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Speaker Profile: Rose Jackson

Rose Jackson, Senior Policy Advisor, Open Society Foundations to speak at RISE Above Conference on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

Rose Jackson, Senior Policy Advisor, Open Society Foundations to speak at RISE Above Conference on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Rose Jackson is the senior policy advisor for the Secure Partnerships Initiative at the Open Society Foundations, a presidential transition initiative to identify how the next president can improve the way the United States builds and maintains its security partnerships.

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, a Democrat of Delaware, where she provided advice on foreign policy and national security issues 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 term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Truman National Security Project Fellow and director of its Africa expert group.

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

Rose Jackson is the senior policy advisor for the Secure Partnerships Initiative at the Open Society Foundations, a presidential transition initiative to identify how the next president can improve the way the United States builds and maintains its security partnerships.

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, a Democrat of Delaware, where she provided advice on foreign policy and national security issues 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 term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Truman National Security Project Fellow and director of its Africa expert group.

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

 

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