Building Meaningful Connections
Korbel partners with businesses, non-profits, government agencies, research institutions and universities to offer resources and opportunities to our community. Our partnerships support research projects, study abroad programs, events and internship and employment opportunities.
Diplomat in Residence Program
Our Diplomats in Residence are comprised of U.S. Foreign Service Officers. They come to Korbel to provide guidance and advice on careers, internships and fellowships.
Korbel students are required to spend time abroad. We have over 50 institutional partners worldwide with over 150 different programs.
Internships, volunteer opportunities, research projects and community work all contribute to our Africa studies and initiatives. Find more information about our Africa Initiatives partner organizations below.
Korbel Asylum Project
We partner with the Colorado Asylum Project, Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship & Learning and Rocky Mountain Immigration Advocacy Network to create opportunities for DU students to participate in human rights research.
Research Centers & Institutes
The Korbel School is home to centers that invite scholars, researchers and practitioners from around the world to seek answers to pressing international questions. From exploring issues regarding China/U.S. relations to diplomacy in the Middle East to global human rights, our research institutes allow faculty, experts and students to collaborative on solutions to real-world problems.
Since 2010, we have hosted U.S. Army War College Fellows. Army Fellows spend one academic year with us auditing courses, giving lectures and conducting research. Learn more about our Army Fellows below.
Colonel John Schwemmer
Colonel John Schwemmer graduated from Valley Forge Military College and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1995. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Captain’s Career Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Joint and Combined Warfare Course.
Lieutenant Colonel Jason Dickerman
Lieutenant Colonel Jason Dickerman enlisted in the Army in October of 1994. He is a graduate of the Military Intelligence (MI) Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms Service Staff School, the Joint Air Tasking Order Process Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School's Joint Primary Military Education Phase II. He earned a Master of Science Degree in International Relations, from Troy University in 2009.
Colonel James (Jamie) Efaw
COL Jamie Efaw was commissioned in 1993 by the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Armor Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Command and General Staff College, Special Warfare Center's Psychological Operations Officer and Regional Studies Courses, Defense Language Institutes' Modern Standard Arabic Course, Joint and Combined Warfare Course and the NATO PSYOPS Course.