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Josef Korbel School Ranked #11 in the World

Feb 5, 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.

“The Josef Korbel School provides future global leaders with the expertise they need to understand the complex challenges of our globalized world,” said Christopher R. Hill, dean of the Josef Korbel School.  “We’re honored to be recognized as one the world’s leading schools for preparing the next generation of policy professionals and scholars.”

The rankings are based on the 2014 Ivory Tower Survey, which gathered responses from 1,615 international relations scholars at 1,375 U.S. colleges and universities.  It is a collaborative effort between Foreign Policy magazine and the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project at the College of William and Mary.  The survey began in 2005, and since that time, the Josef Korbel School has consistently ranked as a leading school.

In addition to the master’s program rankings, scholars were asked to rank the most effective U.S. Secretary of State.  Josef Korbel School alumna, Condoleezza Rice, is ranked 11th and Madeleine Albright, the daughter of Josef Korbel, the School’s founder and first dean, is ranked fourth. The full list is available on Foreign Policy’s website.