The Graduate Center of the MGA opened its doors in August 2017 to train future leaders in diplomacy, international relations, politics, government, public policy, law and development, dispute settlement, and rule of law. To this end, the Master in Global Affairs Program provides the contextual perspectives for becoming a successful, well-rounded, and ethically grounded professional in one of the many fields shaping global relations.
The MGA follows a teaching model that is based on lectures, guided research (working toward the composition of a final thesis), or practical internships in multilateral organizations, NGOs, corporations, and national governments. By bringing together a select group of participants from around the world, we are able to provide knowledge and learning in the areas of International Relations and International Cooperation/Global Affairs. The academic program is complemented by a number of cultural activities, such as excursions and institutional visits, debates, readings, guest lectures, and fine arts presentations. Ultimately, the program will give students a strong and robust academic background, a solid foundation in International Relations skills, and a genuinely multi-ethnic and multi-cultural experience.
Faculty members are scholars and skilled practitioners, including former officers of the United Nations and other international and regional organizations, international attorneys, leaders of NGOs and private-sector corporations, diplomats and government officials, activists from social society, economists, and a group of accredited university professors from all over the world. Working closely with these experts, the students will acquire the knowledge and the tools to develop and to implement strategic solutions that address critical global problems.