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James B. Steinberg

JIM STEINBERG

Dean

James B. Steinberg is the tenth Dean of SAIS. Previously, he served as University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs and Law at Syracuse University, where he was Dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs for five years. Prior, he served as Deputy Secretary of State to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, from 2009-2011. From 2005-2008, Steinberg was Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Steinberg was vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. Mr. Steinberg was deputy national security advisor to President Bill Clinton from 1996 to 2000.

Steinberg’s most recent books are A Glass Half Full? Rebalance, Reassurance and Resolve and Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: US-China Relations in the 21st Century He has also authored Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of Presidential Power (Brookings 2008) with Kurt Campbell.

Steinberg received his A.B from Harvard College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.


 

Chiedo Nwankwor

CHIEDO NWANKWOR

Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs

Dr. Nwankwor is Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs and serves as a Lecturer and Director of SAIS Women Lead (SWL). Her primary areas of specialization are Comparative Politics with a focus on African politics, and Women and Gender Studies. Within women and gender studies, her research and teaching interests include women’s political participation with an emphasis on ministerial level politics in Africa, women’s health and health policy, feminist international relations, and the political economy of gender in Africa.



 

Filipe Campante

FILIPE CAMPANTE

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs

Filipe Campante is Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and at the Department of Economics at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. From 2019 to 2021, he served as the Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs at SAIS. Campante is interested in political economy, development economics, and urban/regional issues. His research looks at what constrains politicians and policy makers beyond formal checks and balances: cultural norms, institutions, media, political protest. In particular, his research has focused on how these informal constraints are affected by the spatial distribution of people and economic activity, by access to information, by the evolution of cultural norms, and by the structure of the economy.


 

Christopher Crosbie

CHRISTOPHER M. CROSBIE

Senior Advisor to the Dean

Christopher M. Crosbie is the Senior Advisor to the Dean at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. In this role, he assists the Dean in the development of strategic plans and oversees priority initiatives and projects, including the school’s move to 555 Pennsylvania Avenue. Previously, he was the Associate Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at SAIS. Prior to Johns Hopkins University, Christopher worked in the Obama administration, serving as Assistant to the Chief of Staff and Executive Associate Director in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at the White House, where he was responsible for issues ranging from international assistance to organizational management and development. He also served in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the U.S. Department of State and worked in the Northern Ireland Bureau at the British Embassy in Washington, DC. He holds a Master of Science in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelors in International Studies from American University’s School of International Service.


 

Khadija Hill

KHADIJA HILL

Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations

As associate dean for development and alumni relations, Khadija Hill leads SAIS’ development, constituent engagement, and donor communications efforts. Since joining SAIS in 2016, Khadija has held multiple development positions, most recently as the director of development responsible for leading the School’s major gift officers domestically and across Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as the corporate and foundation relations team partnering with faculty across SAIS.

Before joining Johns Hopkins, Khadija spent five years at Resources for the Future, first in research and grants administration, then developing an annual giving program, designing a campaign around leadership projects while managing the board of advisors. She began her career in finance and banking before transitioning to advancement. Khadija received her MS in international relations from Troy University and BS from the University of Georgia.


 

Khorey Baker

KHOREY BAKER

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Khorey Baker has served as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs since October 2021. He manages student support and crisis management, new student orientation, student diversity initiatives, off-campus housing and advises the Student Government Association (SGA) and other vibrant SAIS student organizations. Previously, Baker served for seven years as the SAIS Director of Student Life. He is a passionate higher education administrator with several years of experience working in student development at other institutions including Rhodes College, The Florida State University and George Mason University. A Florida native, he received a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Florida and a Master of Science in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Memphis. An active member of his professional community, Baker has served in leadership roles within the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) and is a member of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.


 

SIDNEY JACKSON

SIDNEY JACKSON

Assistant Dean of Global Recruitment and Enrollment

Since arriving in 2009, Sidney Jackson has provided strategic leadership and effective management of admissions for a range of duties related to enrolling high-achieving, passionate, and diverse students at the Washington, DC, Bologna, Italy and Hopkins-Nanjing campuses. His responsibilities include the design and implementation of marketing, recruitment, enrollment management and financial aid strategies, as well as cultivating faculty, student and alumni participation in recruiting activities for the school's degree programs. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins SAIS, Jackson served as Director of Marketing and Admissions for the Executive MBA program at Columbia Business School and Vice President for Diversity Recruiting at Morgan Stanley. Jackson is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) and currently chairs the university’s Admissions Director’s Working Group which coordinates outreach to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and minority-serving institutions in the Washington, DC and Baltimore regions. He holds a BA from Canisius College, MEd from Boston University, and MA from New York University.


 

JULIE MICEK

JULIE MICEK

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs 

Julie Micek oversees the Office of Academic Affairs that encompasses academic programming and services, advising, assessment, degree programs, non-degree and executive education, and summer and pre-term programs. She is responsible for curriculum and program planning, development and educational initiatives. She maintains and develops academic policies, services and programs that support students, administrators and faculty across the school and its campuses. Prior to working at Johns Hopkins SAIS, she was the Assistant Director of Student Activities at New York University overseeing student leadership, commuter issues, co-curricular programming, and advising over 200 student organizations. She has also worked in college marketing, representing Fortune 100 and 500 companies and products. She received her BA in communications from University of Maryland and her MA in student personnel administration in higher education from New York University.


 

MICHAEL G. PLUMMER

MICHAEL G. PLUMMER

Director of SAIS Europe, Eni Professor of International Economics

Plummer is currently president of the American Committee on Asian Economic Studies (ACAES); he serves as editor in chief of the Journal of Asian Economics and he is a nonresident senior fellow at the East-West Center. Prior to his current roles, he was appointed as head of the Development Division in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris from 2010 to 2012, and he was a tenured associate professor at Brandeis University. Plummer also served as an Asian Development Bank distinguished lecturer and team leader at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat for several projects. He led studies on the ASEAN economic community and development of the ASEAN regional bond market; he advised on ASEAN free-trade initiative; he was a lecturer and adviser to the Asian Development Bank; he was a team leader and adviser to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat (2001-2003); he was a member of the editorial Boards of World Development and the Asian Economic Journal; and he was an international advisory board member of the ASEAN Economic Bulletin. Plummer received a PhD in economics from Michigan State University.


 

ADAM K. WEBB

ADAM K. WEBB

American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Resident Professor of Political Science

Adam K. Webb is the American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC), where he also serves as Resident Professor of Political Science. He has been a faculty member since 2008. He previously taught at Princeton and Harvard and was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research interests cut broadly across political thought, globalization, and critiques of modernity. He has also engaged topics connected with politics on the ground, including social movements, alternative development, and public opinion on cosmopolitanism and the rise of China. He brings an international perspective to HNC and Sino-American relations, including a background of living in England, Spain, the US, and China, as well as doing fieldwork in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. He is the author of three books, including Beyond the Global Culture War (2006), A Path of Our Own: An Andean Village and Tomorrow’s Economy of Values (2009), and Deep Cosmopolis: Rethinking World Politics and Globalisation (2015). He is currently completing a book project laying out a traditional pluralist vision of future global constitutional order. He received his AB in Social Studies from Harvard and his MA and PhD in Politics from Princeton.

The board of advisors serves as a critical source of counsel to the dean in setting the course for the school’s future.

Membership is international in scope and is comprised of university trustees, alumni of the school, public and private sector leaders, and community members who share a commitment to preparing leaders in the field of international affairs. Members serve as ambassadors for the school, promoting its programs to external constituencies and working with school leadership to ensure its strength and advancement.

CHAIR
Lee S. Kempler
 ’91
Chief Operating Officer of Assured Investment Management

VICE CHAIR
Marijke Jurgens-Dupree
 '92
 

Robert J. Abernethy JHU ’62
President, American Standard Development Co.

Jeff Bell JHU ’88
CEO, LegalShield 

David H. Bernstein JHU ’57
Consultant, Carisam-Samuel Meisel Inc.

Ludovico Feoli
Executive Director, Center for Inter-American Policy & Research, Tulane University

Todd A. Fisher ’91
Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University

Pamela P. Flaherty ’68
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Citi Foundation

Peter A. Flaherty B ’67, ’68
Managing Director, Arcon Partners, LLC

Louis J. Forster JHU ’82, ’83 
Partner, Green Visor Capital

Jesse Friedlander '02
Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Des Voeux Partners

Valerie Gadala-Maria '13
Director, Unimar Financial Services 

Richard P. Gildea B ’83, ’84
Former Managing Director (Retired), J.P. Morgan

John Graham ’79
Chief Executive Officer, Liminal Partners Ltd.

Lt. Katherine S. Harvey, '11
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University

Timothy J. Jennison '91
Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Edward P. Joseph '81
Senior Fellow and Professional Lecturer, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Executive Director, National Council on US-Libya Relations

Dennis Lockhart '71 
Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School Distinguished Professor-of-the-practice, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech Principal, Navigation Capital Partners

Elizabeth Madigan Jost B '97, '98
Chief Operating Officer, Morgan Stanley Latin America

Jill McGovern
President, M&M Enterprises
Senior Consultant, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Richard R. Nijkerk '89
Director, Nijvest Asia, Nijkerk Group

Ned S. Offit JHU’87, ’93
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Offit Capital

L. Peter O’Hagan ’87
Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

Sarah B. O'Hagan '86
Co-Chair, International Rescue Committee

Anika Penn, '10
Unlisted Equities, Baillie Gifford

Kathleen M. Pike B ’81, JHU ’82, JHU ’83
Professor of Psychology, Executive Director and Scientific Co-Director, Global Mental Health Program, Columbia University

Sean Ryan ’93
Partner, A.T. Kearney

George Siguler
Managing Director, Siguler Guff & Company LP

Michael St. Germain JHU’14, B’14, ’15
Marketing Manager, Grow with Google

Gary M. Talarico ’83 
Managing Partner, Cora Street Partners

Michael D. White '76
Former Chairman and CEO, DIRECTV

The SAIS Europe Advisory Council is composed of distinguished leaders from Europe and the United States who represent the private, public, and non-governmental sectors. The council plays an important role in the life of the school by providing strategic advice and financial support. Council members also serve as informal ambassadors of SAIS Europe in their home countries and strive to enhance the school’s visibility worldwide.

Mr. James Anderson, Chairman (UK)
Chairman, KinnevikAB, Stockholm, Sweden
Partner, Baillie Gifford Investment Managers, Edinburgh, UK

Mr. Robert J. Abernethy (US) 
President, American Standard Development Company; President, Self Storage Management Company, Los Angeles, CA, US

Mr. Michael Bosco (US) 
Partner, Dentons, Rome, Italy 

Ms. Fiona Campbell (UK) 
Controller at BBC3, London, UK 

Mr. Marco dell'Aquila (Italy) 
Senior Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment, Bologna, Italy
Chairman, Inspiratia, London, UK 

Ms. Anne Erni (US) 
Chief People Officer, Audible Inc., New York, NY, US 

Mr. Martin Fraenkel (UK) 
Vice Chairman, S&P GlobalPlatts, London,U.K.

Mr. D. Cole Frates (US) 
Founder, Renewable Resources Group, Los Angeles, US 

Mr. Wilhelm Hemetsberger (Austria)
Chairman, Ithuba Capital AG, Vienna, Austria 

Dr. Thomas Jetter (Germany) 
Managing Director and Founding Partner, Digital+ Partners
Non-executive Director, Ananda Ventures, Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Kenneth H. Keller (US) 
Retired, Woodbury, MN, U.S.

Ms. Rachael Langdon (US) Junior Advisory Council Member
SAIS M.A. Graduate, 2020, Washington, D.C., U.S.

Lorenzo Marchetti (Italy) Junior Advisory Council Member
SAIS Europe MAIA Graduate 2021, Imola, Italy

Mag. Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny (Austria) 
Rector, Musik und Kunst Privatuniversitaet der Stadt Wien, Vienna, Austria 

Ms. Jill McGovern (US) 
President, M&M Enterprises
Senior Consultant, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University Washington, DC, US 

Dr. Eric D.K. Melby (US) 
Founding Partner, The Scowcroft Group, Washington, DC, US 

Ms. Naneen Neubohn (US) 
Retired, Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Banking, US, UK, France

Mr. John Parachini (US) 
Senior International Defense Researcher, RAND Corporation Arlington, VA, U.S.

Mr. Stefano Possati (Italy) 
President, Marposs S.p.A, Bentivoglio (BO), Italy 

Mr. Raffaele Santoro (Italy) 
Consultant, Boston, MA, US 

Mr. Robert Singer (US) 
Member of Board of Directors, Coty Inc., Tiffany & Co., and Panera Bread, Milan, Italy 

Mr. Thomas B. Tesluk (US)
CEO and Founder, Sequen Consulting LLC, New Canaan, CT, US

Mr. Dominique Thormann (US/France) 
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Renault Group, Paris, France

Mr. John Ulrich (US)
Vice President IB Coverage, J.P. Morgan Chase Investment Bank, London, UK

Mr. Romano Volta (Italy) 
President, Datalogic S.p.A, Calderera di Reno (BO), Italy 

Mrs. Alison von Klemperer (US) 
Consultant, Trustee, Carleton College 
Board member, Four Freedoms Park Conservancy 

Mr. Jack G. Wasserman (US) 
Lawyer, Director, Icahn Enterprises LP and Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. New York, NY, US 

Dr. Bonnie S. Wilson (US) Co-Chair of the SAIS Legacy Circle
Member of Board, Osgood Center for International Studies, Bethesda, MD, US 

Honorary Members

Prof. Giuseppe de Vergottini (Italy) 
Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Bologna 
Lawyer, Bologna and Rome, Italy 

Prof. Romano Prodi (Italy) 
President, Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation
Former President of the European Commission
Former Prime Minister of Italy, Bologna, Italy

Ex-Officio Members

Eliot A. Cohen (US)
Dean, SAIS and Professor of Strategic Studies Washington D.C., U.S.

Ronald J. Daniels (US)
President, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD, U.S.

Michael G. Plummer (US/Italy)
Director, SAIS Europe and ENI Professor of International Economics Bologna, Italy

The Hopkins-Nanjing Council serves as a critical source of advice and counsel to the dean in setting the overall course for the school’s partnership with Nanjing University. Membership is international in scope and is comprised of alumni, business and public sector leaders, and community members who share a commitment to the peaceful integration of China into the global system through education. Members serve as ambassadors for the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, promoting its programs to external constituencies and working with the HNC’s leadership to ensure its strength and advancement.

John Lipsky, Chair 
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS 
Former Acting Managing Director, IMF 

Quinn Campbell HNC '16 SAIS '17
Voodoo.io

Gerald Chan 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Morningside Technologies 
Director, Hang Lung Properties Ltd.  

Sunny Dupree 
Attorney Mediator 

David Frey ’95 
Management Consultant 

Alan G. Hassenfeld 
Chairman of the Executive Committee, Hasbro 
President, Hassenfeld Family Foundation 

F. Richard Hsu 
President, J.T. Tai and Co. Foundation 

Xinghong Hua HNC ’93 SAIS ’98 
Managing Director, Head of China Cerberus LP

Stephen O. Lesser SAIS ’63 
Educational Consultant

Jill McGovern 
President, M&M Enterprises
Senior Consultant, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University 

Peter D. Nickerson 
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Growth Link Trade Services Co. Ltd 

Julie Reinganum ‘79
Master Chair, Vistage International

Audie Wong
Executive Director, China-United States Exchange Foundation

Shirley S. L. Yang JHU ’99, ’01 
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 

Benjamin Yeung 
Executive Chairman, Far East Resources Group 
Chairman, Samuel Pollard Foundation