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.

Arthur Joseph Ssembajja

Arthur Joseph Ssembajja

Sustainable Development, 2022


Arthur is a master of business administration and master of global affairs (MBA/MGA) dual degree candidate, concentrating in business leadership, strategy, entrepreneurship and sustainable development. At Notre Dame he has worked as a graduate assistant to Professor Michael Morris and a student-athlete monitor and tutor. Through Professor Morris’s South Bend Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program, Arthur has offered consulting support to 45 local ventures. In the summer of 2020, he interned at Notre Dame’s IDEA Center as a de-risking analyst. 

Before coming to Notre Dame, Arthur worked as director of studies in a Catholic high school in Uganda. He holds a BA in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome and a master of religious and theological studies from Makerere University in Uganda. Arthur is a Catholic priest ordained by the Diocese of Kasese in Uganda. After graduate school, he hopes to work in international development and management strategy consulting. He loves to play and watch soccer, travel, and listen to music. Arthur is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship