Global Affairs Concentration

The Career You Want. The Skills You Need.

The Global Affairs curriculum provides graduates the foundation for careers in global policy analysis, public management outside of the United States as well as management of international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Students in the Global Affairs concentration will increase their understanding of:

  • The functioning of international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the shaping of governance and civil society around the world
  • Policy dynamics in key global issue areas such as human rights, security, development and environment
  • Challenges of public administration in countries with different cultures, histories and political regimes.

Study Under Distinguished Faculty Experts

Rey Koslowski Jeffery Straussman Brian Nussbaum Zsofia Barta
Rey Koslowski Jeffrey Straussman Brian Nussbaum Zsofia Barta
David Guinn Kamiar Alaei James Steiner Gina Volynsky
David Guinn Kamiar Alaei James Steiner Gina Volynsky
Niloufer Siddiqui      
Niloufer Siddiqui      

Specialty Global Affairs Courses

  • PAD 558 Intelligence and US National Security Policymaking
  • PAD 577 Information Technology, Globalization and Governance 
  • PAD 583 Global Governance 
  • PAD 586 Health and Human Rights: an Interdisciplinary Approach
  • PAD 605 Politics of Migration and Membership
  • PAD 661 Comparative and International Public Management
  • POS 554 Political Violence, Insurgency, and Terrorism 
  • RINT 501 Global Governance
  • RINT 502 Economics for Global Affairs
  • RINT 505 Global Security
  • RINT 511 International Law
  • RINT 512 Human Rights
  • RINT 513 Global Environment: Politics and Policy
  • RINT 531 Government Information Strategy and Management: Comparative and International Perspectives
  • RINT 533 Global Non-profit Management
  • RINT 541 Homeland Security in Comparative and International Perspective
  • RINT 543 Political Violence, Insurgency and Terrorism
  • RINT 584 American Foreign Policy Formulation & Implementation
  • RINT 599 Selected Topics in International Affairs: International Development Project Management
  • RINT 599 Selected Topics in International Affairs: International Development in Conflict Zones
  • RINT 599 Selected Topics in International Affairs: International Conflict and Resolution
  • POS 561 Nationalism and Nation-Building 
  • POS 566 Ethnic Conflict 
  • POS 571 International Political Economy 
  • POS 582 Global Security 
  • POS 584 American Foreign Policy Formulation and Implementation 
  • POS 586 Health and Human Rights: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • PLN 510 Globalization and International Planning Practice 
  • EAPS 666 Comparative Education Policy 

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