Second master of global affairs class includes 34 students from 18 countries

The 34 students in the Keough School’s second master of global affairs class, now halfway through their first semester, come from 18 countries and bring diverse academic backgrounds and professional experiences with them to Notre Dame.

Members of the Class of 2020 hail from Argentina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey, Uganda, the United States, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. They have earned degrees in academic disciplines ranging from economics to engineering to English literature, and their professional backgrounds include accountancy, interreligious dialogue, journalism, nuclear disarmament, grassroots peace and justice work, and social entrepreneurship.

The class also includes three returned U.S. Peace Corps volunteers, students who served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, World Teach, and the Maryknoll Teachers Program, and three Notre Dame graduates.

“We are tremendously excited to welcome another dynamic and diverse class of master of global affairs students,” said Ted Beatty, associate dean for academic affairs. “Our students come from around the world, bringing with them extensive professional experience, a thirst for learning, and a desire to contribute to the greater good.”

Fellowship support for the Master of Global Affairs Class of 2020 is provided by the family of Donald R. Keough, Paul and Regina Rogalski, and the Coca-Cola Foundation.

Institute support for student fellowships is provided by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, and the McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business.

The Master of Global Affairs is a two-year degree designed to prepare highly skilled, effective, and ethical professionals for careers in government, nongovernmental and civil society organizations, and the private sector. The Keough School of Global Affairs welcomed its inaugural master’s class in the fall of 2017.

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Contact: Becca Méndez, associate director, Master of Global Affairs, 574-631-9073,

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