• 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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  • 17 September 2020

    Student News: Congratulations to Teo Qinyi (GA Class of 2020) who just started her new position as an Associate in the Economic Programmes Directorate at the Singapore Ministry of Finance. Congrats, Qinyi!

  • 07 September 2020

    Student News: Congratulations to Julia Chin (GA Class of 2020) for her new job as a Customer Support Specialist with Hubspot, a tech company that develops inbound marketing, sales and service software. Congratulations, Julia!

  • 20 August 2020

    Faculty News: Congratulations to Assistant Professor Risa Toha for her new co-authored book chapter, “Electoral Violence in Indonesia 20 Years after Reformasi” published in the edited volume, Democracy in Indonesia: From Stagnation to Regression?

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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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    • 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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