Thursday, January 24, 2019

  • Join the SAIS Women’s Alumni Network in celebration of Johns Hopkins SAIS and its 75th Anniversary with a special power lunch conversation featuring former SAIS Dean, Jessica Einhorn '70.  She will be discussing her trailblazing career path with Bloomberg News Journalist and Corporate Influence Team Leader Sara Forden B’87, ’88.  This signature gathering takes place at The Hamilton, 600 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005. Cost is $30 before Jan 17th; $35 afterwards.

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  • Join fellow SAIS alumni, friends, and current students from the Energy and Environment Club (EEC) for a happy hour in celebration of the 2019 Houston Energy Career Trek. This event is sponsored by the EEC, SAIS Global Careers, and the Houston SAIS alumni network at the residence of Kristof Abbeloos ’04. Food and beverages served. We thank Kristof Abbeloos ’04 and Caroline Allison ’00 for their contributions to and arrangements of this event.

    RSVP to Julie Nussdorfer at who will provide you with the address. 

  • Enjoy conversation and appetizers at happy hour with fellow alumni at Sonsei, 327 Newbury Street. Appetizers served. Cash bar.

    RSVP to Geetha Ramani ’98 at who will be there to greet you.

  • The JHU International Studies Program and the International Studies Affinity (Alumni) Group invite you to the Winter 2019 International Studies Alumni Happy Hour. If you missed our last happy hour back in November, now's your chance to reconnect with fellow alums, recent IS grads, and network with others within the IS community!

    The IS Program, together with a group of passionate alumni, created the International Studies Affinity Group to foster a deeper sense of interconnectedness within the Hopkins international studies community and to help current students develop their international affairs careers. Recognizing that international studies intersects with a range of other fields -- economics, political science, development, business, and tech, among others -- all Hopkins alumni interested in international studies-related fields are welcome to attend, regardless of one's completed major.

    Join us for a lite fare and your first drink on us -- we can't wait to reconnect!

    If you're a federal employee affected by the government shutdown, please email a copy of your ID to confirming which local DC event you'd like to attend, and we'll do our best to accommodate.

  • Hopkins Washington DC

    Join JHU alumni and guests for our annual Washington, D.C. holiday reception.  This year, we will gather downtown at Taco Bamba in Chinatown for a taco station, a guacamole station, and signature margaritas, wine and beer.  We will also be raffling off fun JHU memorabilia.  We hope to see you there!

    This event is nearing capacity - please contact the Office of Alumni Relations to secure your space at (800) 548-5481 (8:30am - 5:00pm EST). Our office is open Monday - Friday, with the exception of this upcoming Monday, January 21st for the MLK Holiday.  

    If you're a federal employee affected by the government shutdown, please email a copy of your ID to confirming which local DC event you'd like to attend, and we'll do our best to accommodate.

  • Enjoy an evening of networking with fellow Hopkins alumni in the Bay Area with a focus on tech, entrepreneurship, and innovation. In attendance will be the first cohort of Johns Hopkins undergraduate students studying tech and entrepreneurship in the Bay Area for intersession. Also featuring a panel moderated by the Whiting School of Engineering Benjamin T. Rome Dean, Ed Schlesinger with alumni Stephen Eisele (A&S '02), Vice President of Business Development for Virgin Orbit and Jonathan Hofeller (Engineering '02), Vice President of Commercial Sales for SpaceX to talk about spaceflight exploration from a start-up and technology lens as they share their journey as friends and colleagues that started at Homewood and took them (literally) to the stars.

    If you're a federal employee affected by the government shutdown, please email a copy of your ID to confirming which local event you'd like to attend, and we'll do our best to accommodate.

    Special thanks to Adrian Rich for welcoming us into his space for this event.

    Featured Speakers  

    Stephen Eisele is the Vice President Marketing and Entertainment for Space Services Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

    Steve previously served as Head of Sales and Marketing for Excalibur Almaz (EA), an international space exploration company created to provide routine, affordable access to and from space. He also worked as the Marketing Coordinator for the X PRIZE Foundation's Lunar Lander Challenge in 2007. 

    Prior to working with Excalibur Almaz and the X PRIZE Foundation, Steve worked as a Senior Analyst for DFI International (now Avascent Group) in Washington, DC, managing and researching numerous projects for Fortune 100 aerospace and defense firms.

    Steve holds a BA in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University and an MA in International Economics and Strategic Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where he received the William C.Foster Award for “sound scholarship and a record of distinguished service and leadership.” He also holds a Master's Certificate from the International Space University in Space Business.


    Jonathan Hofeller is the Vice President of Commercial Sales, SpaceX

    Jonathan is SpaceX’s Vice President of Commercial Sales, with primary responsibility for commercial business development efforts across the globe. He is also responsible for developing SpaceX’s approach to meet the growing demand of the secondary and small payload market. Mr. Hofeller joined SpaceX in 2007 and previously headed the company’s business development efforts in North America, Middle East and Asia—successfully expanding SpaceX’s customer base to include several new customers and regions.

    Prior to joining SpaceX, Mr. Hofeller worked at The Raytheon Company as a Senior Mechanical Engineer and designer on several optical satellite programs.

    Mr. Hofeller received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a degree in Technology Commercialization from USC’s Marshall School of Business. He is also a graduate of the International Space University’s Space Studies Program.


  • Join Johns Hopkins SAIS Senior Adjunct Professor Jacqueline Mazza, Johns Hopkins SAIS Latin American Studies Program (LASP) students and fellow alumni for a reception at Kartel Wine Bar, Address: 5/F, NO. 1, North Xiangyang Road, near Julu Lu. The event is open to alumni of JHU, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and the Hopkins Nanjing Center. LASP is sponsoring a study trip to Beijing and Shanghai from January 19-26, 2019. The trip will be led by Professor Mazza who will accompany a group of 12 SAIS graduate students to examine China’s economic and political relations with Latin America in the context of wider global trade, investment, and foreign relations trends.

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