Integrating Scholarship and Practice

Emmett Potts
MA ’17
Middle East Studies
First Year: SAIS Europe
Recipient of the “Best Performance” award at Johns Hopkins SAIS’ International Dinner

Emmett chose to attend Johns Hopkins SAIS to explore its unique combination of top scholarship and exposure to policymakers and practitioners of international affairs and economics. Emmett relished the opportunity to study in Bologna, Italy at the SAIS Europe campus where he was an editor on the SAIS Europe Journal of Global Affairs. Emmett is currently Web Editor of the SAIS Review of International Affairs, where he regularly interacts with leaders in academia and the policymaking community alike.

A Middle East concentrator, Emmett is writing a MA thesis on economic development in Oman based on original research. He hopes to attend a PhD program in international affairs or begin work in the policymaking community following graduation in spring 2017.

Emmett is also a classically trained baritone with a working repertoire of Italian opera arias, German lieder, and sacred music. Emmett regularly performs in vocal competitions and at St. Patrick’s Church in Washington, DC, and has performed nationally and internationally with vocal groups from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, including the Colgate Thirteen a cappella group.