• Why Global Affairs

    • Global Affairs is an interdisciplinary major that focuses on the study of transnational and trans-boundary issues 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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  • 11 May 2018

    Student Spotlight: Joshua Leong (’18) was awarded the Tan Ming Seng Prize for Chinese Studies for his capstone project on how the Chinese cultural concept of mianzi or ‘face’ influenced Chinese status seeking and China’s behaviour in bilateral relations.

  • 20 October 2017

    Faculty and Student Spotlight: Tamara Burgos (’18) and Jermaine Pan (’18) contributed to Local Encounters in a Global City (Ethos Books, 2017), a collection of first-person essays that explores and documents different globalized spaces in Singapore as part of a GA core course, “Globalization on the Ground,” led by Prof. Anju Paul.

  • 08 September 2017

    Faculty and Student Spotlight: Prof. Anju Paul and Pearlyn Neo’s article on pregnancy protection laws and migrant workers in Hong Kong has just been published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Several of our GA students joined Prof. Paul for a CIPE-sponsored “Learning-Across-Boundaries” trip to Hong Kong in 2015 to conduct surveys on rights awareness that formed the basis of the paper’s findings.

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15 January 2019 (Tue) , 6:30 PM
Global Governance of Climate Change
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12 December 2018 (Wed)
SEAREG-in-Asia Conference
Two of the Global Affairs faculty, Prof. Risa Toha and Prof. Steven Oliver (together with Prof. Guillem Riambaut from...
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The Good Hegemon: Accountability as Justice, US Po...
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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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