Beat the Smog: How to be a Runner in China

BY LOGAN PAULEY In 2014, a trend on the popular micro-blogging platform, Weibo, featured users posting the quip, “breathing together, we share the same fate.” This was a reference to China's worsening pollution problem. News sources report that China's pollution is visible from space and the extent of the smog problem has induced a “nuclear…

IDEV Magazine Launches With Migration Theme

BY EMILY WALZ AND PATRICK KELLEY This fall, Perspectives, the student-run publication in the SAIS International Development department, marked the launch of the 2015-2016 journal with events on the Washington, D.C. and SAIS Europe campuses. Led by editor-in-chief Gabor Debreczeni, the editorial team includes senior editors Ashley Augsburger and Deea Ariana and editor Brittany Grabel…

SAIS Europe Students Attend 15th Annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

BY ANA VASUDEVAN & KADY HAMMER The Saturday morning session began with a moment of silence. Reflecting on the events of Nov. 13, the Nobel laureates shared their thoughts on the previous night’s tragedy in Paris, relating their condolences to those affected while also addressing difficult issues such as the treatment of migrants entering into…

Trek Visits Geneva’s International Organizations

BY CHRISTINA CONNELLY BOLOGNA, Italy — On a recent career trek, 21 SAIS Europe students traveled from Bologna to the international city of Geneva, Switzerland for two days of meetings with various international organizations. This trip was an opportunity for SAIS students to learn more about the many multilateral and nongovernmental institutions located in Geneva,…

MENA Happy Hour: Friday, November 13th, 2015

BY LENA ABDIN, KIMYA ZAHEDI, AND ELIZABETH PARKER-MAGYAR WASHINGTON — On Friday, November 13th, the SAIS MENA club will be hosting its happy hour, with partial proceeds going to the Amal Fund, an initiative that supports refugee youth leaders in Jordan, both in Za’atari refugee camp and in urban areas. Attendees can expect Middle Eastern…

Common interests, diverse experiences

BY LEOWIL VILLANUEVA Classes are back in session in China’s Southern Capital, and that means a new cohort of international students and returning MA students from as close as South Korea,  all across the U.S. and even Central America and the Caribbean are bustling around the HNC’s Samuel Pollard building. With this diversity of backgrounds…

SAIS students explore China on study tour

BY RUI ZHONG Seventeen students from various disciplines across SAIS conducted a study tour of three Chinese cities from August 15-29th. The group was led by China Studies faculty and was supported by the Hong Kong based C.H. Tung Foundation. In a presentation given to the China Studies Department on September 28th, students both summarized…