Centers & Institutes
Facilitating International Research
The Korbel School is home to a number of research centers and institutes where students, faculty, practitioners and experts work collaboratively on some of the most pressing issues facing our world. With a diverse portfolio of internal and external funding, research teams at the Korbel School are actively engaged in everything from bilateral country forecasting to global peace and security. Research at the Korbel School is featured in some of the most prestigious international journals, manuscripts and media outlets, as well as referenced by policy leaders and activists around the world.
Our centers and institutes are a critical element of our mission to promote learning by empowering students to advance scholarly inquiry, cultivate critical and creative thought and generate knowledge for all. Our active partnerships with organizations and institutions throughout our local and global communities allow us to take coursework out of the classroom and put it into action. Because we're committed to integrating teaching, research and practical problem solving, we offer several ways for students to participate in engaging research projects.
Center for China-US Cooperation
Promoting mutual understanding between China and the U.S.
The Center for China-US Cooperation works to promote positive mutual understanding between China and the United States and advance knowledge around changes in the political, economic and cultural landscape of China. It holds public lectures by experts in the field, organizes conferences around important themes, hosts visiting scholars, engages in joint research projects, and publishes of the Journal of Contemporary China (JCC). The JCC is the only English language journal edited in North America that provides exclusive information about contemporary Chinese affairs for scholars, businessmen and government policy-makers.
Center on Human Rights Education
Recognizing cultural, economic and social human rights.
The DU Center on Human Rights Education uses research and education to promote universal recognition of cultural, economic and social human rights. The Center also establishes relationships with other human rights organizations and hosts speakers, films and an annual human rights symposium.
Center for Middle East Studies
Deepening an understanding of the societies, political systems and international relations of the Middle East and Islamic world.
The Center for Middle East Studies 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. In addition to their research, the Center hosts films, panel discussions and other events, and their experts have appeared on television and authored books and articles.
The Europe Center
Fostering interpersonal and institutional relationships between the Rocky Mountain West and the European Union.
The Europe Center is committed to fostering interpersonal and institutional relationships between the Rocky Mountain West and the European Union. In addition to their extensive research on European Union affairs and comparative politics, the Center has created partnerships between universities, businesses, NGOs and government offices, including a diplomatic connection with the E.U. delegation to the U.S.
Collaborative Refugee and Rights Information Center
Providing a diverse array of practical resources for community, non-profit, and academic personnel.
The Collaborative Refugee and Rights Information Center (CRRIC) provides a diverse array of practical resources for community, non-profit, and academic personnel. Service providers, students, faculty, and funders are encouraged to click on the tabs at the top of the page to explore these resources and learn more about the work being done for refugees in the Denver area and beyond.
Conflict Resolution Institute
Multidisciplinary offerings in the theory, research, and practice of conflict engagement and restorative justice.
The Conflict Resolution Institute bridges nine academic units and five professional schools to create truly multidisciplinary offerings in the theory, research, and practice of conflict engagement and restorative justice. The institute offers an MA degree and a certificate, while the Center for Conflict Engagement coordinates conferences, visiting scholars, joint projects, and community partnerships.
Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research
Advancing the field of public opinion research and providing the tools to make decisions in the interest of peace, stability and economic development.
The Crossley Center promotes the advancement of the field of public opinion research. Understanding the public's mindset is essential in the decision-making process for public officials, diplomats and businesspeople, and the Center provides those groups and individuals the tools they need to make decisions in the interest of peace, stability and economic development.
Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures
Exploring alternative futures of global change and human development.
The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures is dedicated to building data, developing tools, and conducting policy-relevant analysis on the future of global human, environmental, and social development.
Human Trafficking Center
Conducting research to improve our understanding of human trafficking in its diverse forms.
The Human Trafficking Center conducts research to improve our understanding of human trafficking in its diverse forms. By partnering with legislators, NGOs, and international organizations, the center encourages cooperation, advocates for improved public policies, and raises public awareness of the issue. The center's pursues a wide variety of approaches in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery.
Scrivner Institute for Public Policy
Addressing critical issues facing our city, state, nation and the world.
The Scrivner Institute at the Josef Korbel School will work at the intersection of real-world problems and practical policy solutions to those problems. It is by its nature interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, bridging knowledge between academic disciplines and today's most crucial issues.
Latin America Center
Connecting DU to Latin America through research, education and cultural activities.
The Latin America Center coordinates research, education and cultural activities related to Latin America and serves as a bridge between DU and the region. Center initiatives work to advance human rights and sustainability, promote peacebuilding, protect indigenous groups, improve US-Latin America relations, and stand against human trafficking and inequality.
Sié Cheou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy
Advancing knowledge and practice in global peace, prosperity, and security.
The Sié Cheou-Kang Center advances knowledge and practice in global peace, prosperity, and security through innovative research, interdisciplinary education, and thoughtful engagement with others who strive for a more just, prosperous, and peaceful world.
We're working to improve the future of Africa. Our Students for Africa are actively building a dynamic structure that connects faculty and students to organizations, in Denver and beyond, that support Africa's growth and development.
An African Issues Concentration is now available for graduate students. The relationships among African Initiatives and its partners are ever-evolving as substantive opportunities for students to mesh their studies with community work. Internships, volunteer opportunities and research projects are presented through the African Initiatives website, Korbel's Office of Career and Professional Development, a physical display, listserv outlets and the African Initiatives Facebook page.
The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI), hosted by the Sié Chéou-Kang Center at the University of Denver, initiates research, education, and programming aimed at elevating and amplifying the work that women-identified activists are doing at the grassroots to promote peace, justice, and human rights around the world. IGLI embraces a commitment to nonviolence and feminist principles of leadership.
Through IGLI programming, we bring social science research and expertise on how to most effectively wage movements for social change to activists working to effect this change in their communities. IGLI has three core components:
- a cutting-edge research program;
- a speakers series and practitioner-in-residence program; and
- the annual IGLI Summer Institute.
The International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) aims to increase the quality and diversity of leadership in senior management and policy-making positions in the United States, in both governmental and private organizations. The program assists highly qualified, mid-career professionals who are committed to diversity and inclusion and helps to prepare them successfully to assume leadership positions in international affairs.
ICAP provides a support network, career advising, mentors, policy and research background and other assistance in order to help professionals from underrepresented groups and those who are strong advocates of diversity and inclusion have a more effective voice, achieve their potential and assume leadership positions in international affairs in the United States, in both the public and the private sectors.