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Optional Activities for Early Arrivals
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 18:30

A Diary of the Euro Crisis in Cyprus
Panicos Demetriades, Professor of Financial Economics, University of Leicester, U.K., Former Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus.

Friday, 27 April, 2018 - 11:00

What Leadership Can Do: How to Stop the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women?
A panel discussion coordinated by JHU SAIS Europe Global Women in Leadership (GWL), a student association for the empowerment of women.

Alumni Weekend Official Program

Friday, 27 April 2018 

10:30 Check-in Begins for Registered Alumni and Guests

Check-in for the weekend's events in the lobby of the Bologna Center. Our street address has changed, but we have not moved! Please make note of our new address in via Beniamino Andreatta, 3. Never fear, taxi drivers will still bring you to "La Università Americana".

15:00 Back-to-Class Sessions

17:00 Director's Welcome
Michael G. Plummer (B'82)

Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Muller-McGovern Fellowship at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Presentation of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Heritage Award to Jill E. McGovern

This Award honors alumni and friends of Johns Hopkins who have contributed outstanding service, over an extended period, to the progress of the University or the activities of the Alumni Association.

Reporting in the Era of Fake News
Jeremy Bowen (B'83, '84) , BBC's Middle East Editor

19:00 Buffet dinner at the Bologna Center and Video Histories

Saturday, 28 April 2018

9:00 Alumni Career Advising Sessions with SAIS Europe Students

11:00 Director's State of the School Address
Michael G. Plummer (B'82)

Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Bologna Class of 1968

Presentation of the SAIS Europe Journal of Global Affairs

Presentation of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Outstanding Recent Graduate Award to SAIS Alumna Chiara Monti (B'13, '14).
This Award honors recent graduates of Johns Hopkins (within 10 years of graduation) for outstanding achievement or service in their professional or volunteer lives.

12:30 Buffet Lunch and Class Photos
Class photos will be taken outdoors in front of the building. Times are posted in the lobby, together with class dinner locations.

Video Histories
Stop by to share memories of your year in Bologna

15:00 A Changing Global Order?
Panel and discussion moderated by Raffaella Del Sarto with Mark Gilbert, Nina Hall, Michael G. Plummer (B'82) and guest Melissa Fleming, Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

17:30 Alumni Meet Future Alumni
Coordinated by the Student Government Association, this event aims to help current students understand how the SAIS Europe experience has shaped the lives of its alumni.
The panel features contributions from Thomas Tesluk (B'81, '82), Fernando Borges (B'93, '94), Dawn Ortiz-Legg (B'08, USA) and Nameerah Hameed (B'13, '14). Afterwards, all alumni and students are invited to continue the conversation over an aperitivo in the Lobby and Bar.

20:30 Class Dinners
Organized by class leaders, visit the Class Reunions page for details.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

10:00 Sightseeing Tours
Participants may register for one of the following concurrent 90-minute excursions on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the tour is 10€ and is not included in the Alumni Weekend registration fee.

Alumni Weekend 2018 is a private event, parts of which will be photographed/recorded for use by the University.

A special thanks to the Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna for the use of their space on via Beniamino Andreatta, 8.

SAIS Europe - via Beniamino Andreatta, 3 (formely via Belmeloro, 11) - 40126 Bologna, Italy +39.051.2917.811