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.

Zakira Rasooli

Zakira Rasooli

International Peace Studies, 2024


Zakira Rasooli is an Afghan human rights activist who most recently worked as a country representative for iProbono, a legal organization strengthening civil society, representing people in need and advocating for justice. In 2019, she co-founded Afghanistan Unites, a grassroots conflict transformation youth movement that promotes nonviolence and peace. Zakira has seven years of experience working for peace and women and children’s rights in Afghanistan with national and international nongovernmental organizations and institutions. She has also worked as a researcher on peacebuilding, security challenges, and women’s participation in peacebuilding in Afghanistan. 

Zakira graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration and a minor in law from the American University of Afghanistan. At the Keough School, Zakira aims to deepen her knowledge and skills in conflict resolution. As a master of global affairs student, she is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.