The Master in Global Affairs is opening its doors to incoming students. This program was designed by the University Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid, Spain).
The Master in Global Affairs integrates rigorous coursework under the supervision of a multi-disciplinary faculty. Students will have the support of policymakers, members of international courts, members of NGOs, and with an international network of students. We are proud of our strong partnership with the UN under the United Nations Academic Impact program.
MADRID (SPAIN) AND STRASBOURG (FRANCE)
The program will focus on the work of European institutions and the protection of human rights in Europe. The classes will be held in Madrid and Strasbourg (check our Calendar for more information). Additionally, and owing to our commitment to the students in showing the insights of the European institutions, our classes will be complemented by numerous public meetings and forums held in Strasbourg by the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, and the European Parliament. Furthermore, the MGA program includes a multi-day course on Regional Economic and Political Integration taught by Prof. Juan Flores, which will take place in Geneva (Switzerland).
As part of the Academic Requirements to get the grade, the master in Global Affairs program will offer to the students different options to have a professional experience in the international field.
The objective of the internship program is to give the students a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working on different international organizations, NGO´s and important private sector organizations.
Students will be given real-life opportunity chance to work as part of an organization — teams, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, participating in meetings, and contributing with reports and analysis about different topics.
As a student entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship could be the necessary start.
Some of our students have been placed in a varied of internship programs, depending on their own interests and goals: United Nations Found Population Program (New York), National Council for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Mexico City), Spanish Committee for UNICEF (Madrid), Council on International Law and Politics (Chicago, Strasbourg), Research project for Fair Trade in Mexico (Strasbourg, Brussels).
“Human rights and fundamental freedoms always need to be protected, as you know. To declare them is not enough: we all have to be actively involved in their promotion and implementation. If you want to face this challenge building a world based on a real respect of human rights, join the Master in Global Affairs!” Guido Bellatti Ceccoli (Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe chez Republic of San Marino)
“At the beginning of the 21st century, for the first time ever, humankind has the know how and the resources to provide every human being on the planet with food, clothing, shelter, personal safety, and security, as well as basic health care and education, to have a meaningful and dignified life. Yet, we seem to be taking two steps forward and one step back, if not two or three steps back, in whatever we do. Are you going to be part of the problem or part of the solution? “. Dr. Frank Emmert (Director, Center for Int’l & Comparative Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and MGA Core Faculty)
“The international growth regime and economic policy aspects of globalization are in crisis. what are the various alternatives available and what responses will the International Community undertake? If you want to lead these transformations, join our Master’s in Global Affairs”. Dr. Víctor Godinez (MGA Core Faculty)
“The world is currently divided between some countries who support multilateralism and others in favor of unilateralism. Will the international agenda fostering actions against climate change, development cooperation, human rights and gender equality survive? Apply today to the Masters in Global Affairs to find out!”. MSc. Adolfo Ayuso Audry (General Director of the 2030 Agenda, President’s Office of Mexico and MGA Core Faculty).
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