UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

The College of Public and International Affairs Master of Arts in Global Development is a two-year Masters program (five semesters including a required three-semester hour internship in the summer after the first academic year of graduate study) designed to prepare future civil servants and business professionals for careers in global development, conflict transformation, and other human security-related fields. Students can focus on one of four areas of study:

  1. Conflict Resolution and negotiation for students interested in conflict management and transformation.
  2. International Political Economy and Development for students interested in international development.
  3. Global Management for students with an interest in international business.
  4. Global Communications for students interested in a career as a media representative or media analyst or a career in public diplomacy.

Students will be expected to have or to develop a basic working knowledge of one world language.

Students will spend a minimum of two months in an overseas internship. The program can be completed in two years including a summer semester for completion of the internship. For more info, please see the Master’s Program fact sheet (PDF) and the Program brochure.

*The University of Bridgeport holds NGO status with the United Nations Department of Public Information and is also part of the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative.

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Dec
8
Thu
CPIA Roundtable with Prof. Kadir Akyuz @ Discovery Pavilion, Wahlstrom Library
Dec 8 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Prominent Islamic Scholars, Islamic Jihad, Terrorism and Jus in Bello

Led by Professor Kadir Akyuz

It has long been debated whether religions lead people to commit indiscriminate violence and terrorist acts.

Several Islamic scholars are believed to provide the ideological framework to many Islamist terrorist organizations.

This presentation will discuss the thoughts and teachings of the Islamic scholars that are associated with the use of violence in the context of “jus ad bellum” and “jus in bello.”

Contact Susan Katz at skatz@bridgeport.edu or (203) 583-0509 for more information.

Feb
23
Thu
CPIA Roundtable with Prof. Mohammed Al-Azdee @ Discovery Pavilion, Wahlstrom Library
Feb 23 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

The Arab Spring: Beyond Media Effects

Led by Professor Mohammed Al-Azdee

Learn about the study that examines primary and secondary data from the 22 nations of the Arab League.

It presents an equation that offers insight into why protests emerged in some countries during the Arab Spring.

Contact Susan Katz at skatz@bridgeport.edu or (203) 583-0509 for more information.

Mar
16
Thu
CPIA Roundtable with Dean Thomas Ward @ Discovery Pavilion, Wahlstrom Library
Mar 16 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Colonization in Hindsight: The View from Taiwan

Led by Dean Thomas Ward

Japan annexed both Taiwan (1895) and Korea (1905) into its Empire.

This presentation will look at the experiences that resulted in sharp differences in the attitude that the two have towards Japan today.

Contact Susan Katz at skatz@bridgeport.edu or (203) 583-0509 for more information.

Graduate Information Session – Waterbury @ Waterbury Center
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us at our Waterbury location for information regarding the application process and program details.

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

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Mar
23
Thu
Graduate Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details.

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Design Management
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

To register, click on the date and time below that works best for you:

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