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.

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

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

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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

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Partnership Event: Living and Learning on the Spectrum: A Conversation on the Evolution of Autism and Neurodiverse  Advocacy

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Being on the Autism spectrum has meant different things for those who live and thrive with this identity. The language and world views surrounding those who are Neurodiverse has evolved from one of marginalization, to tolerance, to acceptance. But can we take the next vital steps to move from acceptance to celebration? In this conversation we begin with understanding and move to our personal and institutional responsibility toward creating inclusive living and learning environment at the University of Denver and beyond.

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 11:00am-12:00pm

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Values Conversations

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As we enter spring, C+V and Provost Mary Clark invite you to join us in a process of renewal and reflection. Together, we can attempt to answer the following questions: who are we as a community and what are our shared values? These questions are fundamental to affirming our sense of self and they shape the future direction of our university. 

The Community + Values Initiative has been focused on finding those threads which make DU a special place. We have been hard at work identifying themes from years’ worth of data, but we want your help in creating a larger picture of understanding. Join us for a conversation about the identity and role of the university, its traditions, and the values you consider most relevant and important. 

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Past Event: Partnership Event: The Arab American Experience: A Conversation on Being and Belonging

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Arab Americans represent a rich cultural tapestry consisting of 22 countries and several ethnicities- each one with its own lingo, rituals, cuisine, music and traditions. In the United States this community thrives despite harmful portrayals in the media and hurtful interpersonal and systemic violence. Conversations about Arab American belonging in the United States begins by humanizing a people too often caricaturized. In the stories of their community; their struggles and the successes; their hopes and their aspirations we find the people who are our friends, peers, colleagues, and neighbors.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Recording coming soon!

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2021 Spring Quarter C+V & Office of the Provost Community Wellness Hours

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We know that this year and the physical distancing measures have presented new challenges for all of us. It's more important now than ever before that we feel supported and in community in our daily lives. In that spirit, C+V and the Office of the Provost would like to invite you join us for some free healthy snacks and coffee and some human connection while practicing physical distancing protocols!

Snack Hours:
When: Every Tuesday, 1pm - 3pm between April 6th and June 1st
Where: First floor atrium of the new Community Commons, by the central desk

Coffee Hours:
When: Every Thursday, 9 am - 11 am between April 1st and June 3rd
Where: Beans To-Go Window located on the east side of the hospitality school facing Anderson Academic Commons

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Past Event: C+V Special Edition Community Talk: A Community Conversation on Hate and Healing

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Our hearts are heavy. We mourn for those whose lives were taken in the tragic murders in Boulder and Atlanta. We are thinking of and sending strength to their family and friends. But what more can we do in the face of hate directed at the communities we are a part of? What happens when our response to violence is more hate or anger toward a community of people? While violence is never justified, we can and should have nuanced conversations about why and how hate is translated into violence. It is in these conversations that we start to formulate how we as individuals and as a community begin a healing response to hate. Through this conversation, we wish to create a space for our community to process, talk, and heal together.

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Past Event: C + V Community Leadership Conversation: ft. Val Otten & Renea Morris

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We know at DU that we like to bring our whole selves to the community, and it’s hard to find time to slow down during these chaotic times and connect with people in the DU community. So in our second C+V Community Leadership Conversation, we want to make space for two amazing people, DU VC for MarComms Renea Morris and DU SVC for Advancement Val Otten. We want to learn more about “what makes them, them!” 

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Past Event: Partnership Event: The First of Women: The Urgency for Change in Institutional Leadership

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Women are still achieving “firsts” in various disciplines, leadership, and industry. In this conversation we ask some trailblazing women who are firsts in their positions in institutional leadership about the experience of shattering glass ceilings and the continuing struggle to shed patriarchal systems of thinking and practice.

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Past Event: C + V Community Talks: Who Do We Want to Become? A Conversation on What We’ve Experienced & Learned

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We want to take you back to mid-March 2020. Denver was on high alert and shutting down. Businesses and schools closed. Events were cancelled. DU suspended on campus operations and went online on March 11th. We needed community more than ever. And so, on March 19th, we held our first C+V webinar and over 250 people Zoomed in. Since then, we’ve had thousands of community members attend our webinars. Experts from within our DU community have led us in thinking and talking about what how we’re experiencing the uncertainty, hardship, and loss, as well as the innovation, celebration, and resilience of the human spirit. Now, 343 days later, on February 25, we are going to ask a new question and move the conversation from ‘how are we going to get through a health pandemic and a racial pandemic?’ to ‘Who do we want to become because of all we’ve experienced and learned?’

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00 pm

A video recording will be available soon!

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Past Event: Talking Race, Taking Space: Building and Sustaining a Recognized Black Community at DU

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Join us for a Heritage Months initiative in partnership with C+V

In honor of Black History Month, Dr. Andriette Jordan Fields, DU's Black Community Experience Coordinator, will host a conversation with Stephanie O'Malley, Associate Vice Chancellor for Government Relations and Community Affairs, and Matthew Solomon, President of the Black Student Alliance. They will speak from their lived experiences and expertise about race, space, and how to build and maintain a recognized Black community at DU.

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Past Event: 2021 Winter Quarter C+V & Office of the Provost Community Wellness Hours

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We know that this year and the physical distancing measures have presented new challenges for all of us. It's more important now than ever before that we feel supported and in community in our daily lives. In that spirit, C+V and the Office of the Provost would like to invite you join us for some free healthy snacks and coffee and some human connection while practicing physical distancing protocols!

Snack Hours:
When: Every Tuesday, 1pm - 3pm between February 9th and March 16th
Where: First floor atrium of the new Community Commons, by the central desk

Coffee Hours:
When: Every Thursday, 9 am - 11 am between February 11th and March 18th
Where: Beans To-Go Window located on the east side of the hospitality school facing Anderson Academic Commons

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Initiative

Explore Our C+V Navigating the Moment Resource Hub

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To honor individual and communal wellness through these times, C+V is excited to announce the launch of the Creatively Navigating Resource Hub, a C+V initiative designed to share and uplift opportunities for the DU community for mindfully, creatively, bravely, and compassionately navigating these challenging times together, as a community. This initiative will serve as a resource hub for DU that will highlight ways to engage and build community while focusing on our wellness as we continue to traverse these changing times. 

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Past Event: Partnership Event: A Community Table: Democracy Edition

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We are a nation brought to the brink. It's up to each one of us to help bring it back, through meaningful dialogue and solutions-oriented conversations about the issues that matter most to you and your community, in spaces that challenge while they protect and allow you to work toward a better tomorrow, together. 

A Community Table is an online platform through which you can engage in structured, meaningful, solution-oriented conversations about the issues that matter most to you and your community. In partnership with DU DialogUesThe Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Community + Values, DU Grand Challenges provides the tools (sample invitations, conversation guides, facilitation training webinars, and more) that you need to host or join a conversation. Community members have the option of hosting their own conversation or joining one of our predetermined open conversation spaces.

The first of three open conversation spaces will be happening next week, January 28th, 11AM - 12PM, during our C+V webinar.

There are three open conversations that will be happening in the next few weeks:

  • January 28th, 11AM - 12PM
  • February 10th, 11AM - 12PM
  • February 15th, 12PM - 1PM