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.

Nicolas Chehade

Nicolas Chehade

Global Affairs + Specialization (offered through 2022), 2023


Nicolas Chehade is a clinical psychologist-in-training. He has worked for the past seven years with humanitarian organizations dedicated to alleviating the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon. His past work has focused on gender-based violence protection, child protection, and mental health, and he has worked with children, youth, and adults from Syria, Palestine, and Iraq. Nicolas is co-founder of MomAdvice, a telephone-based application that connects parents with child counselors, speech therapists, and child psychiatrists. 

For the past two years, Nicolas has worked as a humanitarian research coordinator at Médecins du Monde in France, focusing on a clinical trial testing telephone-based psychotherapy for children. Following the August 2020 explosion in Beirut, he worked as a mental health program manager for a community center in one of Beirut’s most affected areas. Nicolas aims to support the formation of global health and mental health-focused policies that serve the needs of diverse communities. As a master of global affairs student, he is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship.