Master of Arts in Global Affairs grads take big steps toward success

Student MA graduates
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Global Affairs program

This Spring, 45 students from the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs graduated with a Master of Arts in Global Affairs.

A total of 29 students graduated from the Globalization and Security track, while 16 graduated from the Global Risk and Corporate Responsibility track.

Students, administrators and professors convened at the FIU Graham Center Ballrooms for the graduation dinner, to celebrate the success of the 2019 graduating class.

Keynote speakers David Wernick from the College of Business and Green School Senior Fellow David Kramer addressed the graduates and guests, which included Dean’s Advisory Council member Ed Glab and faculty members Christopher Eddy, Oren Stier, Marcos Kerbel and Associate Dean Shlomi Dinar, who directs the MA in Global Affairs program.

“In my 24 years in Washington, I met a lot of smart people – but I can safely say that the students at FIU and in this program in particular stack up very well with those in D.C.,” Kramer said. 

Kramer focused his remarks on the importance of public service and stressed how impressive the MA students are. He emphasized that working in the government – whether at the state, departments, the intelligence community, and the military, among others – is an important way to contribute to the country and a valuable experience for students to consider.

Malena Torres, value added programs manager for the Green School, said: “We are extremely proud of our school community and alumni network, since many of our graduates have secured jobs in the public and private sectors such as KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Raymond James, FBI, CIA, DIA, U.S. Southern Command among others.”

The Master of Arts in Global Affairs program is now accepting applications for Fall 2019. For more information, visit maga.fiu.edu