The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs is a principal driver of Yale's efforts to internationalize its teaching curriculum, to attract the most talented students and scholars to Yale from around the world, and to deepen the University's engagement abroad. Our mission is to institutionalize the teaching of global affairs throughout the University and to inspire and prepare Yale students for global citizenship and leadership.
We are the home of the Master in Arts Program in International Relations, becoming the Master of Arts in Global Affairs with the class entering in fall 2013, and the undergraduate major in Global Affairs. Our academic programs are interdisciplinary, embedded in Yale and designed to help students gain a comprehensive understanding of global affairs. We work to strengthen coverage of global affairs throughout Yale’s curriculum and offer a number of courses that serve all Yale students, including "Gateway to Global Affairs".
Our faculty study, teach and research global affairs across disciplines ranging from diplomacy to public health and from international finance to law.
In addition, we host an impressive group of Senior Fellows who already have distinguished themselves as practitioners in international affairs and who bring their experiences into the classroom, bolstering the existing academic curriculum. These are leaders in government, business, the NGO community and other fields.
Our career services office is a resource for the entire University community, assisting Yale students to find internships and career placements in public service and other areas of international affairs. By helping students match their international interests with tangible work experiences, we enhance Yale's efforts to train future leaders in essential fields of study.
The Jackson Institute was established in April 2009 with a transformational gift from John W. ’67 and Susan G. Jackson.
Jackson students are carrying out the Institute’s mission of global leadership and service.