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The School of Global Affairs is a vibrant hub of multi-disciplinary scholarship that seeks to address the most pressing issues facing our rapidly globalising world today.

Constituted of three Departments (Geography, Global Health & Social Medicine, and International Development) and three regional Institutes (the Brazil Institute, the Lau China Institute and the India Institute) the School links together centres of disciplinary expertise across the physical and social sciences, arts and humanities to create joined up approaches to understanding and managing the risks and opportunities presented by global change.

Our researchers combine their intellectual, policy and empirical expertise and skills to assess and respond to matters that concern us all, including climate change, global health, cross border migration, hazards and disasters, the challenges facing emerging economies and the complexities of global governance.

We are a destination for young scholars and leading academics who want to be involved in generating leading international research on climate change, global ageing, megacities, pandemic health emergencies, the institutions and structures of democratic and authoritarian governance, the ideologies and political practices of the emerging powers, and the complex interplay of local and global identity formation in the 21st century.

As part of King’s broader commitment to work ‘in service to society’ we ensure that our research findings inform policymaking and practice, playing active roles as advisors to governments and leaders around the world. Our graduates go on to successful careers in government, the business community, the third sector, academia and the media.

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