Vision & Mission

Who we are

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies is a leader in understanding and engaging global issues. With deep and diverse expertise in world regions, languages and religions, we offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in area and global studies. We value academic freedom, excellence, diversity and equity.

Vision and Mission

We produce new knowledge about the world. We are dedicated to teaching and research that positively impacts regions, countries, communities, educators and individuals around the world. Committed to engaged and interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, we embrace critical social scientific and humanistic approaches to complex global challenges.

Our faculty and staff work closely with students to cultivate global citizenship. Through rigorous interdisciplinary training and extensive community outreach, we provide tools and resources for strong international partnerships and cross-cultural understanding.

Honoring Place and Peoples

We acknowledge that we are on Coast Salish territory, the traditional homelands of the Duwamish, Suquamish, Tulalip, Muckleshoot and other Indigenous peoples. The Jackson School understands that the international community includes sovereign American Indian tribes, First Nations and other Indigenous peoples across the world.