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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.