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

Trump and democratic Question mark

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


Special Edition C+V Community Talk: The Veteran Experience & Afghanistan


As the world watched Afghanistan swiftly fall to Taliban control, American and Allied Veterans, Servicemembers and their families experienced a wide range of feelings, emotions, and reactions. Join us for a special edition Community Talk, where panelists will discuss personal and professional experiences of America’s longest war drawing to an abrupt close. 

11:30am - 12:30pm


Past Event: C+V Community Talk in Partnership with Heritage Months: LGBTQIA+ Community and the Intersectionality of our Histories


In tandem with National Coming Out Day (10/11), Spirit Day (10/20) and Ally Weeks, the month of October holds significant space and recognition for the LGBTQIA+ community. Blossoming from its initial goals of commemoration and calls to action, LGBTQIA+ History Month has now taken on the approach to highlight and celebrate exemplary role models from the community.  

Join us in conversation during the 10/14 C+V panel event to listen how the learning, unlearning and relearning of our shared and unique histories provides the potential for healing and wholeness.  

11:30am - 12:30pm

Video recording coming soon!



Past Event: C+V Community Talk in Partnership with Heritage Months: An Inclusive Future for Latinx People in Colorado


By 2050, Latinx individuals will be the largest share of Colorado’s racial and ethnic minority population. What does the future look like for the Latinx community in Colorado? How do we work together to address the inequities that impact the Latinx community? How do we conserve our traditions and identity when people are getting displaced from their communities? 

Join us for a discussion about navigating the future in Colorado as a Latinx community members. 

11:30am - 12:30pm

Recording coming soon!

Take action: The DU Latino Alumni Association (DULAA) invites you to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the Hispanic and Latinx community by making a gift to the DULAA Endowed Scholarship during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Visit Giving Page>


2021 Fall Quarter DU Days


Rock your DU merch and show your pride on Fridays, and you could win a gift card if our staffers see you wearing it!

When: Every Friday between September 24th and November 19th
Where: DU Campus-wide


Past Event: C+V Community Talk: Coming Back Together: A Celebration of our DU Community


We want to take a moment to be together in community as we kick off our first C+V Community Talk of the new academic year. We want to celebrate together, recognize those who we have lost, talk about lessons learned, and think through as a community about how we navigate the highs and lows of it all together, as DU. 

11:30am - 12:30pm

Video recording coming soon!


2021 Fall 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!



Coming Back Together as a DU Community: Fall 2021


Find events, programs, resources, and more to get connected at DU!

As we all come back together in community this fall, we know that many want to celebrate together while also look for community and supports during this transition to this 'new normal. Therefore, in order to serve the community and help each other feel connected during these times, Community + Values has compiled a list of programs, events, and resources for the DU community.


Meet our 2021-2022 C+V Graduate Fellows


Meet the 2021-2022 C+V Graduate Fellows! Learn more about their experiences and how they'll be co-leading the work of C+V.

Hibah Ahmad

Andrea Hernandez Perez

DJ Hightower

Ryan Rose


C+V is Hiring 2021-2022 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 August 6, 2021. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Chase McNamee, Sr. Project Manager at


C+V Summer 2021 Community Check-in


Greetings from the C+V Team! As the summer progresses, we hope that each of you are finding time for recharge as we move towards another academic year. As we prepare for this fall, our C+V team wants to ensure that our events and initiatives stay relevant to the present needs of the community. We never want to lose sight of our mission of increasing sense of belonging, inclusivity, and shared values on campus.

These consistently changing times bring new circumstances, and we want to expand our understanding of what community members are interested in exploring together. Please complete the linked survey to share your voice!


Past Partnership Event: Celebrating Pride: Centering the LGBTQ+ Student Experience at DU


Curious about how to better serve LGBTQ+ students at DU? Student, staff and faculty have great power in shaping the experience for LGBTQ+ folks on college campuses. Hear from current and former students about their personal journey and how we all can make a positive impact for this student community at this C+V Community Talk. 


Past Partnership Event: Sustaining Heritage: Jewish American Storytelling & Reflections


In the Jewish tradition, storytelling and oral history are central to sustaining the memory and culture of Jewish people. The late Rabbi Lord Johnathan Sacks said that, “Stories hold the group together horizontally across space and vertically across time, giving people a shared identity handed on across the generations.” In this panel, we ask our panelists to share their own stories and reflections of being Jewish in the United States. Topics such as community, resilience, and tradition will guide this event celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month. Join us to hear the stories of DU Jewish American faculty and alumni.