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University of Washington

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

The Jackson School is unique: it combines the social sciences, humanities, and professional fields to forge interdisciplinary approaches to the understanding of our increasingly interconnected globe. And it does so as well by generating expertise in specific regions of the world and/or in comparative and transnational studies.

The Jackson School’s commitment to regional, cross-cultural, and comparative studies extends well beyond its many formal academic programs. The School hosts five federally funded centers devoted to outreach and public education activities for teachers, businesses, and the general community. Each year the School sponsors dozens of conferences, colloquia, and seminars featuring scholars, business, military and diplomats from around the world.

The faculty of the Jackson School is remarkably diverse. They are drawn from departments throughout the College of Arts & Sciences and from other units across the University, such as the School of Public Policy and Governance, the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, the School of Law and Business School. The curricula of our graduate programs also include extensive study of foreign languages.

Degree Programs

  • Master of Arts in International Studies
  • Master of Arts in Applied International Studies
  • Master of Arts in China Studies
  • Master of Arts in Comparative Religion
  • Master of Arts in Japan Studies
  • Master of Arts in Korea Studies
  • Master of Arts in Middle East Studies
  • Master of Arts in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
  • Master of Arts in South Asia Studies
  • Master of Arts in Southeast Asia Studies
  • PhD in International Studies

University of Washington In The World

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Grad student talks climate diplomacy at global UN Climate Change Conference

Grad student talks climate diplomacy at global UN Climate Change Conference

University of Washington Jackson School grad student Maryam Al Hammadi (M.A. International Studies Candidate '24) was a featured guest in a panel discussion in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, titled, “Global Decarbonization Accelerator: Commitment of Young Emirati Minds,” as part of the annual global United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP28. We recently caught up with Maryam, whose hometown is Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, about the experience of being at COP28 and following her passion for climate diplomacy while pursuing a degree at the Jackson School....

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M.A. Student Spotlight: Meet Aidan Swayne

M.A. Student Spotlight: Meet Aidan Swayne

Aidan Swayne, a second-year student in our M.A. in International Studies program, talks research, an 8-month U.S. Consulate General-Vancouver, Canada internship, and advice to propectiive students....