By GARRETT SWEITZER To the casual observer, Fitz Fitzpatrick may seem to be an overly diligent student who spends an inordinate amount of time in the library. In fact, he jokes that in some regards he is more familiar with the student computer room at SAIS Europe than with the city of Bologna. Upon closer... Continue Reading →
by: Caroline Yarber NANJING--The Hopkins-Nanjing Center provides a unique opportunity for SAIS students. Not only do students receive an immersive perspective on US-China relations, but also become a part of a tight-knit community of likeminded people. A significant portion of the current staff are former students of the Center who wish to remain a lasting... Continue Reading →
By UTPALA MENON With a Fulbright scholarship and multiple policy research initiatives in the MENA region, Jamil Wyne already has some impressive experience under his belt. Now a first-year IDEV student in the SAIS-INSEAD dual degree program, he is spending his time in Bologna expanding his social enterprise experience. Along with a team five others,... Continue Reading →
BY KADY HAMMER Sitting down with a professional photojournalist was intimidating for an amateur journalist like myself, especially when that professional happened to be someone whose work I greatly admire. I found Jason Spizer in the right corner of the Mizushi Ristorante & Bar leaning back in his chair with two cups of tea waiting... Continue Reading →
A discussion with new 1st year MA SGA representatives, Hengrui Liu and Nathasha Soon: Could you tell me a little bit about your background prior to coming to SAIS and what you plan to study here? Hengrui: I come from Chengdu, China, but got my BA from Brandeis University. During my time at Brandeis, I... Continue Reading →
We asked a couple of our classmates what they did this summer to see where everyone is coming from and where they hope to go during their time at SAIS: Shereen Shafi: This summer I studied Urdu for two months in Lucknow, India through the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program funded by the U.S. Department... Continue Reading →
Emily Walz Assistant Editor at SAIS Nanjing During his last year in high school, Professor Adam K. Webb got a Chinese textbook and began teaching himself.
HYELADZIRRA BANU Assistant Editor at SAIS Europe Each year, SAIS Europe draws on experts from all over the world who bring a wide range of personal and professional experiences to bear on academics in Bologna. This year Professor William Belding, on loan for a semester from the School of International Service at American University, is one of them.
SELIM KORU Associate Editor at SAIS Washington It is difficult to find an average profile among SAIS students. Our classmates come from a variety of backgrounds, spanning across a variety of nationalities, religions, academic fields and interests.That diversity makes it hard to find a representative profile of the student body. That was not lost on Shahed Ghoreishi, a first year in Middle East Studies in DC.