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Fall 2012

Center for Global Affairs NYU-SCPS

Center for Global Affairs

Welcome to the Master of Science in Global Affairs Program at NYU

"The MSGA is all about changing the world. You may aspire to help reshape inter-state rela ons through government service, to offer a voice to disenfranchised communi es through advocacy, to blaze new commercial trails in emerging markets, or to combat such scourges as terrorism, famine, genocide or deforesta on. It may simply be your own world you want to change, acquiring new skills and perspec ves to allow you to do what you do be er or transi on to a different career. Either way, the program is here to help prepare you for this quest. We have a re-engineered curriculum designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be an agent of effec ve change. At the same me it offers greater flexibility to develop your own par cular areas of exper se, through the seven concentra ons and a constantly-refreshed range of courses, including study abroad programs and prac cal, hands-on workshops. Whether you are full- me or part- me, recently-graduated or an experienced professional, and whatever your future trajectory, we are confident we have much to offer and look forward to working with you while you are with us." Mark Galeo Clinical Professor of Global Affairs and Academic Chair

Beginning your MSGA Course of Study

Preparing for Registra on New students are encouraged to register as early as possible to ensure placement in desired course sec ons. A full schedule of Fall courses will be available on the MSGA Academic website along with instruc ons for ge ng set up with the NYU Albert registra on system. No ini al faculty advisement is necessary for registra on; however, students are welcome to review their Fall course selec on with the MSGA Administra on.

Want to Know More?

We invite you to use this guide to get to know more about the MSGA degree program at NYU-SCPS. For more detailed informa on about the Center for Global Affairs, our faculty, and student programs please visit our online resources. MSGA Academic Website: The Global Ci zen (CGA Faculty Blog): nyuglobalci

Selec ng your First Semester Courses The core courses are designed as the founda on for your graduate studies in the MSGA program. Regardless of whether you are beginning as a full- me or part- me student, you should plan to take all of the cores within your first semesters of study. Full- me students take four courses or 12 credits per semester. All new full- me students must register for Analy c Skills for Global Affairs (GLOB1-GC 3035), Interna onal Rela ons in the Post Cold War Era (GLOB1GC-1000) and Interna onal Poli cal Economy (GLOB1-GC-1030) in the first semester. The fourth course can be one of the two remaining cores or your concentra on pre-requisite if you are certain of your intended concentra on. Part- me students should take Analy c Skills and either IR or IPE in their first semester.

Choosing an Academic Advisor Academic advisors are members of our full- me faculty who work with new and con nuing students throughout the dura on of their degree program. New students select their academic advisor by submi ng a completed Advising Survey. During your first semester, you'll discuss your specific interests, an cipated concentra on selec on and degree progression with your academic advisor. Your advisor assignment will be confirmed before the start of classes, and you will have your first advising mee ng at the New Student Essen als Orienta on on Friday, September 7.

The MSGA Curriculum

The MSGA is a 42 credit/14 course program, and all students will graduate from a concentra on reflec ng a par cular area of specializa on. Each concentra on listed below can be tailored to reflect a student's individual career objec ves. The full list of course offerings can be reviewed on the MSGA website: h p://

Private Sector

The Private Sector concentra on provides a broad introduc on to interna onal business and finance, as well as in-depth examina ons of such emerging issues as corporate power and social responsibility. A en on is paid to the challenges of economic globaliza on and interdependence, the issues and problems associated with economic growth, and the rela onship between economic growth and human development. Concentra on Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Corporate Finance / GLOB1-GC-2295

Degree Requirements

CORE COURSES (6) · Interna onal Rela ons in the Post Cold War Era · Interna onal Poli cal Economy · Interna onal Law · Global Civil Society · Analy cal Skills for Global Affairs · Final semester Thesis/Capstone project


International Development & Humanitarian Assistance

What can be done about the massive disparies in wealth, development and opportunity between and within the countries of the world? Among the issues explored by the Interna onal Development and Humanitarian Assistance concentra on are global poverty, the state and civil society in development, foreign aid, the role of gender in poverty allevia on, the principles and poli cs of humanitarian assistance and interven on including those aimed at refugees and internally displaced persons. Concentra on Prerequisites: Developing Countries in the Global Economy / GLOB1-GC-2240

International Relations

The Interna onal Rela ons concentra on approaches the study of global affairs from the vantage point of poli cs. Courses explore topics such as the analysis of conflict and means of avoiding and resolving strife through nego aon, the role of the media in shaping policies, the challenges of maintaining security without jeopardizing democracy, the U.S. in world affairs, and foreign policy formula on. *No pre-requisites for this concentra on

Environment & Energy Policy

The Environment and Energy Policy concentra on reflects the increasing importance of energy in the formula on of foreign policy. Among the issues examined are affordable supplies for sustainable economic growth, safeguards against supply disrup ons, securing a sound environment, lessening dependence on fossil fuels, oil as a source of great wealth and hindrance to economic diversifica on, the Gulf's strategic importance, and the correla ons between energy interests and foreign policy. Concentra on Prerequisites: Energy and the Environment / GLOB1-GC-2430


The challenge of construc ng peace demands a broad set of interdisciplinary skills and approaches that reach beyond those u lized historically in narrow a empts to resolve or manage conflicts. This concentra on consists of courses that cri cally examine emerging concepts such as posi ve peace and conflict transforma on against more tradi onal realist paradigms. Courses focus on the rela onal aspects of peace and the centrality of process in its emergence, as well as the prac cal skills involved. Through an emphasis on cri cal thinking and analysis, students learn how to apply important skills and strategies in the pursuit of peace through the work of governments, inter-governmental organiza ons, NGOs and the private sector. Concentra on Prerequisites: Peacemaking & Peacebuilding / GLOB1-GC1010

CONCENTRATION COURSES (6) For most concentra ons, there is a required concentra on pre-requisite course (such as Peacemaking and Peacebuilding for the Peacebuilding concentra on), but overall you will take six courses rela ng to your chosen concentra on. These provide you with more detailed study opportunies and the chance to focus in on the themes which directly speak to your interests and career goals, and also include specific skills training opportuni es, as well as conven onal academic study.

Transnational Security

The Transna onal Security concentra on focuses on cross-border threats and sources of interna onal instability. Following the terrorist a acks of September 11, 2001, the global security agenda expanded in breadth and rose in prominence. This concentra on introduces students to this agenda by combining the study of more tradi onal issues such as the use of military force, weapons of mass destruc on, and disarmament with more contemporary issues like terrorism, organized crime, and human security scourges. In conveying the substance of such issues, the courses in this concentra on place great emphasis in helping students develop skills for service in the public sector. Concentra on Prerequisites: Transna onal Security / GLOB1-GC-2000

Human Rights & International Law

Interna onal law and its enforcement, transi onal jus ce, human rights, laws of war, protec on of the environment, na onal reconstruc on, and interna onal organiza ons all play an increasingly important role in the discourse of interna onal affairs. The concentra on not only provides an explora on of interna onal law and basic human rights standards, as well as the women's human rights movement and environmental and human rights, it also provides opportuni es to develop skills in human rights research and advocacy. Concentra on Prerequisites: Interna onal Human Rights / GLOB1-GC-2240

FREE ELECTIVES (2) You can also take any other two courses from the curriculum that match your interests, including further regional or study abroad elec ves. In addi on, you may with permission take courses from other programs within SCPS or other schools of NYU. In par cular, we have a reciprocal rela onship with the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.

REGIONAL COURSES The MSGA also includes a wide range of Regional Courses to allow you to explore a par cular part of the world in depth. We are regularly adding more, but at present the range includes the ASEAN na ons, Central Asia, Europe, India, La n America, the Middle East, Pacific Asia, Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa. One of these may count towards your six concentra on requirements.

MSGA Faculty


Dr. Vera Jelinek's mission to create a community of global ci zens has spanned over two decades at New York University. A er an ini al career in interna onal educa onal exchange, she joined NYU as the director of Interna onal Programs, Social and Natural Sciences. While overseeing the growth of programs in the School of Con nuing and Professional Studies, Jelinek envisioned and established a new department of interna onal affairs. In 1999, the pres ge and overall excellence of the interna onal affairs program allowed Jelinek to found The Lillian Vernon Center for Interna onal Affairs at NYU. The Vernon Center provided Jelinek with the opportunity to develop innova ve and compelling public programs that a racted world leaders, the U.N. community, authors, journalists and scholars in interna onal affairs. Under Dr. Jelinek's direc on, 2004 brought the birth of the Masters of Science in Global Affairs program and the emergence of the Center for Global Affairs (CGA) in lower Manha an's historic Woolworth Building. Currently, the CGA has over 200 graduate students and presents public programs during the academic year which bring together NYU students and the greater New York community for conversa ons on cri cal global issues with experts in the field. Dr. Jelinek maintains close es with interna onal and nongovernmental organiza ons, the UN community, interna onal media, and the US Department of State. She has a Ph.D. in modern European history from NYU, a Masters in Internaonal Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Interna onal Studies and a B.A. in history from Queens College. She is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Women and Who's Who in the East. She is conversant in French, Italian and Hungarian. State Department to Interpol. Dr. Galeo founded the interdisciplinary journal Global Crime and wrote a monthly column on post-Soviet affairs in Jane's Intelligence Review from 1991 to 2007. He has published widely, with 12 authored and edited books to his name and numerous other pieces, from ar cles in peer-reviewed academic journals to newspaper op-eds. His present projects include a global history of organized crime and an analysis of the Russian `mafiya'.


Dr. Carolyn Kissane serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University where she teaches graduate level courses examining the Central Asian region, transforma ons in China, the geopoli cs of oil, compara ve energy poli cs, resource security, civil society organiza ons, and women's movements. She serves as the Coordinator of the Energy and Environment concentra on at the Center and is faculty advisor to the Energy Policy Interna onal Club. She held a two year fellowship from the Carnegie Council for Ethics and Interna onal Affairs and received a Fulbright Hayes Doctoral Disserta on Research Award, Teachers College Columbia University Dean's Grant, Na onal Security Graduate Enhancement Fellowship, IREX Caspian Sea Fellowship, IREX travel grant for study in Kazakhstan, and an IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportuni es Grant to examine the impact of natural resources on civil society development. In recogni on of her unwavering commitment to educa on Dr. Kissane was awarded the esteemed NYU Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007 and nominated for the NYU-wide Dis nguished Teaching Award in 2008 and 2009. She received the SCPS Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009. In 2009 Dr. Kissane received a grant from the Canadian government to lead a group of students to visit the Canadian Oil Sands in Fort McMurray and to visit with oil sands leaders in Calgary. Her work with Canada con nues in the form of event partnerships and a special series on the Arc c which she is organizing with the Government of Quebec. Complemen ng her academic, public service and consultant experience, Kissane is the author of numerous publica ons including an ar cle on history educa on in Compara ve Educa on, Freedom House: Countries at the Crossroads report on Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Great Decisions Series, and Evalua ng Human Rights Educa on. She also has chapters on transi onal challenges in educa on in Central Asia and human rights educa on in Europe, an ar cle on Girls' Educa on and Democra za on in the Post-Taliban Era and another focusing on the oil extrac ve industry published in Globaliza on, Socie es and Educa on. She is currently wri ng a book on oil. Dr. Kissane received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.


Dr. Mark Galeo is a specialist in transna onal organized crime, security affairs and modern Russia. He started his academic career concentra ng on convenonal security issues, including the impact of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the implica ons of the disintegra on of the USSR. However, in his fieldwork he encountered the rising new genera on of gangsters carving out their porons of the decaying Soviet Union and was one of the first Western academics to recognize this as an emerging security concern. Since then, he has become increasingly interested in the transna onalisaon of not just Russian but all forms of organized crime and their impact on the interna onal order and development as a shadowy opposite to the global ci zenship at the heart of the CGA's mission. Dr. Galeo read history at Cambridge University and then took his doctorate in poli cs at the London School of Economics. He has worked as a researcher in the Bri sh Houses of Parliament and in the City of London, and visi ng professor of public security at Rutgers-Newark, but before joining the faculty of the Center for Global Affairs he had been head of the history department at Keele University in the UK and the founding director of its Organized Russian & Eurasian Crime Research Unit, the only such specialized center in Europe. He has served as an advisor to the Bri sh Foreign Office and has worked with a wide range of commercial, law enforcement and government agencies, from the


Thomas Hill is a peacebuilding prac oner and researcher with a decade of experience focusing on Iraq. In partnership with the University of Duhok, he is direc ng a two-year project at the Center for Global Affairs, en tled "Building Capacity of Iraqi Academics in Peacebuilding Instruc on and Prac ce." Since 2003, he has made more than 20 visits to Iraq and has overseen design, development and implementa on of a series of inter-related research and

MSGA Faculty

educa onal projects focused the development of sustainable peace in Iraq. He leads the center's new peacebuilding concentra on, which he helped to establish a er being awarded an NYU Curricular Development Challenge Fund grant. Mr. Hill also is an Associate Research Scholar at Columbia University's Center for Interna onal Conflict Resolu on, where he has led the center's work on Iraq, as well as a Ph.D. candidate in the Educa on, Culture and Society program at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Educa on. He has worked in partnership with the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani to help introduce peace and conflict studies to undergraduate students and has co-taught courses at the University of Duhok's new MA program in Peace and Conflict Studies. He regularly works with the Iraqi Peace Founda on, a countrywide organiza on composed of university instructors, civil society ac vists and other community leaders commi ed to strengthening a culture of peaceful conflict resolu on throughout Iraq. A former journalist, his research interests include: the role of universi es as actors and sites for peacebuilding; the importance of community-centered approaches to civil society-led peacebuilding; and the use of conflict analysis and assessment as tools for integra ng development and peacebuilding. the Associa on for Ins tu onal Research, and is an evaluator for The Accredi ng Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) in Business, Network Management Programs, and is also a Specialized Evaluator for Distance Educa on Programs. The ACICS accredits postsecondary ins tu ons recognized by the Council for Higher Educa on and U. S. Department of Educa on. Prof. Myers received his Doctor of Philosophy from New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Educa on, and Human Development. He also holds an MBA-Finance from St. Johns University. His research interests lie at the crossroads of educa on and economics with an emphasis on human capital and its implica on for sustainable economic development.


Michael F. Oppenheimer is a professor of interna onal rela ons and poli cal economy. He also does extensive consul ng, specializing in futures oriented policy analysis for the US foreign policy and intelligence communi es, think tanks, and NGOs. He is an expert on the global economy, US foreign policy, and na onal security strategy. He has published on a wide range of topics, including Europe's future, interna onal trade distor ons, and US trade policy. For the past decade, Oppenheimer has worked for Washington foreign policy makers and intelligence officials on a range of strategic projects. He is credited with expanding the use of scenarios and alterna ve analyses for the US intelligence community. He worked directly for the Chairman of the Na onal Intelligence Council in establishing the method and process and in crea ng the scenarios for Mapping the Global Future. He has conducted workshops for The Brookings Ins tute on legi macy and the poten al use of force against Iran and for the Council on Foreign Relaons on early warning and conflict preven on. He was a US delegate for a track two dialogue with Iranian experts, sponsored by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. In April 2007, he conducted a scenario workshop at NYU on the future of Iraq, published by the Center for Global Affairs as Iraq 2010. He recently conducted a similar workshop on Iran, published in June 2008. He chairs the Policy Impacts group of a new US government sponsored expert network on the na onal security impacts of global climate change. He is currently a fellow at the Ins tute for Homeland Security and consults to the Department of Homeland Security on future threats. Oppenheimer is a member of the Council on Foreign Rela ons, the Foreign Policy Roundtable at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and Interna onal Affairs, and the American Council on Germany. He is a frequent speaker on the origins and leading indicators of conflict, domes c sources of foreign policy, and new approaches to thinking about the global system. Before joining the Center for Global Affairs, he was President of Global Scenarios, a New York based consul ng company, and Execu ve Vice President at The Futures Group, a Connec cut based interna onal research and consul ng company with government and corporate clients. Oppenheimer currently directs the NYU Center for Global Affairs Scenarios Ini a ve - a mediated workshop series designed to produce cross-disciplinary, forward-looking thinking on countries and issues cri cal to U.S. na onal interest. Current reports on the CGA Scenarios Inita ves in China, Russia, Iran, and Irag can be viewed and downloaded from the NYU SCPS website.


Sylvia Maier joined the Center for Global Affairs as an Adjunct Instructor and the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies as an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in September 2007. She earned her B.A. in Poli cal Science at the University of Vienna, Austria, and her M.A. (1999) and Ph.D. (2001) in Poli cal Science from the University of Southern California. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the Georgia Ins tute of Technology in Atlanta. Dr. Maier's research focuses on gender and mul culturalism, honor-based violence against women, the legal accommoda on of Muslim minority rights in Western Europe, and the role of ICTs in women's empowerment in the Global South. She has authored and co-authored numerous ar cles and book chapters, including "Honor Killings and the Cultural Defense in Germany," "Shared Values: Democracy and Human Rights in the European Neighborhood Policy" (with Frank Schimmelfennig), "Women and Internet Use in Five South Indian Villa ges: Obstacles and Opportuni es" (with Michael Best), and "Empowering Women Through ICT-Based Business Ini a ves: An Overview of Best Prac ces in E-Commerce/E-Retail Projects" (with Usha Nair). She has also authored several shorter pieces and reviews. Dr. Maier is currently working on a book about the empowerment of women in the modern Middle East.


Professor Evere Myers has spent the majority of his professional life as an interna onal banker/investment banker. He worked for Chase Manha an Bank, N. A. for many years in their Corporate and Investment banking divisions and also served as Country Manager in Japan for PaineWebber (Tokyo), Inc. Professor Myers has been an ac ve entrepreneur throughout his business career having been one of the founding partners in a bou que investment bank, developing and execu ng esoteric cross-border tax arbitrage financings, as well as managing a number of smaller business endeavors. Prof. Myers is a member of Delta Pi Epsilon,

MSGA Faculty

Adjunct Faculty


Before moving to New York in 2008 to join the Department of Sociology at Columbia University as a Visi ng Scholar, Jens Rudbeck was a Lecturer at the Interna onal Development Program at Roskilde University and at the Department of Poli cal Science, Copenhagen University, Denmark. His primary areas of interest and exper se are interna onal development aid, poli cal conflicts and poli cal reforms in Africa, and social movements in development countries. In addi on to teaching various issues of development studies, he has been a Researcher at the Intra-State Conflict Program at Copenhagen Peace Research Ins tute. His research has mainly focused on poli cal struggle and regime change in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also served as a member of the Danish Military Intelligence Service academic network on conflicts in Africa. He holds a MA in Internaonal Development and a Ph.D. in Poli cal Science. Alon Ben-Meir Senior Fellow in Global Affairs Barbara Borst Journalist specializing in interna onal affairs Peter Brorsen Founder, Social Capital Bank Pa y Chang Research scholar and consultant--disarmament and peacebuilding Belinda Cooper Senior fellow, World Policy Ins tute Jacques Fomerand Former UN Secretariat; former Director, UN University Christopher Gadomski Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance; energy industry consultant Asif Gangat Global Oil Group, PIRA; financial markets specialist Alan Gross Interna onal and domes c Media on specialist Lukas Haynes Vice president, Mertz Gilmore Founda on Brad Heckman Chief Execu ve Officer, New York Peace Ins tute William F. Hewi Environmental professional, ac vist, writer, and editor Oren Ipp Interna onal development professional, post-conflict governance Sophia Johnson Research scholar--development economics Stephen Kass Interna onal Environment Lawyer, Founder of Environmental Prac ce Group Richard Levi Former Diplomat and Deputy Head - Emerging markets, Nomura Interna onal Jodi Liss Consultant, World Bank Andrew Li le Research Scholar - democra c development Mark Li le Director, Business for Social Responsibility Robin Ludwig Former senior poli cal affairs officer, United Na ons Department of Poli cal Affairs Youssef Mahmoud Former Under-SecretaryGeneral, United Na ons Marie-Helen Maras Former Law Enforcement specialist and Command Inves gator, U.S. Navy Erica Marat Research Fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Ins tute; Transna onal Security specialist Cole e Mazzucelli Educator, Fulbright Scholar Marianne Mollman Senior policy advisor, Amnesty Interna onal Lawrence Moss Special Counsel, Human Rights Watch Naira Musallam Research scholar--peacebuilding and NGOs in conflict zones Patricio Navia La n American poli cs scholar; master teacher, Liberal Studies Program, NYU Catherine Pierce Consultant, interna onal development; former official at the World Bank and UN Lucille Pilling Corporate social responsibility strategist Patrick Reed Interna onal trade lawyer, Simons & Wiskin John Renninger Former UN Secretariat, Interna onal and Public Affairs specialist Piro Rexhepi Writer-in-Residence, New York Public Library's Wertheim Study Maya Sabatello Lawyer and permanent NGO representa ve to the UN Lisa Schumann-Pon Research scholar ­ economic and financial literacy Chris ne Shaw Former senior economic affairs officer, UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs Joseph Stephanides Former UN official; former director of the Security Council Affairs Division Chris Walker Director of studies, Freedom House John Zindar Consultant, interna onal economics and business development


Jennifer Trahan is Assistant Clinical Professor of Global Affairs at N.Y.U. She teaches: Interna onal Law; Human Rights; Interna onal Criminal Tribunals & Their Law; Transi onal Jus ce; and U.S. Use of Force & the "Global War on Terror." She has served as counsel and of counsel to the Interna onal Jus ce Program of Human Rights Watch; Iraq Prosecu ons Consultant to the Interna onal Center of Transi onal Jus ce; and worked on cases before the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Interna onal Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She is the author of "Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity: A Digest of the Case Law of the Interna onal Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda" (HRW 2010), and "Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity: A Topical Digest of the Case Law of the Interna onal Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia." (HRW 2006). The la er book was recently released by Universidad Iberoamericana in Spanish, and her earlier books have been translated by the UNDP into Bosnian-Croa an-Serbian, and by Human Rights Watch into French. She is also the author of numerous law reviews, including "Why the Killing in Darfur is Genocide" and "The Rome Statute's Amendment on the Crime of Aggression: Nego a ons at the Kampala Review Conference," as well as several ar cles about the work of the Iraqi High Tribunal. She has also served as an observer for the Associa on of the Bar of the City of New York to Mee ngs of the Interna onal Criminal Court's Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression, as Chairperson of the American Branch of the Interna onal Law Associa on's Interna onal Criminal Court Commi ee, and member of the American Bar Associa on 2010 ICC Task Force. She was an NGO observer at the recent ICC Review Conference in Kampala, Uganda. She has also taught as an adjunct at Columbia University, Fordham Law School, Brooklyn Law School, The New School, and lectured at Salzburg Law School's Ins tute on Interna onal Criminal Law. She spent 10 years in private prac ce as a li gator at the New York City law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. She holds a J.D. from N.Y.U. School of Law and an LL.M from Columbia Law School, specializing in interna onal law.

Course Offerings

Sample Course List by Concentration

International Relations

Interna onal Nego a on: Cases and Lessons / GLOB1-GC 2020 Public Diplomacy / GLOB1-GC 2025 Machinery and Poli cs of U.S. Foreign Policy Decision Making / GLOB1-GC 2030 The Role of the U.S. in World Affairs / GLOB1-GC 2040 The Future of Interna onal Rela ons: Forces for Change and Alternate Scenarios / GLOB1-GC 2045 The Media and Global Affairs / GLOB1-GC 2050 Poli cs and Policies of the EU and European Integra on / GLOB1-GC 2175 Interna onal Organiza ons / GLOB1-GC 2250 Global Empires: From History to the Future / GLOB1-GC 2260 Philanthropy and Global Policy / GLOB1-GC 2335 Interna onal and Na onal Women's Movements / GLOB1-GC 2340 The United Na ons / GLOB1-GC 2345 Conten ous Poli cs / GLOB1-GC 2470 Modern Diplomacy / GLOB1-GC 2505 Post-Conflict Policies for Peace Consolida on: A Case Study Approach / GLOB1-GC 2155 Media on Skills for Global Affairs / GLOB1-GC 2275 Explaining Civil Wars / GLOB1-GC 2285 Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: Protec on and Prac ce / GLOB1-GC 2320 Workshop in Applied Peacebuilding / GLOB1-GC 2350 Structures of Peace / GLOB1-GC 2365 The Arab-Israeli Conflict / GLOB1-GC 3025

Private Sector

Applied Sta s cs / GLOB1-GC 2515 The Mul na onal Corpora on: Economic, Poli cal and Managerial Perspec ves / GLOB1-GC 2110 Introduc on to Interna onal Business and Finance / GLOB1-GC 2120 Corporate Social Responsibility - Global Implica ons and Future Leadership / GLOB1-GC 2130 American Trade Poli cs and the World Trade System / GLOB1-GC 2140 Economics for Global Affairs / GLOB1-GC 2145 Interna onal Banking / GLOB1-GC 2170 The Emerging Markets / GLOB1-GC 2180 Interna onal Business: The Challenge of Global Compe on / GLOB1-GC 2290 Economic Security: Challenges, Prescrip ons and Opportuni es in the Post 9/11 Era / GLOB1-GC 2105

International Development & Humanitarian Assistance

Developing Countries in the Global Economy / GLOB1-GC 1020 Development and Social Change: A Global Perspec ve / GLOB1-GC 2280 Ethics in Interna onal Affairs / GLOB1-GC 2035 Democra c Transi ons: Setbacks and Successes / GLOB1-GC 2060 Build Your Own NGO: Organiza onal Development for Global Affairs Professionals / GLOB1-GC 2165 Global Public Health / GLOB1-GC 2190 Building Democracies / GLOB1-GC 2195 Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: Protec on and Prac ce / GLOB1-GC 2320 Issues in Humanitarian Assistance and Interven on / GLOB1-GC 2330 Interna onal and Na onal Women's Movements / GLOB1-GC 2340 Project Management in Interna onal Development / GLOB1-GC 2570 The Cluster Approach: Humanitarian Aid in Praxis / GLOB1-GC 2575

Environment & Energy Policy

Global Climate Change / GLOB1-GC 2095 Clean Technology: Developments, Trends, and Opportuni es / GLOB1-GC 2125 Cri cal Environmental Issues: Legal and Policy Perspec ves / GLOB1-GC 2200 Introduc on to Energy Policy / GLOB1-GC 2400 Energy, Environment and Resource Security / GLOB1-GC 2405 The Geo-poli cs of Oil / GLOB1-GC 2410 The Economics and Finance of Energy / GLOB1-GC 2420 Sustainable Development / GLOB1-GC 2440 Nuclear Energy, the Environment and Prolifera on / GLOB1-GC 2460 Compara ve Energy Poli cs / GLOB1-GC 3030 Water: Poli cs, Sustainability and Opportuni es / GLOB1-GC 2525

Transnational Security

Nuclear Non-Prolifera on and Disarmament / GLOB1-GC 2055 Transna onal Crime / GLOB1-GC 2065 Intelligence and Counterintelligence / GLOB1-GC 2070 Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security / GLOB1-GC 2075 Transna onal Terrorism / GLOB1-GC 2080 Hard Power: The Uses and Abuses of Military force / GLOB1-GC 2235 Na onal Security Decision Making Processes: Applied Theory / GLOB1-GC 2245 Human Security: A New Approach to Today's Global Challenges / GLOB1-GC 2255 Human Trafficking and People Smuggling / GLOB1-GC 2355 Cybercrime / GLOB1-GC 2510

Human Rights & International Law

The Use of Force and Interna onal Law since 9/11 / GLOB1-GC 2115 Interna onal Criminal Law and Tribunals / GLOB1-GC 2205 Transi onal Jus ce in Theory and Prac ce / GLOB1-GC 2215 Interna onal Trade Law and Policy / GLOB1-GC 2220 Law and Policy in Interna onal Business / GLOB1-GC 2225 Interna onal Organiza ons / GLOB1-GC 2250 War Crimes Prosecu ons in the Former Yugoslavia: The Pi alls and Promise of Interna onal Jus ce / GLOB1-GC 2315 Women's Human Rights in Law and Prac ce / GLOB1-GC 2360 Environment and Human Rights / GLOB1-GC 2540 Human Rights Research and Advocacy / GLOB1-GC 2545


Conflict Assessment: Theory and Prac ce / GLOB1-GC 2005 Peacebuilding and Development / GLOB1-GC 2090 Networks as Capaci es for Peace / GLOB1-GC 2135

Student Programs and Services

Global Field Intensives

The MSGA Program offers Global Field Intensives, which combine preparatory classes in NYC with short, high-intensity in-country trips led by a professor with regional exper se. The Global Field Intensive model has been designed for students to maximize their in-country academic experience by engaging in comprehensive research, field prac ce, and project planning. Rather than simply a ending a series of lectures and site-visits while abroad, students are asked to become ac ve par cipants in their field of study throughout their in-country experience. Global Field Intensives incorporate the following elements across all programs: pre-departure class sessions; pre-departure project planning with professor; onsite lectures; onsite field visits; onsite individual or group informa on gathering; onsite MSGA faculty and student debrief sessions; post-trip wrap-up sessions and project presenta ons. Past and upcoming Global Field Intensives include courses in Geneva (UN), India, China, Jordan, Israel, Canada, South Africa, Cuba, Ghana, Chile, The Czech Republic, Vietnam, and the Hague/Bosnia/Serbia.

Career Development & Internships

We understand that your commitment to graduate educa on marks a significant step toward your ul mate career goals. With a growing network of alumni around the globe and longstanding rela onships with professionals and organiza ons throughout New York City, the Center for Global Affairs (CGA) is able to offer a variety of programs and services to help you take charge of your future. We provide a menu of career workshops, panel discussions, and networking events to help guide and inspire students while exposing them to meaningful professional contacts at global organiza ons. We have our own Global Affairs career listserv and online lis ng as well as an internship directory to help you find opportuni es to build your resume and develop your connec ons. Addi onally, as a member of the larger NYU study body, you will also have access to all the resources of the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development which offers oneto-one career coaching and specialized careers skills workshops, job pos ngs, and on-campus recruitment opportuni es.

New Student Timeline

NOTE: Remember to respond to your offer for admission before registering for classes.

Thesis/Capstone Projects

In your final semester, you will carry out a piece of extended original research that is the culmina on of your studies. This may either be a conven onal Graduate Thesis, an individual research paper developed through one-to-one work with your chosen professor, or a Capstone Project, a team effort which explores a significant issue from a variety of perspec ves. Each year, such projects lead to publica ons or help students secure jobs by demonstra ng their analy c and wri ng skills and their imagina ve and though ul understanding of key ques ons. April

April 3: MSGA Newly Admi ed Student Open House April 23: Registra on for the Fall 2012 Semester Begins


Student Organizations

The CGA is home to various student groups which focus on a diverse set of global issues in all contexts - journalism, financial ins tu ons, interna onal security, energy, gender issues, and much more. MSGA student clubs play an integral role in organizing extra-curricular ini a ves and events throughout the year based on student interests. Whether hos ng speaker roundtables with overseas government officials, or organizing working sessions on cu ng edge data technology in human development, or even coordina ng social events around New York City, our student groups represent mul ple avenues to get involved beyond the classroom. In addi on to the MSGA student government representa ves, some of our featured student groups include: Perspec ves on Global Issues (which produces an annual publica on), the Society of Interna onal Business and Development, the Energy Policy Interna onal Club, the Transna onal Security Commi ee, the Gender Working group, and the Peacebuilding and Conflict Transforma on group. We invite you to learn more about these student clubs and how to get involved on the MSGA academic website. July

May 15: Deadline to submit all health/vaccina on documenta on to NYU Health Center Complete your advising survey and submit to MSGA administra on July 18: SCPS New Student Welcome Event


SCPS Graduate Student Orienta on will be held the week before classes begin September 1: Deadline to complete and submit advising survey September 1: Registra on for Fall courses should be finalized September 4: First Day of Fall Semester Classes September 7: New Student Essen als & Spring Welcome Back Recep on

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