Ambassador Hosts Johns Hopkins-SAIS Dean and Alumni in Jakarta

On the evening of June 22, Ambassador Blake hosted a reception for Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Dean and former State Department Senior Advisor Dr. Vali Nasr at his residence. Attendees included Indonesian and American SAIS alumni, awardees from the Government of Indonesia sponsored LPDP program funding graduate studies at top universities around the world, and LPDP staff interested in SAIS’ programs and curriculum. During their remarks, Ambassador Blake recalled his time as a SAIS student and Dr. Nasr described new programs and initiatives across regional and functional disciplines at SAIS and the school’s desire to increase student body representation from Southeast Asia, including Indonesia.