Following suit with President Peter Salovey’s announcement on April 6th that the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs would become the next professional school at Yale, the Board of Trustees has approved the establishment. The Jackson Institute will be the first professional school developed at Yale since the School of Management in 1976. President Peter Salovey stated,
“Now more than ever, our world needs creative ideas and leadership to help end global conflicts and solve intractable problems. By establishing the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs, we will create an intimate community of outstanding faculty, practitioners, and students to conduct research of great relevance to the development and adoption of international policy. Yale will continue to fulfill its longstanding mission to educate passionate public servants who confront the day’s most daunting challenges with wisdom, facts, insight, and courage.”
The new school will focus on a multi-disciplinary approach to studying Global Affairs, and its faculty will likewise comprise of scholars from a range of disciplines, from humanities to sciences. Additionally, Salovey stated that the school would focus on an “intimate and intense” community, a tight-knit learning center for research and development of Global Affairs and International Strategy.
The trustees marked the tentative opening as Fall 2022, provided that the school can raise $200 million in additional funds for its endowment.