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.

Marla Zgheib

Marla Zgheib

Global Affairs + Specialization (offered through 2022), 2023


Marla Zgheib has served as a national junior professional at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, where she enhanced the tribunal’s contributions to peace and justice in local communities. She also has worked as a volunteer researcher for Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP) Weapons, strengthening female participation in disarmament work and using open source platforms to detect states’ activities related to weapons use.

Marla holds a BA in political studies with minors in international law, human rights, and citizenship from the American University of Beirut. As an undergraduate, she initiated a community project to reduce inequalities in the Lebanese educational system. Marla holds an MA in international studies and diplomacy from SOAS University of London. Funded by a SAID Foundation scholarship, she focused on nonproliferation and arms control in the Middle East. As a master of global affairs student, she is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and a Keough Family Fellowship.