Thursday, April 19, 2012

SAIS in print and cyberspace

I call your attention to two publications that give a glimpse into SAIS.

The latest edition of SAIS Reports notes that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who graduated from SAIS in 1985, will be the speaker at the ceremony next month marking the end of the academic year at SAIS DC.

(For those unfamiliar with U.S. academic tradition, the ceremony celebrating a class's graduation is called "commencement". And if you haven't seen the movie The Graduate, you're in for a treat.)

Einhorn and Nasr
The publication also features an interview with outgoing SAIS Dean Jessica Einhorn, who joined SAIS in 2002 after nearly two decades in leadership roles at the World Bank.

"With a curriculum that combines regional and functional studies, SAIS is designed academically to offer what a young professional needs to learn about the world that is taking shape now," Einhorn says.

Einhorn will turn over SAIS's reins on July 1 to Vali Nasr, currently a professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. To listen to Nasr's recent remarks to the SAIS community, click here.

In a reminder of SAIS's multidisciplinary curriculum, SAIS Reports writes about a new program of study called the Global Politics and Religion Initiative, underwritten by a $440,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

The second publication, Rivista, is a window into SAIS Bologna. It's geared mainly for alumni. But prospective applicants and admitted candidates will find articles on the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development and its initiatives in Bosnia and Ghana, and on the Bologna Institute for Policy Research.

It also notes that Austria's new ambassador to Athens, Melitta Schubert, is an alumna of SAIS Bologna. One of many SAIS graduates in a leading diplomatic post.

Nelson Graves

1 comment:

Alin said...

Indeed, a great update about SAIS' new study programs, thank you!