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  • The Latin American Studies Program Club Spanish and Portuguese Happy Hour | SAIS
    Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Events at SAIS Events at SAIS The Latin American Studies Program Club Spanish and Portuguese Happy Hour Join the Latin American Studies Program Club to practice your Spanish and Portuguese language skills and enjoy food from the region Beginners intermediate and advanced speakers are all welcome Date and Time

    Original URL path: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/events/2014-04-11-163000-2014-04-11-173000/latin-american-studies-program-club-spanish-and-portugues (2015-11-11)
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  • The Latin American Studies Program Club Spanish and Portuguese Happy Hour | SAIS
    Services Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Events at SAIS Events at SAIS The Latin American Studies Program Club Spanish and Portuguese Happy Hour Join the Latin American Studies Program Club to practice your Spanish and Portuguese language skills and enjoy food from the region Beginners intermediate and advanced speakers are all welcome Date and

    Original URL path: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/events/2014-04-04-163000-2014-04-04-173000/latin-american-studies-program-club-spanish-and-portugues (2015-11-11)
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  • The Latin American Studies Program Club Spanish and Portuguese Happy Hour | SAIS
    Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Events at SAIS Events at SAIS The Latin American Studies Program Club Spanish and Portuguese Happy Hour Join the Latin American Studies Program Club to practice your Spanish and Portuguese language skills and enjoy food from the region Beginners intermediate and advanced speakers are all welcome Date and Time

    Original URL path: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/events/2014-03-28-163000-2014-03-28-173000/latin-american-studies-program-club-spanish-and-portugues (2015-11-11)
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  • The Role of Civil Society in Confronting Institutional Apathy | SAIS
    Center Library Career Services Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Events at SAIS Events at SAIS The Role of Civil Society in Confronting Institutional Apathy Renato Lanfranchi Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy will discuss this topic Note This event is off the record Date and Time March 26 2014 5

    Original URL path: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/events/2014-03-26-124500-2014-03-26-134500/role-civil-society-confronting-institutional-apathy (2015-11-11)
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  • The Changing Dynamics of Mexico-China Relations | SAIS
    Libraries Mason Library Robert Evans Library Nanjing Center Library Career Services Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Events at SAIS Events at SAIS The Changing Dynamics of Mexico China Relations Jorge Guajardo senior director at McLarty Associates will discuss this topic Date and Time February 19 2014 6 45pm 7 45pm Local Time Campus Washington

    Original URL path: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/events/2014-02-19-124500-2014-02-19-134500/changing-dynamics-mexico-china-relations (2015-11-11)
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  • Comparing and Contrasting the Protest Movements of Brazil, Egypt, and Turkey | SAIS
    D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Events at SAIS Events at SAIS Comparing and Contrasting the Protest Movements of Brazil Egypt and Turkey Clifford Young public sector senior vice president at Ipsos Public Affairs Camille Pecastaing senior associate professor of Middle East Studies at SAIS Svante Cornell director and research director of the SAIS Central Asia Caucasus Institute will discuss this topic For more information and to

    Original URL path: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/events/2013-10-16-180000-2013-10-16-193000/comparing-and-contrasting-protest-movements-brazil-egypt- (2015-11-11)
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  • Breaking Down Venezuela’s ‘Post-Chavez’ Presidential Election | SAIS
    Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Events at SAIS Events at SAIS Breaking Down Venezuela s Post Chavez Presidential Election Michael McCarthy a professorial lecturer in the SAIS Latin American Studies Program will discuss this topic Note This event is open to the SAIS community only and the speaker s comments will be off the record For more information and to

    Original URL path: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/events/2013-04-22-124500-2013-04-22-134500/breaking-down-venezuela%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98post-chavez%E2%80%99-presidential (2015-11-11)
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  • Middle East Studies
    trip to Malaysia Intersession 2012 Recent Photos Close Middle East Studies Study trip to Malaysia Intersession 2012 Middle East Studies Study Tour to Saudi Arabia June 2012 Recent Photos Close Middle East Studies Study Tour to Saudi Arabia June 2012 Middle East Studies Study Tour to Saudi Arabia June 2012 Recent Photos Close Middle East Studies Study Tour to Saudi Arabia June 2012 Middle East Studies Students at MES Alumni Happy Hour May 2013 Recent Photos Close Middle East Studies Students at MES Alumni Happy Hour May 2013 Middle East Studies Students at MES Alumni Happy Hour May 2013 Recent Photos Close Middle East Studies Students at MES Alumni Happy Hour May 2013 Show More Curriculum Middle East Studies M A Requirements Middle East Studies Program Learning Goals and Objectives 3 Entering Class 2015 2016 Students must take the equivalent of 16 non language courses 64 credits in order to graduate Those students who are approved for dual degree or advanced standing may only need to take 12 48 credits or 14 56 credits courses as approved by Academic Affairs MIDDLE EAST STUDIES MES Students concentrating in Middle East Studies must take at least 6 courses within this program or the equivalent credit of a total of 6 courses 24 credits In some cases a SAIS course outside of MES that requires a substantive research paper in the Arab World Broader Middle East may count toward an MES requirement if approved by the director All MES students must also pass two comprehensive examinations Comprehensive Exam 1 Middle East History Exam MEHE to be completed within the first year of the program Comprehensive Exam 2 Middle East Contemporary History Exam to be completed by the end of the program MES offers two credit courses Students must combine two two credit courses to meet the requirement of one full course 4 credits Tracks Students must select one of the following Middle East Studies tracks Core Middle East CME The CME track is designed to train Arabists with a focus on language skills Students must take 6 courses 24 credits from the CME listing Students are highly encouraged to take additional Arabic language courses beyond the minimum SAIS graduation requirements Broader Middle East BME The BME track is designed to help students acquire a broader regional perspective and training in comparative politics Students must take 6 courses 24 credits within CME and BME A minimum of 2 courses 8 credits must be taken from each BME courses include offerings from African European and Eurasian and South Asia Studies Please refer to the Middle East Studies Curriculum 4 for eligible courses that meet track requirements INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS Students must complete 4 courses within this program Microeconomics Macroeconomics prerequisite or concurrent Microeconomics International Trade Theory prerequisite Microeconomics International Monetary Theory prerequisite Macroeconomics Eligible students who pass the waiver exams in these subjects or who pass Micro and or Macro in Pre Term must replace those courses with alternate economics courses Many students choose to pursue an International Economics Specialization 5 in one of four areas of economics and therefore use electives to meet these requirements Students may also choose to specialize in Emerging Markets 6 Students must receive a 2 67 average in the 4 required economics courses or they must retake a course s until a 2 67 average is obtained If any of the 4 courses are achieved by passing a waiver exam or during Pre Term the student must substitute an economics elective course s in place of the waived course s in order to fulfill the economics requirement above In this case SAIS will use the highest economics program elective course grade s to compute this average if a student is replacing one or more of the 4 required courses of Microeconomics Macroeconomics International Trade Theory or International Monetary Theory QUANTITATIVE REASONING Students must complete one course from the list below Statistical Methods for Business Economics Econometrics prerequisite Statistical Methods for Business Economics Applied Econometrics prerequisite Econometrics Macro Econometrics prerequisite Econometrics Risk Analysis and Modeling Corporate Finance prerequisite or concurrent Microeconomics Quantitative Methods in International Relations prerequisite Statistical Methods for Business Economics Students may not double count a Quantitative Reasoning requirement as one of the four required International Economics courses and vice versa Eligible students who pass the statistics waiver exam or pass the statistics course in Pre Term are still required to take an alternate Quantitative Reasoning course from the list above CORE COURSES EXAMS All SAIS students must pass 2 core exams and or courses in addition to their concentration requirements If the core courses exams are not completed by the start of the final semester a student must enroll for credit in the core course s American Foreign Policy Since World War II Comparative National Systems Evolution of the International Systems Theories of International Relations LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Middle East Studies MA candidates in the CME Track must pass exams to demonstrate proficiency in Arabic Students pursuing the BME or ER track may use Arabic Hindi Urdu or Persian Farsi to meet this requirement All non native English speakers are required to pass an English placement exam upon entering SAIS Native Arabic Hindi Urdu or Persian Farsi speakers must pass proficiency in a second language which can include English CAPSTONE Students must pass the following MES comprehensive exams with a grade of 70 or higher Comprehensive Exam 1 Middle East History Exam MEHE Comprehensive Exam 2 Middle East Contemporary History Exam In addition Middle East Studies concentrators who have received summer funding from the MES program must produce an MA thesis that involves primary research under the supervision of the Middle East Studies faculty The paper is written over the two year period with an outline and research program due in March of the first year and a working draft of the final thesis to be presented during March of the second year These students must also enroll in SA 860 840 Middle East Studies Research Seminar For those whose final semester is fall consult the Program Director for due date PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS BY ACADEMIC YEAR Entering Class 2014 2015 7 Entering Class 2013 2014 8 Entering Class 2012 2013 9 Entering Class 2011 2012 10 Entering Class 2010 2011 11 Entering Class 2009 2010 12 Minor Middle East Studies Minor Requirements as of AY 15 16 3 Middle East courses in total 12 credits 2 of the 3 courses 8 credits must be from the prefix SA 860 XXX 1 additional Middle East Studies or cross listed course 8 credits Middle East Studies Cross listed Course Examples Conflict Management o Behavioral Sociology of Conflict SA 860 784 Energy Resources and the Environment o Energy Markets in the Middle East and Central Asia SA 860 761 Global Theory and History o States Revolutions and Terrorism SA 860 781 Student pursuing a minor in Middle East Studies are not eligible to receive the summer language and thesis research stipends General Minor Requirements Minors are optional like specializations A student can minor in only one area A student cannot pursue a minor in International Economics or IR General but can pursue a Specialization in International Economics 13 Minors consist of three courses Some minors will have a required course s Some minors will have an anchor course or cross listed course that counts toward both the concentration and the minor which reduces the three additional required courses to two as the third will overlap both programs in the IR or Asia concentrations the course must be from the primary concentration area Conflict Management Global Theory and History China Japan etc and not from the two additional required courses across the other IR or Asia areas Regional minors may require language study or proficiency in the language of that region A student can declare a minor at any time prior to graduation Students who are pursuing a minor in a program will not have bidding priority in that program only concentrators To add or change a minor please click HERE 14 Fellowships The Middle East Studies Program has several fellowship opportunities that are available to incoming and continuing students Fouad Ajami Fellowship This newly created fellowship will provide two graduate students with summer stipends to conduct research and or study Arabic in the Middle East each year and was established to honor the accomplishments and legacy of the late Dr Fouad Ajami 15 Dr Ajami served as the director of Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS from 1980 to 2011 and was the recipient of a MacArthur Prize Fellowship among many other awards of distinction He also authored The Arab Predicament Dream Palace of the Arabs A Generation s Odyssey and other landmark books that shaped the field of Middle East Studies Students apply for this fellowship in the spring of their first year at SAIS 2015 Fouad Ajami Fellows Lena Abdin will study the Syrian refugee crises in Lebanon Geoffrey King will explore the entrepreneurship and investment landscape in the Levant and the Gulf while studying Arabic Origin A small group of Professor Fouad Ajami s former students gathered on July 19 2014 at the Tabard Inn Hotel in Washington to share their grief memories and thoughts of their beloved professor They decided to create an endowment in his honor and an agreement was made with Johns Hopkins SAIS to serve as the home of the Fouad Ajami Fellowship The Fouad Ajami Fellowship will honor and continue the work of Professor Fouad Ajami by providing the next generation of government officials practitioners of international development journalists and academics with the education and language tools to support positive change in the Middle East The Fouad Ajami Fellowship The fellowship will support students in four important ways Enable all interested and qualified students to study Arabic in the Middle East in the summer after their first year Provide students and scholars with grants for field research in the Middle East Offer need and merit based financial aid to Middle East Studies students in the form of full or partial tuition assistance Offer full or partial tuition assistance to students from the region interested in studying any concentration of their choosing in the full two year Masters program Funding Goal Over the course of his career Fouad Ajami raised funds to extend these opportunities to hundreds of his students To honor his support of his students and to preserve his legacy our goal is to raise a 1 million endowment by January 2016 A 1M endowment will provide 50 000 annually to SAIS students The Fouad Ajami Fellowship will be announced in 2015 at a special event marking the one year anniversary of Professor Ajami s passing where donors will be recognized Giving Opportunities There are opportunities to support the endowment of the Fouad Ajami Fellowship at SAIS at the giving levels below Donations are 100 tax deductible and checks should be made payable to Johns Hopkins University SAIS SAIS Development Office Attention Mr Sean Maloney 1717 Mass Ave NW Washington D C 20036 Donations may also be made securely online at https secure jhu edu form sais 16 indicating the Fouad Ajami Fellowship To read more about the innaugural Fouad Ajami Fellows Geoffrey King and Lena Abdin click here 17 Contact Us This effort is organized by a group of Professor Ajami s students and supported by his family and Johns Hopkins University To speak with one of the organizer s of this initiative about how you can contribute to this campaign please contact Professor Sanam Vakil at svakil1 jhu edu 18 447460099009 or Megan Ring at 1 415 990 2349 The Broze Family Fellowship In May 2015 the Broze family made a gift to SAIS The gift will be used to benefit SAIS as an endowed graduate student tuition fellowship to be held in perpetuity with a preference for students with a Middle East Studies concentration and bearing the name of the Broze Family Fellowship The Broze Family established this fellowship in memory of Vincent Jay Broze 19 71 and in honor of his appreciation for SAIS and the Middle East Studies Program Students are automatically considered for this fellowship when they apply to the MES program of SAIS The David A Kagan Fellowship The David M Kagan Fellowship Fund was created in 1986 in memory of David Kagan a former SAIS student who passed away in 1986 The funding for this fellowship was raised by David s SAIS classmates and the Kagan family and provides income support to SAIS Middle East Studies M A candidates studying in the Middle East between their first and second years at SAIS Students applying for summer funding from Middle East Studies will automatically be considered for this fellowship Applicants are requested to submit a proposal for a project designed to promote the cause of peace in that Region a dream envisioned by David who said he wasn t sure he could change the world but at least he had to try Timothy C Childs Fellowship Mr Child s bequeathed this gift in his will to be used to fund summer thesis and language study for the Middle East Studies program Students pursuing thesis research in the region are automatically considered for this fellowship Yarmouk Middle East Studies Fellowship This gift funds fellowships for M A students including participation in summer language exchange programs Students pursuing thesis research in the region are automatically considered for this fellowship To learn more about the Middle East Studies program fellowships please contact our Program Manager Rebecca Aman 1 to schedule a call or campus visit Faculty Any Bologna Italy Nanjing China SAIS Europe Washington D C 20 Camille Pecastaing 21 Senior Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Washington D C Email 22 23 Raffaella A Del Sarto 24 Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Bologna Italy Email 25 26 David Makovsky 27 Email 28 29 Suzanne Maloney 30 Email 31 32 Jean Francois Seznec 33 Adjunct Faculty Email 34 35 Gary Sick 36 Visiting Lecturer Mini Series Bologna Italy Email 37 38 Ömer Taşpinar 39 Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Washington D C Email 40 41 Sanam Vakil 42 Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Bologna Italy Email 18 43 Mamuka Tsereteli 44 Email 45 Featured Courses Show Details Middle East Studies Research Seminar Students are encouraged to enroll in this Middle East ResearchSeminar clas Students are encouraged to enroll in this Middle East ResearchSeminar class a four credit course which funds students to pursue original thesis research in the MENA region Students work closely with the director to develop a research project and undergo rigorous qualitative and quantitative research on a topic of their choosing Over the course of their second year students work closely with the director to create an original work of publishable quality This class enables students to tailor their coursework to topics that they are directly interested in This 4 credit course will include thirteen 2 hour sessions over the full two years of study and will include lectures and workshops on research design research plan and feedback on drafts The course is also open to any student interested in doing an independent study on a Middle East topic Faculty Camille Pecastaing 46 Show Details MES Two Credit Courses Middle East Studies is one of the only programs at SAIS that offers six week 2 Middle East Studies is one of the only programs at SAIS that offers six week 2 credit courses Most of these six week courses are country case studies which allow students to focus in depth on a specific country in the region and understand its unique history politics and current events The six week format allows students to gain wider access to Middle East experts in Washington and build their academic and professional network 2015 Two Credit Course Offerings Powers of the Middle East Iran Powers of the Middle East The Gulf States Powers of the Middle East Egypt Islamist Politics Arab Political Thought Program Activities Language and Thesis Research Stipends First year students concentrating in Middle East Studies MES are encouraged to spend their summer break studying Arabic or Farsi somewhere in the Middle East North Africa region and conducting research for their thesis Traveling in the region also presents the opportunity to make contacts through local internships Students in the program can apply for summer stipends to study language and conduct research in the region Middle East Studies Lecture Series The MES Program complements its academic courses with a series of brown bag lectures bringing in a wide variety of Arab and Israeli scholars politicians and journalists to discuss and debate a broad range of issues which enlighten students on Middle East issues International StudyTrips The MES Program has a history of running student led trips to the region each year over winter intersession or spring break Past trips have been sponsored and funded by the governments of the countries that students visit and on occasion from the MES program itself Student Activities The program s student social chair coordinates events for students to get to know one another better and build stronger networks Activities vary and have included culturally themed dinners alumni happy hours movie nights and student led presentations on research and travels in the region Events Upcoming Past Events 2015 Dec 2 Why ISIS Defies Easy Analysis 2 12 30pm 1 45pm William McCants director of The Project on U S Relations with the Islamic World will discuss this topic 2015 Nov 4 Location Changed The State of Arab Media 47 12 30pm 1 45pm Muna Shikaki a correspondent at Al Arabiya News and Joyce Karam a correspondent at Al Hayat Newspaper will speak on this subject Oct 28 Minorities in the Syrian War and Implications for US Policy 48 12 30pm 1 45pm Faysal Itani Resident Fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council will speak on this subject 2014 Nov 13 The Life and

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