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.



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


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