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Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Establishes Program in Greece

A grant to CTY from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will allow the Center for Talented Youth in collaboration with Anatolia American College to start the CTY in Thessaloniki. The center, which will offer programs for bright students throughout Greece and Southeastern Europe, will welcome its first students in the summer of 2014.

Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University

The annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University is returning to the Homewood campus this month, with several prominent speakers scheduled to appear during the spring semester under the theme, “From the Front Line to the Bottom Line.” Retired Gen. Stanley McChyrstal, who most recently served as commander of the International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, will open the lecture series on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Vali Nasr Named Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS

Vali R. Nasr, a leading scholar, foreign policy adviser to Democratic and Republican administrations, and commentator on international relations, has been appointed dean of The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University

The annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University has returned with several prominent speakers scheduled to visit the Homewood campus during the spring semester.

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Engineers Without Borders to Showcase Humanitarian Projects

Members of the Johns Hopkins University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-JHU) — who have launched humanitarian efforts in Ecuador, Guatemala and South Africa — will discuss their work at the group’s annual showcase on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Media Advisory: A market solution for the Falkland Islands

Should the disputed Falkland Islands be returned to Argentina? In his latest article for Globe Asia, titled “The Falklands and other dangerous disputed territories – a market solution,” Steve Hanke, a professor of applied economics at The Johns Hopkins University, writes that a market solution could help Britain and Argentina avoid another war.

Time for a Change? Johns Hopkins Scholars Say Calendar Needs Serious Overhaul

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have discovered a way to make time stand still — at least when it comes to the yearly calendar. Using computer programs and mathematical formulas, Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Steve H. Hanke, an applied economist in the Whiting School of Engineering, have created a new calendar in which each new 12-month period is identical to the one which came before, and remains that way from one year to the next in perpetuity.

Untrusting Negotiators End Up ‘Paying a Price’

Why do people from different cultures negotiate in different ways? New research shows that different levels of trust account for these divergent strategies, with negotiators from less trusting cultures engaging in behaviors that lead to poor outcomes.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Muslim and Jewish Students to Host 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at Johns Hopkins

On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, three student groups – the JHU Muslim Association, Hopkins Hillel and S.E.E.D. (Students Educating and Empowering for Diversity) – will conduct a candlelight memorial service for the lives lost and present four scholars who will speak on the significance of the event.

10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks: Johns Hopkins University Sources Available

Reporters may want to consider some of the following Johns Hopkins University scholars as potential sources for stories about how the world has changed 10 years after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Einhorn to Retire Next Year as Dean of SAIS

Jessica P. Einhorn, dean of The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, will retire at the end of the coming academic year, she announced today.

Counting the Volunteers the World Counts On

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies announced today the release of a new manual to help statistical agencies around the world track the amount, type and value of volunteer work in their countries.

Futures Seminars to Determine Academic Direction at Johns Hopkins

Ten distinguished cognitive neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists and linguists from top institutions across the country will gather at Shriver and Mason halls this week to discuss what promise to be the most exciting new developments in the study of the mind and brain over the coming decade. Sponsored by the departments of Cognitive Science and Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, this seminar will do more than stimulate discussion: It will create a blueprint for the future of cognitive and brain sciences at The Johns Hopkins University. This event is the seventh in a series of Futures Seminars that began in September with the Classics Department and has included sessions for the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Anthropology and History; the Humanities Center; and the Film and Media Studies program. By this time next year, 21 Futures Seminars comprising every department, discipline and program in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences will have been held, according to Katherine Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean of the school.

Johns Hopkins Students to Raise Funds through “Saturday for Haiti” Activities

To raise money for Haiti earthquake relief efforts, Johns Hopkins student organizations have organized a daylong series of events involving music, dancing, food and athletics on Saturday, Feb. 20, on the university’s Homewood campus. The overall theme is “Saturday for Haiti.”

Foreign Affairs Symposium kicks off Feb. 2 at Johns Hopkins

With a lineup of big-name speakers and a new, interactive Web site, the annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium is returning to the Homewood campus this week, with a talk by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Shriver Hall Auditorium.

Johns Hopkins sources for stories on the Haiti earthquake

For stories related to the earthquake in Haiti, consider the following sources from The Johns Hopkins University. Listed with each source is a brief description of his or her area of expertise.

A panel discussion titled “U.S., Afghanistan and Pakistan: Moving Forward”

President Obama is scheduled tonight to announce his strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in response, three student groups at Johns Hopkins have organized a panel discussion for Thursday night, reflecting the discussions happening nationwide on the topic.

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