The Future of Jackson

On April 6, 2019, Yale’s Board of Trustees approved expanding the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs into a small and academically grounded professional school.

The Yale Board of Trustees approved the transformation of the university’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs into a school, President Peter Salovey announced on April 6, 2019.

The new school will apply evidence-based scholarship to challenges of maximum global importance, such as climate change, war and peace, ethnic conflict, inequality, and migration.

The Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs will be the first professional school created at Yale since the establishment of the Yale School of Management, which opened in 1976.

“Now more than ever, our world needs creative ideas and leadership to help end global conflicts and solve intractable problems,” Salovey said. “By establishing the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs, we will create an intimate community of outstanding faculty, practitioners, and students to conduct research of great relevance to the development and adoption of international policy. Yale will continue to fulfill its longstanding mission to educate passionate public servants who confront the day’s most daunting challenges with wisdom, facts, insight, and courage.”

International Security Studies (soon to be part of the Jackson community) will host Yale alum and CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward for the virtual discussion, “Afghanistan: A View from the Frontline,” on Sept. 16, 4pm. Open to the public! Register at Jackson.yale.edu ...

Jackson’s next graduate admissions webinar is this Wednesday, Sept. 8, at noon ET. Join us to learn more about grad studies in global affairs at Yale. For more info or to register, go to jackson.yale.edu and click on events. ...

Six new Senior Fellows will join the Jackson community this year, including Staffan de Mistura, Anne Patterson, Jessica Seddon, Jessica Faieta, Obiageli “Oby” Katryn Ezekwesili, and David Brooks. They join 17 returning fellows, leading practitioners in various fields of international affairs who teach classes at Yale. ...