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Director’s note: summer 2017

September 18, 2017

Resat KasabaEach year around this time, as we get ready to welcome our new and returning students for the start of fall quarter at the end of September, I am reminded of how much the Jackson School accomplishes even during the summer term when the rest of the university assumes a decidedly slower pace.

The world outside the Jackson School and UW does not slow down, so neither do we.

One such example is a 48-hour cybersecurity bootcamp for congressional staffers that we hosted in August, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in D.C. Another is an international crisis simulation in July which brought together our M.A. in Applied International Studies students and leading experts to study the Cyprus conflict.

You can read about this and other samplings of our summer in this edition of The Jackson Scoop. I also encourage you to visit our website ( for latest analyses by our faculty, students and alumni in the media as well as in blog form.

I want to bring to your attention a few upcoming events in October:

These are just a few examples of our many fall quarter public events. Please continue to check our calendar:

I am especially looking forward to “Bringing the Jackson School to D.C.” once again and reconnecting with our impressive network of D.C. alumni on Oct. 26.

I wish you a good start to autumn. Thank you again for your interest and all that you do for the Jackson School.

Reşat Kasaba
Director – Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies