• IISL Elects P.J. Blount to Board of Directors

    IISL Elects P.J. Blount to Board of Directors

    Division of Global Affairs Ph.D. candidate P.J. Blount elected to the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL).  Read more.

  • International Law, Crises, and R2P

    International Law, Crises, and R2P

    Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud publishes “International Law, the Responsibility to Protect and International Crises” in Cambridge University Press’s new release Theorising the Responsibility to Protect. Read More.

  • World Bank Project: Inequality and Crime

    World Bank Project: Inequality and Crime

    Global Affairs Ph.D. candidate Alejandro Giménez-Santana a team member on a project with the World Bank titled Evaluating Crime, Transport Data and Infrastructure in Bogotá”. Read More.

  • Conversations in Global Affairs

    Conversations in Global Affairs

    Our new Conversations in Global Affairs series begins in Tokyo, Japan with Professor of Politics and International Relations Dr. Katsuhiko Mori. Access Conversation.

  • Germany & Japan: the Making of World War II

    Germany & Japan: the Making of World War II

    Dr. Coicaud’s latest article in a series produced for the Japanese Journal of Political Science focuses on a case study of Germany and Japan and the role of emotions in the making of World War II. Read More.

About Us

About Us

Established over a decade ago, the Division of Global Affairs is an educational institution of the Graduate School of Rutgers University-Newark. The Division of Global Affairs offers both a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Global Affairs.  These graduate programs provide interdisciplinary training that prepares students to address the practical global challenges of the 21st century.

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The Division of Global Affairs partners with organizations and groups that focus on global issues, connecting our graduate students with opportunities to extend their professional and learning experiences through internships at international organizations, study abroad programs, and networking with global actors to produce joint-publications, conferences, and workshops.

Why Join the Global Affairs M.S. Program?

Why Join the Global Affairs M.S. Program?

The two-year Division of Global Affairs Master of Science program offers rigorous preparation for international and domestic policy careers. Through intellectual and practical training in fields such as security, ethics, development and environmental studies, students cultivate an interdisciplinary toolkit to advance their careers in the global job market. The M.S. program offers five concentrations: Conflict and Human Rights, Global Governance, Global Business and Economics, Global Policy, Human and Environmental Security. These concentrations allow students to develop a diverse portfolio of knowledge and experience.  For instance, the Global Policy Concentration bridges practical and theoretical skills for career development. The distinguished faculty offers a curriculum that integrates a multidisciplinary approach to pertinent global issues with skills training. The proximity to New York City and Washington, D.C. provides access to a wide variety of professional opportunities.

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The Division of Global Affairs Speaker Series  features lecturers from diverse fields of study.  Global Affairs Faculty Seminars are held by DGA faculty and are geared toward finding the global affairs niche within academia and developing the discipline, as well as ways to approach the institutionalization of the discipline of Global Affairs. The Global Affairs Policy Series  is focused on the implementation of policy in the discipline of Global Affairs, this series are led by Senior members of NGOs, IGOs, GOs and will center on current issues. Lectures and Interviews can be accessed here.





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