• 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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  • 28 January 2021

    Faculty News: Assistant Professor Steve Monroe and co-author Carolyn Barnett were interviewed on Marc Lynch’s Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) podcast about their article on women’s employment and empowerment in Jordan. Their interview starts at 11:36.

  • 28 January 2021

    Faculty News:  Jian Xu will be joining Yale-NUS College in AY2021/2022 as a new Assistant Professor in the Global Affairs major. Xu is a doctoral candidate in political science at Emory University and he specializes in international and comparative political economy.

  • 16 December 2020

    Faculty News: Assistant Professor Steve Monroe just co-authored a policy blogpost on the Economic Research Forum website, entitled, “Remote Work and Women’s Employment in MENA: Opportunity or Pitfall?” The blogpost notes that while “online employment lowers barriers to getting women into paid work, it may fail to alter the unequal gender relations that underpin women’s reluctance to enter the paid labour force.”

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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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