Jackson du Pont is a senior at Yale College studying Global Affairs. He is interested in how diplomacy can be used to address transnational threats such as climate change, nuclear proliferation, and the impact of emerging technologies. Previously, he researched Iranian-American relations with the National Security Archive on their Iran Documentation Project. In 2020, Jackson interned with the Brookings Institute and their Center for Middle Eastern Policy, examining democratic promotion and disinformation campaigns. Recently, he served as a research associate at the Council on Strategic Risks where he researched bioweapon proliferation and the impact of emerging technologies on nuclear decision making. For his senior Capstone, Jackson is working on a project with the U.N. to explore policy options for the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan.