Karl D. Jackson

Karl D. Jackson

C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Southeast Asia Studies
Southeast Asia Studies

Rome 619


  • Economics
  • Global Financial Crises
  • World Bank and International Monetary Fund

Background and Education

Former professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley; adviser to the president of the World Bank and executive vice president of the International Finance Corporation; former senior adviser at Cerberus Capital Partners and managing director at International Foreign Exchange Concepts; was president of the US-Thailand Business Council; served as national security adviser to the vice president of the United States, special assistant to the president, senior director for Asia on the National Security Council and US deputy assistant secretary of Defense for East Asia and the Pacific; PhD, political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2015-03-27 00:00:00 
Spring 2018 
This course con...

This course considers the contemporary foreign policies and international relations challenges of major countries in Southeast Asia. Surveys key regional issues: evolution of ASEAN; security arrangements; trade conflicts and territorial disputes; the role of China, Japan and the United States; regional integration; transnational issues; and terrorism. Limited to 20 students.

01-29-2018 to 05-05-2018 | M 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM 

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Spring 2018 
This course is ...

This course is designed to provide both a conceptual understanding of democratic theories and an empirical knowledge of experiences of democratic transition and consolidation in a number of different Asian countries. It will investigate different forms of democracy, focussing particularly in new- or late-democratizing countries of East and Southeast Asia. The course begins by looking at the various models of democracy, and the tension between institutional and societal-based theories of democratic change. The course will then apply these theories to Southeast Asia, examining the role of formal democratic institutions, the processes of democratic consolidation, and the relationship between democracy and development.

01-29-2018 to 05-05-2018 | T 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

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