Robert Jackson

Professor Emeritus

Office: IR 405
Phone: 617.358.0191
E-mail: rjackson@bu.edu
Education: B.A. and M.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Areas of Specialization: Post-Colonial African Politics, Doctrines and History of State Sovereignty, International Law

Professor Jackson’s writing and teaching focus’s on the theory and history of the international system, including the expansion of international society from Europe and the West to the rest of the world. He has published in various journals including World Politics, Review of International Studies, International Organization, and Millennium. He is the author/editor of nine books including The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States and Quasi-States: Sovereignty, International Relations and the Third World. He has also co-authored a textbook: Introduction to International Relations. He is currently at work on two new books: Sovereignty: History of an Idea and The International Ethics of Security (co-editor). He has been a Visiting Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University, The London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He serves on the editorial boards of Political Studies, International Relations, European Journal of International Relations and Humanistic Perspectives on International Relations. He has also been involved in university and government consultancies in Britain, Canada and Denmark and has taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Nairobi.

Professor Jackson regularly taught the following courses:
Making Sense of the World: The Conceptual Foundations of International Relations (IR 360)
Ethics of International Relations (IR 574)
International State Systems (IR 712)

For more information:
Curriculum Vitae