Sais Bologna Analytical Essay

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a division of Johns Hopkins University based in Washington, D.C., United States, with campuses in Bologna, Italy; and Nanjing, China. It is generally considered one of the top graduate schools for international relations in the world. The institution is devoted to the study of international affairs, economics, diplomacy, and policy research and education.[1]

Among the political scientists and economists based here are former World Bank chief economist Anne Krueger; and military historian and former counselor of the U.S. Department of StateEliot Cohen. Its students are selected from a large pool of applicants from all parts of the world.[2]

The SAIS Washington D.C. campus is located on Massachusetts Avenue's Embassy Row, just off Dupont Circle and across from the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and next to the Center for Global Development and the Peterson Institute. The school is a preeminent center for public debate in international affairs, hosting world leaders on a regular basis.

History[edit]

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was founded in 1943 by Paul H. Nitze and Christian Herter as a standalone graduate school and became part of The Johns Hopkins University in 1950. The school was established during World War II by a group of statesmen who sought new methods of preparing men and women to cope with the international responsibilities that would be thrust upon the United States in the postwar world.

The founders assembled a faculty of scholars and professionals (often borrowed from other universities) to teach international relations, international economics, and foreign languages to a small group of students. The curriculum was designed to be both scholarly and practical. The natural choice for the location of the school was Washington, D.C., a city where international resources are abundant and where American foreign policy is shaped and set in motion. When the school opened in 1944, 15 students were enrolled.[3]

In 1955 the school created the Bologna Center in Italy, the first full-time graduate school located in Europe under an American higher-education system. By 1963 Johns Hopkins SAIS outgrew its first quarters on Florida Avenue and moved to one of its present buildings on Massachusetts Avenue. In 1986, the Hopkins–Nanjing Center was created in Nanjing, China, completing the school's global presence.

Organization and academic programs[edit]

Johns Hopkins SAIS is a global school with campuses in three continents. It has nearly 700 full-time students in Washington, D.C.; 190 full-time students in Bologna, Italy; and about 160 full-time students in Nanjing, China. Of these, 60 percent come from the United States and 37 percent from more than 70 other countries.[4] Around 50% are women and 22% are from U.S. minority groups. SAIS Europe is home to the Bologna Center and the only full-time international relations graduate program in Europe that operates under an American higher-education system, and the Hopkins–Nanjing Center, which teaches courses in both Chinese and English, is jointly administered by Johns Hopkins SAIS and Nanjing University.[5]

The school offers multidisciplinary instruction leading to the degrees of master of arts for early and mid-career professionals, as well as a doctor of philosophy program. Approximately 300 students graduate from the Washington, D.C., campus each year from the two-year master of arts program in international relations and international economics. Unlike most other international affairs graduate schools that offer professional master's degrees, Johns Hopkins SAIS requires its master of arts candidates to fulfill the International Ecopass a one-hour capstone oral examination synthesizing and integrating knowledge from the student's regional or functional concentration and international economics.[6] The oral examination and international economics requirements of the master of arts curriculum have been the signature aspects of the school's education.

Reputation[edit]

A study conducted in 2005 examined graduate international relations programs throughout the United States, interviewing over a thousand professionals in the field, with the results subsequently published in the Foreign Policy magazine. 65 percent of respondents named Johns Hopkins University–SAIS as the best terminal master's program in international relations. SAIS received the most votes, followed by Georgetown University (Walsh), Harvard University (Kennedy), Tufts University (Fletcher), and Columbia University (SIPA). The latest edition of the study was produced in 2014, with the master's program at SAIS ranking second globally after Georgetown (Walsh).

Since 1990, SAIS and the Fletcher School have been the only nonlaw schools in the United States to participate in the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Competing against full-time law students, SAIS generalists have performed very well. SAIS has twice placed second overall out of 12 schools and advanced to the "final four" in its region. In head-to-head competitions, SAIS has defeated elite law schools such as Georgetown University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Maryland.

SAIS students have also demonstrated their versatility by successfully competing in the Sustainable Innovation Summit Challenge hosted by the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. Two different SAIS teams won first place in both 2007 and 2008, besting teams of MBA students from some of the world's top business schools.[7][8]

A joint team from SAIS and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business received second place in the first "Global Challenge" competition, a first-of-its-kind competition that challenged teams of MBA and other graduate students to develop a public–private venture to support development and the tourism industry in Asia. The competition was organized in 2010 by the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).[9]

Annual themes[edit]

From 2005–2012, Johns Hopkins SAIS dedicated a substantive theme for each academic year in order to encourage its students, faculty, academic programs, policy centers, and alumni to examine the role of the particular theme within international affairs. These specific themes provided opportunities for the school to review scholarship and exchange views through special lectures, conferences, and guest speakers. The school hosted public events during the following themes of Energy (2005–06), China (2006–07), Elections and Foreign Policy (2007–08), Year of Water (2008–09), Religion[10] (2009–10), Demography (2010–11), and Agriculture (2011–12) and enhanced its fundraising with high-profile public events such as the lecture delivered by then–vice president of BP, Nick Butler, during The Year of Energy in 2005.[11]

Child Protection Project[edit]

In June 2009 The Protection Project at SAIS partnered with the Koons Family Institute of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), creating the Child Protection Project, to draft a model law focusing on the issues of child protection; in particular: "neglect, abuse, maltreatment, and exploitation".[12] The primary objectives of the Child Protection Project are to "research existing child protection laws in the 193 member states of the United Nations (UN); convene a series of regional expert working group meetings to establish a common definition for 'child protection'; create a database of national legislation and case law on child protection issues from around the world; and draft, publish, and globally disseminate model child protection legislation".[13]

The drafting process included six expert group meetings, held in Singapore, Egypt, Costa Rica, Spain, Turkey, and the U.S.[12] The final version of the Child Protection Model Law was published in January 2013. It was presented to the members of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child during its 62nd Session in Geneva, Switzerland, in January 2013.[12][14] It was also presented before the 129th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva in October 2013.[12][15][16] Accompanying the Child Protection Model Law, ICMEC and The Protection Project published a companion "100 Best Practices in Child Protection" guide in 2013.[17]

Research centers[edit]

Publications[edit]

In addition to the different books and periodicals edited by SAIS programs or research centers, several school-wide publications are to be mentioned:

  • 38 North – A blog maintained by the U.S.-Korea Institute about North Korean affairs
  • SAIS Review – A journal on leading contemporary issues of world affairs, founded in 1956
  • SAIS Observer[18] – A student-written, student-run newspaper founded in 2002, the official student newspaper of the global SAIS community
  • SAIS Reports – A newsletter that highlights new faculty, research institutes, academic programs, student and alumni accomplishments, and events at the school, published bimonthly from September through May
  • SAIS Europe Journal of Global Affairs (formally the Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs) – A student-run journal on scholarly contributions to international relations, published online and annually as a print version
  • Centerpiece – The alumni newsletter of the Nanjing Center
  • Working Paper Series – A series of papers managed by the PhD students

Notable alumni[edit]

Johns Hopkins SAIS has nearly 17,000 alumni working around the world in approximately 140 countries.[10] Over 130 SAIS graduates have become ambassadors for various countries.[19]

  • Adam Boulton – Sky News political editor
  • Ana Belen Montes – Spy for Cuba working at the Defense Intelligence Agency and arrested in 2001[20]
  • Angela Kane – UN Undersecretary General for Management
  • Anne E. Derse – U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania, SAIS '81
  • April Glaspie – American diplomat, first woman to be appointed U.S. Ambassador to an Arab country, best known as the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq in the runup to the 1991 Gulf War
  • Arturo Sarukhán – Mexico's Ambassador to the United States
  • Bandar bin Sultan – Saudi Arabia's former Ambassador to the United States
  • Bert Koenders – Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Special Representative of the UN for Mali and Côte d'Ivoire
  • Charles P. Ries – U.S. Minister for Economic Affairs and Coordinator for Economic Transition in Iraq (2007–08), U.S. Ambassador to Greece (2004–07)
  • Christopher Meyer – British Ambassador to the United States during the Second Gulf War
  • Claudio Pacifico – Italian diplomat, Italian Ambassador to Egypt
  • Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. – Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
  • Cresencio S. Arcos – U.S. Ambassador to Honduras (1989–93), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (1993–95), and Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for International Affairs (2003–06)
  • Cui Tiankai – People's Republic of China's Ambassador to the United States of America, former Vice Foreign Minister
  • David Shear – U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam (2011–present)
  • Dennis P. Lockhart – President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Frank Lavin – U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore
  • Gabriel Guerra-Mondragón – U.S. Ambassador to Chile (1994–98)
  • Gabriel Silva Luján – Colombia's twice Ambassador to the United States, and Minister of Defence
  • Gayleatha B. Brown – Former U.S. Ambassador to Benin and current Ambassador designee to Burkina Faso
  • Geir H. Haarde – Former Prime Minister of Iceland (2006–2009)
  • Gerhard Pfanzelter – Secretary General of the CEI, Former Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN, Ambassador of Austria to Syria, Senegal, Gambia, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Mauritania
  • Hans Hoogervorst – Netherlands former Minister of Public Health, former Minister of Finance
  • Herman Jay Cohen – U.S. diplomat, former Ambassador to various countries in Africa
  • Hermann Eilts – Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, worked with Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat throughout the Camp David Accords
  • Jacob Walles – U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia (2012–2015), U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem (2005–2009)
  • James Cason – Former U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay
  • James Howard Holmes – Former U.S. Ambassador to Latvia
  • Jauhar Saleem – Pakistani diplomat
  • Jean-Maurice Dehousse – Former Belgian Minister-President of the Wallonia region, Former Mayor of Liege
  • Jeffrey Garten – Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, and former Dean of the Yale School of Management
  • Jeremy Bowen – BBC journalist and presenter
  • Jessica Einhorn – former Dean of SAIS, member of the Board of Directors of Time Warner, former Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former Managing Director of the World Bank
  • Jim Leach – Chairman of National Endowment for the Humanities, former U.S. Representative from Iowa, former Chair of U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, former faculty and trustee at Princeton University
  • Jody Williams – Nobel Peace Prize recipient for her leadership of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines
  • John Caspar Dreier – Former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States
  • John E. Herbst – Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and Uzbekistan, current Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization as a career member of the Senior Foreign Service[21]
  • John E. McLaughlin – Former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
  • John E. Osborn – Former commissioner, U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; affiliate faculty in law and international studies, University of Washington; senior executive with life sciences companies Cephalon and Onyx Pharmaceuticals
  • John J. Hamre – President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • John J. Hicks – Intelligence officer, second Director of National Photographic Interpretation Center
  • Juleanna Glover Weiss – Political consultant and lobbyist
  • Kevin Sieff – Africa Bureau Chief at The Washington Post, former Afghanistan Bureau Chief (2012–14)
  • Lee Tae-sik – Former Republic of Korea's Ambassador to the United States
  • Levi Tillemann – Advisor to the Department of Energy, author
  • Lois Wolk – Member of the California State Senate
  • Loretta Napoleoni – Bestselling author of Terror Incorporated and Insurgent Iraq. She is an expert on financing of terrorism and advises several governments on counter-terrorism
  • Lousewies van der Laan – Former leader of Democrats 66 in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
  • Madeleine Albright – Former U.S. Secretary of State (attended SAIS, but did not earn degree)
  • Mahamat Ali Adoum – Former Foreign Affairs minister, Chad's Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Malcolm H. Kerr – American University of Beirut President and Academic, assassinated
  • Marcie Berman Ries – Former U.S. Ambassador to Albania, Former U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria
  • Michael G. Vickers – Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Department of Defense
  • Mark Andersen – Washington D.C. based activist and author. Co-founded punk activist group Positive Force and senior citizen support and advocacy organization We are Family.
  • Nancy Birdsall – Founding President of the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C.
  • Nicholas Platt – Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Philippines, and Zambia; former President of the Asia Society
  • Pat O'Brien – Television personality
  • Peter F. Allgeier – Deputy U.S. Trade Representative (2001–09) and former acting U.S. Trade Representative
  • Peter Magowan – Former owner of the San Francisco Giants and former CEO of Safeway (attended SAIS, but did not earn degree)
  • R. Nicholas Burns – Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and Greece
  • Robert O. Blake, Jr. – U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia (2013–present), former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs (2009–13), former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives (2006–09)[22]
  • Robert Stephen Ford – Former U.S. Ambassador to Algeria and Syria
  • Ronald D. Palmer – Former U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia
  • Slater Rhea – Singer and personality on national TV in China
  • Samuel W. Lewis – Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and U.S. Ambassador at the Camp David Accord talks in 1978
  • Sir David Manning – British Ambassador to Israel (1995–1998), Foreign Policy Adviser to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (2001–2003), British Ambassador to the United States (2003–2007)
  • Suyoi Osman – Bruneian Health Minister
  • Timothy F. Geithner – Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Tomicah Tillemann – Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies (MA, Ph.D.)
  • Tracey Ann Jacobson – Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan and Tajikistan
  • Wang Guangya – People's Republic of China's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations[23]
  • Wolf Blitzer – CNN journalist and television news anchor

Past and present faculty[edit]

  • Fouad Ajami – Professor of Middle Eastern Studies
  • Lucius D. Battle – Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East and Africa, and President, Middle East Institute; founded SAIS Foreign Policy Institute
  • Peter Bergen – CNNterrorism analyst and author of Holy War, Inc
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski – Former National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter
  • Edward B. Burling – Partner of the law firm Covington & Burling
  • David P. Calleo – Former Director of European Studies Program, author of Rethinking Europe's Future
  • Erik Jones – Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy and Director of the European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program
  • Rajiv Chandrasekaran – Associate Editor, The Washington Post; former SAIS journalist-in-residence for the International Reporting Project, author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone
  • Eliot A. Cohen – Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the Strategic Studies Program, former Counselor of the U.S. Department of State, author of Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War and Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime
  • W. Max Corden – Trade economist, developed Dutch disease model
  • Francis Deng – Former Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons
  • Luis Ernesto Derbez – Mexican Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs
  • David Dodge – Former governor of the Bank of Canada
  • Eric S. Edelman – Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, former U.S. Ambassador to Finland and Turkey, visiting scholar at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies and Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
  • Jessica Einhorn – Former Dean of SAIS, member of the Board of Directors of Time Warner, former Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former Managing Director of the World Bank
  • Francis Fukuyama – Former Director of the SAIS International Development program, and author of The End of History and the Last Man
  • Grace Goodell – Professor of International Development
  • Jakub J. Grygiel – George H. W. Bush Assistant Professor of International Relations
  • Christian Herter – Former U.S. Secretary of State and Governor of Massachusetts
  • Josef Joffe – German journalist
  • Majid Khadduri – Professor of Islamic Law and Middle East specialist
  • Kenneth H. Keller – Former Director of the SAIS Bologna Center, former President of the University of Minnesota system
  • Pravin Krishna – Chung Ju Yung Professor of International Economics and Business
  • Anne O. Krueger – Professor of International Economics, former First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF and World Bank Chief Economist; former President, American Economic Association
  • David M. Lampton – George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, Director of the China Studies Program, and former Dean of Faculty
  • Paul Linebarger – Former Professor of Asian Studies, best known as a science fiction author under the pseudonym Cordwainer Smith
  • Marisa Lino – Former Director of the SAIS Bologna Center, former U.S. Ambassador to Albania, and former Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Michael Mandelbaum – Professor of American Foreign Policy
  • John E. McLaughlin – Former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
  • Robert H. Mundell – Nobel Prize in Economics laureate, 1999
  • Kendall Myers – Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer and SAIS part-time faculty member who was arrested in 2009 on charges of 30 years of espionage on behalf of Cuba
  • Azar Nafisi – Iranian-American academic and author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and "Things I've Been Silent About"
  • Paul H. Nitze – Drafter of NSC 68 creating the U.S. Cold War strategy of containment
  • Don Oberdorfer – Journalist, Korea expert
  • Robert E. Osgood – Third Dean of SAIS, former Director of the American Foreign Policy program and co-director of the Security Studies program, and former member of the U.S. Secretary of State's Policy Planning Council from 1983 to 1985.[24]
  • Henry Paulson – Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Bernard Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism
  • Riordan Roett – Professor of Latin American Studies
  • Stephen M. Schwebel – Former Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Organization at SAIS and former Judge and President of the International Court of Justice, currently leading international arbitrator and counsel in Washington, D.C.
  • András Simonyi – Former Ambassador of Hungary to the United States
  • Robert Skidelsky – Economist, biographer of John Maynard Keynes
  • R. Jeffrey Smith – Former journalist-in-residence, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Stephen Szabo – Former Professor of European Studies, current Head of the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund
  • Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli – Former Research Professor, former Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Democracy, Human Rights and International Operations
  • Nate Thayer (Visiting Scholar) – Investigative journalist who interviewed Pol Pot and Kang Kek Iew
  • Dale C. Thomson – Director of the Center of Canadian Studies, author, Secretary/Advisor to Canadian Prime Minister, Louis St. Laurent
  • Robert W. Tucker – Former Professor of American Foreign Policy, and co-author of The Imperial Temptation: The New World Order and America's Purpose
  • David Unger – Journalist, Member of the New York Times Editorial Board, author of The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs
  • Ruth Wedgwood – Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, and Director of the Program in International Law and Organizations; U.S. member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee
  • Paul Wolfowitz – Former President of the World Bank, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, former Dean of SAIS
  • I. William Zartman – Former Professor and Director of the SAIS Conflict Management program
  • Alejandro Toledo (Visiting Scholar) – Former President of Peru

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^"Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations | Home". Irtheoryandpractice.wm.edu 1. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  2. ^"SAIS Office of Career Services | For Employers". Sais-jhu.edu. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  3. ^Gutner, Tammi L. "The Story of SAIS". Washington, D.C.: School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, 1987.
  4. ^SAIS Prepare to Lead Brochure, released Summer 2009
  5. ^See Norton Wheeler, Role of American NGOs in China's Modernization: Invited Influence (Routledge, 2014) online review, on the history of the Nanjing Center
  6. ^"Johns Hopkins SAIS Academics | MA Program | Requirements". Sais-jhu.edu. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  7. ^"Thunderbird Names Sustainable Innovation Summit Winners – Press Releases on". Csrwire.com. 2007-11-13. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  8. ^"Sustainable Innovation Summit winners announced – Thunderbird School of Global Management". Thunderbird.edu. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  9. ^"Robert H. Smith School of Business – University of Maryland, College Park". Rhsmith.umd.edu. 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  10. ^ abc"Johns Hopkins SAIS | Year of Religion". Sais-jhu.edu. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  11. ^"Johns Hopkins SAIS | Press Room | SAIS Reports". Sais-jhu.edu. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  12. ^ abcd"Drafting Human Rights Legislation Expert Group". The Protection Project. 
  13. ^Katai de Mello Dantas (August 1, 2011) "Protecting Children from Exploitation: Discussions on Creating a Model Law and a Parliamentary Guide", Peace & Collaborative Development Network
  14. ^"Speeches". The Protection Project. 
  15. ^"Panel Discussion (Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights) (Geneva, 7–9 October 2013); The Role of Parliaments in Protecting the Rights of Children, in Particular Unaccompanied Migrant Children, and in Preventing their Exploitation in Situations of War and Conflict", Inter-Parliamentary Union
  16. ^"129th IPU Assembly; Overview of Main Events and Decisions (Geneva, 7–9 October 2013)", Inter-Parliamentary Union
  17. ^"100 Best Practices in Child Protection". The Chronicle of Social Change. 2013. 
  18. ^SAIS Observer
  19. ^http://www.sais-jhu.edu/pubaffairs/PDF/Fact%20Sheet_7_07.pdfArchived October 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^Popkin, Jim. Ana Montes did much harm spying for Cuba. Chances are, you haven't heard of her.Washington Post Magazine, April 18, 2013.
  21. ^State department
  22. ^U.S. Embassy press release
  23. ^"Biography of Ambassador WANG Guangya". Fmprc.gov.cn. 2003-11-10. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  24. ^"Osgood Center for International Studies". Osgoodcenter.org. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Wheeler, Norton. Role of American NGOs in China's Modernization: Invited Influence (Routledge, 2014) 240 pp. online review, on Nanjing Center
  • Gutner, Tammi L. The Story of SAIS (School of Advanced International Studies, 1987). ISBN 978-9990530568.
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Admissions Decisions ReleasedMarch 9, 2018
Open House for Admitted Students at Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China)April 2018
Admitted Students Reply DeadlineApril 20, 2018
Master of Arts in
International Economics
and Finance (MIEF)








Application DeadlineJanuary 8, 2018
Financial Aid Application DeadlineFebruary 15, 2018
Admissions Decisions ReleasedMarch 9, 2018
Financial Aid Decisions ReleasedMarch 9, 2018
Open House for Admitted Students in Washington, DCApril 11, 2018
Reply Deadline: Fellowship RecipientsApril 20, 2018
Reply Deadline: Non-Fellowship RecipientsMay 1, 2018
Master of Arts in Global
Risk (MAGR)
Early Notification Application Deadline November 1, 2017
Open Day for Prospective Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy)December 4, 2017
Early Notification Decisions ReleasedDecember 29, 2017
Application DeadlineJanuary 8, 2018
Financial Aid Application DeadlineFebruary 15, 2018
Admissions Decisions ReleasedMarch 9, 2018
Financial Aid Decisions ReleasedMarch 9, 2018
Open House for Admitted Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy)April 9, 2018
Reply Deadline: Fellowship RecipientsApril 20, 2018
Reply Deadline: Non-Fellowship RecipientsMay 1, 2018
Master of International
Public Policy (MIPP)
Application Deadline for Spring EntryDeadline Extended to November 15, 2017
Early Notification Application Deadline for Fall EntryNovember 1, 2017
Spring Entry Admissions Decisions ReleasedNovember 17, 2017
Open Day at SAIS EuropeDecember 4, 2017
Spring 2018 Reply DeadlineDecember 8, 2017
Early Notification Decisions ReleasedDecember 30, 2017
Application Deadline for non-U.S. students to SAIS EuropeFebruary 1, 2018
Regular Notification Fall Entry Application DeadlinePlease Contact the Office of Admissions
Admissions Decision Released (SAIS Europe)March 9, 2018
Financial Aid Decisions Released (SAIS Europe)March 9, 2018
Admissions Decisions Released (Washington, D.C.)March 16, 2018
Financial Aid Decisions Released (Washington, D.C.)March 16, 2018
Open House for Admitted Students in Washington, DCApril 11, 2018
Open House for Admitted Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy)April 9, 2018
Fall Entry Reply Deadline: Fellowship RecipientsApril 20, 2018
Fall Entry Reply Deadline: Non-Fellowship RecipientsMay 1, 2018
Master of Arts in
Global Policy
(MAGP)
Early Notification Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2017
Application DeadlinePlease Contact the Office of Admissions
Early Notification Decisions ReleasedDecember 29, 2017
Fellowship DeadlineFebruary 1, 2018
Application Decisions Released March 16, 2018
Reply DeadlineMay 15, 2018
Doctor of Philosophy
(PhD)
Application DeadlineDecember 15, 2017
Admissions Decisions ReleasedMid-March 2018
Open House for Admitted StudentsApril 11, 2018
Reply DeadlineMay 1, 2018
Diploma in International
Studies
Application Deadline for Spring EntryNovember 1, 2017
Early Notification Application Deadline November 1, 2017
Open Day for Prospective Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy)December 4, 2017
Early Notification Decisions ReleasedDecember 29, 2017
Application DeadlineJanuary 8, 2018
Financial Aid Application DeadlineFebruary 15, 2018
Admissions Decisions ReleasedMarch 9, 2018
Financial Aid Decisions ReleasedMarch 9, 2018
Open House for Admitted Students at SAIS Europe (Bologna, Italy)April 9, 2018
Reply Deadline: SAIS Fellowship RecipientsApril 20, 2018
Reply Deadline: Non-Fellowship RecipientsMay 1, 2018
Certificate in Chinese
and American Studies
Early Notification DeadlineNovember 1, 2017
Open House for Prospective Students at Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China)November 2017
Early Notification Decisions ReleasedDecember 29, 2017
Chinese Language Proficiency Exam DeadlineFebruary 1, 2018
Application DeadlineFebruary 1, 2018
FAFSA Application DeadlineFebruary 1, 2018
Admissions Decisions ReleasedMarch 9, 2018
Open House for Admitted Students at Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China)April 2018
Open House for Admitted Students in Washington, DCApril 11, 2018
Admitted Students Reply DeadlineApril 20, 2018
HNC Certificate/MAEarly Notification DeadlineNovember 1, 2017
Open House for Prospective Students at Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China)November 2017
Early Notification Decisions ReleasedDecember 29, 2017
Application DeadlineFebruary 1, 2018
Chinese Language Proficiency Exam DeadlineFebruary 1, 2018
FAFSA Submission DeadlineFebruary 1, 2018
Admissions Decisions ReleasedMarch 9, 2018
Open House for Admitted Students at Hopkins-Nanjing Center (Nanjing, China)April 2018
Open House for Admitted Student in Washington, DCApril 11, 2018
Admitted Students Reply DeadlineApril 20, 2018

Contact Us

Washington, DC

Office of Admissions
The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
1740 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
+1.202.663.5700
+1.877.JHU.WASH (U.S. toll free)
sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu


SAIS Europe

Office of Admissions
The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
via Belmeloro, 11
40126 Bologna, Italy
+39.051.29.17.811
sais.eu.admissions@jhu.edu


The Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Office of International Admissions
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center
1619 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
+1.202.663.5800
nanjing@jhu.edu



Our Advantage

A Johns Hopkins SAIS degree represents excellence in international relations, and our graduates are in great demand. 

Students are encouraged to study with purpose and choose courses to best fit their career interests. Learning from accomplished faculty across three global campuses gives students a strong understanding of economics and theories of international relations, as well as regional expertise, diplomatic skills, language proficiency, and the capacity to apply theory to real-world problems. To learn more about the academic programs, select one of the menu options to the left. Click here to view a comparison of academic programs.

A Global Footprint

The school’s three campuses are strategically located to better understand the rebalancing of the world: the economic growth of Asia, the political and demographic changes in Europe, and the evolving role of the United States. A physical presence within three continents provides expanded professional opportunities.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Through a curriculum strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS students learn to address multifaceted challenges facing the world today. With more than 20 regional and policy areas from which to choose, students are encouraged to select their academic coursework to align with their career interests.

Language

The school’s language program trains students to achieve foreign language proficiency in order to discuss and debate important policy issues, while also enriching career opportunities. Whether you are evaluating growth strategies with global partners, using diplomacy to mitigate regional conflict, or connecting with underserved populations on humanitarian projects, using language to communicate will open doors to countries and cultures.

Thought Leadership

Journalists, politicians, academics, and private sector decision-makers turn to the school as a source for timely policy expertise. Scholars from our research centers and institutes analyze foreign policy issues while convening academics, policymakers, and leaders of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to debate alongside students.

Degree Programs

Master of Arts (MA) 
The majority of students at Johns Hopkins SAIS are enrolled in the two-year, full-time Master of Arts degree. The program’s interdisciplinary coursework emphasizes international economics, policy and regional studies, international relations, and languages. Students can begin their studies with one year at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, elect to spend either year at SAIS Europe, or spend both years in Washington, DC.
Learn more about the Master of Arts Program>>

Master of Arts in Global Policy (MAGP)
This 16-month master's program offered in Washington, DC is designed to help experienced professionals with at least seven years of work experience develop into global leaders while they maintain full-time employment. The curriculum reflects the school's core strengths and provides students in this cohort-based program with policy-relevant expertise in international politics, economics, and strategy. Students take classes together on alternating Fridays and Saturdays and participate in three multi-day residencies and one capstone residency abroad.
Learn more about the Master of Arts in Global Policy program>>

Master of Arts in Global Risk (MAGR)
Offered at SAIS Europe, this 13-month, cohort-based program builds on the competitive advantages of the school by introducing students to a broad array of concepts and tools in the social sciences that are necessary to undertake sophisticated political and economic risk analysis. Students complete a capstone project in the form of a focused summer internship or original thesis.
Learn more about the Master of Arts in Global Risk program>>

Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA)
Offered at SAIS Europe, this two-year degree program is research-focused, allowing students to produce an original 20,000-word thesis. Students may pursue both years of the MAIA in Bologna or one year at another participating European university as part of a cooperative degree program.
Learn more about the Master of Arts in International Affairs program>>

Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS)
Offered at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC), this two-year program is the first master’s degree fully accredited in both China and the United States. Non-Chinese students complete course work and a thesis in Chinese, culminating in a degree jointly awarded by Johns Hopkins SAIS and Nanjing University. MAIS thesis topics reflect diverse course offerings and have covered topics ranging from women’s rights in China to Chinese soft power. Mandarin language proficiency required.
Learn more about the Master of Arts in International Studies program>>

Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MIEF)
The 11-month, full-time, cohort-based program degree program is offered in Washington, DC, and positions early-career professional to excel in rigorous economic and financial analysis roles. The curriculum prepares students to understand advanced economic theories, strengthen professional quantitative and econometric skills, and assess a wide range of international economic and financial scenarios.
Learn more about the Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance program>>

Master of International Public Policy (MIPP)
Offered in Washington, DC and Bologna, this degree is designed for experienced professionals with at least seven years of work experience who wish to develop advanced analytical and leadership skills. Students have the flexibility to tailor their coursework and focus on the areas of greatest importance to their careers. MIPP students represent diverse employment sectors and geographic regions and bring substantial work experienced into classroom discussions. This program is completed in the equivalent of one academic year.
Learn more about the Master of International Public Policy program>>

HNC Certificate/MA
Students in this program spend one year in Nanjing to complete the certificate and continue their MA Studies for two to three additional semesters in Washington, DC or Bologna. At least one semester must be completed in Washington, DC.
Learn more about the HNC Certificate/MA program>>

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This full-time doctoral program is for individuals who have earned a master’s degree seek to become scholars as well as practitioners in international relations. Each PhD candidate works with a faculty adviser to design a unique academic and research plan to prepare for their dissertation. PhD students develop a comprehensive understanding of qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, international relations, economics, and regional studies. Optional study at SAIS Europe is available
Learn more about the Doctor of Philosophy program>>

Degree Programs for Experienced Professionals

Master of International Public Policy (MIPP)
This flexible degree is designed for experienced professionals with at least seven years of work experience who wish to develop advanced analytical and leadership skills. Studying under world-class scholars and practitioners, students customize their course of study from an array of functional, regional, and economic course topics to advance their expertise and position themselves for continued professional success.
Learn more about the Master of International Public Policy program>>

Master of Arts in Global Policy (MAGP)
This 16-month master's program offered in Washington, DC is designed to help experienced professionals with at least seven years of work exprience develop into global leaders while they maintain full-time employment. The curriculum reflects the school's core strengths and provides students in this cohort-based program with policy-relevant expertise in international politics, economics, and strategy. Students take classes together on alternating Fridays and Saturdays and participate in three multi-day residencies and one capstone residency abroad.
Learn more about the Master of Arts in Global Policy program>>

Study With Purpose

Each year, more than 1,000 students of diverse backgrounds, accomplishments, and career aspirations are welcomed across our three campuses and into a collaborative, close-knit community. Through their coursework, extracurricular activities, and an environment that inspires excellence, students develop as leaders with the knowledge, skills, and professional network required for success in today’s global economy.

The student body represents more than 70 countries, creating a rich learning environment. This talented and motivated community also brings a wealth of work experience in energy, environment, finance, international business, international development, journalism, public administration, and military service.

Student Profiles

Johns Hopkins SAIS is a community rich in scholarship, cultures, and people. Each year, the school seeks to attract a student body diverse in culture, language, race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, values and beliefs, sexual orientation, life experience, and physical capabilities. We welcome applications from all.

Learn more about the Johns Hopkins SAIS experience by reading the snapshot profiles of current students across all degree programs.

Fall 2017

Master of Arts (MA)

Incoming Class439
Average Age25
Average Years of Work Experience2
Countries Represented52
Female/Male %54/46
Non-US %42
US Minority %26 (of US citizens)
GPA (middle 50% range)3.34-3.76
GRE Verbal (middle 50% range)155-164 (68-87 percentile) 
GRE Quantitative (middle 50% range)154-163 (55-85 percentile)
GMAT Verbal (middle 50% range)37-42
GMAT Quantitative (middle 50% range)47-50
TOEFL (middle 50% range)104-111


Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance (MIEF)

Incoming Class50
Average Age24
Average Years of Work Experience1.2
Countries Represented18
Female/Male %59/41
Non-US %72
US Minority53 (of US citizens)
GPA (middle 50% range)3.31-3.55
GRE Verbal (middle 50% range)152-159 (55-82 percentile)
GRE Quantitative (middle 50% range)157-167 (67-93 percentile)
GMAT Verbal (middle 50% range)41
GMAT Quantitative (middle 50% range)50
TOEFL (middle 50% range)106-112

Master of International Public Policy (MIPP)

Incoming Class46
Average Age37
Average Years of Work Experience13
Countries Represented13
Female/Male %24/76
Non-US %24
US Minority %26 (of US citizens)
GPA (middle 50% range)3.15-3.49
GRE Verbal (middle 50% range)154-159 (64-82 percentile)
GRE Quantitative (middle 50% range)150-156 (39-63 percentile)
GMAT Verbal (middle 50% range)N/A
GMAT Quantitative (middle 50% range)N/A
TOEFL (middle 50% range)100-106


Master of Arts in Global Policy Program (MAGP)

Incoming Class25
Average Age35
Average Years of Work Experience12
Countries Represented6
Female/Male %52/48
Non-US %21
US Minority %26 (of US citizens)
GPA (middle 50% range)3.16-3.40
GRE Verbal (middle 50% range)157-166 (75-97 percentile)
GRE Quantitative (middle 50% range)150-154 (39-55 percentile)
TOEFL 102-111

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Incoming Class7
Average Age31
Average Years of Work Experience6
Countries Represented2
Female/Male %43/57
Non-US %29
US Minority %20 (of US citizens)
GPA (middle 50% range)3.62-3.72
GRE Verbal (middle 50% range)162-169 (90-99 percentile)
GRE Quantitative (middle 50% range)163-164 (85-87 percentile)
TOEFL  Score (middle 50% range)N/A

US Veterans and Active Duty Military

Johns Hopkins SAIS welcomes current and former members of the United States Armed Services into its student body. The school has a long history of working with current and former members of the Armed Services and the institution remains committed to helping them achieve their educational and professional goals.

The school participates in a wide variety of programs that offer substantial financial assistance to active-duty service members, as well as veterans and their families. Student support services are available to help veterans transition back to school or to help current members of the Armed Forces manage the workload of being a full-time student and a member of the US Armed Forces.

This page summarizes the many opportunities for active-duty service members and veterans at the school.

Active Duty Military

Advanced Civil Schooling Program
The Army’s Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) program provides opportunities for officers to pursue advanced degrees in acquisition/business related disciplines at civilian universities on a full-time, fully funded basis.

ACS-related inquiries are managed by the Admissions Office in Washington, DC, at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu.

Commissioned Officers with Graduate School Option (GRADSO)
GRADSO allows commissioned officers to attend graduate school while serving in the Army.  GRADSO fully funds your attendance at the school of your choice, regardless of cost. Participants essentially take a two-year academic sabbatical while remaining on active duty and retaining all associated pay and benefits.

GRADSO-related inquiries are managed by the Admissions Office in Washington, DC, at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu.

GoArmy Tuition Assistance (TAPS)
The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must be offered by schools that are registered in GoArmyEd, are accredited by accrediting agencies that are recognized by the US Department of Education and are signatories to the current Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding (DOD MOU).

TAPS-related inquiries are managed by the Student Accounts Office in Washington, DC, at saisbilling@jhu.edu.

Army Performance-Based Graduate Incentive Program (PB-GSIP)(NOTE: CAC or AKO login required to view document.)
The program is open to basic branch officers in Operations, Operations Support and Force Sustainment career fields, and the tuition cap is $43,000 per academic year.

PB-GSIP-related inquiries are managed by the Admissions Office in Washington, DC, at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu.

Navy Political Military Scholarship program (POL-MIL)
Johns Hopkins SAIS is one of the approved universities for the POL-MIL scholarship program.  The PMM program provides Navy officers a graduate education in strategy and politico-military affairs at leading civilian institutions (CIVINS) throughout the United States. Approved officers will be selected for a one-year master's degree program. The two-year PMM and Arthur S. Moreau Program listed in reference (a) are not funded and are unavailable per the annual quota plan for AY16-17. The PMM program is recommended for junior officers (O3-O4) who are completing their division officer or department head tours, but is open to O5 as well.

POL-MIL-related inquiries are managed by the Admissions Office in Washington, DC, at sais.dc.admissions@jhu.edu.

Military Veterans & Eligible Dependents

The Johns Hopkins University is an approved institution for veteran’s benefits, including the following:

Click here for more information on using VA Benefits at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Campus Resources

SAIS Veterans Network (Student Club)
Supports Johns Hopkins SAIS students who are military veterans, active duty military, or simply interested in learning more about the military community. Focuses on building cohesion amongst military members and the Johns Hopkins SAIS community through volunteer service and outreach.

For more information, email saismilitary@gmail.com.

Guide to Washington, DC
The Johns Hopkins SAIS Guide to Washington, DC contains helpful information on transportation, housing (both temporary and long-term), logistics (such as locating gyms, banks and cell phones), and various aspects of student life.

SAIS Europe Guide for Incoming Students
This guide contains useful information regarding living in Bologna, Italy, and outlines all the services which SAIS Europe students receive during their time at the SAIS Europe Bologna Center.

Johns Hopkins SAIS DC Housing Resource Site
The school’s Washington, DC campus does not offer on-campus housing; students are responsible for finding their own housing.  This housing site lists local apartments and allows students to post/search for roommates.

Academic Advising
Most enrolled students are assigned a primary faculty advisor. Additional advising services are available through Academic Affairs.  Academic Affairs advisors support students in a more general way, but they are also familiar with each program’s requirements in addition to the general education components of your curriculum.
Please see below for degree-specific contact information:

Community & Family Resources

Johns Hopkins SAIS understands the importance of family and welcomes student spouses, partners, and children at many activities and events.

Make the Connection
MakeTheConnection.net is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.  Watch and listen as other Veterans discuss the challenges they’ve faced, resources they’ve found, and actions they’ve taken to help navigate through life after the military.

Coaching into Care
Coaching into Care is a free and confidential coaching service for families and friends of veterans.  It is available to help callers discover new ways to talk with a Veteran in their life about their concerns and about treatment options.

Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Health Insurance & Health Care Information
The Johns Hopkins student health insurance plan can also cover spouses and children.  For more information on enrollment policies, benefits, and coverage, please visit http://www.sais-jhu.edu/atoz/student-life#health-care.

School Districts
For a comprehensive ranked list of school districts in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and detailed information and statistics about each ranked district, click here.

Employment at Johns Hopkins University
For spouses/partners seeking employment at Johns Hopkins, please visit http://jobs.jhu.edu. 

Legal Disclaimer: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Apply

The school offers an Early Notification process for enrollment in the fall semester. This provides applicants the opportunity to receive an admissions decision by December 29 for enrollment in the following fall semester. Through the Early Notification process, the Admissions Committee will either make an offer of admission or defer the application for consideration during the regular application process. If deferred, the applicant will be notified of an admission decision in mid-March. Early Notification is not binding.

Please note: For your application to be considered for Early Notification, please ensure that all supporting documents (as listed in the application instructions) are received by the Office of Admissions no later than November 1.  If any supporting documents are received after November 1, the application will be reviewed during the Regular Deadline process.

Dates and Deadlines

Enrollment OptionApplication DeadlineNotification Date
Spring 2018 MIPP Enrollment @ Washington, DC campus
Deadline Extended to November 15, 2017
November 17,  2017
Spring 2018 Enrollment @ SAIS Europe campus (All Programs)November 1, 2017December 1, 2017
Fall 2018 Enrollment- Early Notification (MA, MAIA, MAGR, Diploma, MAIS, Hopkins-Nanjing Certificate, Hopkins-Nanjing Certificate/MA )November 1, 2017December 29, 2017
Fall 2018 PhD Enrollment - Regular DeadlineDecember 15, 2017Mid-March 2018
Summer 2018 MIEF EnrollmentJanuary 8, 2018March 9, 2018
Fall 2018 MA Enrollment - Regular DeadlineJanuary 8, 2018March 9, 2018
Fall 2018 MAIA Enrollment - Regular DeadlineJanuary 8, 2018March 9, 2018
Summer 2018 MAGR EnrollmentJanuary 8, 2018March 9, 2018
Fall 2018 Diploma Enrollment - Regular DeadlineJanuary 8, 2018March 9, 2018
Fall 2018 MIPP DeadlinePlease contact the Office of AdmissionsPlease contact the Office of Admissions
Fall 2018 MAGP DeadlinePlease contact the Office of AdmissionsPlease contact the Office of Admissions
Fall 2018 Hopkins-Nanjing Certificate EnrollmentFebruary 1, 2018March 9, 2018
Fall 2018 Hopkins-Nanjing MAIS EnrollmentFebruary 1, 2018March 9, 2018
Fall 2018 Hopkins-Nanjing Certificate/MA EnrollmentFebruary 1, 2018March 9, 2018

Degree Programs

Master of Arts | Master of Arts (SAIS Europe) | Master of Arts in International Affairs | Master of Arts in International Studies | Master of Arts in Global RiskMaster of Arts in International Economics and Finance | HNC Certificate/MA | Doctor of Philosophy


Candidates apply for all programs using our online system. All materials, including statements of purpose and letters of recommendation, can be submitted online, except for scores on standardized tests and academic transcripts. We ask that official hard copies of these documents be sent to the relevant Office of Admissions (see application instructions for additional information). In addition, candidates applying for financial aid may have to submit hard copies of supporting documents.

All applications and application materials become the confidential property of the Office of Admissions and cannot be returned.

Degrees for Experienced Professionals

Master of International Public Policy | Master of International Public Policy (SAIS Europe)|Master of Arts in Global Policy

Candidates apply for all programs using our online system. All materials, including statements of purpose and letters of recommendation, can be submitted online, except for scores on standardized tests and academic transcripts. We ask that hard copies of these be sent to the Office of Admissions in Washington. In addition, candidates applying for financial aid may have to submit hard copies of supporting documents.

Non-Degree Programs

Diploma in International Studies | Graduate Certificate in Chinese and American Studies

Candidates are able to apply using our online system. All materials, including statements of purpose and letters of recommendation, can be submitted online except for scores on standardized tests and academic transcripts. We ask that hard copies of these documents be sent to the Office of Admissions in Washington. In addition, candidates applying for financial aid may have to submit hard copies of supporting documents.All applications and application materials become the confidential property of the Office of Admissions and cannot be returned.

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