Letter from the Editors – Welcome Back to a New Year of Student Journalism


By Editors

Welcome to a new semester at SAIS, chronicled in the pages of the SAIS Observer. We are excited to be back at our desks at all three of the newspaper bureaus in Washington, D.C., Bologna, and Nanjing. This summer, our writers and editors were all over the world.

D.C. staff members did everything from studying Urdu in India to working on sustainable development issues in Beijing to interning with the American Chamber of Commerce in the EU. Those sticking around the District for its charming summer months stayed cool in downtown’s offices publishing articles for Foreign Policy’s South Asia Channel, researching Taiwan’s submarine program at CSIS, and delving into China’s stock market challenges and US PACOM statements on the South China Sea at the Asia Society Policy Institute.

The Nanjing team spent time in Taiwan, Tibet, Beijing, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines doing everything from studying Mandarin to interning with a freight forwarder trade logistics company and the American Chamber of Commerce to researching North Korea’s cyber warfare program.

The all-new Bologna bureau includes members who spent time this summer camping in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, interning with at the American Embassy in Paris, working as managing editor for a think tank policy journal, working as a political consultant for an MP Candidate in Turkey, in a law office in Chico, California, and interning at the U.S. Mission to NATO in Brussels.

We look forward to another year covering notable events at all of our SAIS campuses, and as always, we welcome your letters, opinions, and articles.

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