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Events

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is committed to preparing students for success through world-class resources and a supportive community. With our virtual jumpstart event series, that commitment begins even before the first day of class.

These virtual events connect prospective and incoming students with Johns Hopkins SAIS faculty, alumni, and admissions staff. In addition to giving you the opportunity to meet with global risk leaders, these interactive virtual sessions let you learn about the MA in Global Risk (online) program from those who know it best.

The sessions take place on an established timetable, so early applicants have access to more opportunities. The sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll have the chance to secure your place among our community of global leaders. Start your application here.


Jumpstart Events

Information Session

Thurs Nov 4
Open to: Anyone who wants to learn more about the MA in Global Risk
Format: Zoom webinar
Upcoming session: Thurs Nov 4 at 12:00 P.M. ET
How to register: Sign up here

Find out what it’s like to be a student in the MA in Global Risk (online) program via this introductory session led by Program Director and Associate Professor of International Political Economy, Matthias Matthijs, and admissions staff. Go beyond the course listing and get a comprehensive overview of the Johns Hopkins SAIS community and how the coursework expands your skillset.


Admissions Q&A

TBD
Open to: Candidates who have started an application
Format: Zoom meeting, video encouraged
Upcoming session: TBD at TBD
How to register: Contact an admissions counselor via this form or by email at admissionssais@jhu.edu

Engage with a Johns Hopkins SAIS admissions counselor about the application process and learn more about what the admissions committee is looking for in a strong applicant. Topics include our holistic admissions approach, writing a compelling statement of purpose and personal essay, financial aid options, and the residency experiences. Bring any questions you have about the application process—we’re here to answer them.


New Student Meet-Up

Thurs Dec 9
Open to: Accepted students
Format: Zoom meeting, video encouraged
Upcoming session: Thurs Dec 9 at 6 p.m. ET
How to register: Accepted students will receive their invitation via email

Connect with students from around the world who will be joining you in class. This casual event is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and start expanding your network. Participants will also get a preview of what to expect from the MA in Global Risk (online) program over the upcoming terms.


Faculty Roundtable

Thurs November 18
Open to: Accepted students
Format: Zoom meeting, video encouraged
Upcoming session: Thurs November 18 at 12:00 P.M. ET
How to register: Accepted students will receive their invitation via email

Meet Director of the Master of Arts in Global Risk and Associate Professor of International Political Economy Matthias Matthijs and other Johns Hopkins SAIS faculty, and hear an exclusive talk about some of the most pressing issues related to international relations, policy, and finance. Attendees will be able to participate in a live Q&A about modern risk management and about the master’s program.


Presenters

Matthias Matthijs

Matthias Matthijs

Matthias Matthijs, Director of the Master of Arts in Global Risk and Associate Professor of International Political Economy

Matthias Matthijs is the Director of the Master of Arts in Global Risk. His research focuses on the politics of economic crises, the role of economic ideas in economic policymaking, and the politics of regional integration. At SAIS, he teaches courses in international relations and comparative politics, and he was twice awarded the Max M. Fisher Prize for Excellence in Teaching, both in 2011 and 2015. He is also a Senior Fellow for Europe at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and serves as the Chair of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA). Matthijs is co-editor of The Future of the Euro, published by Oxford University Press in 2015, and author of Ideas and Economic Crises in Britain from Attlee to Blair (1945-2005), published by Routledge in 2011. The latter is based on his doctoral dissertation, which received the Samuel H. Beer Prize for Best Dissertation in British Politics by a North American scholar, awarded by the British Politics Group of the American Political Science Association (APSA) in 2010.

David Spaulding

David Spaulding

Associate Director of Admissions

David Spaulding serves as the Associate Director of Admissions at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Washington, DC Campus. He has been with the SAIS admission team for 9 years in a variety of roles, but has always had a strong focus on the student experience. He works with the rest of our admissions team on the recruitment and admissions experience and ensures there is a seamless admissions process for all students across degree programs.

Sami Nolan

Sami Nolan

Admissions Counselor

Sami has extensive experience as an admissions counselor, actively identifying and resolving student needs as quickly and effectively as possible. As an admissions counselor for the Johns Hopkins MA in Global Risk program, Sami proactively reaches out to new and future students to help them through the registration process.

Apply Now

The next application deadline is November 30, 2021 and you can apply online today! If you have questions in advance of these events, our admissions counselors are available to help. Start a chat now, call +1 888-513-5303 (toll-free), or email saisonline@jhu.edu.

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