|Rose Jackson became the first Galloway International Congressional Fellow in 2013. As part of her work in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with Senator Chris Coons, Jackson drafted an amendment aimed at containing weapons systems provided to the Syrian opposition and drafted language barring direct weapons transfers to the Somali government until safety, security and human rights were prioritized. She also wrote letters and statements aimed at elevating awareness of the American citizen Amir Hekmati’s detention in Iran.
Prior to becoming a Galloway Congressional Fellow, Jackson gained extensive knowledge in governance, development and U.S. engagement in a number of African countries, having worked in Somalia, Kenya, Uganda and Libya, among others. She served as a political and governance advisor for the International Organization for Migration in Libya and as a Resident Program Officer in Southern and East Africa with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
Jackson is currently the Chief of Staff in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and a Truman National Security Fellow.