Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of The Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students a truly international perspective on today’s critical issues. A presence on three continents sets SAIS apart and is one of our greatest strengths. We not only teach about the world, we are in the world.
For seven decades, SAIS students have distinguished themselves by pursuing academic excellence in international relations. The school was established in Washington, D.C., in 1943, opened its campus in Bologna, Italy, in 1955 and in 1986 initiated one of the ﬁrst Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China in Nanjing.
SAIS’s mission is to provide an interdisciplinary professional education that prepares a diverse graduate student body for internationally related positions of responsibility; to foster research, scholarship and cross-cultural exchange; and to contribute knowledge, expertise and leadership to the global community.
A SAIS education combines the academic depth of a graduate school with the practical policy focus of a professional school. SAIS graduates are known for their interdisciplinary breadth and solid foundation in economics prerequisites for a successful career in international relations. The result: innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic and cultural expertise to confront complex global challenges.
Our intimate and supportive learning community diverse individuals of vision, intellect and creativity with a common commitment to positive change will inspire you to explore your interests and ultimately make a difference in the world.
NATO’s essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.
- POLITICAL – NATO promotes democratic values and encourages consultation and cooperation on defence and security issues to build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict.
- MILITARY – NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military capacity needed to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under Article 5 of the Washington Treaty – NATO’s founding treaty – or under a UN mandate, alone or in cooperation with other countries and international organizations.