Planning advances for Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs


As the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs continues to take shape, faculty recruitment has a been an ongoing focus. Recent faculty news includes the following:

Professor Westad

Arne Westad, the Elihu Professor of History, is a scholar of modern international and global history, with a specialization in the history of eastern Asia since the 18th century. 

His current research is focused on histories of empire and imperialism, first and foremost in Asia but also world-wide, and investigating how China’s late twentieth century economic reforms came into being and how their outcomes changed the global economy.

At Yale, Westad teaches in the History Department and at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and is an adviser at Davenport College. He is a fellow of the British Academy and of several other national academies, a visiting professor at Peking University, and a research associate of the Harvard Fairbank Center.  

To learn more, read a recent Q&A with Arne Westad: