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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General visits the Pardee Center at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Faculty & Research Centers

Research Centers, Institutes and Clinics

The Josef Korbel School is home to a number of research centers, institutes and clinics that add depth and breadth to the school's commitment to integrating teaching, research and practical problem solving. Students gain enriching research and internship opportunities through these centers, where they work alongside and network with world-renowned scholars, practitioners and experts.

The Center for China-U.S. Cooperation

The Center for China-U.S. Cooperation is the only institution in the Rocky Mountain region devoted to building mutual understanding, prudent policies and avenues of dispute resolution among the people of Greater China and the United States. Learn more

The Center on Rights Development

The Center on Rights Development promotes universal recognition of human rights in all societies by cultivating a deeper understanding of the issues implemented by the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) through events and education, as well as global and local partnership. Learn more

The Center for Middle East Studies

The Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) is dedicated to promoting and strengthening the study and understanding of the societies, political systems, and international relations of the Middle East and broader Islamic world, both at DU and throughout the Mountain West. Learn more

The Center for the Study of Europe and the World

The Center for the Study of Europe and the World (CSEW) aims to promote research, reflection and policy analysis on a series of EU and transatlantic relations issues. Learn more

The Collaborative Refugee and Immigrant Information Center

The Collaborative Refugee and Immigrant Information Center (CRIIC) contains an annotated archive of bibliographic abstracts of films, articles and books highlighting the issues pertinent to and surrounding displaced and immigrant communities. Learn more

The Conflict Resolution Institute

The Conflict Resolution Institute is dedicated to exploring central issues and mechanism of conflict de-escalation,peaceful solutions, and reconciliation between parties, whether in international or domestic politics, the professional workplace, or personal relations. Learn more

Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research

Established in 2012 through a gift from University of Denver Alumna Helen Crossley, the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research is dedicated to expanding knowledge of public opinion and its uses.  The Crossley Center offers graduate courses in public opinion research that enhance students' abilities to understand international issues within diverse cultures.

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures serves as a world source of research, analysis and education in the field of global forecasting. Learn more

The Human Trafficking Center

The Human Trafficking Center provides professional research, writing, and educational outreach on human trafficking and all forms of modern day slavery. Learn more

The International Career Advancement Program

The International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) is a professional development and leadership program for mid-career professionals from groups underrepresented in international affairs in the United States, sponsored by the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and by the Aspen Institute. Learn more

The Sié Chéou-Kang Center in International Security and Diplomacy

The Sié Chéou-Kang Center in International Security and Diplomacy is a unique teaching and research center, providing training for future leaders and research on strategy and governance within a broad, cosmopolitan understanding of international security and diplomacy. Learn more