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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.

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Initiatives

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.

African Initiatives

IGLI

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:

  1. a cutting-edge research program;
  2. a speakers series and practitioner-in-residence program; and
  3. the annual IGLI Summer Institute.

The Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative

ICAP

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. 

The International Career Advancement Program

Faculty Experts in Geographical Areas

Africa

 
Marie Berry

Marie Berry

Assistant Professor

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Cullen Hendrix

Cullen Hendrix

Professor and Director of the Sie Center

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Singumbe Muyeba

Singumbe Muyeba

Assistant Professor

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Peter Van Arsdale

Adjunct Faculty

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Asia

 
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Jonathan Adelman

Professor

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Haider Khan

Haider Khan

Professor

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Sam Zhao

Sam Zhao

Professor

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Europe

 
Rachel Epstein

Rachel Epstein

Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty & Research

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Rhodes

Martin Rhodes

Professor

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Inter-American

 
Lynn Holland

Lynn Holland

Teaching Professor

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Middle East

 
Hashemi

Nader Hashemi

Associate Professor

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Ishay

Micheline Ishay

Professor

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