An initiative designed to create linkages between the women of the Jackson Institute, including faculty, Senior Fellows, students, alumni and staff. Events and programming focus on mentorship, professional development and career skills workshops, panel discussions and larger-scale conferences. Recent events include a reception and panel discussion for alumni and current students at the home of a Senior Fellow in New York City, potlucks with Greenberg World Fellows, and a conference on bias and gender equity.
Yale Foreign Service Society
Founded by a Jackson graduate student, the Yale Foreign Service Society brings together students interested in a career in diplomacy and public service. Interested in joining the Foreign Service or the U.S. diplomatic corps? The YFSS holds career discussions with distinguished diplomats and information sessions on the different career tracks within the Foreign Service. YFSS also offers special sessions led by a State Department Diplomat-in-Residence on preparing for the application process to the Foreign Service.
Yale Journal of International Affairs
The Yale Journal of International Affairs, a Jackson student-run publication, produces a print journal each spring and digital content throughout the year on topics ranging from the effectiveness of drone strikes to the Iran Deal and photo collections looking at topics from massacres in Syria to the future of the Colombian peace deal. A new podcast series recently covered U.S. civil-military relations and guests included the director of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.
The Global Affair
The lively and informal Friday evening event brings together the Jackson student community around topics ranging from Lebanese politics to an introduction to coding, trivia night to a disaster response simulation.
The International and Area Studies Student Association (IASSA) aims to facilitate collaboration and create community among MacMillan M.A. candidates – those students in African Studies, East Asian Studies, European & Russian Studies—and M.A. students at the Jackson Institute. Elections for officers are held in the spring semester each year.