New Degree Brings International Flavor to Notre Dame

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(photo courtesy University of Notre Dame) (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)

The Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame will host its inaugural class of Master of Global Affairs students this fall. The university says the 38 students, who were chosen from more than 300 applicants, represent 21 countries and will each receive fellowships as part of the program.

Scott Appleby, dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs, says, in addition to the fellowships, the students will receive foundation support and funding from a variety of institutes and the university. Three of the students are also Fulbright grant recipients.

"We are tremendously excited to welcome a talented, diverse and truly global group of students," said Ted Beatty, associate dean for academic affairs. "We see in their applications a depth and range of experience and a real passion for working on global challenges — from conflict and peace to development, migration and human rights, from international education to good governance and global issues more broadly — that is both impressive and humbling."

The two-year degree program aims to "prepare highly skilled, effective and ethical professionals for careers in government, nongovernmental and civil society organizations, and the private sector," according to Notre Dame. 

The students coming to the South Bend campus this fall come from Afghanistan, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Iran, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Tajikistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Ukraine, the United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

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