Commonwealth Journal

A Production of WUMB and the University of Massachusetts Boston

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Ira Jackson

  • Host, Commonwealth Journal Dean, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
  • Telephone: 617.287.5550

Additional Information

Ira Jackson has a distinguished history of public service and both executive and academic leadership. Jackson was executive vice president and executive director of external affairs of BankBoston and revenue commissioner for the state of Massachusetts. He has also held a variety of positions at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, including associate dean and senior fellow at the Center for Public Leadership.  From 2006 to 2010, he served as dean of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in suburban Los Angeles. More recently, he was a distinguished scholar with the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.