Global Governance and Human Security, PhD
- Meet the Fall 2012 GGHS Cohort: The Global Governance PhD program welcomes its first cohort of students to campus. They bring a variety of backgrounds and interests to the program, including global health, sustainable development, international education, gender and human rights, and environmental issues.
Governments are facing increasingly complex issues that have profound effects on the safety, health, and well-being of individuals throughout the world. Issues such as personal security and peacemaking, human rights, economic development, education, health, and the environment are proving impossible to solve through traditional governing structures.
By addressing both the processes and the outcomes of issues that have profound personal and global implications, the Global Governance and Human Security PhD program prepares students to become leaders in finding innovative, multidisciplinary solutions to global problems.
Located at the only public research university in Boston, the Global Governance and Human Security PhD program provides opportunities for students to learn from – and work with – a variety of local, national, and global leaders in the fields of conflict resolution, international relations, public health, environment, development, and gender and human rights. Exposing students to methodological pluralism that seeks to understand and make connections between local and global issues, faculty members encourage students to challenge traditional assumptions about global governance and to think creatively about concerns that students are passionate to address.
Students themselves bring a diverse range of experience, expertise, and research interests to the program. The first cohort includes twelve scholars and practitioners from Colombia, India, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and the United States.
In addition to the program coursework, research, and collaboration opportunities, students have the opportunity to participate in the activities of two centers within the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies – The Center for Governance and Sustainability and The Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development.