Alum gets ‘hooked on international development’ at USAID, follows passion to lead international programs at World Vision

When Kent Hill (MA, REECAS, 1976; PhD, Russian History, 1980) finished his MAIS degree at the Jackson School, he originally wanted to become a Foreign...
Alicia Akins stands backstage at a performance with Hmong dancers.

Empowering Women: Alumna now works at organization in Laos featured in Burke Museum exhibit

Jackson School alumna Alicia Akins (MAIS, China Studies: 2012) has a personal connection with the Empowering Women exhibit, which runs at the Burke Mu...
Jasper MacSlarrow

Alumnus at U.S. Chamber strives to protect international property

When Jasper MacSlarrow, (BA, 1999, International Studies), graduated from the Jackson School in 1999, he bought a one-way ticket to Washington, D.C., ...

As alumni of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, your work changes the world around you. From international business and law to diplomacy, public health, and conflict resolution, Jackson School alumni communities grow every year in every part of the world – we aim to keep those connections strong no matter where in the world you find yourself.

You are an important part of our UW community for life – here are some of the ways you can stay involved with the proud legacy of the Jackson School.

Connect with JSIS

Mentor Program

No matter where you find yourself in the world, the Jackson School is online – connect and engage with other alumni and current students through our social media platforms.

Our social media platforms represent a wonderful way to share your ideas, insights, and career advice with the JSIS community at large. Jackson School alumni also have the opportunity to get together with peers through get-togethers and alumni receptions in Seattle and Washington DC.

If you want to sign up for alumni related emails, you can do so here. Remember – you can unsubscribe or change your preferences at any time through the subscription center.

Are you interested in leading a Jackson School alumni sub-chapter in your city? Get in touch with us!

News & Events

Stay in touch with your favorite JSIS faculty, find out the latest developments in Thomson Hall, and learn when the next public lecture or alumni reception is going to be held by checking out our news center.

The Jackson School hosts regular events throughout the year that are open to alumni, and we always look forward to seeing you again. For full information on upcoming events at the Jackson School, view our events calendar.

There’s no better way to rediscover your place in the world!

Alumni Panels

Our students are always interested in hearing first-hand what our alumni are doing post-graduation, and take real inspiration in hearing about how they got there. We periodically organize discussion panels that showcase JSIS alumni in a variety of industries on campus, and if you think that at some point in the future you’d like to share your wisdom with our students, please let us know – we’ll be happy to add you to our contact group.

Alumni Library Access

Becoming a member of the University of Washington Alumni Association has many benefits, not least of which is being able to come back and borrow materials from our world-class libraries. All current members of the UWAA are eligible for free borrowing privileges on a huge variety of media from Suzzallo, Allen, and Odegaard libraries.

From the grand reading room of Suzallo to the cutting edge collaboration spaces of Allen, there’s something for all JSIS alumni in the UW library system. For full information on how to access our library system, please see here.

Give to the Jackson School

Task Force Students with JSIS Alumni

Each group of students that graduates from the Jackson School seeks to meet the challenges of their time, and now more than ever, the problems confronting our world today are connected, complicated, and need immediate action.

At the Jackson School, we encourage our students to think critically, analyze the surrounding interdisciplinary issues, and create actionable solutions to today’s global issues. Alumni and friends of the Jackson School community have a tremendous impact on our school’s ability to educate and empower tomorrow’s leaders – we invite you to share our vision and support tomorrow’s global leaders.

If you have a particular cause close to your heart, from supporting the Task Force program to increasing student access to a particular world language, the Jackson School can help you connect that passion to students both today and in the future. To learn more about how you can help, please see here.