Robert Jackson

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Robert Jackson
152 Bay State Road
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Professor Emeritus of International Relations. (BA and MA, University of British Columbia; PhD, University of California at Berkeley).

Specialization: International Ethics, International Law, Post-Colonial Africa.

Robert Jackson specializes in international ethics, international law, and the history of international thought. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Jesus College (Oxford University), The London School of Economics, the Hoover Institution (Stanford University), and the University of California at Berkeley. He has lectured at universities in North America, Europe and Africa and has served on university and government consultancies in Britain, Canada and Denmark. He also serves on the editorial boards of Political Studies, International Relations, European Journal of International Relations, and Humanistic Perspectives on International Relations.  He has won major Canada Council and Killam Foundation of Canada research prizes and fellowships.

Jackson is an author or editor of ten books, including Classical and Modern Thought on International Relations (2005) The Global Covenant (2000), Sovereignty at the Millennium (1999), Quasi-States (1990), and Personal Rule in Black Africa (1982). He has co-authored a widely adopted textbook: Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches (2nd ed 2003). He has published in leading international journals, including World Politics, International Organization, Political Studies, Review of International Studies, Millennium, and Diplomacy & Statecraft.

Jackson taught at Boston University from 2001 until his retirement in 2012.