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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General visits the Pardee Center at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Faculty & Research Centers

Research Centers, Institutes and Clinics

The Josef Korbel School is home to a number of research centers, institutes, and clinics that add depth and breadth to the school's commitment to integrating teaching, research and practical problem solving. Students gain enriching research and internship opportunities through these centers, where they work alongside and network with world-renowned scholars, practitioners and experts.

The Center for China-U.S. Cooperation

The Center for China-U.S. Cooperation is the only institution in the Rocky Mountain region devoted to building mutual understanding, prudent policies and avenues of dispute resolution among the people of Greater China and the United States. Learn more

The Center on human rights education

The Center on Human Rights Education (formerly the Center on Rights Development) ) strives to be the principal resource for the human rights community through educational outreach. Learn more.

The Center for Middle East Studies

The Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) is dedicated to promoting and strengthening the study and understanding of the societies, political systems, and international relations of the Middle East and broader Islamic world, both at DU and throughout the Mountain West. Learn more

The Colorado european union center of excellence

The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) aims to promote research, reflection and policy analysis on a series of EU and transatlantic relations issues. 
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The Collaborative Refugee and Rights Information Center

The Collaborative Refugee and Rights Information Center (CRRIC) contains an annotated archive of bibliographic abstracts of films, articles and books highlighting the issues pertinent to and surrounding displaced and immigrant communities. Learn more

The Conflict Resolution Institute

The Conflict Resolution Institute is dedicated to exploring central issues and mechanism of conflict de-escalation,peaceful solutions, and reconciliation between parties, whether in international or domestic politics, the professional workplace, or personal relations. Learn more

Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research

Established in 2012 through a gift from University of Denver Alumna Helen Crossley, the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research is dedicated to expanding knowledge of public opinion and its uses.  The Crossley Center offers graduate courses in public opinion research that enhance students' abilities to understand international issues within diverse cultures.

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures serves as a world source of research, analysis and education in the field of global forecasting. Learn more

The Human Trafficking Center

The Human Trafficking Center provides professional research, writing, and educational outreach on human trafficking and all forms of modern day slavery. Learn more

Institute for Public Policy Studies

Public policy is a highly disciplined, evidence-based approach to the analysis and solution of contemporary issues, such as fiscal policy and government spending, entitlement reform, health care, national security, regulation, criminal justice, education, and immigration. Learn more about the Institute for Public Policy Studies.

The International Career Advancement Program

The International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) is a professional development and leadership program for mid-career professionals from groups underrepresented in international affairs in the United States, sponsored by the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and by the Aspen Institute. Learn more

Latin America Center

The Latin America Center is the Josef Korbel School’s hub for scholarship and events on Latin America. The center supports and coordinates educational, research, policy, and cultural activities related to Latin America and international relations in the region. Learn more

The Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy

The Sié Chéou-Kang Center is a teaching and research center dedicated to addressing pressing challenges to global peace, security, and prosperity. Its award-winning faculty are experts in security issues ranging from climate change and nuclear security to global governance and post-conflict peacebuilding. By involving students in its research, cultivating relationships with national and international policy and thought leaders, and bringing top-level discussions to Colorado's Front Range, the Center aims to advance policy-relevant research and mentor the next generation of global leaders. Learn more