Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs offers interdisciplinary academic programs that inspire and prepare Yale students for global leadership and service.
They bring to Yale the most talented, passionate students from all the world dedicated to making the world a better place. They prepare students to understand the world through academically rigorous programs taught by outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, and prominent practitioners of global affairs.
The Jackson Institute is the home of three degree programs: an undergraduate major in Global Affairs, a Master of Arts program in Global Affairs, and a Master of Advanced Studies in Global Affairs. Jackson’s BA and MA programs grew out of Yale’s long-standing programs in International Studies (BA) and International Relations (MA).
Their MA program in Global Affairs allows students to design their own path through an individualized course of study. Jackson’s program, which enrolls about 25-30 students per year, is for students who want the flexibility to pursue their individual passions and academic interests. It is an intellectually demanding and diverse program that provides students with the theoretical foundations, analytical skills, and professional training necessary for working within the complexity of today’s public, nonprofit, and private sectors worldwide.
The Jackson Institute was established in 2009 with a transformational gift from John W. ’67 and Susan G. Jackson. The Institute builds on Yale’s centuries long tradition of educating leaders. Yale’s graduates include five U.S. presidents; four U.S. Secretaries of State; the presidents or prime ministers of Mexico, South Korea, and Germany; numerous ambassadors; and many heads of private and non-profit enterprises that contribute to the public good such as Human Rights Watch, Mercy Corps, Ashoka, Unite for Sight, and the Peace Corps.See more