Does SAIS Europe have the harshest grading system across the three SAIS campuses?

By Yilin Wang WASHINGTON, D.C – If you have spoken to SAIS students who did their first year in Bologna, you likely already heard an impassioned speech about the harsh grading approach at the campus. In the course of a comprehensive investigation, the SAIS Observer spoke to students who spent a year at SAIS Europe…

HNC students blow off steam in the HNC Fall 2019 Badminton Tournament

By Trixia Apiado Top row, left to right: Selu Ofa Latukefu Tupou, Kevin Wu, Zhao Xu, Zhang Yinding, Professor Simon, Nick Henderson (referee and score-keeper). Middle row: Yang Zhiqi, Jia Huijing, Dong Huina, Michael Zhang. Front row: Cheng Jiangnan, Zhang Yaoyao, Amy Bodner, Professor PAT, Lucas Wille Photo credit: Trixia Apiado NANJING, China — On…

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…