Global Affairs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Concentrations

BA in Global Affairs

Mariam Paykar

Mariam Paykar, 2014

Finding rewarding work in the global health field

Mariam Paykar's international development courses prepared her for success in this competitive industry.

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Jonathan Tallman

Jonathan Tallman, 2014

Furthering International Due Process

Jonathan Tallman works in the Department of Justice's Office of International Affairs. On a day-to-day basis, he works with foreign embassies and international law enforcement to make sure that laws and treaties are being followed. He enjoys working with people from different cultures and with different systems of government.

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Kerri Buschbacher

Kerri Buschbacher, 2012

Helping to counter violent extremism

Kerri Buschbacher draws on her coursework in global affairs and conflict resolution in her position at the US Department of State, where she works with colleagues on the challenge of violent extremism.

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Amina Derbi

Amina Derbi, 2012

Analyzing Global Markets

Amina Derbi works in the US Department of Commerce, where she researches and writes in the department's International Trade Administration.

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Justin Samson

Justin Samson, 2012

Helping to keep transactions clean and legal at a major international bank

Justin Sampson manages a US dollar clearinghouse for the banking giant HSBC, where he works to ensure compliance with US economic and trade sanctions.

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Alexandra Tyson

Alexandra Tyson, 2012

Working as an environmental analyst at the Department of Transportation

A double major in Global Affairs and Government and International Politics, Alexandra Tyson was a winner of a Dean's Challenge Scholarship and created the guide to Mason's first Green Office Program while a student at Mason.

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Manal Bougazzoul

Manal Bougazzoul, 2011

Supporting corporate responsibilitiy initiatives at a major oil company

Manal Bougazzoul works for the oil giant Saudi Aramco, for which she conducts research and works on corporate social responsibility projects. The job allows her to travel, meet people from around the world, and learn how business is conducted across the globe.

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Madhava DeBow

Madhava DeBow, 2011

Great responsibility in a diplomatic environment

Madhava DeBow works in the Embassy of Brazil, where she uses her global affairs and business background to present budget and research findings to high-level diplomatic personnel.

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David Pfohl

David Pfohl, 2011

Enjoying the fast pace of doing business in China

David Pfohl works as the public relations specialist in the Shanghai office of the world's largest architectural firm.

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Michael  Ghielmetti

Michael Ghielmetti, 2010

Working in a global business from its base in Zurich, Switzerland

Michael Ghielmetti works for ABB, a global power and automation company, as a global initiatives manager, a position that enables him to work across the ABB's entire business portfolio.

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Amrik Sahni

Amrik Sahni, 2010

Connecting producers and traders across the globe

Amrik Sahni uses his language skills and his global economy and management degree concentration to work with widely diverse business partners as an international commodities trader.

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