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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



Speaker Series

In the 1940s and 1950s, radio and television programs like "You Are There," "Hear it Now," and "See it Now," sought to harness the journalistic immediacy of narration by Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite while educating the broader public about historical events. 


The You Were There Lecture Series seeks, on a smaller scale, to do the same for Strategic Studies students. 


The series brings policymakers involved in key national security decisions to Johns Hopkins SAIS to discuss the events they have witnessed and to hold a small dinner engagement with students and select faculty to drill down deeper into the topic and teach students about decision-making in times of crisis. 


Past Speakers

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