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Peter Van ArsdaleDR. PETER VAN ARSDALE
CRRIC Director

Peter W. Van Arsdale, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in applied and cultural anthropology from the University of Colorado - Boulder. Recently semi-retired as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies, he continues to direct its African Initiatives program and to teach two courses annually. As a co-founder of CRRIC, he also currently serves as its Director. On a part-time consultancy basis, he recently has served as a Senior Researcher with eCrossCulture Corporation. Throughout his 40-year career, he has served as co-founder of five community and university organizations in Colorado, has published six books and over 150 articles, issue papers, and essays. Van Arsdale has worked in a dozen countries worldwide, most recently Timor-Leste, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. Often featuring refugee issues, his applied research and community outreach have engaged topics involving resource (especially water) development, human rights, mental health, and humanitarianism. Additionally, he has served as an expert witness in court cases involving Sudanese and Bosnian asylum seekers. In 2000 Van Arsdale was named one of The Denver Post's "seven prophets of the 21st century."


A THANK YOU GOES TO THE FOLLOWING KORBEL STUDENTS FOR THEIR WORK IN DEVELOPING THE CRRIC WEBSITE

Students involved with the earlier, post-1992 phase of website development

  • Rhonda Stanton, 2008
  • Saheli Datta, 2011
  • Marie Ott, 2011
  • Heather Yocum, 2011

The student involved with the latest phase of website development

  • Kelly Thayer, 2015