Rose Jackson

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2017

Senior Policy Advisor, Open Society Foundations

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Rose Jackson is the senior policy advisor for the Secure Partnerships Initiative at the Open Society Foundations. Before joining Open Society, Jackson served as the chief of staff to the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the U.S. Department of State. She also served as a foreign policy advisor to Senator Chris Coons as a Galloway Fellow. She has worked in key positions on several high-profile U.S. political campaigns.

Jackson served as a program officer at the National Democratic Institute in both Washington, D.C., and Nairobi, Kenya, and ran programs in Somalia and Uganda. In 2011, she served as an advisor and political analyst for the International Organization for Migration in Benghazi and Tripoli, Libya. She is a Truman National Security Project Fellow and directs its Africa expert group, and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Jackson received an MA in international relations from the United States International University as a Rotary Scholar in Kenya and a BA in international relations and economics from Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

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