School of Global Affairs

The School of Global Affairs (SGA) at AUD focuses on emerging processes and issues that have the potential to impact life on the planet in fundamental ways. These ‘frontier’ concerns, given their uncertain and fast-evolving nature, call upon academic institutions to develop equally comprehensive methods of engagement. These concerns include global warming and environmental change, global health and well-being, urbanisation, conflict and security, technological capture, global commodity flows and their regulation, and the new media landscape. Each of these is critical to the shape of the world to come, and requires thought and considered action. The proposed School aims to amalgamate and organise these efforts at AUD with the goal of enabling cross-disciplinary conversations and collaborations.