Uncle’s Pizza: Come for the pizza, stay for the company 大叔披萨:不只美味

By Xie Sijie and Pan Siran NANJING, China — If one exits the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC), takes a right to walk along Shanghai Road, and makes a right turn at a little alley, they will see a market that looks just like any other Chinese wet market. However, hiding inside the market, with several shabby…

SAIS Europe’s CIA history overshadowed by its own obscurity

By Zoe Mize November 20, 2019 BOLOGNA, Italy –– Why Bologna? It’s a common question voiced at SAIS Europe, as students ponder the unusual decision to headquarter SAIS’s European campus in the relatively small capital city of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. Why not a larger city, a more international city? Why not Rome? …Paris?  John Harper,…

The 75th anniversary of SAIS invites reflection on its past—and its future

By Yilin Wang October 29, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – On a summer morning in 1943, Congressman Christian Herter and Paul Nitze were chatting about international affairs as usual over the breakfast table in a Georgetown house, while their wives were on vacation. At that time, the world was still shocked by the traumas of World…

Trump and Pelosi’s impeachment-themed golf course release Ukrainian taxes as Supreme Court tweets sanctions

[Editor's note: In addition to pursuing the truth and impactful journalism, the SAIS Observer also supports the advancement of science in the modern world for a better future. We have chosen to partner with the Functional Algorithmic-Yield Kernelspace initiative of JHU’s Whiting School of Engineering to develop and test an artificial intelligence program for generating…

SAIS unveils new Master of Arts in European Public Policy

October 13, 2019 By Gerhard Ottehenning WASHINGTON, D.C. — Prospective SAIS students with an interest in European Union  institutions and governance may have noticed the addition of a new program: the Master of Arts in European Public Policy (MEPP). Beginning in Fall 2020, SAIS Europe will welcome its first cohort of MEPP students to its…

Is age just a number? SAIS Europe average age lowest in 24 years

By Zoe Mize October 7, 2019 BOLOGNA, Italy — During his welcoming remarks, SAIS Europe Director Michael Plummer, received mixed reactions from incoming students when announcing that the average age of SAIS Europe students for the 2019-2020 academic year is lower than previous years. In fact, this year’s average age of 24 is the lowest…