Master of Global Affairs degree expanded to include human rights specialization

Author: Kevin Fye

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The Keough School of Global Affairs has instituted a new human rights specialization within its Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program. MGA students choosing a concentration in Global Affairs may now elect to focus their studies on human rights, supported by the Klau Center, faculty member Diane Desierto, and other key faculty within the Keough School.

The new specialization joins existing areas of study such as migration, democratic politics, and global religion, and offers students a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for a career in human rights. Says Desierto, “The Keough School’s integrative approach calls for this new specialization. Today’s global challenges all touch upon issues of human dignity and rule of law, and this broadened lens will serve our students well.”

The new MGA area specialization joins the LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law, a joint program with the Law School, as a key Klau Center initiative to support the education of engaged human rights advocates at the master’s level at Notre Dame.