As the world has become increasingly interconnected, American and international policymakers have rediscovered the crucial importance of communicating with foreign publics, understanding international media, and public opinion and finding new and better ways to exercise “Smart Power” abroad. Offered jointly by GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), the M.A. in Global Communication helps students understand the complex global information environment; its implications for governance, security, and business; and how to communicate effectively to global audiences.

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The Global Communication program is ideal for those seeking to navigate the global information environment. The program is particularly attractive to students interested in, among other things: learning how to design effective advocacy and information campaigns around issues ranging from public health to national security; understanding the intersection between media, foreign affairs, and public opinion; and those interested in careers in public diplomacy and other forms of advocacy communication.

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Last updated November 16, 2018
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