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Photo Essay: International Staff Ride 2014

April 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

This year’s International Staff Ride (ISR), a tradition dating back to 2000, spanned four days of intense learning and roleplaying of the decision-makers who forever altered history in 1918: presidents, politicians, commanders, soldiers, journalists, activists and others. ...

Photo Essay: Mr. and Ms. SAIS

April 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

SAIS Observer's Photographer Sarah Rashid captured great moments during the 2014 "Mr. and Ms. SAIS" contest. For three hours on Saturday, April 5th, Kenney Auditorium echoed with diverse talents of eight SAISers who dabbled in singing, rapping, dancing, parody, and cultural duets. After introductions and performances, each contestant answered a series of questions of why they deserve the crown. ...

Photo Essay: Impressions from a Summer in Cairo

October 29, 2013 // 1 Comment

SARAH RASHID Staff Photographer at SAIS Washington When I arrived in Cairo on June 3, I knew my experience would be different from my last visit less than a year ago. My friends warned me about electricity and water shortages. Although I moved into the same building as before, getting downtown now took longer due to the daily protests at the Ministry of Culture by Egyptians who feared President Morsi was trying to “Ikhwanize” or “Muslim Brotherhood-ize,” society. ...