Jackson Walker

Age: 23
Home Town: Edina, Minnesota
Education: B.A., Northwestern University in Political Science, Asian Languages and Cultures, and International Studies
Specific Field Interests: Research, Policy
Placement: Medha, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Area of Focus: Livelihoods

Highlights: Jackson was born in Calcutta, India, and raised in the American Midwest, and completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University (NU) in June 2017. After spending the summer studying Urdu in Lucknow with the Critical Language Scholarship Program, Jackson is excited to be returning there to serve as an AIF Clinton Fellow with Medha. Building upon his undergraduate coursework, where he studied Political Science, Asian Languages and Cultures, and International Studies, and experience interning with an NGO in India through the NU’s Global Engagement Studies Institute, Jackson is looking forward to working full time in the Indian social sector. Throughout the Fellowship, Jackson is eager to serve Lucknow's youth, further developing his language abilities in Hindi and Urdu, and join a community of Indians and Americans committed to pursuing social change in India. After the Fellowship, he plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in policy or academia.

Posts by jacksonwalker

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In Theory, In Practice: Part II

In a previous post, I discussed the similarities differences in mindsets in academia and the social […]

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Language, Politics and Education in North India, Part III: The Problem with Hindi

Part I of this article, regarding the Jashn-e Rekhta festival and Urdu in India, is […]

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Language, Politics and Education in North India, Part II: The National Languages of South Asia

Part I of this article, regarding the Jashn-e Rekhta festival and Urdu in India, is […]

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Language, Politics and Education in North India, Part I: Experiencing Urdu

I. Experiencing Urdu: Jashn-e Rekhta & Urdu in India In December 2017, I had the […]

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In Theory, In Practice – Part I

I finished my undergraduate studies in June 2017, not long before joining the AIF Clinton […]

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From Personal to Professional: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

In the spring of 2014, I had the privilege of giving a TEDx talk at […]

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The Process of Collective Learning

Within hours of arriving in Lucknow, I took off on a scooter with a colleague […]

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