A Complicated Past: Universities & The Legacy of Slavery

By Richard Pedersen On December 9th, 2020, President Daniels shared an email with the Johns Hopkins community that shattered previously-held notions regarding our institution’s founder and namesake. For decades, the Hopkins community believed its founder had been an ardent abolitionist dedicated to human freedom and equality. However, the reality is more complicated. Research on Johns... Continue Reading →

Black Skin, Black Eyes, and You

By Fatou Sow Growing up in a black city and having attended majority black schools from elementary to undergraduate has afforded me a privilege: I know who I am as a person (not just a Black person). When I say that I grew up learning about black history, I’m not talking about the beginning of... Continue Reading →

The Evacuation of Friendship and Knowledge 一场友谊与知识的撤离

By Austin Frenes 冯翱森 HNC students evacuated from China last year (clockwise from top left): Cooper Brehm, Nick Kaufman, Daniel Wethli, and Austin Frenes 去年从中国被撤离的中美中心学生:裴治雄,高宁,文丹,冯翱森 NANJING, CHINA — Strange doctors on subways, an evacuation car ride through the countryside, quarantine on a military base, tears in Bangkok, and a normal train ride to Shanghai. This... Continue Reading →

SAIS’s Role in US-China Dialogue

By Qianrong Ding Intercultural communication has never been more important than today given the turbulent US-China relationship. The SAIS US-China Dialogue contributes to this effort through a series of meaningful discussions on pressing issues, helping to foster understanding between China and the United States. The US-China relationship is one of the most complex bilateral relationships... Continue Reading →

Editorial: The Insurrection Will Be Live Streamed

By Adam DuBard The Capitol Hill riot on January 6, 2021, was an event completely without precedent, and one that captured the nation’s attention immediately. Following a rally where President Trump and several of his closest supporters, including several members of Congress, spoke, thousands of Trump supporters marched from the White House to Capitol Hill.... Continue Reading →

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