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Foundation Support for the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

The Jackson Foundation provides ongoing financial support to the 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


Stanley D. Golub Chair

Stanley Golub
Stanley Golub imageStanley Golub,  founder and first president of the Jackson Foundation., was a close friend of Senator Jackson and shared his interest in international affairs and its importance to 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.



Resat Kasaba image

Dr. Resat Kasaba, the current Director, 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. 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.

Daniel Bachman imageDavid 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. Professor Bachman holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (Chinese Politics) from Stanford University (1984), a M.A. in Political Science from Stanford University (1977), and a B.A., with High Honors, in History (Political Science minor) from Swarthmore College (1975).

Anne & Kenneth Pyle Professorship in American Foreign Policy

Anne and Ken Pyle
Kenneth and Anne PyleEstablished in 2005 with a gift from the Jackson Foundation and matching funds from the University of Washington, the Foundation and the University seek to attract and retain 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 imageDaniel 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.

Helen H. Jackson Chair in Human Rights

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 Angelina Godoy imageholds the Helen H. Jackson Chair in Human Rights. Dr. 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 a 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. Dr. 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.