C. V. STARR DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES
Established in 1996 by The Starr Foundation

Image Credit: The Starr Foundation THE STARR FOUNDATION was established in 1955 by CORNELIUS VANDER STARR, who moved to China after World War I and founded the Asia Life and American Asiatic Life Insurance Companies. Today, American International Group, Inc., as the enterprises are known, is the world’s largest insurance organization, with more than 88 million customers around the globe, amd leads in property casualty insurance, life insurance and retirement services, mortgage insurance, and aircraft leasing. The Starr Foundation supports education and especially student aid, international organizations, medicine and health care, the arts and humanities, civic and public affairs, and social services. The Starr Foundation has given generous and longtime support to Johns Hopkins.

 

KARL D. JACKSON, the C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Southeast Asia Studies, is director of both the Asian Studies and the Southeast Asia Studies programs. Before joining the faculty in 1995, he served as special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs and senior director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. Dr. Jackson has also served as assistant to the vice president for National Security Affairs. From 1986 to 1989, he served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia. Dr. Jackson is the author of Traditional Authority, Islam and Rebellion: A Study of Indonesian Political Behavior and has edited and co-edited many books, including Asian Contagion: The Causes and Consequences of a Financial Crisis.