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.



Emma Jackson

Emma Jackson

International Peace Studies, 2023

United States

Emma Jackson recently served as a consultant with the Fetzer Institute, managing a project to advance a shared sacred story across religious and spiritual traditions. She also has worked in the Secretary General’s Office at Religions for Peace, supporting executive leadership with constituency relations, partnerships, and organizational development. In this role, she worked with the world’s senior religious leadership, traveling to the Vatican, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates to facilitate dialogue initiatives, conferences, and other events. She collaborated with more than ninety national interreligious councils (including women and youth) and spearheaded the development of the Global Directory of Interreligious Councils.

Emma holds a BA in political science and international development with a minor in geography from McGill University. As a student, she served as the president of the Amnesty International student group and interned at nongovernmental organizations focused on human rights, peacebuilding, and development. As a master of global affairs student, Emma is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.

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