For Alumni

Jackson Institute graduates are members of Yale’s extensive alumni community.

Alumni of the Jackson Institute include graduates of the M.A. and B.A. in Global Affairs, the International Relations M.A. and the International Studies B.A. programs.

Our alumni have access to the wealth of resources offered through the Yale Alumni Association, including the Alumni Directory and Yale’s Cross Campus platform.

The Jackson Institute also seeks to establish and nurture a personal and lifelong relationship with our alumni. If you are an IR or IS alum and would like to update your contact information or have news that you would like to share, please complete our Alumni Info Update form.

Alumni Gatherings

We have events each year in Washington, New York, and London.

Past events have also been held in Denver, Seattle, Geneva, Beijing, Hong Kong, Nairobi, Copenhagen and Paris.

If you are an alumnus/a of one of our programs and have not heard about our alumni events, please email

Networking and Career Services for Jackson Alumni

Cross Campus is Yale’s online networking, community-building, and mentoring platform. Cross Campus draws Yale’s community closer through exchanges of advice, wisdom, and ideas. Alumni share what they’ve learned. Students and alumni can network, get advice, and get one-on-one coaching from Yalies. Jackson has its own group page on the platform. 

We also encourage you to join the Jackson Institute LinkedIn Groups for the MA in Global Affairs and BA in Global Affairs.

Ways to Help

If you are interested in serving as a career mentor for current students or giving a job talk on campus, please see the Career Support section of our website.

Do you know a high-potential individual who is considering graduate school? Provide your input on candidates you think might be a good fit for Jackson using our Candidate Referral Form. Students whom you refer will be added to our graduate admissions email list and will receive information about our recruitment events and other Jackson programs that are open to prospective students.