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.



Emily Tatum

Emily Tatum

International Peace Studies, 2023

United States

Emily Tatum recently worked as a contractor with the US government, supporting offices across the US Department of Defense by coordinating policy workshops and crafting country-specific reports to further cultural competency. She holds BA degrees in international studies, Latin American studies, and political science with a minor in Spanish from Miami University in Ohio. During her undergraduate years, Emily interned with the US Department of State at the US Embassy in Quito, Ecuador. 

Emily’s passion for ethics and peacebuilding brought her to the Keough School of Global Affairs at Notre Dame, where she hopes to study both ideals and pragmatic solutions. As a master of global affairs student, Emily is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.