• 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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  • 01 November 2019
    Faculty News: Prof. Rohan Mukherjee gave a talk on 25th October at the United Nations University in Tokyo, on the viability of the Indo-Pacific as a strategic concept, and of ‘the Quad’ (U.S., Japan, India, Australia) as an institution of major-power cooperation.
  • 29 October 2019

    Faculty News: Former ASEAN Deputy Secretary General Pushpanathan Sundram visited Foreign Policy and Diplomacy: Issues and Practice students on 24 October 2019 at the invitation of Dr. Navin Rajagobal. He shared an insider’s perspective on ASEAN’s history, processes, goals, achievements and limitations.

  • 18 October 2019

    Faculty News: Prof. Navin Rajagobal hosted Singapore’s High Commissioner to Fiji and Ambassador to the Pacific Islands H.E. Verghese Mathews in his Foreign Policy and Diplomacy: Issues and Practice module on 7 October 2019.

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Latest Events

14 November 2019 (Thu)
Visit by Rwandan High Commissioner
Prof. Risa Toha hosted the High Commissioner from Rwanda, Ambassador Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, in her Politics of Ide...
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23 October 2019 (Wed) , 1200PM to 2PM
Coffee Chat with NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public...
Join this session to meet with an LKY School admissions officer and hear insights about their Master in International...
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30 October 2019 (Wed) , 600pm
Migrants, Minorities and Populism in Asia
Thomas Pepinsky is Professor of Government at Cornell University and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Insti...
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7 October 2019 (Mon) , 6:00 PM
Singapore’s Mother Tongue Language Programme...
Join us for a conversation with Mr. Mok Wei Wu, Curriculum Planning Officer at the Ministry of Education, on the past...
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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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