The Jackson Report
Annual Highlight of Activities 2021-2022View Past Jackson Reports
Every year the Jackson Report gives us an opportunity to tell a story about how we at the Jackson School of International Studies seek to understand all manner of global connections. If your relationship with the School extends over years (or decades), you will see familiar plot lines in this year’s narrative. We continue to educate and graduate extraordinary students. We have attracted faculty members whose expertise underscores our commitment to knowledge of diverse languages, histories, religions and cultures. We remain a community resource through public programming, educational opportunities for K-12 teachers, and faculty insights on world affairs in the media and in policy. This 2021-22 Report will introduce you to new faculty, new books and new honors and awards. But the storyline has not changed: we remain committed to excellence in International Studies at one of the world’s most impacting public universities.
That said, nothing in the School this year feels like more of the same. On campus we are all, students and faculty, wrestling with what a classroom can and should be after multiple years of online education. Most of our students – and even some of our faculty – were born after the last historic period in which there was serious talk of peer-to-peer global conflict. There is a palpable sense that we cannot predict how climate change and new information technologies will shape our future. All of us are questioning how we should teach and what we learn to remain relevant in today’s public sphere. This year’s Jackson Report will give you a sense of how all of us are changing the Jackson School story to meet those challenges.
The extraordinary people featured in this year’s Jackson Report are writing an exciting and important next chapter to our story. It is my privilege to serve as the Jackson School’s interim director this year, and to share this report’s insights into our remarkable institution. Thanks to all of you for your interest and for your support.
Interim Director and Bartley-Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
We train our students to work inclusively and expand the definition of professional and policy training to include linguistic, religious, and cultural literacy. Through unique hands-on learning experiences and research opportunities, our students connect theory with practice in direct and impactful ways.
Our distinctive intellectual agenda gives us an expansive and rich foundation to provide intellectual leadership in a world that is being shaped by major geopolitical shifts and multiple global and regional challenges. By proactively creating and sharing knowledge with the public, our faculty are recognized as trusted experts, advancing understanding of challenging international issues.
New faculty books 2021-2022
Co-Author: Paula Holmes-Eber
(Globe Pequot / Falcon Guides, 2022)
Author: Taso Lagos
Author: Deborah Porter
Co-Author: Scott Radnitz
(Oxford University Press, 2022)
Our alums are fully engaged in the world, serving as leaders in NGOs, academia, business and government. As geographic area and international issues experts, they work in Seattle and other cities in the U.S. and abroad, making an impact that spans industries and sectors.
Committed to educating the widest spectrum of American society, our federally-funded National Resource Centers hosted at the Jackson School annually contribute over $2.6 million to foreign language training and area instruction at the UW, along with educational outreach to K-12 teachers, community college instructors, and the general public throughout the Pacific Northwest and the nation.
*U.S. Department of Education-funded National Resource Centers