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Karl D. Jackson

C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Southeast Asia Studies


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



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

In the News

Asia's democracy puzzle: Five uneasy pieces.

Karl D. Jackson and Giovanna Maria Dora Dore wrote in Asian Perspectives, 10/09