Kroc Institute welcomes 15 new Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies students

Author: Hannah Heinzekehr

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, part of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, has welcomed 15 new students pursuing a master of global affairs with a concentration in international peace studies (MGA-IPS). These students are part of the Keough School’s master of global affairs Class of 2024. 

"Once again, we welcome a cohort of students that bring a wealth of experience, amazing energy and a real sense of purpose,” said Susan St. Ville, director of the international peace studies concentration. “We look forward to learning from their contributions in the classroom and in day-to-day conversations."

MGA-IPS students come to Notre Dame with an array of professional experiences, having worked in diverse sectors and fields including gender studies, development, humanitarian aid, research analysis, law, environmental protection, peace processes, combating disinformation, human rights, global communications, and more. 

MGA-IPS students in the Class of 2024 come from 13 countries including Afghanistan, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iraq, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Syria, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Yemen. 

This year’s incoming students are:

  • Eskandar Ataallah, Syria
  • Matthew Bocanumenth, United States/ Colombia
  • Halkano Boru, Kenya
  • Noha Elsebaie, Egypt
  • Rawand Faeq, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
  • Adeela Firdous, Indian Administered Kashmir
  • Ciera Griffin, United States
  • Nasiba Hamidy, Afghanistan
  • Aung Myo Hein, Myanmar
  • Fatima Faisal Khan, Pakistan
  • Aleithia Low, Singapore
  • Tes Osborne, United Kingdom
  • Zakira Rasooli, Afghanistan
  • Asma Rassem, Yemen
  • Angela Ghana Seidu, Ghana

Master of global affairs, international peace studies students receive full funding and a living stipend from the Kroc Institute. The concentration builds on the Master’s in International Peace Studies program administered by the Kroc Institute for 30 years.