45th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference


Summer at CGA: Critical Issues and Careers in Global Affairs

Thinking about grad school? Considering an impactful career in the global arena? Spend two weeks this summer in the heart of New York City studying with expert faculty from the NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs.

Today’s global issues - from terrorism and climate change to human rights, cyber security, and the global economy - have both subtle and significant impacts on our lives. Through sessions led by NYU faculty scholars and practitioners, participants will immerse themselves in examining and exploring today’s critical global issues.

In addition to deep dives on critical topics, the program features dynamic guest lectures and site visits to expose participants to the variety of career paths for an impactful global career, expand their professional network, and better understand the desired skill sets and content areas that organizations are seeking.

Topics to include:

  • International Relations: Theories and Geopolitics
  • International Political Economy: The Building Blocks
  • Geopolitics of Energy and Climate Change
  • Transnational Security: Threats, Actors, and Practice
  • International Development: Poverty, Inequity, and Economic Growth
  • International Organizations: the UN, IMF, World Bank
  • Cyberspace: Technical, Operational, and Strategic Perspectives
  • Global Risk: Uncertainty and Operationalization


Faculty Lead:


Adjunct Professor

Dr. Olajumoke (Jumo) Ayandele is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at NYU's Center for the study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD) and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Affairs. 

Read more about Dr. Ayandele.


Site visits may include: The United Nations, Permanent Missions to the UN, NGOs, Global Private Sector firms

What you will receive:

International Student Fees:

  • I-20 Processing Fee: $50
  • NYU International Student Fee: $90
  • DS-160 Processing Fee: $160
  • SEVIS Fee: $350 (F-1 visas) or $220 (J-1 visas)
  • Student Health Insurance: $87/week (summer term rate)

NYU Housing Options:

Shared Apartment-style NYU housing is available for $455 per person per week. Please contact Michelle D'Amico at mcd231@nyu.edu for more information.

July 10-21, 2023


NYU New York City Campus


Limited Campus Housing Available for an Additional Cost - see below

Michelle D'Amico

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