Research Centers, Institutes and Initiatives
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-U.S. Cooperation
Promoting mutual understanding between China and the U.S.
The Center for China-U.S. Cooperation promotes positive, mutual understanding between China and the United States in advancing 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 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.
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, justice and sustainable 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, justice and sustainable development.
Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures
Exploring possible futures of global change and human development.
The Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures is dedicated to building data, developing quantitative tools, and leading policy-relevant research on the interaction of human, social, and physical systems to improve sustainable human development.
Institute for Comparative and Regional Studies
Dialogue, research and advanced instruction in comparative and regional studies.
Comprised of four regional programs on Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, the Institute for Comparative and Regional Studies (ICRS) conducts research, facilitates dialogue, and provides advanced instruction in comparative and regional studies to address the pressing global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
Scrivner Institute of Public Policy
Delivering on a commitment to the public good through inclusive and engaged education, research and dialogue.
The Scrivner Institute of Public Policy is an interdisciplinary hub focused on understanding crucial contemporary policy issues with a global to local perspective and delivering innovative and ethical policy solutions through inclusive and engaged public policy education, research, and dialogue.
Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy
Advancing knowledge and practice in global security, prosperity, and social justice.
The Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy (the Sié Center) advances knowledge and practice in global security, prosperity, and social justice through innovative research, interdisciplinary education, and thoughtful engagement with others who strive for a more just, prosperous, and peaceful world. The Sié Center is committed to research that seeks to advance understanding by focusing on interconnections – between issues, between communities, and between theory and practice.
Environmental Sustainability Initiative
The Korbel School's Environmental Sustainability Initiative seeks to understand and address global environmental change through scholarship, teaching and leadership. We examine the complex and interconnected challenges posed by a changing environment and offer both local and global solutions for a sustainable future. We bring together social sciences, international studies and environmental studies in our research and translate that scholarship into action through transformative teaching, practical discussions, solution-oriented workshops and informed policy applications.
Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI)
Hosted by the Korbel School's Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy IGLI initiates research, education, and programming aimed at elevating and amplifying the work that women-identified activists are working at the grassroots level to promote peace, justice, and human rights around the world. IGLI embraces a commitment to nonviolence and feminist principles of leadership. It presents a cutting-edge research program, a speakers series and practitioner-in-residence program and produces the IGLI Summer Institute.
International Career Advancement Program (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 U.S. 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.