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Join Our MA in Global Risk Virtual Information Session

Connect with Global Risk Leaders

 Nov 4  12 P.M. (EST)  Attend from Anywhere

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Join faculty and admissions counselors from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) as they share what you can expect in the MA in Global Risk (online) program and how our cutting-edge curriculum can prepare you to handle the complexity of risk in a globalized and interconnected world. Some of the topics covered in the presentation include:

  • The support you’ll receive as a member of the global Johns Hopkins SAIS community
  • A comprehensive look at how our curriculum equips you with the expertise needed to navigate the complexities of modern risk management
  • The program’s one-of-a-kind residency at the SAIS Europe campus in Bologna, Italy and final residency in Washington DC.
  • Admissions requirements and how the admissions committee holistically reviews your application
  • A live Q&A session
Prospective online student taking notes while attending our online information session


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.