• 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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Announcements

  • 18 October 2020

    Faculty News: Congratulations to Prof. Steve Monroe who just had an article (co-authored with Amaney Jamal and Carolyn Barnett) published in the American Journal of Political Science. The article, “Earned Income and Women’s Segmented Empowerment: Experimental Evidence from Jordan,” uses two original experiments in Jordan to investigate how patriarchal norms constrain the effects of relative earned income on women’s bargaining power and women’s preferences for paid employment opportunities. 

  • 06 October 2020

    Faculty News: Congratulations to Prof. Steve Oliver for his recent blogpost in the East Asia Forum featuring his research on Singapore politics.

  • 06 October 2020

    Faculty News: Congratulations to Prof. Steven Oliver for his forthcoming paper, “Singapore’s Pandemic Election: Opposition Parties and Valence Politics in GE2020” in Pacific Affairs, co-authored with Kai Ostwald.

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19 November 2020 (Thu) , 9pm
From Crisis to Opportunity?: Migrant Lives in the ...
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore quickly emerged as a text-book example of how to handle the spr...
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29 October 2020 (Thu) , 8pm
2020: US Presidential Elections Mock Debate
The 2020 United States presidential election campaign has been run against an unprecedented backdrop of a global pand...
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15 October 2020 (Thu) , 8-9pm
2020: What’s at Stake in the US Elections?
The 2020 US Presidential election is being contested at a time of great global and domestic uncertainty. Join us for ...
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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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    • Class of 2021
    • Jiang Haolie
    Why major in Global Affairs?

    I really like how Global Affairs (GA) is versatile bedrock for an expansive range of critical research and social action, criss-crossing multiple majors and focuses. This is especially important when global issues and problems that we’re all grappling with are interconnected and synergistic, and it’s difficult to work on these issues within sometimes insular silos. GA is kinda like a Swiss [Army] knife you need. It is cross-cutting, it’s gives you lots of tools and lenses, it’s relevant and grounded, and it is importantly, also an exciting and sincere mix of theory, policy, and practice! The GA faculty here have also been amazing and supportive. Their research interests are also incredibly broad which is important. It really makes for quite a journey!

    • Class of 2021
    • Anmei Zeng
    Why major in Global Affairs?

    After trying out different social science majors at YNC, I found that Global Affairs (GA) is the perfect mix of theory and practice for me. I like that GA offers general frameworks to study the world with but also space to interact with what is actually happening in governments and on the ground.

    • 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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