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Grove Haines Professorship

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Established in 1992 by the widow and friends of Dr. Haines

HainesGroveGROVE HAINES was the visionary founder of the Bologna Center, which opened doors in 1955. Through his indefatigable efforts, SAIS was able to establish an international campus at which American and European students could dialogue on the international issues of the day.

Following his retirement in 1972, he received the Medal of Honor of the Federal Republic of Germany. He was similarly honored by the governments of Austria and Italy. Dr. Haines, who died in 1976, is remembered for instilling in those who worked and studied at the Bologna Center a sense of purpose about their role in helping to rebuild the world and unite Europe following World War II.

In recognition of his accomplishments, a C. Grove Haines Professorship was established at SAIS Europe upon his death in 1992 by his widow and friends. In 2020, thanks to the pivotal contribution of JHU trustee and SAIS Europe Advisory Council chairman James Anderson (B’81) the Professorship endowment was considerably increased and in 2021 Mark Gilbert, Professor of History and International Studies, was named the first C. Grove Haines Professor at SAIS Europe.


Held by Mark Gilbert

MARK GILBERT is Professor of History and International Studies at SAIS Europe. He was educated (B.A. hons Politics, 1983) at Durham University and was awarded a PhD in contemporary history by the University of Wales (1990). Before joining SAIS, he was associate professor in contemporary history and international studies at the University of Trento and lecturer in European studies at the University of Bath. He began his academic career as assistant professor of political science at Dickinson College. Gilbert has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies since 2015. He served as Chair of the 2018 Cundill Prize. He is currently working on a book entitled “Italy Reborn: From Fascism to Democracy.” The book will be published by Penguin/Allen Lane, Rizzoli and W.W. Norton in 2024.