May 21, 2012

Bologna Center and Oxford Analytica to honor SAIS grad

Janika Albers was a cherished member of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center community and Oxford Analytica Ltd., where she had worked since completing her SAIS degree in Washington in 2007. Following Albers’ untimely death in November, her Bologna 2006 classmates and her colleagues gathered to discuss initiatives to commemorate her. This month, the Bologna Center announced that The Janika Albers Memorial Internship with Oxford Analytica Advisory Practice, funded by Oxford Analytica Ltd., will begin this summer, and the Janika Albers Memorial Lecture, funded by the SAIS Bologna Center Class of 2006, will be held at the center in 2013.

The Class of 2006 hopes to raise 5,000 Euro (approximately $6,500) to help support the organization of the first memorial lecture, which will focus on political risk, one of Albers’ strongest interests; the long-term goal is to create an endowed fund. Classmates and friends of Albers’ who are interested in joining the initiative should email