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.

Juan Mosquera Sepúlveda

Juan Mosquera Sepúlveda

International Peace Studies, 2022


Juan has served as a United Nations Volunteer at UNICEF in Colombia, working on design, implementation, and monitoring of strategies to prevent armed violence against children and adolescents, especially child soldier recruitment. He also worked as a consultant in the same organization designing methodological tools for a nationwide mobilization strategy recruiting 2,000 adolescents to promote peacebuilding. He also worked for nearly four years in governmental organizations such as the Bogotá City Council, the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, and the Office of the Presidential Counsellor for Youth on policymaking related to peacebuilding and socioeconomic development. He also is fluent in Spanish, French, and German.

Juan holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the Universidad del Rosario, where he was awarded a scholarship for academic excellence and graduated first in his cohort. As a master of global affairs student, Juan is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.