In August 2010, the undergraduate and graduate degrees in global affairs merged, creating a single global affairs program. The new director, Mills Kelly, associate professor in the history and art history department, is looking forward to continuing a strong base of study.
"The merging of the two programs will make it easier for students in the undergraduate and graduate programs to get to know one another, share experiences and learn together," Kelly said. "It also increases the resources available to the program and our ability to offer more to our students."
In the coming year, the global affairs program has a number of initiatives on tap. The department plans to begin implementing an honors program in the undergraduate major, beginning in the fall of 2011. Global affairs also plans to promote study abroad by expanding the number of students in the major who study out of the country. Back on campus, Kelly hopes to increase the number of events - such as films, lectures and panels - for global affairs students
August 31, 2010