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The University of Washington Jackson School’s Center for Human Rights received funding to deepen its research on immigration issues in Washington State, to produce short videos to communicate its work more broadly, and to hold a 10th anniversary celebration in the spring. The Center for Human Rights Director, Professor Angelina Godoy, holds the Helen H. Jackson Chair in Human Rights. The Jackson Foundation has supported the Center since its inception.

The Jackson Foundation provided funding to the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies for activities in this new school year including a Task Force course on the evolving global energy challenges, a major lecture by international political economist Professor Dani Rodrik of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, a conference in Washington D.C. on The United States in the World, and to strengthen the School’s Master of Arts in Applied International Studies Program (MAAIS).

A new grantee organization, OutRight Action International, received funding to draw attention to Russia’s disruptive role at the United Nations and to invite three Russian LGBTIQ activists to attend OutRight’s Week of Global Advocacy at the UN. Founded in 1990, OutRight Action International is a leading human rights organization that works at the international, regional, and national levels to defend and advance human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people.  The Jackson Foundation provided support to this organization in order to advance our work on respecting all forms of human rights, enforcing the international rule of law, and countering Russia’s nefarious actions at the United Nations.