Yale celebrates debut of Jackson School at ‘unique moment’ in world history

On October 15th 2022, Yale University formally marked the opening of the new Jackson School of Global Affairs with a day-long program at Woolsey Hall that included a keynote lecture by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria ’86, panel discussions with former top U.S. diplomats, and remarks from Yale leaders. Hundreds of Yale affiliates gathered for the day-long program to celebrate the launch of Yale’s first new professional school in more than four decades.

The school — which opened its doors on July 1 and welcomed its first cohort of graduate students this fall — trains and equips new generations of leaders to devise thoughtful, evidence-based solutions for challenging global problems. Before becoming a stand-alone professional school, it was known as the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

Click the image below to watch the ceremony’s centerpiece video.


To read more about the event visit the Yale News website.

To view video recordings of the event’s sessions visit the Jackson School website.