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.

Zhanaiym Kozybay

Zhanaiym Kozybay

Sustainable Development, 2021


Zhanaiym Kozybay recently interned at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Department of Public Relations and Communication. She served as the agency’s primary interface with the public at the world fair EXPO 2017 Astana, sharing her knowledge on the future of nuclear power and its relationship to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Zhanaiym, who is fluent in Russian and Kazakh, graduated cum laude from Nazarbayev University with a BA in political science and international relations. She is interested in analyzing various approaches, including top-down public policy and bottom-up social entrepreneurship, to promote sustainable development. As a student, Zhanaiym was the recipient of a Katter Family Fellowship.