Center for Global Affairs

EDUCATING THROUGH GLOBAL THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

The Center for Global Affairs (CGA) prepares the next generation of leaders in international relations to address critical global issues and to champion social justice, equality, global security, and sustainability.

A vibrant, international educational community, located in the heart of New York City—home to the United Nations—the NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs (CGA) plays an invaluable role in enlightening and inspiring those who truly wish to make a difference. Our graduate degree programs, continuing education offerings, public events, and global initiatives provide the NYU thought leadership that sets us apart and affords the deep knowledge and global insight to navigate in a complex and changing world. Read a message from the divisional dean.

A Center of International Innovation

The Peace Research and Education Program (PREP) works at the intersection of higher education and international peacebuilding. It supports local networks of peacebuilders as a catalyst for change.

The Initiative for the Study of Emerging Threats (ISET) focuses on research by CGA faculty members, students, and partners who consider ways to prepare for potential transnational security threats.

This NEW virtual lab focuses on the impact of current and projected climatic changes and other stressors on food, water, energy security, envi­ronmental justice, and economic development.

Experts from a diverse range of specializations attend scenario-planning workshops, during which they build, analyze, and react to these scenarios. These exercises serve to enhance foreign policy by improving policymakers’ understanding of, and reaction to, change. 

GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS ACROSS THE GLOBAL SPECTRUM

Center for Global Affairs graduate degree programs provide a New York City advantage combined with comprehensive global insight. Our degrees afford unsurpassed opportunity to gain a broad-based view of international affairs and global policies that is complemented by highly sought-after areas of specialization. Our deep connections to the United Nations and the diplomatic community provide the critical connections required for a career in the global arena in addition to a broad array of internship opportunities.

Master's in Global Affairs

  • Core curriculum that prepares you for a broad range of international relations jobs
  • Eight degree concentrations that span across the field of international relations
  • Specializations in Data Analytics, Global Risk, and the United Nations
  • Study abroad oppportunities (Global Field Intensives)
  • Faculty members who are experts in their fields
  • Consulting practicums that provide experience in helping organizations analyze and address challenges
  • Internships at gov't. agencies; law firms; and human rights, energy, and environmental organizations
  • Flexible full- or part-time study options
  • Can be completed in as little as 16 months

Master’s in Global Security, Conflict, and Cyber Crime

  • Core curriculum focuses in the areas of cyber law, global security, infrastructure security and resilience, and mission assurance
  • Electives that let students explore topics at the intersection of cyber strategy, cyber policy, and cyber technology
  • Faculty members who are experts in their fields
  • Three specialty tracks in: Strategy, Planning & Policy; Intelligence & Analysis; Global Security & Conflict
  • STEM degree, which may qualify students holding F-1 visas for a STEM OPT extension of 24 months
  • Flexible full- or part-time study options
  • Can be completed in as little as 12-16 months

CGA GRADUATE PROGRAM BY THE NUMBERS

32%

OF STUDENTS ARE INTERNATIONAL

43%

OF STUDENTS ATTEND PART-TIME

1,400 +

ALUMNI WORKING AROUND THE WORLD

GLOBALLY FOCUSED CONTINUING EDUCATION

For those professionals who need to stay informed about global policy, world affairs, and international issues, CGA offers online and remote continuing education courses in the areas of Global Affairs and Fundraising, in addition to Certificate Programs that build international careers skills.

Continuing Education Students Taking an Online Class

LIFELONG LEARNING

Through the Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) the Center for Global Affairs offers older adults the opportunity to stay informed about the issues that matter most. Visit the Academy of Lifelong Learning Website

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Speaks at a Center for Global Affairs Event

Free Community and Public Events

  • Hear from journalists, activists, diplomats and high-level government and military officials, as well as experts in the field of international affairs
  • Network with leaders and peers from across the global spectrum
  • Gain a deeper understanding through thoughtful analysis of today’s most pressing international issues

The George H. Heyman, Jr. Program for Philanthropy

  • Serves the community of fundraising professions in NYC and across the country
  • Offers courses and certificates to launch your fundraising career or enhance your credentials
  • Provides insights into the latest trends and techniques for raising money and writing grants
Fundraising Professionals Working on a Campaign

FEATURED FACULTY

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Carolyn Kissane

Clinical Professor

Center for Global Affairs

Christian Busch

Clinical Assistant Professor

Center for Global Affairs

Anne Marie M Goetz

Clinical Professor

Center for Global Affairs

Department Highlights

July 12, 2021
CGA Clinical Associate Professor John Kane’s Research on Activating Animus Garners NY Times Coverage
July 7, 2021
NYU CGA Co-Hosts Experts’ Seminar on the International Criminal Court
May 27, 2021
NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs and the UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) Hosted a Roundtable on 20 Years of Counter-Terrorism Response
March 31, 2021
CGA Alumnus and CGA Professor Make Apolitical's Top 100 in Gender Policy List
March 5, 2021
Initiative on Emerging Threats Hosts 6th Annual US Army War College International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise
February 24, 2021
NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs Launches NYU SPS Energy, Climate Justice, and Sustainability Lab
July 12, 2021
CGA Clinical Associate Professor John Kane’s Research on Activating Animus Garners NY Times Coverage
July 7, 2021
NYU CGA Co-Hosts Experts’ Seminar on the International Criminal Court
May 27, 2021
NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs and the UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) Hosted a Roundtable on 20 Years of Counter-Terrorism Response
March 31, 2021
CGA Alumnus and CGA Professor Make Apolitical's Top 100 in Gender Policy List
March 5, 2021
Initiative on Emerging Threats Hosts 6th Annual US Army War College International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise
February 24, 2021
NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs Launches NYU SPS Energy, Climate Justice, and Sustainability Lab
Upcoming Events
September 23, 2021
MS in Global Affairs Online Information Session
September 30, 2021
MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime Online Information Session
October 28, 2021
MS in Global Affairs Online Information Session