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Optional Activities for Early Arrivals
Thursday, 2 May 2019 - 18:30

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk Conference - The Janika Albers Memorial Roundtable in Political Risk. Anticipating Global Challenges.
  • Stephanie Hare, Researcher, UK
  • Preston Keat, UBS, UK
  • Francesca Panelli, Researcher, Italy
  • John Raines, IHS Markit, UK
Friday, 3 May, 2019 - 10:30

Constructive Confrontation: Seeking to redefine subjects of controversy and contention as opportunities for progress and change

A panel discussion and professional development workshop coordinated by the SAIS Europe Global Women in Leadership, a coalition of students striving for the empowerment of women.

Alumni Weekend Official Program

Friday, 3 May 2019 

11:00 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 on via Beniamino Andreatta, 3. Never fear, taxi drivers will still bring you to "La Università Americana".

16:30 Back-to-Class Sessions

  • Economic Efficiency, Inequality and the Antitrust Paradox
    Emanuela Carbonara

  • Identity Politics and Insecurity: Israel and the Broader Middle East
    Raffaella Del Sarto

  • Campaigning for Refugee and Migrant Rights
    Nina Hall

  • Migration Crises in the Western Hemisphere - the U.S. vs. Venezuela, a Look at their Real vs. Politically-Manufactured Dimensions
    Jacqueline Mazza (B'83, '84, PhD'98)

  • Between Behemoths and Leviathans: the Role of Civil Society in Support of Economic Freedom
    Vera Negri Zamagni

  • Upcoming Technological Disruption and the New Globalization: Economic and Political Implications
    Filippo Taddei
18:30 Director's Welcome to Alumni and Cocktail Reception
Michael G. Plummer (B'82)

Welcome to Alumni
Allyson Handley (ED'75, '78), President, Johns Hopkins Alumni Association

Presentation of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award to Hareb Masoud Al-Darmaki (B'75, '76)
The Award honors alumni who have typified the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and brought credit to the University by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.

Presentation of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Heritage Award to Marshall H. Millsap (B'75, '76)
The 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.

19:30 Buffet Dinner at the Bologna Center and Video Histories

Saturday, 4 May 2019

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 1969

Following the Money Trail to Combat Terrorism, Crime, and Corruption
Celina Realuyo (B'89, '90), Professor of Practice at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University

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 Making Sense of a World of Passions: A Panel in Memory of Pierre Hassner
  • David W. Ellwood (B'71), Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies, SAIS

  • Anna Maria Gentili (B'64, '65), Emeritus Professor of Political Sciences, University of Bologna

  • Jacques Rupnik, Director of Research at the Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Sciences Po

  • Aleksandr Smolar (B'72), Vice-president, Institute for Human Sciences and President, Stefan Batory Foundation
Moderated by John L. Harper (B'76, '77, PhD'81), Professor of American Foreign Policy, SAIS

Supported by the Patrick McCarthy Fund

17:15 Presentation of the SAIS Europe Journal of Global Affairs: Emergence

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.
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, 5 May 2019

10:00 Sightseeing Tours

Participants may register for one of the following concurrent excursions on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the tour is 15 EUR and is not included in the Alumni Weekend registration fee.
  • Traditional Guided Tour of Bologna - The tour includes visits to Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo d'Accursio, Neptune Fountain, Palazzo Re Enzo, Basilica of San Petronio, Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio and the Anatomy Theatre, the medieval market, the Loggia dei Mercanti, and the Complex of Santo Stefano (the Seven Churches).

  • San Zama's Crypt - A visit to the crypt of a paleochristian basilica, which lies beneath the former military hospital on via dell'Abbadia.

  • Bologna's Historic Jewish Quarter - An itinerary of great historical and religious interest, the tour includes visits to the Jewish Museum and the Ghetto, Basilica di San Petronio (Cappella dei 10 di Balia), Palazzo Bocchi, Ospedale della Vita, and the courtyard of the Medieval Museum.

Alumni Weekend 2019 is a private event, parts of which will be photographed/recorded for use by the University. Program is subject to change.

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