Area of Expertise
Global Politics in the 21st Century
Dr. Robert J. Jackson, a Canadian, is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Redlands in California. He was chosen the Mortar Board Professor of the Year during his first year at the University of Redlands. Jackson also holds the honorary positions of Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is Senior Associate Professor and Visiting Professor at St. Antony's College, Life Member/Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, and Centre of International Studies University of Cambridge, England. He has been appointed as a Fellow in International Security at Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), London, and to the Intenational Advisory Board for the Centre on Conflict and Peace Studies, a Kabul think-tank.
After receiving his doctorate from the University of Oxford, Dr. Jackson taught courses in Canadian, Comparative and International Relations at Carleton and McGill Universities for 35 years. He served as a Senior Policy Advisor to two former Canadian Prime Ministers, Legislative Advisor to a Deputy Prime Minister, worked in the Privy Council Office (Cabinet Office) and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as well as many other government agencies, working on topics such as parliamentary reform, terrorism and crisis management.
Professor Jackson is the author and co-author of 36 books and some 50 articles in the fields of comparative, Canadian, and international politics. His latest book (with Philip Towle) is "Temptations of Power: the United States in Global Politics Since 9/11." The 7th edition of his "Politics in Canada: Culture, Institutions, Behaviour and Public Policy," and 5th editions of "Introduction to Political Science: Comparative and World Politics" and "Canadian Government in Transition" have just appeared. His major books and editions on comparative government and international relations have sold over 300,000 copies and won many awards.
Cambridge University Press will publish his newest book on international politics, "Global Politics in the 21st Century," in 2013. He is currently working on five projects: Europe in Afghanistan: North American Security Policy (funded by ACSUS); NATO and Peacekeeping; Global Politics and the Changing Character of War, and The Consequences of War (especially children in armed conflict).
Courses Offered at Redlands
- Introduction to World Politics
- Comparative Politics
- Advance Seminar in International Relations
BA, MA, DPhil Oxford, 1965