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.

Deeba Farhat

Deeba Farhat

Governance and Policy, 2024


Deeba Farhat, a Kashmiri by origin, has served as an officer of the Indian Revenue Service and has worked with the ministry of finance in India’s government. As a civil servant, she has years of expertise in public finance and also has vast financial and legal knowledge in governance and policy.

Deeba has managed key portfolios in domestic and international taxation wherein she has interacted in a professional capacity with those in leadership roles for multinational corporations. She possesses diverse experience ranging from human resource management within the government to implementation of developmental programs in rural areas. Moreover, she has volunteered with organizations in the education sector, particularly those serving women. Her academic interests focus on public finance, development economics, international taxation, administrative law, and public policy. As a master of global affairs student, Deeba is the recipient of a McKenna Center Fellowship.