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.

Khuong “Max” Ngoc Nguyen

Khuong “Max” Ngoc Nguyen

Global Affairs + Specialization (offered through 2022), 2020


For two years, Khuong worked as a resident researcher at the Kettering Foundation, a think tank dedicated to the study of democracy in Dayton, Ohio. Later, he spent a year in Cuernavaca, Mexico, collaborating with Augsburg University in its marketing campaigns for its social justice-oriented study abroad programs. At the Keough School he is interested in learning more about international security. As a master of global affairs student, Khuong was the recipient of a Don & Marilyn Keough Fellowship.