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“The contemporary world is characterized by global upheaval resulting from differences in culture, values, history, and evolution. International studies need to focus on the confluence of these trends, permitting the development of a grand strategy. The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS will develop a multi-disciplinary approach to world order with special emphasis on historical and cultural evolution.”


Henry A. Kissinger

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies is pleased to introduce the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs. Established in October 2016 with the largest combined gift in the history of the school, the center is home to a distinguished faculty of scholars and practitioners working to address some of today’s most complex global challenges.


The return of great power politics and emerging new threats – from climate change to artificial intelligence and cyberwarfare – are reshaping international relations. The Kissinger Center aims to deepen our understanding of this changing strategic landscape through an historically-informed, interdisciplinary approach to the study of international affairs. This approach honors the legacy of Henry Kissinger, whose diplomatic achievements and erudition have inspired multiple generations of foreign policy professionals. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, the Kissinger Center is uniquely positioned to build on Johns Hopkins SAIS’ more than 75 years of excellence in scholarship and public engagement to prepare tomorrow’s global leaders.


Read a welcome letter from Francis J. Gavin, Director of the Kissinger Center.


People

Francis Gavin

Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and Director

Mary Elise Sarotte

Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies

Hal Brands

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor

Scholarship and Outreach

The Henry A. Kissinger Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristina Sphor will be the new Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Chair at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Made possible with support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Federal Foreign Office, the professorship will commemorate the long and deep friendship between Secretary Kissinger and Chancellor Schmidt and serve as a bridge between Germany and the United States. Five post doctoral fellows will join Professor Spohr to conduct research on the theme “the United States, Europe, and World Order."

The Kissinger Center is pleased to welcome Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill who will be joining the center as the Diller-von Furstenberg Professor.