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.”