Miriam Psychas is interested in reconciliation processes and the development of cultures of peace. She earned BA degrees in sociology, history, and Latin American literature from Harvard College. After graduation she directed Harvard’s study abroad program in Havana. She later advocated for improved US-Cuba relations while working at the Center for Democracy in the Americas, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC. She also has lived and worked in Bogotá, Colombia, where she held several positions related to teacher engagement and education, human-centered design, and monitoring and evaluation for development projects. Miriam hopes her eclectic interests and international background will enable her to serve as a bridge between cultures and people. As a student, she was the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.
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.