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Upcoming Events

Connecting the worlds of research and policymaking to fuel discovery, dialogue, and global democracy.

Apr 22, 2024 9 - 11 a.m. EDT

HBHI Earth Day with HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra

The Hopkins Business of Health Initiative welcomes Xavier Becerra, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, for a fireside chat about health and climate—the threat to human health, the challenge of environmental justice, and the Biden administration’s unprecedented efforts to help hospitals and health systems reduce their own considerable carbon footprint.

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Apr 23, 2024 1 - 2 p.m. EDT

Sudan's Path Forward: Peace, Transition, and Humanitarian Response

This roundtable discussion aims to bring together diverse stakeholders—including policymakers, practitioners, academics, and media representatives—to explore solutions and chart a path forward for Sudan. Students and emerging leaders with a focus on African studies, international relations, and humanitarian affairs will also be included, fostering the inclusion of future generations invested in Sudan’s development.

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The Latest

News and fresh insights, straight from the experts at Johns Hopkins University.


‘Not fluff:’ Exploring the evolving role of the first lady

Authors Katie Rogers and Anita McBride discuss the changing nature of the job, from Eleanor Roosevelt to Jill Biden.

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How science can help countries forge unlikely connections

By finding common ground in science, nations with otherwise strained relationships can build ties and establish friendships, says Nobel laureate and science diplomat Peter Agre.

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The vital connection between the Amazon basin and global security

Guyana President Mohamed Irfaan Ali joins environmental experts to discuss threats to this indispensable natural resource.

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White House drug czar: Increasing methadone access in prison is the ‘right thing’

New policies are making it easier for incarcerated individuals to access treatment for substance use disorder, which could potentially save thousands of lives each year.

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As tensions rise with China, U.S. should focus on commonalities, not differences

U.S.-China ties should be viewed as the relationship between two societies, not just two states, says author and SAIS professor emeritus David M. Lampton.

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Three ways researchers are using machine learning to enhance our understanding of the human body

Using technology powered by artificial intelligence, scientists are able to visualize biological processes and gain valuable insights into potential treatments for a range of diseases and disorders.

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Supply chains could feel ripple effects from Baltimore’s Key Bridge collapse

Operations management expert Tinglong Dai discusses the impact of the collapse for consumers, suppliers, and the economy.

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What to know about a possible TikTok ban

Johns Hopkins cybersecurity expert Anton Dahbura explains the proposed regulation and the threats the app could pose to Americans.

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Democracy under duress: Panelists discuss coups in Africa

United Nations Development Programme report on military coups in Africa details precipitating factors and gauges public opinion across eight countries.

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Three opportunities for Latin America to help address pressing global issues

Ilan Goldfajn, president of the Inter-American Development Bank, discusses the potential for Latin America to lead on clean energy, food insecurity, and conservation.

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Is Putin a weak strongman? The difficult balancing act of Russia’s personalist autocracy

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, a seemingly iron-fisted grip on power comes at a cost, says author and expert Timothy Frye.

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New National Science Foundation program seeks to bolster tech nationwide

Ten teams across 18 states receive share of $150M investment in strategically important industries, including semiconductors, regenerative medicine, and energy storage.

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How to prepare the U.S. workforce for the Quantum Age

International and domestic experts lay out steps the U.S. can take now to better prepare its workforce for the coming transformation.

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What’s next for AI in Congress? Sens. Mark Warner and Todd Young get the wheels turning

Lawmakers discuss regulatory approaches to the rapid evolving technology, the threat of AI to the stock market, and questions surrounding privacy and copyright.

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K.T. Ramesh: We need to accelerate and broaden AI research

AI researcher and engineer explains how he’s using AI tools and why we need AI regulation.

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After Alabama’s ruling on IVF, what’s next for the rest of the U.S.?

The ruling that frozen embryos are children could set the stage for a national fetal personhood law, but restricting IVF is unpopular among lawmakers and the general public, Hopkins bioethicist Ruth Faden says.

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Why the U.S-South Korea relationship should be a priority

“We’re going to be stronger if we’re standing together,” U.S. Rep. Ami Bera says, noting such relationships are critical at a time of global disruptions.

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Do sanctions actually work? Experts evaluate the efficacy of this widely used foreign policy tool

A new book, “How Sanctions Work: Iran and the Impact of Economic Warfare,” explores the impact of sanctions through Iran to examine if the foreign policy tool meets intended objectives.

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U.K. secretary of state for justice: The rules-based order is under attack

Alex Chalk warns that rising authoritarianism around the globe is causing geopolitical instability and threatens to undermine the rule of law.

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Samantha Power: How USAID is building climate resilience

The USAID administrator urges public and private investment to better prepare the planet for climate change.

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What you need to know about security in the Black Sea

The Black Sea holds tremendous strategic importance amid the war between Russia and Ukraine and also promises economic opportunity for surrounding nations.

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3 reflections on The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 75th anniversary

Navi Pillay, former UN high commissioner for human rights, reflects on the historic document.

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25 years after the Minority AIDS Initiative, there’s still a long way to go

Rep. Maxine Waters says funds must be redirected to minority-led organizations in order to best address significant health disparities.

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5 things to know about the future of tech

Emerging technologies are rapidly changing our world, presenting both challenges and opportunities.

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3 facts about America’s changing suburbs

With the nation’s suburbs transforming rapidly, suburban schools are increasingly facing many of the same challenges as their urban counterparts.

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Chairman of Joint Chiefs on how the U.S. can maintain military edge

In his first public remarks, Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. calls on government, industry, and academia to innovate and collaborate to solve the pressing challenges facing the nation and world.

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Rep. Krishnamoorthi: Time to rethink our approach with China

‘We were wrong’: Illinois Democrat says U.S. must shed outdated assumptions, look inward.

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Three (GOP-inspired) steps to rebuild trust in elections

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and other Republican leaders lay out what needs to happen before the 2024 election.

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NYT’s David Leonhardt on the American Dream

Increasingly the promise and prosperity of a better future seem out of reach for the majority of Americans, particularly those without a college degree, journalist and author says in conversation about his new book.

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Is panda diplomacy over?

For the first time in over 50 years, the panda enclosure at the National Zoo will be empty. What does that mean for U.S.-China relations?

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What dissidents want you to know about the fight for their lives

Dissidents living in the U.S. share their stories to raise awareness about how the fight for freedom around the world begins here.

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Biden administration issues executive order regulating artificial intelligence

Johns Hopkins cybersecurity expert Anton Dahbura discusses the sweeping order meant to harness the potential—and anticipate the risks—of artificial intelligence.

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Director Mandy Cohen on three ways the pandemic has changed the CDC

The agency is communicating with more urgency, even as it gathers information, and working to develop reliable tests more quickly.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Four ways to advance women in leadership positions

The author of “We Should All Be Feminists” offers advice on achieving equality during inaugural Women’s International Leadership Summit.

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City leaders reimage what's possible for downtowns

Elected officials and other city leaders have an opportunity to revitalize their downtowns and invest in their communities.

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Taming inflation in the U.S.

Economist Laurence Ball discusses the Fed’s next move and whether it can achieve the sought-after ‘soft landing.’

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Why local health departments are key to fighting climate change

Johns Hopkins assistant professor Mary Fox discusses the critical role these agencies play—and why they should be integrated in preparedness plans.

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Antony Blinken: The Post-Cold-War Era is over

Secretary of state was the inaugural speaker in the main auditorium at the new Hopkins Bloomberg Center in Washington, D.C.

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Why Washington's eyes are focusing on Southeast Asia

As the relationship between the U.S. and China grows more complex and strained, Southeast Asia is increasingly seen as a potential bulwark against China’s rising power.

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How can we tackle the teen mental health crisis

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proves what parents, caregivers, and teachers have known for a while: the nation’s adolescents are struggling. Hopkins adolescent health expert Tamar Mendelson has found promise in a school-based solution.

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Psychedelic drugs gain surprising bipartisan support

A wide range of policymakers are beginning to support the medical use of psychedelic drugs, which have shown promise in helping veterans struggling with PTSD, among other uses. Johns Hopkins researchers are working to understand why and how psychedelics can be used to treat mental illness.

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The Clock is ticking on TikTok regulation

Though TikTok users consider the app harmless fun, a growing number of cybersecurity experts and elected officials aren’t so sure, noting that TikTok’s parent company, the Beijing-based ByteDance, has been accused of working with the Chinese government to censor content and could also collect sensitive data on users.

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