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.



Saadat Musabaeva

Saadat Musabaeva

International Peace Studies, 2023

Kyrgyzstan

Saadat Musabaeva holds a BA in international and comparative politics from the American University of Central Asia. She has five years of professional experience in international development with focus on peace and security. Saadat has been engaged with regional and local organizations such as Concept Realisation, UNICEF, Fair and Sustainable Development Solutions and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). 

Before coming to Notre Dame, Saadat worked as a monitoring and evaluation specialist at the Politico-Military Department of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where she monitored and evaluated a portfolio of projects on combatting terrorism, preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism; strengthening cross-border security, cooperation and economic connectivity; arms control, and nonproliferation; combatting organized crime and drug trafficking; developing a service-oriented law enforcement system; strengthening democratic governance; and youth development for promotion of peace and security. As a master of global affairs student, Saadat is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.