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Josef Korbel School of International Studies Associate Dean and Professor Martin Rhodes

Martin Rhodes, Academic Co-Director

Email: martin.rhodes@du.edu
Phone: 303-871-3811

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Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208

More about Professor Rhodes

Professor Rhodes is John Evans Chair at the University of Denver and Professor of Comparative Political Economy at the Josef Korbel School. He is also Co-Director of the Korbel School’s PhD program. He received his BA and MA at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and his doctorate from Oxford University. Before coming to the University of Denver in 2006, he was Professor of Public Policy at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy where he also directed the Sixth Framework Program Network of Excellence on ‘New Modes of Governance in Europe.'

His research interest and publications over the last several decades cover European and European Union politics and political economy, with a particular focus on comparative labour markets and welfare states and Italian politics. His book publications since arriving at the University of Denver include Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradiction, and Complementarities in the European Economy (OUP 2008), New Modes of Governance in Europe: Governing in the Shadow of Hierarchy (Palgrave-Macmillan OUP 2011), Social Pacts in Europe: Emergence, Evolution, and Institutionalization (OUP 2011), and The Political and Economic Dynamics of the Eurozone Crisis (OUP 2016). In spring and summer 2016, he will be a visiting fellow in the political science department at the Freie Universität in Berlin.

Josef Korbel School professor Rachel Epstein

Rachel Epstein, Academic Co-Director

Email: repstein@du.edu
Phone: 303-871-3843

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Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 S. Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208

More about Professor Epstein

Rachel Epstein is a Professor of International Relations and European Politics, as well as Academic Co-Director of the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence, at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She received her BA from Stanford University and her MA and PhD from Cornell University. Her work has focused on the role of international organizations such as the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and their role in de-nationalizing financial policy and defense planning in post-communist states. More recently, Epstein has published on the newest EU member states’ developmental prospects, banking and finance across the EU, and the role of banking nationalism in exacerbating the European debt and currency crisis. Her recent publications include “Eastern Enlargement Ten Years On: Transcending the East-West Divide?”, a special issue of the Journal of Common Market Studies (with Wade Jacoby); and “Assets or Liabilities? Banks and the Politics of Foreign Ownership versus National Control,” a special issue of the Review of International Political Economy (editor and contributor). Epstein has also held two post-doctoral fellowships at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. In spring 2016, she will be a visiting fellow in the political science department at Freie Universität in Berlin.

Felicia Naranjo Martinez Executive Director

Felicia Naranjo Martinez, Executive Director

Email: felicia.martinez@du.edu
Phone: 303-871-4375

Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208

More about Felicia Naranjo Martinez

Felicia Naranjo Martinez brings over 20 years of executive, managerial, and operations experience to her role as Executive Director of the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE). She served first as the CEUCE’s Associate Director (2009-2012) and then as its Executive Director (2013-2015) when the organization was housed at the University of Colorado Boulder. Felicia has propelled the CEUCE’s outreach, fundraising, operations, and long-term strategy into the future and continues to do so in its new institutional home at the University of Denver. Felicia develops strategic partnerships and coordinates the EU Delegation in Washington, DC, the EU Commission, the University of Denver and partner organizations in achieving the CEUCE’s organizational goals. She liaises with the business, policy and academic communities and the informed public through the CEUCE’s Mountain West partner universities and organizations. She works with city and state officials in the Governor's office, business and corporate officers. Felicia also serves on the boards of directors of the World Trade Center Denver and WorldDenver.

Stephanie Dybsky

Stephanie Dybsky, Administrative Director

Email: stephanie.dybsky@du.edu
Phone: 303-871-4376

Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208

More about Stephanie Dybsky

Stephanie Dybsky brings more than five years of experience from the Colorado Governor’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade to include: staffing the governor on economic development missions to Europe; grant writing and management; helping US companies export to the EMEA region; and attracting foreign direct investment from the EMEA region. She works with and reports to the executive director in planning center activities and ensuring its effective operation. She plans, organizes and directs the day-to-day operations of the center by implementing strategic plans set by the executive director. She performs a variety of duties under this umbrella, including monitoring program expenditures, budget creation, web coordination, marketing, event planning and coordination and content editing. She also completes reports as needed which includes budget, periodic financial reports, university and sponsor financial reports and employee records.