Jackson School of International Studies
The Jackson Foundation provides ongoing financial support to the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies with the goals of:
- Enhancing the school's ability to retain top faculty
- Attracting the most qualified students
- Strengthening academic resources
- Providing hands-on experience for students
- Informing the next generation of leaders
The Foundation primarily supports initiatives at the school that enhance the fields of Russian, Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern studies. Several important contributions to the school include:
Stanley D. Golub Chair
Stanley Golub was the founder and first president of the Jackson Foundation. Senator Jackson and Golub were close friends, shared an interest in international affairs and recognized its important role in national security. Golub shared Senator Jackson's commitment to developing the University of Washington as a leading institution of international affairs education.
The Stanley D. Golub Chair is held by the director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. The current director, Dr. Resat Kasaba, is a distinguished scholar of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey. He is the author and editor of seven books and 41 articles dealing with the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, and the Middle East. Kasaba teaches courses that study the interaction between states and markets from a world-historical perspective, the impact of Islam in Italian cities, and the US war in Iraq. Kasaba has received grants from Andrew Mellon Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the National Science Foundation. In 1999, he was the recipient of the University of Washington's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Henry M. Jackson Professorship in International Studies
This professorship enhances the Jackson School's ability to retain and attract distinguished faculty in international studies. David Bachman is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies. He was chair of the China Studies Program from 1992-2003 and Associate Director of the Jackson School from 2000-2001 and 2003-2010. His research and teaching interests are Chinese Domestic and Foreign Policy, International Political Economy, Asian Politics, International Relations, and U.S. – China Relations.
Anne & Kenneth Pyle Professorship in American Foreign Policy
Anne and Ken Pyle
Dr. Kenneth B. Pyle and Senator Jackson shared a remarkable professional and personal rapport founded on their joint commitment to a strong and deeply knowledgeable American foreign policy community, including both its practitioners and its current and future generations of scholars. Besides being a recognized leader in international affairs education, Dr. Pyle is a former director of the Jackson School and the founding president of The National Bureau of Asian Research. Dr. Pyle wanted the professorship to include his wife's name in recognition of her lifelong dedication to the study and collection of Japanese Christian folk art, and her support of his work.
The Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Professorship in American Foreign Policy was established in 2005 with a gift from the Jackson Foundation and matching funds from the University of Washington. With this professorship, the Foundation and the University seek to attract and retain at the Jackson School of International Studies an exceptional scholar whose teaching and research on American foreign policy will have lasting impacts on future generations. This professorship is intended to contribute to the essential role that the study of American foreign policy plays within the Jackson School's curriculum.
Daniel Bessner (Ph.D., Duke University) is the Jackson School’s first Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Assistant Professor in American Foreign Policy. Professor Bessner held two Postdoctoral positions before joining the University of Washington including at Dartmouth College’s John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. His first book, titled Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual, will be published by Cornell University Press’s United States in the World series in 2018. His next book, a history of the RAND Corporation, is under advance contract with Princeton University Press. Professor Bessner has also published numerous articles in academic journals, including The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences and International Security, and popular venues, including Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, and n+1.
In 2008, the Jackson Foundation's Board honored Senator Jackson's widow, Helen Jackson by endowing the Helen H. Jackson Chair in Human Rights at the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies with a $1 million gift.
Angelina Snodgrass Godoy
The Helen H. Jackson Chair in Human Rights is held by Professor Angelina Snodgrass Godoy. Godoy is an associate professor of Law, Societies and Justice and International Studies at the Jackson School as well as an adjunct associate professor of sociology at the University of Washington. She has published widely on the subject of human rights and injustice in Latin America, with particular interest in Guatemala. Dr. Godoy holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. A sociologist by training who strongly believes in bringing the policy world into her classrooms, Dr. Godoy has demonstrated a deep commitment to her students and to the excellence of her scholarship. Since her installation, Godoy established the Center for Human Rights at the Jackson School and has hosted a variety of events highlighting the University's human rights work at the local, national, and international level.