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Live, breathe, and study global affairs in three countries!

The University of Prince Edward Island is excited to partner with Madrid's Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) to deliver a joint one-year Master in Global Affairs program.

The Master in Global Affairs program has a proven track record at URJC for developing students with the knowledge, insights, and talents needed to help address and solve some of the most critical challenges facing our world.

The program integrates rigorous coursework under the supervision of a multi-disciplinary faculty. Students will have the support of policymakers, members of international courts, members of NGOs, and be part of an international network of students.

With this new delivery model beginning in September 2018, students will enroll at UPEI for the first four months of study and then spend up to eight months at URJC's Madrid and Strasbourg campuses to complete their degree.

The language of instruction in Canada and Europe is English.

UPEI and URJC are known for excellence and academic environments that are oriented to research, innovation, and learning. Both institutions have a strong interest in interdisciplinary studies and collaboration that seeks to provide solutions to real-world problems.

If you're interested in careers in international relations, diplomacy, law, policy development, and minorities' and refugees' rights, this program is for you.

European Parliament Building photo by Gerry Balding, used under Creative Commons 2.0
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Next intake: September 2019
Application deadline: extended to April 30, 2019

Application and admission requirements

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The Master in Global Affairs is a course-based program that is designed to develop the knowledge, insights, and talents needed to help address and solve some of the most critical challenges facing our world.

Students will apply and register at the University of Prince Edward Island for the first four months of study, taking the courses listed below. Students will then transfer to URJC's Madrid and Strasbourg campuses where they will take the remaining required courses for graduation.

Political Systems and Economic Policies Canada/US
This course examines the relationship and interplay between globalization and national interests, as reflected in national economic policies. Topics include theories of international political economy in relation to foreign aid and international development and international trade, as well as the roles played by international organizations and non-state actors, such as NGOs that focus on foreign aid and development.

Comparative Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
This course introduces the study of Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (north, central and south). The course looks at the different systems of colonization and how they have affected the cultures and peoples to the present day. It begins by exploring the development of the conventional understanding of Universal Human Rights and the major concepts in Indigenous Human Rights, including OIT article 169 and the 2007 UN declaration. Topics cover land ownership; access to education in original languages; control of natural resources; sustainable environments; treaties, ejidos, encomiendas, and reservations.

Global Health and Food Security
This course examines local, national and international issues related to food, health and food security. Topics include the production and distribution of food resources in a global economy; social, political and economic factors impacting health and human security, health implications of human and animal diseases; and epidemiological approaches to identify threats and interventions to maintain a healthy food system

International Climate Change Diplomacy
Most countries are signatories to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and subsequent protocols and accords that govern climate change management in their respective country. This course provides an historical and analytical view for understanding international climate change relations, identifies the main actors and their roles, and presents the core theories and facts about international climate change governance.

International Organizations and Human Security
The course examines the relationship and interplay between International Organizations and national interests, as reflected in debates on human security. It will examine theories of International Organizations and their historical evolution out of the ashes of the Second World War. Students will critically analyze the role and capacity of major International Organizations like the United Nations system (Security Council), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the International Criminal Court, and the Arctic Council, to address a variety of contemporary human security challenges (peacekeeping/humanitarian intervention, return of great power rivalry, cyber-attacks, terrorism, climate change and resource conflict, mass migration, populism and protectionism).

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Faculty for the UPEI component of the joint UPEI - URJC Master in Global Affairs program include:

Dr. Doreley Carolina Coll is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Prince Edward Island (Canada). Dr. Coll received her bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Alberta, and her PhD from the University of Toronto. Dr. Coll currently researches in the fields of philology, Latin America, and minorities' rights. As Lead Faculty Investigator in the team project Wekimün, which was financed by the Department of Global Affairs (Government of Canada), Dr. Coll and her team constructed a state-of-the-art language lab to recover and teach Mapudungun, the ancestral language of the Williche people of the island of Chiloé (Chile). She is the Director of the Salamanca exchange program at UPEI. She lectures regularly at universities across Canada and around the world. She has international experience as a lecturer and researcher, with numerous publications and international conferences. Dr. Coll is the North America Coordinator for the Master in Global Affairs

Dr. Fenech has worked extensively in climate change since 1988, including as a member of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He worked with Harvard University examining the science-policy interface of climate change, wrote climate policy speeches for Ministers of Environment Canada, and represented Canada at international negotiations. He has edited eight books on climate change, most recently on Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainability in the Middle East. Dr. Fenech is an associate professor at the University of Toronto where he has taught since 1998, teaches annually at the Smithsonian Institution and lectures regularly at universities across Canada and around the world. He leads a new Bachelor of Science programme in Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), and works as Director of UPEI's Climate Research Lab.

James Moran’s PhD is from York University, Toronto. He teaches the history of health and mental health in global context at the University of Prince Edward Island. His research explores the intersections of government policy, social history, mental illness, medicine, health and disease. Publications include: Madness on Trial: A Transatlantic History of English Civil Law and Lunacy (forthcoming, Manchester University Press, 2018); ‘Mental Disorder and Criminality in Canada: 1830-1990’, in International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 37, n. 1 (January, 2014), 109-116; ‘Protecting the Skin of the British Empire: St. Paul’s Bay Disease in Quebec’, in Jonathan Reinarz and Kevin Siena (eds.)  Scratching the Surface: The History of Skin, its Diseases and their Treatment, (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2013), 103-127; Committed to the State Asylum: Insanity and Society in Nineteenth Century Quebec and Ontario (McGill Queen’s University Press, 2000). 

Overview

Live, breathe, and study global affairs in three countries!

The University of Prince Edward Island is excited to partner with Madrid's Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) to deliver a joint one-year Master in Global Affairs program.

The Master in Global Affairs program has a proven track record at URJC for developing students with the knowledge, insights, and talents needed to help address and solve some of the most critical challenges facing our world.

The program integrates rigorous coursework under the supervision of a multi-disciplinary faculty. Students will have the support of policymakers, members of international courts, members of NGOs, and be part of an international network of students.

With this new delivery model beginning in September 2018, students will enroll at UPEI for the first four months of study and then spend up to eight months at URJC's Madrid and Strasbourg campuses to complete their degree.

The language of instruction in Canada and Europe is English.

UPEI and URJC are known for excellence and academic environments that are oriented to research, innovation, and learning. Both institutions have a strong interest in interdisciplinary studies and collaboration that seeks to provide solutions to real-world problems.

If you're interested in careers in international relations, diplomacy, law, policy development, and minorities' and refugees' rights, this program is for you.

European Parliament Building photo by Gerry Balding, used under Creative Commons 2.0
Application and Admission

Next intake: September 2019
Application deadline: extended to April 30, 2019

Application and admission requirements

Courses and Requirements

The Master in Global Affairs is a course-based program that is designed to develop the knowledge, insights, and talents needed to help address and solve some of the most critical challenges facing our world.

Students will apply and register at the University of Prince Edward Island for the first four months of study, taking the courses listed below. Students will then transfer to URJC's Madrid and Strasbourg campuses where they will take the remaining required courses for graduation.

Political Systems and Economic Policies Canada/US
This course examines the relationship and interplay between globalization and national interests, as reflected in national economic policies. Topics include theories of international political economy in relation to foreign aid and international development and international trade, as well as the roles played by international organizations and non-state actors, such as NGOs that focus on foreign aid and development.

Comparative Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
This course introduces the study of Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (north, central and south). The course looks at the different systems of colonization and how they have affected the cultures and peoples to the present day. It begins by exploring the development of the conventional understanding of Universal Human Rights and the major concepts in Indigenous Human Rights, including OIT article 169 and the 2007 UN declaration. Topics cover land ownership; access to education in original languages; control of natural resources; sustainable environments; treaties, ejidos, encomiendas, and reservations.

Global Health and Food Security
This course examines local, national and international issues related to food, health and food security. Topics include the production and distribution of food resources in a global economy; social, political and economic factors impacting health and human security, health implications of human and animal diseases; and epidemiological approaches to identify threats and interventions to maintain a healthy food system

International Climate Change Diplomacy
Most countries are signatories to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and subsequent protocols and accords that govern climate change management in their respective country. This course provides an historical and analytical view for understanding international climate change relations, identifies the main actors and their roles, and presents the core theories and facts about international climate change governance.

International Organizations and Human Security
The course examines the relationship and interplay between International Organizations and national interests, as reflected in debates on human security. It will examine theories of International Organizations and their historical evolution out of the ashes of the Second World War. Students will critically analyze the role and capacity of major International Organizations like the United Nations system (Security Council), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the International Criminal Court, and the Arctic Council, to address a variety of contemporary human security challenges (peacekeeping/humanitarian intervention, return of great power rivalry, cyber-attacks, terrorism, climate change and resource conflict, mass migration, populism and protectionism).

Faculty

Faculty for the UPEI component of the joint UPEI - URJC Master in Global Affairs program include:

Dr. Doreley Carolina Coll is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Prince Edward Island (Canada). Dr. Coll received her bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Alberta, and her PhD from the University of Toronto. Dr. Coll currently researches in the fields of philology, Latin America, and minorities' rights. As Lead Faculty Investigator in the team project Wekimün, which was financed by the Department of Global Affairs (Government of Canada), Dr. Coll and her team constructed a state-of-the-art language lab to recover and teach Mapudungun, the ancestral language of the Williche people of the island of Chiloé (Chile). She is the Director of the Salamanca exchange program at UPEI. She lectures regularly at universities across Canada and around the world. She has international experience as a lecturer and researcher, with numerous publications and international conferences. Dr. Coll is the North America Coordinator for the Master in Global Affairs

Dr. Fenech has worked extensively in climate change since 1988, including as a member of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He worked with Harvard University examining the science-policy interface of climate change, wrote climate policy speeches for Ministers of Environment Canada, and represented Canada at international negotiations. He has edited eight books on climate change, most recently on Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainability in the Middle East. Dr. Fenech is an associate professor at the University of Toronto where he has taught since 1998, teaches annually at the Smithsonian Institution and lectures regularly at universities across Canada and around the world. He leads a new Bachelor of Science programme in Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), and works as Director of UPEI's Climate Research Lab.

James Moran’s PhD is from York University, Toronto. He teaches the history of health and mental health in global context at the University of Prince Edward Island. His research explores the intersections of government policy, social history, mental illness, medicine, health and disease. Publications include: Madness on Trial: A Transatlantic History of English Civil Law and Lunacy (forthcoming, Manchester University Press, 2018); ‘Mental Disorder and Criminality in Canada: 1830-1990’, in International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 37, n. 1 (January, 2014), 109-116; ‘Protecting the Skin of the British Empire: St. Paul’s Bay Disease in Quebec’, in Jonathan Reinarz and Kevin Siena (eds.)  Scratching the Surface: The History of Skin, its Diseases and their Treatment, (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2013), 103-127; Committed to the State Asylum: Insanity and Society in Nineteenth Century Quebec and Ontario (McGill Queen’s University Press, 2000). 

Overview

Live, breathe, and study global affairs in three countries!

The University of Prince Edward Island is excited to partner with Madrid's Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) to deliver a joint one-year Master in Global Affairs program.

The Master in Global Affairs program has a proven track record at URJC for developing students with the knowledge, insights, and talents needed to help address and solve some of the most critical challenges facing our world.

The program integrates rigorous coursework under the supervision of a multi-disciplinary faculty. Students will have the support of policymakers, members of international courts, members of NGOs, and be part of an international network of students.

With this new delivery model beginning in September 2018, students will enroll at UPEI for the first four months of study and then spend up to eight months at URJC's Madrid and Strasbourg campuses to complete their degree.

The language of instruction in Canada and Europe is English.

UPEI and URJC are known for excellence and academic environments that are oriented to research, innovation, and learning. Both institutions have a strong interest in interdisciplinary studies and collaboration that seeks to provide solutions to real-world problems.

If you're interested in careers in international relations, diplomacy, law, policy development, and minorities' and refugees' rights, this program is for you.

European Parliament Building photo by Gerry Balding, used under Creative Commons 2.0

Application and Admission

Next intake: September 2019
Application deadline: extended to April 30, 2019

Application and admission requirements

Courses and Requirements

The Master in Global Affairs is a course-based program that is designed to develop the knowledge, insights, and talents needed to help address and solve some of the most critical challenges facing our world.

Students will apply and register at the University of Prince Edward Island for the first four months of study, taking the courses listed below. Students will then transfer to URJC's Madrid and Strasbourg campuses where they will take the remaining required courses for graduation.

Political Systems and Economic Policies Canada/US
This course examines the relationship and interplay between globalization and national interests, as reflected in national economic policies. Topics include theories of international political economy in relation to foreign aid and international development and international trade, as well as the roles played by international organizations and non-state actors, such as NGOs that focus on foreign aid and development.

Comparative Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
This course introduces the study of Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (north, central and south). The course looks at the different systems of colonization and how they have affected the cultures and peoples to the present day. It begins by exploring the development of the conventional understanding of Universal Human Rights and the major concepts in Indigenous Human Rights, including OIT article 169 and the 2007 UN declaration. Topics cover land ownership; access to education in original languages; control of natural resources; sustainable environments; treaties, ejidos, encomiendas, and reservations.

Global Health and Food Security
This course examines local, national and international issues related to food, health and food security. Topics include the production and distribution of food resources in a global economy; social, political and economic factors impacting health and human security, health implications of human and animal diseases; and epidemiological approaches to identify threats and interventions to maintain a healthy food system

International Climate Change Diplomacy
Most countries are signatories to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and subsequent protocols and accords that govern climate change management in their respective country. This course provides an historical and analytical view for understanding international climate change relations, identifies the main actors and their roles, and presents the core theories and facts about international climate change governance.

International Organizations and Human Security
The course examines the relationship and interplay between International Organizations and national interests, as reflected in debates on human security. It will examine theories of International Organizations and their historical evolution out of the ashes of the Second World War. Students will critically analyze the role and capacity of major International Organizations like the United Nations system (Security Council), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the International Criminal Court, and the Arctic Council, to address a variety of contemporary human security challenges (peacekeeping/humanitarian intervention, return of great power rivalry, cyber-attacks, terrorism, climate change and resource conflict, mass migration, populism and protectionism).

Faculty

Faculty for the UPEI component of the joint UPEI - URJC Master in Global Affairs program include:

Dr. Doreley Carolina Coll is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Prince Edward Island (Canada). Dr. Coll received her bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Alberta, and her PhD from the University of Toronto. Dr. Coll currently researches in the fields of philology, Latin America, and minorities' rights. As Lead Faculty Investigator in the team project Wekimün, which was financed by the Department of Global Affairs (Government of Canada), Dr. Coll and her team constructed a state-of-the-art language lab to recover and teach Mapudungun, the ancestral language of the Williche people of the island of Chiloé (Chile). She is the Director of the Salamanca exchange program at UPEI. She lectures regularly at universities across Canada and around the world. She has international experience as a lecturer and researcher, with numerous publications and international conferences. Dr. Coll is the North America Coordinator for the Master in Global Affairs

Dr. Fenech has worked extensively in climate change since 1988, including as a member of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He worked with Harvard University examining the science-policy interface of climate change, wrote climate policy speeches for Ministers of Environment Canada, and represented Canada at international negotiations. He has edited eight books on climate change, most recently on Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainability in the Middle East. Dr. Fenech is an associate professor at the University of Toronto where he has taught since 1998, teaches annually at the Smithsonian Institution and lectures regularly at universities across Canada and around the world. He leads a new Bachelor of Science programme in Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), and works as Director of UPEI's Climate Research Lab.

James Moran’s PhD is from York University, Toronto. He teaches the history of health and mental health in global context at the University of Prince Edward Island. His research explores the intersections of government policy, social history, mental illness, medicine, health and disease. Publications include: Madness on Trial: A Transatlantic History of English Civil Law and Lunacy (forthcoming, Manchester University Press, 2018); ‘Mental Disorder and Criminality in Canada: 1830-1990’, in International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 37, n. 1 (January, 2014), 109-116; ‘Protecting the Skin of the British Empire: St. Paul’s Bay Disease in Quebec’, in Jonathan Reinarz and Kevin Siena (eds.)  Scratching the Surface: The History of Skin, its Diseases and their Treatment, (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2013), 103-127; Committed to the State Asylum: Insanity and Society in Nineteenth Century Quebec and Ontario (McGill Queen’s University Press, 2000). 

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