Founded in 2014, the Keough School of Global Affairs was the University’s first new college or school in nearly a century. It was founded to help bring research, policy development, and engagement to bear in pursuing integral human development around the world.
The Keough School recognizes that the problems we face in the world are seldom narrowly confined to one policy area or even one geographic area. Rather, they are complex issues that often involve elements of economic, environmental, and/or civil policy, to name a few. The Keough School seeks to address these issues by training students for ethical professional leadership in government, nongovernment organizations, and the private sector. This training occurs with the support of seven centers and institutes that focus on holistic study and project development in specific geographic regions and the world at large.
The Keough School currently offers several supplementary majors and minors for undergraduates. It also features a Master of Global Affairs program, which offers the opportunity for scholars to contribute to helping to solve some of the complex issues facing the world while they earn their degree. The school offers a variety of Ph.D. programs through its institutes as well.
The Keough School welcomes engagement with people of all nationalities and religious, secular, and philosophical traditions.