• Why Global Affairs

    • Global Affairs is a multidisciplinary major within the Social Sciences that focuses on the study of global issues and global solutions in an increasingly interconnected world.

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    • Our Global Affairs Roundtables

    • Yale-NUS students learn about Global Affairs during informal lunch discussions.

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    • Our Faculty

    • Global Affairs is supported by a diverse set of faculty with expertise in a wide range of topics. Get to know them today!

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    • Our Students' Experiences

    • Our students engage with Global Affairs outside the classroom through internships, study abroad opportunities, and involvement in student organisations. Check out these exciting opportunities!

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  • 03 March 2020

    Faculty News: Prof. Anju Mary Paul received the 2020 Yale-NUS College Distinguished Teaching Award.

  • 03 March 2020

    Faculty News: Prof. Rohan Mukherjee published an article, “Rethinking U.S. Alliances and Partnerships as Insurance Contracts,” in AsiaGlobal Online published by the University of Hong Kong on February 19, 2020. Congratulations, Prof. Mukherjee!

  • 25 January 2020

    Faculty News: Prof. Anju Mary Paul just published a co-authored paper in the journal Gender, Place and Culture with her former capstone student, Nicole Lim (Class of 2019), based on Nicole’s Anthropology capstone: Lim, Nicole and Anju M. Paul. “Stigma on a Spectrum: Differentiated Stigmatization of Migrant Domestic Workers’ Romantic Relationships in Singapore.” Gender, Place and Culture. doi: 10.1080/0966369X.2019.1710474 . Congratulations, Prof. Paul and Ms. Nicole Lim!

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Latest Events

18 March 2020 (Wed) , 12:00-2:30pm
Global Affairs Capstone Presentations – II
The second half of the GA capstone presentations for 2020 will take place on March 18, 12noon at Classroom 2 (lunch p...
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11 March 2020 (Wed) , 12:00-2:30pm
Global Affairs Capstone Presentations – I
The Global Affairs seniors (Class of 2020) will be presenting their capstone projects in a 2-part series. The first r...
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6 February 2020 (Thu) , 19:00
Speaker Series – Populism in Europe: Is Spai...
Join Professor of Political Science Jose Ignacio Torreblanca as he discusses the recent wave of anti-immigration and ...
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5 February 2020 (Wed) , 18:00
Book Talk: Does India Negotiate?
Join author Karthik Nachiappan as he talks about his new book, “Does India Negotiate?” which explores why India signs...
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    • Assistant Professor
    • Chin-Hao Huang
    What sets Global Affairs students apart from the rest?

    In Global Affairs, we strive to understand the underlying causes and consequences of transnational socio-economic, political, and development challenges. Our curriculum prepares students with important skill sets that enable them to thrive in the private and public sectors after Yale-NUS. Most notably, Global Affairs majors are critical thinkers who are equipped with competencies in linking theory to practice and who understand their role as responsible, global citizens.

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    • Assistant Professor
    • Steven Matthew Oliver
    What is the best reason for coming to study Global Affairs at Yale-NUS?

    The best reasons to come to Yale-NUS College to study Global Affairs are the community of scholars and the quality of interaction that is possible between students and faculty. The community of scholars in Global Affairs at Yale-NUS is made up of a new and active faculty with training from top academic programmes in their respective fields and with cutting-edge research on pressing global issues. While other programmes may boast a larger number of faculty, there are few who can offer the ratio of faculty to students as Global Affairs at Yale-NUS College. This difference is important in fostering frequent and quality interaction between students and faculty. Students have greater opportunity to consult faculty outside of the classroom, more time to discuss ideas, collaborate on projects and build lasting relationships not only with their peers but also with faculty.

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    • Senior Lecturer
    • Nancy Webster Gleason
    What are the advantages of researching Global Affairs issues in Singapore?

    Global Affairs is an exciting field – everything from migration, to shipping, to security, to trade, to development is explored! Global Affairs majors at Yale-NUS College learn about trans-boundary issues and challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. Courses draw from Singapore’s global connections, and apply both theory and practice in the classroom. For example, students studying global governance are able to consider the role of APEC, which is headquartered here in Singapore. Our faculty train students in critical thinking, problem-solving and communication by applying innovative approaches to teaching. And we work closely with students to advise them on study abroad options, summer internships, capstone research and ultimately their next steps after college. Global Affairs is a timely and flexible major to prepare students for a complex and interconnected world.

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