Confronting the Great Challenges
At the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, we are taking on the great challenges of our time: making the global economy more equitable and inclusive, responding to new and emerging security threats, advancing human rights and social justice, combating climate change and promoting healthy democracy.
Issue-driven and solution oriented
Through our teaching, research, scholarship, and public engagement we confront these issues at both global and local levels, preparing the next generation of thinkers, do-ers and leaders. Explore the menu below to learn more about how we are working together to find innovative approaches to creating global change.
Making the global economy more equitable and inclusive.
Around the world and here in the United States, providing economic opportunity for all is an increasingly daunting challenge. How can we create more just and equitable societies for everyone, including the world's most vulnerable people?
Responding to new and emerging security threats.
With longstanding alliances falling into jeopardy and the world’s most powerful nations grappling with the idea of peace, security remains one of the most important topics of our time.
Advancing human rights and social justice.
Around the world, issues related to social justice and human rights are more salient than ever. How do we work together to ensure equal rights and equitable opportunities for all?
Combating climate change.
Climate change may be the most important long-term threat facing humanity with potentially profound implications for security, social justice, economic inequality and democratic governance.
Promoting healthy democracy.
Effective democratic governance is crucial to solving all the other great challenges of our time, yet democracy is under unprecedented threat around the world.