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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

University of Denver campus

Adjunct Faculty

Rick Ridder, Adjunct Professor

Email: [email protected]


  • MS, Boston University
  • BA, Middlebury College

Research and expertise

Campaign management of international political, public affairs, and human rights campaigns; broadcasting; political communications; cross-cultural communication; and survey research

Professional Profile

  • President and Co-founder, RBI Strategies & Research (1985-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2007-present)
  • "Award of Achievement" from the Gleitsman Foundation, "in recognition of commitment and leadership initiating social change" (2004)
  • Presidential Campaign Manager, (2002-2003)
  • Senior Consultant for five presidential campaigns, (1988-2000)
  • "Pollie" Award as International Consultant of the Year (1999)
  • President, International Association of Political Consultants (1998-1999)
  • Contributor,, Campaigns and Elections, Australian Financial Review, and The Denver Post


  • INTS 4497: International Campaign Management