Student Association of Global Affairs

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Our Mission

The purpose of the Student Association of Global Affairs (SAGA) is to enhance the learning environment for graduate students by facilitating and promoting communication and cooperation among and between Global Affairs graduate students, the Division of Global Affairs (DGA), faculty and staff affiliated with DGA, the greater Rutgers University academic community, and practitioners in the field.

Additionally, the SAGA executive board is responsible for creating a community for DGA students on campus, hosting social events such as the International Food Festival and annual Thanksgiving Potluck, or academic and career building events like workshops on networking or CV and resume writing. The SAGA board also organizes the annual Global Affairs Conference which brings together graduate students, diplomats, and faculty from around the world to present their research. 

Examples of SAGA Events:

  • Welcome Back Mixer
  • Global Affairs Colloquia Series
  • Professional Development Series Workshops
  • MS / PhD Roundtable
  • International Food Festival
  • Thanksgiving Potluck 
  • Game Night for DGA Students
  • Instagram Series for Black History Month and Women's History Month
  • Election Watch Party 


2017 - 2018 Executive Board:

Shelby Moulton President; Dina Nehme Vice President; Ziyi Zhang Treasurer; Rochdi Nazala PhD Student Representative; Murad Meshani Master's Student Representative

Past Executive Boards:

2016 - 2017 Executive Board:

Yvan Ilunga President; Sabrina Axster Vice President; Jessia Mulcahy-Miller Secretary; Sean Mgauire Treasurer; Joshua Shaw & Shelby Moulton Master's Student Representatives; Lillian Hussong PhD Student Representative

2015 - 2016 Executive Board:

Kathryn Duffy President; Kelsey Lizotte Vice President; Sara Yllescas Secretary; Meghan Sullivan Treasurer; Mohammad Barakat Master's Student Representative; Iuliia Kononenko PhD Student Representative

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