Lunar New Year Comes to DC

By EMILY WALZ WASHINGTON -- This month's lunar changeover ushers in the Year of the Goat (or Ram, or Sheep). The new lunar year begins February 19, 2015 and will run until February 7, 2015. Whether you're celebrating it as the Chinese Spring Festival, Vietnamese Tết, or Mongolian Tsagaan Sar, Washington, D.C. has events to help you make... Continue Reading →

Searching for Solutions to the Ebola Epidemic

By ZIRRA BANU WASHINGTON — On Nov. 6, the SAIS Africa Association hosted a panel entitled “Searching for Solutions to the Ebola Epidemic.” The discussion focused on the impact of the Ebola outbreak on development in Africa. Panelists included Pia Wanek, director of Humanitarian Assistance at Global Communities; Dougbeh Chris Nyan, head of the Diaspora... Continue Reading →

Bologna Club Fair a Sweet Success

by BRYN JANSSON BOLOGNA — Close to 100 students packed Giulio’s Bar on SAIS Europe’s campus Thursday night for the Student Government Association’s Club Fair. Derek Brooks, one of the SGA representatives organizing the fair, said 28 different clubs signed up for a table. The browsing students had a wide variety of clubs to join,... Continue Reading →

Beauty and Complexity in Nanjing

by CHRIS SCOTT NANJING — Underlying the discussion of China's continued economic rise are myriad prescriptions for what China must do moving forward. At the annual TedxNanjing conference last Sunday, one of the most important pieces to the puzzle that is China's continued success was on display. Since China's opening, entrepreneurialism has been one of... Continue Reading →

SAIS DC Hosts Fall Career Fair

WASHINGTON — SAIS Career Services hosted on Friday, Oct. 17 its annual career fair, where students and employers talked resumes, jobs, and career opportunities. “Employers from 25 organizations of various sectors are present to provide information on hiring procedures, as well as discuss internships and full-time career opportunities,” according to Career Services. Hosted from 12:30pm... Continue Reading →

SAIS Summit Talks Africa’s Future

by ZIRRA BANU WASHINGTON — Growth and political development were at the center of talks surrounding Africa and economic development at the “Politics of African Growth and Social Inclusion” conference last week. On Thursday, Oct. 16 and Friday Oct. 17, scholars and practitioners from around the world presented their latest findings and the next big... Continue Reading →

SGA Hosts Yearly Italian Dinner in DC

WASHINGTON — The Student Government Association hosted the annual “Italian Dinner” on Wednesday, Oct. 8, a tradition that brings together students from all three campuses -- second-year Bologna, Nanjing, and DC students (all enrolled in DC) -- in an atmosphere of food, drinks, and conversation. SAIS provided the food -- an assembly line of salad,... Continue Reading →

SAIS Hosts Major Conference on World Trade

WASHINGTON, DC — On Oct. 1-2, SAIS hosted the last two days of the “Challenges Facing the World Trade System” conference in Kenney Auditorium -- an event spanning a range of panels and speakers who commented on all things international trade. Hosted in conjunction with Columbia University -- who hosted day one in New York... Continue Reading →

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