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Karl August Albers
Daniel Birns
Jane Bloom
Kathryn Bolduc
Kaitlin Bonenberger
Jennifer Bryant
Joseph Bubman
David Carlisle
Silva Casey
Alejandra Cervantes
Sue Chi
Amy Cloud
Andreas Dahl-Jorgensen
Andrew Duff
Lamis El Muhtaseb
Victoria Elles
Sarah Gearen
Matthew Genasci
Sara Giannozzi
Reza Haidari
Natalie Hill
Bianca Jinga
Zecharia Kahn
Monika Kelemen
Roman Kessler
Samantha King
Christoph Koettl
Holly Krueger
Jan Krzewinski
Karolina Laskowska
Daisy Leitch
Daniel Lewis
Danielle Lima
Jay Lurie
Syssi Mahieu
Marie Maratos
Matthew Marolla
Erica Martling
Alexandra Moosally
Kiran Nichani
Ivan Nunez
Martin Oswald
Maria Palomar-Nebot
Elaine Panter
Benjamin Petrini
Jennifer Petrini McLeod
Emma Phillips
James Plasman
Ana Plecas
Caroline Poeschl
Christopher Powell
Alban Pruthi
Eugene Richter
Trees Robijns
Rachna Saxena
Friederich Schroeder
Sara Shapiro
Cosic Sladjana
Kiran Srivastava
Melanie Standish
Aiga Stokenberga
David Sullivan
Liam Sullivan
Camilla ter Haar
Florian Josef Theus
Daniel Velema
Daniel Walsh
Jenny Weinkopf
Grace Wen
Fabian Wendenburg
Shay Wester
Elizabeth Willis
Holger Wilms
Makiko Yamamoto
Polina Zajkova
On November 24, 2011, Janika Albers (BC06/DC07, Germany) passed away as a result of an accident while on holiday. She was a person of tremendous energy and determination, a dedicated member of the Bologna community and a much-valued member of Oxford Analytica where she had worked since completing her SAIS degree. Over the years, she not only spearheaded a number of important projects, but also collaborated closely with other SAIS alumni and members of the faculty (in particular with Professors Mahrukh Doctor and Erik Jones).

On March 11, 2012 many of Janika's friends gathered in Washington, D.C. to share memories about her and remember the many rich experiences shared with Janika both during their years together at SAIS and after their graduation. A link to the event is posted on Facebook.

Following Janika's untimely death, both her classmates from Bologna (Class of 2006) and her family began exploring ways to honor Janika's memory. The Class of 2006 decided to undertake the project that Janika was organizing with Professor Erik Jones at the time of her passing. Political Risk was one of Janika's strongest interests and the goal of this initiative is to help support the organization of a yearly memorial Lecture on Political Risk to be held at the Bologna Center.

Since its inception, the initiative has had an incredible success and the initial goal - to raise $6,500 and support the first Janika Albers Memorial Lecture - has been reached in three months. Now the initiative is ongoing with the long term goal to create an endowed Fund as to honor in perpetuity Janika's memory with each new Bologna Center generation.

Since 2013, eleven Janika Albers Memorial Lectures have been organized. See past events below for details.

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In 2021, to celebrate their 15th anniversary the class leaders decided to build on what they started ten years ago when they raised money for the first Janika Albers Memorial Lecture on Political Risk.

They launched a new fundraising drive to endow a perpetual Bologna Class of 2006 Tribute Fund which, once established, will support in addition to the annual conference many other activities for the benefit of SAIS Europe students.

Classmates who are interested in joining this meaningful initiative should contact the Bologna Center Development Staff or the class leaders:

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