Kevin Jackson is Professor and Daniel Janssen Chair at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in Brussels, Belgium. He is a leading scholar in international business ethics, global economic governance, and legal philosophy. His research papers have been published in top-tier journals, among them Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and Law and Philosophy.
Dr. Jackson is the author of three books. His Charting Global Responsibilities: Legal Philosophy and Human Rights (University Press of America, 1994) was presented as a gift to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by the U.S. State Department. The book was praised for its "fascinating chapters, felicitous expositions and fundamental thinking," noting that "it is critical that [reading] this volume become a high-priority task of avant-garde jurists."
Another book, Building Reputational Capital (Oxford University Press, 2004), represents a significant contribution to scholarship on how reputation, as a type of “soft power” intertwines with political, legal, economic and moral issues — particularly in the global public realm — and offers strategies for corporations and business people seeking to protect and increase their intangible assets.
Dr. Jackson's most recent book, Virtuosity in Business (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), calls on business leaders and executives to expand their thinking by appreciating theprofound relevance to business and economics of areas normally reserved for the liberal arts, such as philosophy and music.
A recipient of awards for teaching excellence, Dr. Jackson's academic career encompasses faculty appointments at Princeton University, Georgetown University, Peking University, and Fordham University. He has delivered seminars on business ethics and legal philosophy for organizations and leaders worldwide, and he has been a frequent commentator on the CBS Evening News, CNN, Fox News and National Public Radio.
Inspired by the piano teacher he studied with in his youth, Gray Perry, a protégé of Isidor Philipp, Dr. Jackson remains devoted to music through piano performing, composing and improvising.