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 The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

The Johns Hopkins University


The Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies

1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20036



The Philip Merrill Center hosts small seminars bringing together a small group of people from varying political and professional backgrounds, including government officials, military officers, and policy experts as well as senior academics and journalists to focus on issues of national concern. The off-the-record nature of the discussions facilitate a freely flowing dialogue.


Unlike large conferences or symposia, these meetings bring top leaders, academics, and others into direct discussions in a small seminar environment for several hours, with continual interaction and challenges to assumptions. The discussions have great value in themselves, both through the interaction and for the insights gained on the many factors affecting policy.

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