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2016
May 2016

Josef Korbel School's Center for China-US Cooperation Named Among the Top 100 China Studies Centers in the World

DENVER--May 20, 2016--The Journal of Overseas Sinology/China Studies, published in Beijing, announced the Josef Korbel School's Center for China-US Cooperation as one of the top China studies research institutes outside of mainland China.

Competitive Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Awarded to Josef Korbel School Graduate Student

DENVER--May 17, 2016--Ms. Ayesha Hamza, an International Studies MA candidate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, was awarded the nationally competitive Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). During the summer of 2016 she will study the Russian language in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Josef Korbel School Hosts Sixth Annual Crisis Engagement and Negotiation Exercise (CENEX)

DENVER--May 9, 2016--The Josef Korbel School's annual Crisis Engagement and Negotiation Exercise (CENEX), is a two-day professional crisis simulation run by graduate students. Now in its sixth year, CENEX brings together over 70 students from the Korbel School's seven degree programs, as well as cadets from the Air Force academy in Colorado Springs.

April 2016

Three Josef Korbel School Graduate Students Receive Prestigious Boren Fellowship Awards

DENVER--April 27, 2016--Three Josef Korbel School graduate students were recently awarded the prestigious Boren Fellowship to improve their language skills and gain experience in countries critical to U.S. national security. Sara Hedlund, Carey Neill and Drew Pederson will travel to Bosnia, Latvia and Morocco to study the language and explore research questions related to democratic governance, state-society relations and the Arab Spring movement.

Korbel School Students Gain Insights Into Japanese History, Culture and Politics Through Participation in the Kakehashi Project 

DENVER—April 25, 2016—Last month, 23 graduate and undergraduate students from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies had the opportunity to visit Japan as participants in the Kakehashi Project. Sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Kakehashi Project is a fully-funded student exchange program between Japan and the United States.

Josef Korbel School's Sié Chéou-Kang Center Named Inaugural Home of the Journal of Global Security Studies

DENVER—April 21, 2016—The Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, was recently appointed the inaugural home of the Journal of Global Security Studies. The journal addresses the need for scholarly interaction and debate across the broad field of security studies.

General George W. Casey Jr., Korbel Alumnus, Makes a Broad Impact During Spring Quarter 2016

DENVER—April 20, 2016—The Josef Korbel School was again honored to host alumnus General George W. Casey Jr. (Ret.) during a busy kick-off to the Spring Quarter, culminating with the presentation of an endowed scholarship that bears his name to Korbel School graduate student John Shattuck.

Korbel School Students Visit NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters

DENVER—April 19, 2016—Students in the International Security Master's Degree and Homeland Security Certificate Program visited North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Headquarters at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Korbel School's Sié Chéou-Kang Center Awards 2016-2017 Post-Doctoral Fellowships

DENVER—April 13, 2016—The Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies has awarded post-doctoral fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year to two outstanding junior scholars. Michael Kalin and Evan Perkoski will join the Sié Center team in September 2017. 

Interview with Alumnus Ibrahim Kazerooni, Imam of the Islamic Center of America

DENVER—April 5, 2016—Sheik Dr. Ibrahim Kazerooni, an alumnus of the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, was recently appointed Imam of the largest Islamic Center in the United States. Kazerooni, who earned a joint PhD in 2013 from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and Iliff School of Theology, leads the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan.

March 2016

Josef Korbel School Receives $1 Million Gift for New Public Opinion Research Center

DENVER—March 15, 2016—A new survey research center has been created at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies with a $1 million gift from public opinion research pioneer and DU alumna Helen Crossley. The Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research will be Colorado's leading academic center for survey research. It will train students in American public opinion as well as international public opinion related to international policy issues.

Journal of Contemporary China Announces Inaugural John and Vivian Sabel Award for Best Article

DENVER—Mar. 6, 2016—The Journal of Contemporary China has awarded the inaugural Annual John and Vivian Sabel Award for best article to Professor Benjamin van Rooij of the University of California, Irvine. Professor van Rooij's article, "The People Vs. Pollution: Understanding Citizen Action against Pollution in China." 

February 2016

University of Denver Among Peace Corps' 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges & Universities

DENVER—Feb. 18, 2016—The University of Denver is ranked No. 2 among graduate schools on the Peace Corps' 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. This is the fifth consecutive year that DU has ranked among the top five graduate schools. The Josef Korbel School of International Studies' participation in the Peace Corps Master's International Program is the key contributor to the University's continued high rankings.

January 2016

Undergraduate Cameron Hickert Named a Schwarzman Scholar 

DENVER—Jan. 12, 2016—Cameron Hickert, an International Studies undergraduate at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, was named a Schwarzman Scholar this week. Hickert is one of 111 recipients selected from a pool of 3,000 applicants.

2015
November 2015

Josef Korbel School Wins Prestigious Grants from National Science Foundation and Carnegie Corporation

DENVER—Nov. 10, 2015—The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies has been awarded significant research grants from the National Science Foundation ($1.8 million) and the Carnegie Corporation ($1 million), building on the school’s upward trajectory in securing sponsored research.


Noted human trafficking scholar and activist Kevin Bales to speak at  University of Denver’s Human Trafficking Center

DENVERNov. 5, 2015Kevin Bales, co-founder of the organization Free the Slaves based in Washington, D.C., will speak as part of the Human Trafficking Center’s 2015-2016 Speaker Series on Friday, November 13 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Anderson Academic Commons.


The Economist Names Josef Korbel School's ICAP Program and  Associate Professor Tom Rowe to the Global Diversity List

DENVER—Nov. 3, 2015—The Economist has named a program and an associate professor at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies to its Global Diversity List . The list is a newly-established assessment of organizations and individuals with outstanding commitment to diversity, as nominated by readers of The Economist and judged by a panel of experts.  

October 2015

State Department Selects Josef Korbel School to House Diplomat in Residence

DENVER—Oct. 12, 2015—The Josef Korbel School of International Studies will house a Diplomat in Residence beginning in the fall of 2016. The announcement was made today in Denver by the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the Department of State, Arnold A. Chacon.


Video of Conversation Between DU Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif and Ambassador Christopher R. Hill Now Available

DENVER—Oct. 12, 2015—Watch the video of the on-stage conversation between DU Alumnus and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, dean of the Josef Korbel School, held in New York City on October 5.


DU Alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif Special Guest at NY Alumni Event

DENVER—Oct. 5, 2015—The Josef Korbel School hosted alumnus Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's Foreign Minister, at a special event in New York City, coinciding with Minister Zarif's attendance at the United Nations General Assembly. 

September 2015

Conflict Resolution Scholar John Paul Lederach Lectures on Peacebuilding

DENVER—Sept. 29, 2015—Internationally-renowned peace mediator and conflict resolution scholar John Paul Lederach was a guest lecturer today at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, debuting a series of October events during the 11th anniversary of Conflict Resolution Month in the state. 


Josef Korbel School China Scholar Ranked Among World's Most Influential

DENVER—Sept. 22, 2015—A University of Denver professor has been named one of the world’s most influential scholars on China’s international affairs, according to research by Shanghai International Studies University.


Chuck Hagel Receives University of Denver Global Security Award 

DENVER—Sept. 8, 2015—The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies tonight honored three individuals who embody the School’s mission of meeting global challenges through practical knowledge and innovative thinking. Full Story

August 2015

University of Denver Josef Korbel School Hosts 18th Annual Korbel Dinner

DENVER—Aug. 5, 2015—The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies is honored to announce that 24th U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be our special guest at the 18th Annual Korbel Dinner. The dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Full Story

May 2015

Congratulations 2014/2015 Recipients of Fellowships

DENVER—May 27, 2015—Today, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies faculty and staff gathered to honor and congratulate the students who received fellowships and scholarships at its annual Fellowship Recognition Breakfast. Full Story


Korbel Students Visit North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Headquarters

DENVER—May 18, 2015—On Friday, May 15, 2015, 24 Korbel students enrolled in Dr. Ben Gochman's graduate course, INTS 4989: North American Defense and Security visited North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Headquarters at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Full Story

April 2015

Three Korbel Students Receive International Peace Scholarship

DENVER—April 30, 2015—The Philanthropic Educational Organization recently awarded scholarships totaling $10,000 each for three graduate students at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Full Story


University of Denver Student Named 2015 Truman Scholar

DENVER—April 20, 2015—The University of Denver is excited to announce that junior Cameron Hickert, has been named a 2015 Truman Scholar. Hickert is one of 58 students selected from nearly 700 nominees across the nation, and the only student from a Colorado university. Full Story


Fifth Annual CENEX Highlights Nigerian Conflict with Boko Haram

DENVER—April 17, 2015—More than 90 students participated in the fifth annual Crisis Engagement and Negotiation Exercise (CENEX) hosted by the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.


The Josef Korbel School Welcomes President Toledo

DENVER—April 10, 2015—The Josef Korbel School of International Studies was honored to welcome former president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo. Toledo visited the School as part of the Center on Rights Development's annual symposium. Full Story


Korbel Student Attains Fulbright Scholarship, Anticipates Diversifying International Experience

DENVER—April 9, 2015—Tanner Mastaw hopes to expand his understanding of international development, and his recent obtainment of a Fulbright Scholarship is helping to pave the way. Full Story


Thank You General Casey

DENVER—April 3, 2015—In what has become a springtime tradition at DU, retired Army Gen. George Casey Jr. returned to campus in March and April to teach a two-week class at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Full Story

February 2015

Expert Forecasts U.S. Dollar's Preeminence for the Next Two Decades

DENVER—Feb. 26, 2015—The U.S. dollar will remain the premiere international currency for at least the next twenty years in spite of the recent gains made by rival currencies, said one expert on international political economy. Full Story


Graduate Research and Performance Summit Fellows

DENVER—Feb 23, 2015—Two graduate students at Josef Korbel School of International Students took part in the second annual Graduate Research and Performance Summit on January 30, 2015. Kaylee Dolen and Matthew Bloise took advantage of the event to discuss their areas of greatest academic interest and discover what their fellow graduate students are working on. Full Story


Korbel Program Offers Networking Opportunities Among Students

DENVER—Feb. 19, 2015—A new program aims to link undergraduate and graduate students within the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in an effort to facilitate networking opportunities and share internship experiences among the student population. Full Story.


Professor Co-Signs Economic Statement Regarding Greek Financial Crisis

DENVER—Feb. 13, 2015—A professor of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies recently co-signed an economic statement welcoming Greece’s new government, while advocating cooperation among the international community in an effort to resolve the Greek financial crisis. Full Story


University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies Ranked #11 Globally Among Master’s Programs in International Relations

DENVER—Feb. 05, 2015— The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies is ranked 11th in the world among master’s programs for policy careers in international relations. This is according to the January – February 2015 issue of Foreign Policy magazine. Full Story

2014
November 2014

Activist Stresses Effectiveness of Unarmed Civilian Protection During First Denver Dialogues on Peace and Security

DENVER—Nov. 19, 2014—Humanity has been conditioned to perceive violence as its god, said a leading peace activist Wednesday evening. Full Story


New International Studies Association Journal to be Housed in Sié Center

DENVER—Nov. 12, 2014—The Josef Korbel School of International Studies announced today that Professor Deborah Avant has been named the editor in chief of the Journal of Global Security Studies, the newest publication of the International Studies Association. The Journal will be housed in the School's Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy. Full Story


Meet Rangel Fellow David Luna

DENVER—Nov. 12, 2014—David Luna, an International Security major and first year student at Josef Korbel School, is completing his graduate education with the help of a Rangel Fellowship. Full Story


Student Essay Published in International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

DENVER—Nov. 3, 2014—An International Development student attending Josef Korbel School recently published an article in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. The article, “Education and Gender in Contemporary Cambodia,” is the product of years of interest in the region for Mary N. Booth. Full Story


Josef Korbel School visiting scholar lectures on Islamist movements and the Arab Spring

DENVER—Nov. 1, 2014—The Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) at the Josef Korbel School held “Islamist Movements and the Arab Spring,” on October 29th. Abdullah Al-Arian, a visiting scholar at Josef Korbel School spoke on a variety of the most pressing issues in the Middle East.  Al-Arian's visit is made possible as part of a $294,200 Carnegie Corporation of New York Centennial Grant. The grant provides fellowships to U.S. universities in support of social scientists from the Arab region. Full Story

October 2014

Global Health Affairs and Humanitarian Assistance Programs Welcome Expert for Discussion on Ebola

DENVER—Oct. 24, 2014—The Global Health Affairs and Humanitarian Assistance Programs at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies will welcome Sabrina Karim for a discussion on how the weak Liberian governance structure exacerbated the Ebola epidemic in that country. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Full Story


Experts Offer Assessments of China-U.S. Relations During Eighth Annual China Town Hall

DENVER—Oct. 17, 2014—Overlapping territorial claims and maritime rights among nations in South-East Asia, as well as conflicting Chinese and U.S. interests in the region, all require careful consideration from today’s policymakers, said an expert on U.S. diplomatic history in East Asia. Full Story.


Students Overwhelmingly Engage in the First International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise

DENVER—Oct. 16, 2014—Fifty students participated last weekend in the first International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Full Story


The Josef Korbel School Welcomes Three U.S. Army War College Fellows

DENVER—Oct. 8, 2014—The U.S. Army War College Fellows program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies has grown to three participants – a welcome advancement during the school’s fifth year of involvement, said the program’s director. Full Story


Negotiating the Future of Tibet

DENVER—Oct. 3, 2014—Today, the Center for China-U.S. Cooperation held its first Jackson/Ho China Forum for the academic year titled “Negotiating the Future of Tibet: An Insider's Story.” Lodi Gyattsen Gyari, who served as the Special Envoy of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, from 1990-2012, was the guest speaker. Full Story


 October is Conflict Resolution Month

DENVER—Oct. 1, 2014—October is Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado, and the University of Denver's Conflict Resolution Institute will participate in the month-long event. Full Story

September 2014

DU to Convene Global Experts on ISIS Crisis

DENVER — September 29, 2014 — Some of the leading experts in the world will gather Wednesday at the University of Denver to make sense of the ISIS crisis and the wider sectarian conflict that helped produce it. Full Story


 

Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy Awarded Carnegie Corporation Grant

DENVER—Sept. 23, 2014—The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies today announced that the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy was awarded a $1 million, two-year grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The grant is toward a “Bridging the Academic-Policy Gap” program that will generate and disseminate policy-relevant research on pressing global issues. Full Story


The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School Broke Ground on the Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex

DENVER—Sept. 23, 2014—The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies began a new era today with the ceremonial groundbreaking on the Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex—made possible by a generous $17 million donation by the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation. Full Story


The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

DENVER—Sept. 22, 2014—In 1964 scholar and diplomat Josef Korbel founded the school that would become the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Tonight, the School’s extended community gathered at the Sheraton Denver Downtown to celebrate the School’s golden anniversary and to honor three individuals who embody the School’s mission and vision. Full Story


Putin's Game in Ukraine

DENVER—Sept. 12, 2014—Although Vladimir Putin will experience some early gains regarding Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, he will ultimately lose in the end, said a renowned university professor. Full Story


ISIS Crisis

DENVER—Sept. 8, 2014—Students at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and community members at the University of Denver were invited to gain greater insight into an important but little understood international issue during a panel discussion at the Sie Cheou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy. Full Story


Global Issues and their Impact on the Future of Human Rights

DENVER—Sept. 7, 2014—Josef Korbel School Professor Micheline Ishay took part in a high level meeting of experts concerning the future of human rights and the international criminal justice system. Global Issues and Their Impact on the Future of Human Rights and International Criminal Justice, was held from Sept. 3-7 in Siracusa, Italy. The conference was held by the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC). Full Story


Welcome to the Korbel Community

DENVER—Sept. 3, 2014—The Josef Korbel School began another exciting academic year with graduate orientation. Full Story


University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School Celebrates 50th Anniversary

DENVER—Sept. 2, 2014—The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies announced two-days of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding and to mark its ascent to the future. Both events will feature special guest Dr. Condoleezza Rice, an alumna of the School. Full Story


Sie Center to hire Three Post-Doctoral Fellows

The Sié Center is hiring three post-doctoral fellows that will be part of a new research, education, and policy program focused on nonviolent strategies in violent contexts. Apply Here

July 2014

The Josef Korbel School Announces the Kick-Off of its 50th Anniversary Celebration

DENVER—July 31, 2014—The Josef Korbel School of International Studies today announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding at the 2014 Korbel Dinner. Full Story


Korbel Conversation: Israel and Hamas

DENVER—July 19 2014—Today, MA Candidate Tali Grumet had the opportunity to sit with Professor Jonathan Adelman to ask him questions about the current conflict between Israel and Hamas. Watch Video

June 2014

Korbel Conversation: Iraq

DENVER—June 18 2014—Today, MA Candidate Alex Aumen had the opportunity to sit with the dean of the Josef Korbel School Christopher Hill to ask him questions about the current situation in Iraq.  Hill is the former Ambassador to Iraq.  Watch Video


Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit

DENVER—June 18, 2014—Last week the largest gathering ever brought together on sexual violence in conflict convened in London. Chen Reis, clinical associate professor at the Josef Korbel School, attended the summit and recently shared her thoughts. Full Story


Congratulations 2013/2014 Graduates

DENVER—June 6, 2014—Today, at a breakfast outside of Cherrington Hall, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies recognized the 230 graduates who received MA or PhD degrees during the 2013/2014 academic year. Full Story

May 2014

Students Visit NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters

DENVER—May 30, 2014—Today, Josef Korbel School students enrolled in Dr. Ben Gochman's graduate course, INTS 4989: North American Defense and Security visited North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Headquarters at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Full Story


Josef Korbel School Congratulates 2014 Fellows

Denver—May 29, 2014—Today, the Josef Korbel School recognized students who have received competitive fellowships as well as the inaugural class of Korbel in Geneva. Full Story


Department of Defense Awards Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures a $1.05 Million Research Grant

DENVER—May 27, 2014—The University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies announced today that the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures has been awarded a $1.05 million research grant as part of the Department of Defense's Minerva Initiative. The awarded project, "Taking Development (Im)Balance Seriously: Using New Approaches to Measure and Model State Fragility," will develop a new, more comprehensive index for measuring and monitoring state fragility in the future. Full Story


Roff Perkins to take part in CCW Meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapons

DENVER—May 13, 2014—"Warfare will become, literally, dehumanized." That's according to Lecturer Heather Roff Perkins who will take part in The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons meeting of experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) in Geneva, Switzerland beginning today through May 16, 2014. Full Story


Crossley Scholars to Participate in Leading Public Opinion Research Conference

DENVER—May 12, 2014—Two Josef Korbel School students will have the opportunity to work alongside some the nation's leading public opinion researchers at the American Association of Public Opinion Research national conference in Anaheim, California from May 15 – 19, 2014. Full Story


The University of Denver tops the list of 2014 Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Programs

DENVER—May 7, 2014—The University of Denver today announced that it ranks number one among Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Programs for returned Peace Corps volunteers. The University also ranks number four among Master's International Programs nationwide. Full Story


Frederick S. Pardee Donates $4M to the University of Denver

DENVER—May 1, 2014—The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies announced today the receipt of a $4 million gift from their namesake Frederick S. Pardee. The donation by Pardee is in support of the Center's general endowment. Full Story

April 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

DENVER—Apr. 21, 2014—Today the Josef Korbel School kicked off the first event in a small series of discussions on the crisis in Ukraine with a panel moderated by Associate Professor Rachel Epstein, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Europe and the World. Today's event featured the Josef Korbel School's Dean Christopher Hill and Professor Jonathan Adelman as well as Associate Professor Christoph Stefes (Ph.D., 2002) from the University of Colorado Denver. Full Story


Origins of Violence

DENVER—Apr. 17, 2014—Associate Professor Erica Chenoweth recently took part in a panel discussion and Q&A on the origins of violence. The panel also features Steven Pinker, Richard Wrangham, Adrian Raine, John Mueller and Sarah Mathew. Topics discussed include the development of violence from the brain to world war. Watch the Video


Chenoweth Launches "The Engaged"

DENVER—Apr. 9, 2014—There is a void in our academy and we would like you to help us fix it. This is the call to action from Associate Professor Erica Chenoweth and co-convener Christian Davenport from the University of Michigan on their newly launched website "The Engaged" part of an initiative to bring together scholars, students and citizens who wish to change the world. Full Story


The Josef Korbel School Welcomes Carnegie Corporation Centennial Fellow

DENVER—Apr. 1, 2014—The Josef Korbel School's Center for Middle East Studies is pleased to welcome visiting scholar Mohamad Hamas Elmasry from the American University in Cairo. Elmasry's visit is made possible as part of a $294,200 Carnegie Corporation of New York Centennial Grant. The Centennial Grant provides fellowships to U.S. universities in support of social scientists from the Arab region. Full Story


Hendrix and Glaser Cited in the Authoritative Global Report on Climate Change

DENVER—Apr. 1, 2014—The just-released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s Working Group II report "Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability" cites the work of Josef Korbel School of International Studies faculty member Cullen Hendrix and research scientist Sarah Glaser. Full Story

March 2014

University of Denver Receives $17 Million Donation

DENVER—Mar. 25, 2014—The University of Denver announced today the receipt of a $17 million gift from philanthropists Anna and John J. Sie.  The donation will support the University's Josef Korbel School of International Studies through the construction of a 43,000 square foot building and marks the largest single private gift in the Josef Korbel School's 50-year history. Full Story


CORD to Host 15th Annual Symposium

DENVER—Mar. 31, 2014—From April 2 through April 5, 2014 the Josef Korbel School's Center on Rights Development will host its 15th annual symposium.  The theme of this year's series of events is "Right to health." Discussion topics will include reproductive health, water and sanitation issues, psychosocial effects of war, mobile technology, and more. Full Story


The Josef Korbel School Launches HAARG

DENVER—Mar. 28, 2014—This year, the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies launched the Humanitarian Assistance Applied Research Group.  Through HAARG, an initiative of the School's Humanitarian Assistance program, students will gain hands-on experience, while providing needed services to humanitarian organizations. Full Story


Chenoweth Receives the Karl Deutsch Award

DENVER—Mar. 27, 2014—The University of Denver's Josef Korbel School congratulates Associate Professor Erica Chenoweth for receiving the International Studies Association's 2014 Karl Deutsch Award. Full Story


Global Health Affairs Welcomes Chase Adam, Co-Founder of Watsi

DENVER—Mar. 26, 2014—Chase Adam visited the Josef Korbel School to speak to students about his experience as co-founder of Watsi, a successful global crowdfunding platform for healthcare. Full Story


Pardee Center for International Futures Launches New Website

DENVER—Mar. 26, 2014—The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, the home of International Futures (IFs) model and a hub of long-term forecasting and global trend analysis at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies, launched its new website on Tuesday. Full Story


Transformational Voices: An Afternoon with Leading Global Thinkers

DENVER—Mar. 6, 2014—On March 6, The Josef Korbel School and Sie Center hosted 6 of Foreign Policy magazine's Leading Global Thinkers. Full Story

February 2014

DU Graduate Students Claim Number One Spot on Peace Corps List

DENVER—Feb. 25, 2014—The University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies is the number one Peace Corps producing graduate school in the U.S. with 23 students currently serving abroad. Full Story


DU Hosts Historic Conversation with Iran's Foreign Minister via Live Web Conference

DENVER—Feb. 18, 2014—The University of Denver's Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies today held an event of historic magnitude—a conversation (via live web conference) with Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Islamic Republic of Iran. Full Story


DU to Host Conversation with Iran's Foreign Minister via Skype

DENVER—February 17, 2014—The University of Denver's Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies is pleased to announce an event of historic magnitude—a conversation (via Skype) with Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Islamic Republic of Iran. The conversation will take place Tuesday, February 18, at 12 p.m. in the Anderson Academic Commons on the DU campus. The conversation will be moderated by Ambassador Christopher Hill, dean of the Josef Korbel School. Full Story

2013
November 2013
Photo Gallery: Professor Zhao Speaks at Shanghai Ocean University

On November 5, 2013 Professor Suisheng (Sam) Zhao spoke at Shanghai Ocean University.  Zhao is the executive director of our school's Center for China-U.S. Cooperation and the founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary China. View Photos

The Pardee Center welcomes NEPAD's Gengezi Mgidlana for Visit and Event

The Frederick S. Pardee Center is delighted to host Gengezi Mgidlana, Director of Strategy and Knowledge Management for the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School for two weeks. Full Story

Rothman Discusses Latest Volume of Patterns of Potential Human Progress

Josef Korbel School of International Studies Professor Dale RothmanOn Friday, November 1,The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures Senior Scientist Dale Rothman discussed the latest volume of the Patterns of Potential Human Progress series, "Building Global Infrastructure: Forecasting the Next 50 Years." It is the fourth volume in the series. Full Story

October 2013
Seventh Annual China Town Hall

The Josef Korbel School's Center for China-U.S. Cooperation participated in the seventh annual China Town Hall—a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss China's rapid development and Sino-American relations. Full Story

Wild or Open? Questioning North Korea

A panel of distinguished North Korean specialists gathered at the 2013 World Knowledge Forum to discuss the issues facing the often controversial state due to its young new leader and a fledgling  nuclear policy. These experts discussed the state of a country caught in the crossfire of frequent international contention. At the forefront  of the discussion were the issues of nuclear armament, economic sanctions, and refugee acceptance. Full Story

The Role of Non-Violent Strategies in Violent Contexts

On October 10-12, the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy hosted a workshop exploring "The Role of Non-Violent Strategies in Violent Contexts." The two-day workshop, held at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, examined how non-violent groups in violent environments affect security outcomes. Non-violent actors—particularly local civilians, NGOs, and transnational corporations—affect stability in conflict zones and the prospects for post-conflict development and governance. Full Story

September 2013
New Research Forecasts Challenges for Global Infrastructure Development

The world is in the midst of several major transitions in infrastructure. And though countries will likely improve their infrastructure networks substantially in the future, the current path points to millions of people without access to basic infrastructure, even by 2060. Full Story

Korbel in Geneva

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies today announced the formation of Korbel in Geneva, an academic program offered in partnership with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Full Story

Global Health Security in the 21st Century

Dr. Matthew Lim presented "Global Health Security in the 21st Century" as part of the Josef Korbel School Global Health Affairs program's annual fall quarter welcome lecture. Full Story

George W. Bush Speaks at 16th Annual Korbel Dinner

The University of Denver's Josef Korbel School for International Studies raised more than $670,000 – to support scholarships, faculty research and programs at its 16th Annual Korbel Dinner on Monday night. The sold out event featured two-term former President George W. Bush as its special guest and keynote speaker. Full Story

Welcome New Students

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies welcomed an incoming class of 214 MA candidates and five PhD candidates at the annual Exploring Korbel new student orientation. Full Story

August 2013
Josef Korbel School Alumnus Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Scott Bleiweis (MA, International Studies, 2011) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Bulgaria for an English Teaching Assistantship. For the 2013-14 academic year Bleiweis will teach high school English in the town of Vidin, Bulgaria. Full story

July 2013
University of Denver Statement Regarding the 2013 Korbel Dinner

We are honored and delighted to have President George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States of America, as a guest and keynote speaker at the 16th Annual Korbel Dinner.  The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is committed to serving the public good by presenting multiple points of view and promoting civil discourse among diverse individuals. Full statement

June 2013
Congratulations Graduates

Today the Josef Korbel School of International Studies recognizes its graduating class.  The festivities began with a reception at Ben M. Cherrington Hall.  Dean Christopher Hill congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments, wished the new alumni well in their future endeavors, and spoke about the future of the school. Full story

May 2013
Avant Receives Honorary Degree

Professor Deborah Avant, the Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, received an honorary degree from the University of St. Gallen. Full story

NAVCO 2.0 Released

The University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies today announced the release of Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes (NAVCO) 2.0 dataset for download. Full story

Jagla and Gates Receive Boren Fellowships

Two Josef Korbel School graduate students have been awarded Boren Fellowships for the 2013-14 academic year. Full story

Josef Korbel School Professor Receives Kanishka Project Grant

Erica Chenoweth, assistant professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and Laura Dugan of the University of Maryland, were awarded funding from the Government of Canada to expand the Government Actions in Terror Environments (GATE) database to Canada. Full story

University of Denver Ranks No. 1 on Peace Corps' List of Top Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Programs

For the second consecutive year the University of Denver ranks No. 1 on Peace Corps' 2013 list of top Paul D. Coverdell Fellows programs. Currently, there are 56 DU returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) enrolled as students. Full story

Documentary Produced by Josef Korbel School Alumna

Hellen Kassa (BA '12) is gearing up for the premiere of the documentary she produced thanks to support she received from the University of Denver and Peter Van Arsdale, senior lecturer at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Full story

Chenoweth Elected Councilor for the Peace Science Society (International)

Assistant Professor Erica Chenoweth was selected as one of eight councilors for the Peace Science Society (International). Chenoweth, who was elected by the organization's membership, will serve a 4 year term.  As a councilor, she will assist in the supervision of the PSS(I), an independent, nonprofit organization that encourages the development of peace analysis and conflict management ♦

Boeing CEO Visits the Josef Korbel School

"Cooperation and competition can coexist," said W. James McNerney, Jr., chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace company. Full story


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