Italian Right Wing Parties Gather to Rally Base in Bologna

BY FATIMA NANAVATI For a smaller Italian city, Bologna is never short of stirring international events, especially as home to the oldest university in the world. From hosting popular concerts to delicious food festivals, this past weekend was no exception to the city’s usual excitement. On Sunday, Nov. 8, various right of center political parties…

SAIS Students Help Judge English Competition

BY LIBBA KING & LOGAN PAULEY On the evening of Sunday, Oct. 25, we had the opportunity to judge and help moderate Learner English's second annual English speaking competition. The competition brought 28 local Nanjing students and their families to a major auditorium at the Science and Technology Center of Nanjing University. The competition was…

Pulitzer Winner Evan Osnos Talks on Ambition, Chinese Dream

BY EMILY WALZ WASHINGTON – On October 21, 2015, the SAIS China Forum played host to Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Evan Osnos for a lecture titled “The Other China Dream: China in the Age of Ambition.” Osnos, a staff writer with the New Yorker since 2008, is also a fellow at the Brookings Institute, a contributor…

SAIS Europe Elects New SGA for 2015-16 Academic Year

BY ANA VASUDEVAN & KADY HAMMER BOLOGNA, Italy — On September 30, the SAIS Europe student body elected its new Student Government Association representatives. Polls closed at midnight, determining the fate and the future of this year’s student leadership. Of the 13 SGA candidates, the following five were selected: Joaquim Miguel Pereira Mendes, Portugal; Elisa…

Chinese President Xi Jinping makes first state visit to D.C.

BY KAJ MALDEN WASHINGTON — President Xi Jinping of China had some competition during his state visit in late September. Much of the capital was busy trying to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis, and John Boehner’s resignation garnered most of the media’s attention. But, while perhaps drowned out, Xi’s visit was not muted. From Seattle…

Bid Farewell to Your Points

by SEETHAL KUMAR WASHINGTON – It is every SAISer’s favorite time of year: bidding season. When I first learned about the bidding system at orientation, I was tickled by the idea of employing the classic microeconomic principle to enrollment. My initial amusement was quickly diffused when I realized that 1300 points would limit me to…

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Wear the SAIS Uniform

Over two years, SAIS has given each of us one of the best educations in the world, stimulated our intellect in newfound ways and opened doors to our future careers. It is time to give back for all we have received. Section Editor and former Co-Editor-In-Chief, Tristram Thomas, calls for giving to the Class Gift.

Looking at Gender at SAIS

Campus News Editor Thomas Proctor looks into the gender issues at SAIS. First, women currently make up 23% of SAIS' full-time faculty. Second, Georgetown Medical Center, which is the assigned clinic for SAIS students, does not prescribe birth control medications for family planning. Third, students who have experienced gender-related unwelcoming comments from the faculty and staff at SAIS do have a reporting channel.