The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP)Print
The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) prepares its graduates to take the lead in shaping the future of their nations and the world at large, with a strong belief in the interaction of international and public affairs, an unwavering commitment to ethics and the rule of law, and a recognition of the unique role that the media play in shaping public policy.
Over the last years our school has become the leader in the Middle East in educating and empowering students committed to global affairs and public policy interest. Our core competencies are the effective communication skills, multi/interdisciplinary focus, professional experience, global perspective and public policy.
GAPP consists of three academic departments in law, public policy and administration, and journalism and mass communication, in addition to five research centers including the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS), the Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women Studies (IGWS), the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism, Middle East Studies Program (MESC), Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research, and the Executive Education unit. All these programs offer students unique opportunities to develop a comprehensive overview of the strategic issues that are of great concern to world citizens today.
Established in 2009, GAPP has an average enrollment over the last three years of 394 graduate students and 416 undergraduate students. GAPP has 4,711 living alumni around the world. There are 44 full-time faculty members and 19 part-time faculty members.