SAIS Diversity Committee Takes on Political Correctness in the 21st Century

BY MALCOLM WHITEHEAD The SAIS Diversity Council (SDC) is a new student-led group at Johns Hopkins SAIS whose mission is to elevate the level of discussion on human and intellectual diversity within the SAIS community, creating a more dynamic and inclusive student body. SDC feels the most interesting and rewarding way to accomplish this mission…

SAIS Europe students attend Kennedy speech in Bologna

By BRYN JANSSON BOLOGNA -- Twenty students and European and Eurasian Studies Associate Director Kathryn Knowles represented SAIS Europe Friday, Feb. 20, at a special commemorative session of the Bologna City Council dedicated to the upcoming International Women’s Day and the month-long art exhibition just opened in Bologna’s Palazzo D’Accursio called “Ladies for Human Rights.”…

Taddei Talks Italian Economic Reform

By BRYN JANSSON BOLOGNA -- With the struggling European economy front and center in the news and frequent Italian union general strikes affecting travel plans, the macroeconomic reform agenda in Italy has had a significant impact on the lives of many SAIS Europe students and professors. As part of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research’s…

PeaceKidZ, America, and IR: What’s the Connection?

By IRENA GRIZELJ WASHINGTON -- “Why would a group of graduate students in International Relations at one of the nation’s preeminent universities want to get involved in teaching conflict management to middle school students?” This question begins the 100-page manual for a one-of-a-kind credit course, which has been offered every semester by Conflict Management at…

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…