Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SAIS' seminar series: the icing on the intellectual cake

To grasp the intellectual breadth of the SAIS experience, consider its lecture series.

Speeches and seminars by prominent policymakers, officials and academics expose SAIS students to a wide range of topics, perspectives and delivery styles that complement the classroom experience.

This month Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, delivered her views on the global economy from the SAIS DC platform.

In Bologna this month, speakers have tackled issues as varied as transatlantic politics, China's expansion in Latin America, why peace fails, the European social model, the global challenge of slums, nuclear non-proliferation and the U.S. decision to go to war against Iraq in 2003.

For a quick look, here is the Bologna line-up for the past month. For the DC calendar, click here.

The Bologna Institute for Policy Research oversees the seminar series at SAIS Europe. You might like to check out their website to see the breadth of interdisciplinary research done in Bologna.

Solid attendance by students at these lectures and seminars underscores their intellectual commitment and desire to gain the most out of the SAIS opportunity.

Nelson Graves

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