Welcome, Master of Global Affairs Class of 2020!

Author: kroc.nd.edu

In August, the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School welcomed its second cohort of Master of Global Affairs students. The class of 2020 includes 34 students from 18 countries: Argentina, China, Costa Rica, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey, Uganda, the United States, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.


Thirteen students have chosen to pursue a concentration in International Peace Studies, joining a global network of more than 500 Kroc Institute master’s graduates addressing the root causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace, human rights, development, environmental stability and related issues.


International Peace Studies students are supported by Kroc Institute faculty and staff members Susan St. Ville, director of the IPS concentration, and Jennifer Betz, assistant director of the IPS concentration.


Students in the International Peace Studies concentration class of 2020 include:


Karis Ailabouni (United States)

Eduardo José Badilla Valdivia (Costa Rica)

Rana El-Beheiry (Egypt)

Ephraim Bassey Emah (Nigeria)

Helina Haile (United States)

Gizem Korun (Turkey)

Novita Liangga Kumala (Indonesia)

Maria Isabel Leon Gomez Sonet (Honduras)

Mary Mumbi (Kenya)

Victoria Nyanjura (Uganda)

Jacqueline Shrader (United States)

Nzubechi Pantaleon Uwaleme (Nigeria)

Nate Van Duzer (United States)


Applications for the Master of Global Affairs program is now open for students wishing to enroll beginning in fall 2019. Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2018. More information »