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JHU Odyssey Fall Catalog Now Available Online

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The JHU Odyssey Program is pleased and excited to invite you to peruse our Fall 2014 Odyssey course offerings! Click here to easily view and download our entire Fall Catalog. Whatever your interests, Odyssey offers more than 50 noncredit courses, lectures, and workshops. For more information or assistance, or to register by phone, call 410-516-8516. read more…

Leithauser Named Chair of Writing, Science Writing, & Communication Programs

Brad Leithauser

Johns Hopkins has announced the appointment of a new academic chair of the MA in Writing Program, the two Science Writing Programs, and the MA in Communication Program: Writer Brad Leithauser, professor and Director of Graduate Education in The Writing Seminars, became chair on July 1. He oversees the academic efforts of the four programs, read more…

Podcast: The Rise and Fall of Intelligence

Michael Warner

Mark Stout, Director of the MA in Global Security Studies and the Certificate in National Security Studies, sits down with Dr. Michael Warner of our faculty to talk about his new book The Rise and Fall of Intelligence: An International Security History (Georgetown University Press, 2014). They discuss the development of intelligence over time, from read more…

Johns Hopkins Joins the FDA Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation

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Baltimore, M.D. – 5 May 2014: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health The Johns Hopkins University is joining the Food and Drug Administration’s Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI), the Agency’s academic partnership that promotes regulatory science. Faculty from the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Johns Hopkins read more…

Global Security Studies Student Participates in EU Delegation Event

Maurice Urbain

Located in the heart of Washington, DC, the Johns Hopkins Center for Advanced Governmental Studies is home to the MA in Global Security Studies (GSS) program. This unique program offers a flexible, part-time graduate degree in the most politically connected city in the world. The GSS program takes full advantage of all that Washington, DC read more…

Energy Policy & Climate Alum Published in an Elsevier Journal

Sarah Olexsak

Sarah Olexsak, a 2012 graduate of the MS in Energy Policy and Climate (EPC) program, recently published, “The electricity impacts of Earth Hour: An international comparative analysis of energy-saving behavior” in Energy Research & Social Science. Like many EPC students, Ms. Olexsak chose this degree program as an avenue to fine tune her technical skills read more…

Can we identify degrees of world crisis?

Dear Class, We talked about trying to draw useful distinctions between dimensions of severity in world crisis. There is a four-degree scale  for burns. Can we apply a comparable template to our world crisis historical case studies? Hence, a first degree world crisis is marked by surface damage only. World War II, for all its read more…

World Crisis: Theme-baskets — “Human themes”

[French Legionnaire, Central Mali)   Dear Class, Here are the six “Human themes” we covered last night. I have tried to take your second set of presentations and distill them into key sub-themes, or issues within each basket. This is just my take on the most significant things you identified in your talks. I will read more…

EPC Students Published in Journal of Science Policy & Governance

EPC Students Publish

The MS in Energy Policy and Climate (EPC) program culminates with the Capstone Project which brings together the science, technological, law and policy knowledge learned during a student’s coursework. This experience inspires many students to continue to research and publish in their field of study. Andrew Fishbein and Esmeralda Shpuza are two recent examples of read more…

A Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS) for World Crisis?

Dear Class, We have used four historical case studies of world systems in crisis and a popular literary sub-genre. This translates to 1-The sudden end of the Bronze Age, 2-The slow fade of the Greco-Roman world in late antiquity, 3-The Black Death-Little Ice Age big bang of the 14th century, 4-The 20-year world war crisis read more…