Rose Jackson has an extensive background in international politics, foreign policy, social technologies and counter-radicalization. She currently serves as a Senior Policy Adviser at the Open Society Foundations (OSF) where she leads a presidential transition initiative on security sector assistance reform. Prior to OSF Jackson served as the Chief of Staff to the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the State Department. And previously advised Senator Chris Coons of Delaware on foreign policy and national security issues as a Galloway Fellow.
Jackson has consulted and worked for a wide range of campaigns, governments and party organizations both in the United States and abroad. Internationally she has supported parties, parliaments, and civil society organizations in Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. She also served as an adviser and political analyst to the International Organization for Migration during the Libyan uprising in 2011 where she conducted research on trafficking and migration routes and developed an open-sourced intelligence network.
Jackson completed her Masters in International Relations as a Rotary Scholar in Kenya and earned her Bachelors in International Relations and Economics at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. She is a Truman National Security Project fellow and co-founder and director of the organization’s Africa expert group. She is also a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.