The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs faculty members include some of the most distinguished practitioners and public figures on the worldwide stage today. Programs and courses are taught by current and former senior officers of the U.N.; international lawyers with expertise in trade, human rights, and environmental issues; leaders of organizations engaged in refugee relief and human rights; diplomats; activists; historians; economists; and energy experts.

Many faculty members have served on special assignments abroad that involve peacekeeping, election monitoring, sanction enforcement, and the advancement of women’s rights. As innovators with active roles in the international community, they share their expertise through advisement, mentoring, conferences, and professional networking.