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Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders

Since 1964, we've challenged students to think critically about current affairs and support the common good. Many of our graduates currently help support the world as leaders in business, government and non-profit sectors.

As one of the top-ranked schools in the country for international relations, we're able to offer significant resources that connect our students with opportunities for research, scholarship, internships and study abroad opportunities. Our hands-on approach to learning seeks to extend the academic canon and contribute to a sustainable world. 

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Meet Our Faculty

Korbel is home to world-class educators, researchers, practitioners and experts.

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The Korbel Experience

Fritz Meyer

Message from the Dean

Learn about the future of Korbel from dean Frederick "Fritz" Mayer. With a foundation of academic and inclusive excellence, we seek to expand our resources and out-of-class opportunities to deliver comprehensive international studies programs. 

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Student Life

Hailing from over 30 countries, our students are ethnically, culturally and spiritually diverse. What binds us together is our commitment to pioneering innovative approaches to create global change.

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14th

Our masters programs rank 14th in the nation, according to Foreign Policy Magazine.

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Programs

We offer 12 unique degree programs, including bachelor's, master's, dual degrees and PhD-level programs.

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Student-faculty ratio.

Featured Faculty

 
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Ilene Grabel

Professor

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Rebecca Galemba

Rebecca Galemba

Assistant Professor

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Julia Macdonald

Assistant Professor

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Kate Tennis

Katherine Tennis

Teaching Assistant Professor

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About the Korbel School

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    History

    Since 1964, The Josef Korbel School of International Studies has offered degree programs in international affairs. The School was renamed May 28, 2008 to honor the school's founder and first dean, Josef Korbel.

    History

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    Partnerships

    We partner with global institutions to offer over 150 study abroad options. Through our local business, government and non-profit partners, we're able to extend internship and employment opportunities to our students. In addition, we partner with Colorado Asylum Project (CAP) and the Rocky Mountain Immigration Advocacy Network (RMIAN). 

    Partnerships

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    News & Events

    Find out what's happening at Korbel–from events that feature today's global leaders to exciting new findings from one of our many research institutes and centers.

    News & Events

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    Centers & Institutes

    The Josef Korbel School is home to a number of research centers, institutes and clinics where students, faculty, practitioners and experts work collaboratively. We offer several opportunities to participate in enriching research and internship opportunities.

    Centers & Institutes

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    Admission & Aid

    Students from around the world come to Korbel to receive a cross-disciplinary, flexible education. You're free to pursue studies that align to your interests as you build a foundation of career-relevant skills.

    Admission & Aid

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    Academics & Education

    We emphasize a customizable, interdisciplinary approach to education. While every degree has specific requirements, we offer a variety of ways to fulfill then, including through internships and study abroad programs. 

    Academics & Education

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    Research & Faculty

    Our research and academic programs reflect the challenges of strengthening communities on an international scale, providing real-world knowledge and skills to promote justice and equity.

    Research & Faculty

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    Careers & Alumni

    We're proud to have an extensive international network of over 6,000 alumni. We aim to maintain a community of active scholars – people who are devoted to efforts that advance the public good. Our alumni network and resources are available to help current and past students achieve personal and professional fulfillment.

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