tunisia

October 19, 2014

By WILLIAM SCHOMBURG The Arab World. Three innocuous words that can evoke images of turmoil and terror. Sometimes rightly so: Syria’s civil war has claimed the lives of over 100,000 civilians and has provided a breeding ground for violent extremism. In Yemen, a three-way conflict against the central government has thrown the state into virtual […]

SAISers Re-energize at Cookie Hour

SAISers Re-energize at Cookie Hour

October 19, 2014

By RUI ZHONG WASHINGTON– At 4 p.m. on on Tuesday, Oct. 14, the SAIS cafe in the Nitze building was as packed with people as it was during any lunch rush, filled with students of various concentrations and standings. For a brief moment, instead of figuring out assignments and projects, they could ponder: Chocolate Chip […]

A Chinese American living and studying in China

October 19, 2014

By T.J. Cui It was on my tenth day in Nanjing, China when I received a call from the Nanjing City Police Bureau of Foreigner Affairs. I was informed that while they were processing my U.S. passport for residency permit, they discovered that my Chinese HuKou (house registration) is still valid and active; and therefore […]

The Ideological Battle is Also to Blame

October 19, 2014

By NATHAN FISCHLER NANJING — In response to the post entitled “Military Power Necessary but Insufficient”, the proposed “ideological battle” is in need of a more nuanced view of what is occurring. The United States has been waging an ideological battle for decades. Islamic extremism, in part, is an aggressive rejection of American ideology manifested […]

China: From Investment to Consumption

October 19, 2014

By IAN WEISSGERBER Recently, The SAIS Observer sat down with Professor Paul Armstrong-Taylor, an Economics Professor at the Hopkins Nanjing Center to discuss China’s current economic situation. Recently there have been reports that China’s economy has surpassed that of the United States. What do you say to that? According to the World Bank, Chinese GDP […]

China Must Develop the Right Way

October 19, 2014

By IAN WEISSGERBER Recently, there have been reports of the Chinese economy surpassing that of the United States. This means an increasing international presence for China, who will need to work with developed nations for the greater good of the global economy. The past 30 years have seen China’s rise to global dominance, but with […]

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Madeleine Alright, Former U.S. Secretary of State

An animated Albright tells her tale with brio and candor.

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Madeleine Alright, Former U.S. Secretary of State
Anish Goel, Former NSC Senior Director

“He hasn’t shied away from talking about poverty [and] he hasn’t shied away from talking about the rapes that are so common in India. So the prime minister is attuned to these issues, and in terms of focus from the government, they are not being overshadowed.”

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Anish Goel, Former NSC Senior Director
Riffat Ullah Orakzai, BBC journalist in Peshawar, Pakistan

“How will they would challenge IS? After my story about the ISIS pamphlets, the provincial government of my province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, decided in a meeting to confiscate the copies and would keep check on people having sympathies with IS.”

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Riffat Ullah Orakzai, BBC journalist in Peshawar, Pakistan