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.



Christopher Jordan

Christopher Jordan

Global Affairs + Specialization (offered through 2022), 2023

United States

Christopher Jordan came to the Keough School from his most recent position with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago, he conducted economic research and promoted bilateral trade and investment between Japan and the Midwest United States. 

Christopher has worked in local government as an outreach coordinator for the office of US Representative Peter Roskam of Illinois. In this position, he deepened relationships with diaspora communities in Chicago’s western suburbs, assisting with issues relating to immigration and health care. He is interested in the study of language and culture and has lived and worked abroad as a middle school teacher in Taipei. Christopher studied politics, philosophy, and economics at Taylor University. As a master of global affairs student, he is the recipient of a Riley Fellowship.