Meet MGA Students

Current students and alumni from the master of global affairs program in the Keough School of Global Affairs represent more than 60 countries including:

Afghanistan; Argentina; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belize; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Democratic Republic of Congo; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Ethiopia; Finland; The Gambia; Ghana; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Iran; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Mali; Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; Morocco; Myanmar; Nepal; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Pakistan; Palestine; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Sierra Leone; Singapore; South Africa; South Korea; Syria; Taiwan; Tajikistan; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; Ukraine; Uganda; the United Kingdom; the United States; Uzbekistan; Venezuela; Vietnam; Yemen; and Zimbabwe.

Our students bring a wealth of professional experience in international development, education, peacebuilding, environmental conservation, human rights, humanitarian assistance, journalism, and other fields. All students in the class have received fellowships thanks to a number of generous families, as well as foundation support and funding from institutes and the university more widely.

Alberto Solís-Castro

Alberto Solís-Castro

International Peace Studies, 2023


Alberto Solís-Castro holds a degree in political science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a degree in protection of human rights defenders and social activists from ​​Pablo de Olavide University in Spain. He is a peacebuilder with 15 years of experience in positive conflict transformation. 

Alberto is the former executive director of Serapaz, a nongovernmental organization created for mediation between the Zapatista armed indigenous movement and the Mexican government in 1996 and now dedicated to working with social movements in Mexico. Alberto has advised and accompanied social movements in more than 80 cases focused on defense of territory and natural common goods, forced disappearances, truth and justice, democratic conditions, and the defense of economic, social, and cultural rights. He also has experience in dialogues with high-level authorities such as presidents of Mexico, human rights defenders, organizations fighting against impunity, trade unions, student movements, and artists. As a master of global affairs student, Alberto is the recipient of a Thomas D. McCloskey Peace Fellowship.