Global Engagement

Bringing Global Engagement to Higher Education

The Office of Global Engagement helps the University adapt to unpredictable changes across the world. Led by Christopher Hill, former U.S. ambassador and assistant secretary of state, this Office will craft a 21st-century platform for global engagement in higher education. Along with lectures and events across campus with an international focus, the Office will also bring high-ranking visitors to the University.

Past Events

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The Future of Democracy, Free Trade, and Alliances in the Trump Era

Join Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow on Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Ambassador Christopher Hill; Professor Sam Zhao; and Director of the Crossley Center and pollster, Floyd Ciruli.

In Cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver

March 2, 2020 - The Japan-U.S. Alliance & the 2020 Election

A discussion with Doshisha University Professor, Koji Murata and Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs - Joined by Ambassador Hill, Crossley Center Director Floyd Ciruli, and China Center Director Suisheng Zhao.

Former Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Beijing with Director Floyd Ciruli and Professor Suisheng Zhao

February 4, 2020 - Japan-China-U.S. and Japan’s Vision for the Indo-Pacific

Former Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Beijing with Director Floyd Ciruli and Professor Suisheng Zhao

How to bring the US-China Relations back on the right track?

January 28, 2020 - How to bring the US-China Relations back on the right track?

Come join Jackson/Ho China Forum & The Office of Global Engagement as they host an event with speakers Robert Holden, Suisheng Zhao, and Amb. Christopher Hill

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November 7, 2019 - One Year to the 2020 Presidential Election

Former Ambassador Christopher Hill and Director of the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research, Floyd Ciruli, will assess the changes in American democracy and the impact on American foreign policy with one year prior to the 2020 Presidential Election

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October 22, 2019 - Diplomatic Dialogue: Japan - US Cooperation in the Asia Pacific Region

Former Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary Noriyuki Shikata, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in China, and Ambassador Hill, former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will engage in a dialogue

October 3, 2019 - Denver Council on Foreign Relations hosts: Is American Diplomacy Dead?

Ambassador Hill Kicks-off with the Denver Council on Foreign Relations: Is American Diplomacy Dead?

September 28, 2019 - Global Security Forum 2019

Power and Leadership: Projection vs. Protection

America bridged to the EU

September 17, 2019 - Ambassador Dialogues

Transatlantic Approaches to Confronting Global Challenges, with Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio, Italian Ambassador to the U.S. and Ambassador Ivan Korčok, Slovak Republic Ambassador to the U.S

September 16, 2019 - Vail Symposium

An Evening with the Ambassadors: A Geopolitical Conversation with Ambassadors Hussain Haqqani and Christopher Hill

Colorado Remembers 9/11

September 11, 2019 - 18th Anniversary Commemoration as Colorado remembers 9/11

Colorado remembers 9/11 with featured speakers: Gen. Stanley McChrystal,The Hon. Ed Royce, Amb. Christopher R. Hill and Tom Sanderson.

The Future of alliances

September 10, 2019 - America's Role in the World

The Future of Alliances at 5:00 PM (MT) at Maglione Hall, Josef Korbel School of International Studies Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex

September 9, 2019 - America's greatest foreign policy challenges

Ambassador Hill and the Tennessee World Affairs Council discuss America's greatest foreign policy challenges.

Trump and Kim Jong Un

September 9, 2019 - Inside Nuclear Negotiations with N. Korea

Tennessee World Affairs Council hosts Ambassador Hill and the Nuclear Negotiations with N. Korea


America's Diplomatic Challenges

A Talk by Ambassador Hill on Sunday August 18 at 4 P.M.

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Ambassador Hill Visits the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Diplomacy at Work in Turbulent Times

Ambassador Hill shares his insights and experiences from the front-line of American diplomacy. From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, he offered lessons  from the life of an American diplomat negotiating hard problems with difficult partners. Ambassador Hill shared his vision for the role of diplomacy in addressing national crises, and America's role in global politics. 

The Korean Peninsula: One of America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Midterm Election Event

Midterm Elections 2018 Results: What Policy Changes are Likely?

Ambassador Christopher Hill and Professor Floyd Ciruli reprised their popular post-election analyses of the November results and its domestic and international effects on November 7 in Maglione Hall.

The post-election session reviewed the midterm results, the possible end of one-party control of the federal government and the likelihood of impeachment. 

North Korea’s Diplomatic Gambit: Will History Repeat Itself?

Ambassador Hill's Testimony Before Congress

On April 11, Ambassador Hill testified before the United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. During his testimony, he discussed past and current relations between the United States and North Korea before answering questions from subcommittee members.

Ambassador Christopher Hill

Meet Ambassador Hill

Ambassador Christopher Hill is the Chief Global Adviser to the University of Denver. Over a 33-year foreign service career, he served six presidents and 11 secretaries of state. Hill led the U.S. delegation in six-party talks on the North Korea nuclear issue while assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, and was the U.S ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Poland and Macedonia. He’s received numerous awards, including the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award. Hill was dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies from 2010 to 2017.

About the Ambassador


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Media Appearances

Ambassador Christopher Hill appears on local and national media outlets to discuss a wide range of global topics, from North Korea's nuclear capabilities to conflicts in the Middle East.

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Zoom Events

May 29th, 2020 - U.S.-China Relations: How to Get Back on the Right Track


C+V Special Edition Community Talk with the Women’s Coalition: A Discussion on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization U.S. Supreme Court Decision


The U.S. Supreme Court, on June 24, 2022, issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (Dobbs), overturning Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992). DU recognizes that this decision directly affects many in our community.

Community + Values in partnership with the Women’s Coalition of DU will be hosting a C+V Special Edition Community Talk to discuss the Court’s decision and what it means for our community and beyond. Provost Mary Clark will moderate a panel discussion focused on the reasoning informing and the impact of this decision, and will do so through multiple lenses and perspectives.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


C+V Hiring 2022-2023 Graduate Fellows


The Community + Values Graduate Fellows for the Office of the Provost will serve as the project management support for the initiative as a whole. The Community + Values initiative is an initiative to build community and a sense of belonging and to explore what values we hold. We carry out this work through different events, programs, initiatives, and communications.

Visit the link below to learn more about this fellowship opportunity. The priority deadline for first applicant reviews is July 24, 2022. If you have any questions, please email Chase McNamee, Sr. Project Manager at


Langar@DU: Unity Through Community


​Join us for free food, music, fun, games, dialogue, and networking opportunities with the entire community. Students (undergraduate and graduate), Faculty, Staff, Contractors, Surrounding Residents, Sikh Community Partners, and Alumni. All are welcome. Bring your family and friends!

In the tradition of Langar, we invite you to volunteer and participate. We have surprises for volunteers over the next few weeks and will be reaching out with further details.

We invite you to share this invitation for the first annual Langar@DU with others! All are welcome!

Questions? Email

*This is a student-run community event. Come join us and bring your family and friends!


Past Event: Global Accessibility Awareness Day Special Event


Join us either in-person or on Zoom for our upcoming Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) event at DU. As GAAD states, “The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.” Come learn and talk together as we hear from a panel of DU community members about their stories and experiences. Learn more about how you can ensure accessibility is a core part of our community and about actions you can take today.

Free food for in-person attendees!

Library Loft AAC 340 or Zoom


Past Event: C+V Special Edition Community Talk: Taking Action for Justice


Join fellow DU community members via Zoom to stand in solidarity with Black students, faculty, employees, friends and neighbors at DU, in Denver, and across the nation and world after the heinous act of domestic terrorism in Buffalo, NY on May 14th.


Past Event: You Can’t Win if You Don’t Play: eGaming in 2022 and Beyond


eGaming, or ‘gaming’ as it’s popularly known, is one of the fastest-growing fields in the world and only gaining in popularity. Although difficult to narrow down to one definition, eGaming encompasses video gaming, online gaming, computer gaming, Esports, multiplayer games, and beyond. Opportunities abound to be a part of this multi-billion dollar global industry – From degree programs and courses in computer science, marketing, the arts, engineering, and entrepreneurship to opportunities in publishing, streaming, legal rights, events, gaming, merchandise, Esports team ownership and agency, and more, there has never been a more opportune time to explore this exciting domain!

The Current State of eGaming: Trends, Insights & Impacts | A Panel Conversation 

Differentiation at DU: eGaming Now & in the Future | A Moderated Roundtable 


Past Event: C+V Community Talk in Partnership with Heritage Months: Autism and Neurodiversity Acceptance Month: Spreading Awareness, Promoting Acceptance


In April we are celebrating Autism and Neurodiversity Acceptance Month as well as World Autism Awareness Day which was on April 2. More than 5 million Americans live with autism and yet there are still many of these individuals who experience inequities in employment, housing, and income. How can we as a community raise awareness and promote acceptance to ensure changes are made to improve the quality of life for neurodiverse individuals and their families?


Past Event: Community + Values Special Event: Creative Expression & Wellbeing - Connecting & Creating in Community


In this upcoming workshop, Community + Values is excited to bring together a group of phenomenal DU and Denver community members who will delve into creative expression through an experiential workshop. Students will get the opportunity to discover ways to support and strengthen wellbeing through creative expression through a guided reading, music, spoken word, and art creation. Join us in exploring creative expression and learn how to honor your story and shape your wellbeing.

Recording coming soon!


2022 Spring Quarter C+V, Office of the Provost, & 4D Community Wellness Hours



With our return back to campus, we want to celebrate being in community together again. Come have a snack or drink on us every Tuesday and Thursday and chat with fellow community members!



Past Event: C+V Community Talk in Partnership with Heritage Months: Women’s Herstory: Grounded in Justice, Moving Forward Together


This month’s Women’s Herstory Community Talk is a part of the phenomenal annual HerDU conference and draws inspiration from the conference theme, inspired by bell hooks: Justice. Provost Mary Clark and community panelists will delve into the need for a community-based approach to truly transform institutions and greater society. In order to see this true transformation, communities of support for all women are critical, as systems are challenged and new ways of carrying out work are brought to the forefront. DU is honored to support seven unique and empowering communities of support for women at DU. This C+V Community Talk will dive into why it is so important to be in community together as women. 


Past Event: C+V Community Talk in Partnership with Heritage Months: Continuing the Conversation - The BLM Movement and DU


Following the MLK, Jr. Heritage Month C+V event, the Black History Heritage Month panel will continue the conversation of DU’s past, present and future relationship with the Black community through a lens of justice, with the intent to actionize the DEI Action Plan, Impact Area 4, Build Specific Support for our Black Community. Given their psychological, political and historical expertise, the panelists will highlight their shared experiences at DU and how they relate to the contemporary fights for justice, and the Black Lives Matter movement.


Past Event: C+V Community Leadership Conversation with Chancellor Haefner & Provost Clark: A Community Driven by Purpose


In C+V’s upcoming Community Leadership Conversation, Associate Vice Chancellor of Government Relations and Community Affairs, Stephanie Y. O’Malley, will moderate a conversation with Chancellor Jeremy Haefner and Provost Mary Clark. They will talk about their ‘whys’ and how connecting to our collective purpose can help us keep moving forward toward our goals and pursue our mission as a community.