SAIS Next Europe

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"Unity and diversity, and never one without the other -- isn't this the very secret of our Europe?
-- Albert Camus

What's new on the Old Continent? Will Europe ever speak with one voice? Should it? Has it become a musty irrelevance, or does it offer lessons for America and the world? What do Europeans stand for and where does Europe end? Who's in? Who's out? And why? What do Europeans think of the U.S., and why does that matter?


Europe is changing so fast it's hard to keep up. Making sense of a dynamic continent requires fresh perspectives and new voices. That's what Next Europe is all about. Our team is comprised of more than fifty students, scholars and practitioners from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). We are one of the world's leading graduate schools of international affairs, educating students for professional careers in government, business, journalism, international organizations, academia and nonprofits. SAIS is truly international, with campuses on three continents -- in Washington, DC, Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China - that attract students from throughout the world. I am a professor at the school and direct our Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR).

Next Europe is an international experiment in collaborative journalism. It will draw on the insights of an emerging generation comfortable with Europe's languages, familiar with its history, and thinking about its future. Our contributors will tell us what they're hearing, what they're seeing, what they're experiencing -- on-the-ground, across the continent, and from around the world.

Next Europe will offer a wide sweep of news and opinion about things European. We'll be trying a lot of new ways to tell our stories. We hope you'll join our running discussion of where Europe is headed and why that's important to the United States. Add your voice to our debates. Give us your insights, your reactions, your critiques. We look forward to the ride.

Dan Hamilton


The content, views and opinions appearing on Next Europe were created and researched by individual contributors and do not represent content, positions or views endorsed by the Johns Hopkins University or any of its schools, programs or affiliates. In addition, the university does not endorse any product, and receives no remuneration for its participation in this Web site.

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