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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Korbel Dinner

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Korbel Dinner

Welcome! Please join us at 6 p.m. on November 29 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Colorado Convention Center for the 2018 Korbel Dinner.

The Korbel Dinner is the school's premier event and honors Josef Korbel, the founder and first dean of our school. Each year, the Korbel Dinner features an internationally-prominent keynote speaker and honors people who have made a global impact.

We are pleased to announce that this year's program features a conversation about the state of international diplomacy with two former Secretaries of State, John Kerry and Madeleine Albright.

The philanthropic impact of the Korbel Dinner benefits our school's programs, scholarships, and research centers, which are designed to serve our students and the community at large.

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UNIVERSITY OF DENVER INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE BUILDER AWARD

John KerryJohn Kerry

Born in Colorado, John Kerry is an American politician who served as the 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017. He previously served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 until 2013 and was the Democratic nominee in the 2004 presidential election.

JOSEF KORBEL SCHOOL HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Pat CooperPatricia Cooper, MA '06

Pat has more than 40 years of private and public sector experience as a civic leader and entrepreneur in Canada and the U.S. Among her numerous accomplishments, Pat co-founded the Women's Regional Network in 2010 which amplifies the voices of unheard, marginalized women in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Pat also helped launch and continues to support, the Korbel School's Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative.

HONORED GUEST

Madeleine Korbel AlbrightMadeleine Korbel Albright

Madeleine Korbel Albright is an American politician and diplomat. She was the 64th, and first female, US Secretary of State in U.S. history, having served from 1997 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Secretary Albright is the daughter of Josef Korbel.