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Courtland Matthews

Communications Manager, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

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Korbel School receives prestigious APSIA Award

 

This month, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies was honored to be the recipient of the Intersection Award for Linking Theory and Practice. The honor was part of a larger award series started this year by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) to recognize outstanding achievements by member schools.

The Intersection Award for Linking Theory and Practice celebrates programs within the last year that has connected current affairs, policymakers’ work, and people’s everyday lives to the broader tenets of international relations.

The Korbel School was selected for its innovative work in leading and organizing the Denver Democracy Summit. Hosted virtually in February of 2021, the Denver Democracy Summit was presented in partnership with the Alliance of Democracies Foundation in complement to the Copenhagen Democracy Summit, a high-level strategic forum organized by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation.

Over 60 speakers from around the world appeared during the two-day Denver Democracy Summit including former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former NATO Secretary-General and Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, among many others.

Through keynote speakers and moderated panels, the Summit explored four key themes:

  • The State of U.S. Democracy
  • Democratic Erosion Around the World
  • Climate Change, COVID-19, Disinformation and Other Existential Threats to Democratic Governance
  • Civic Engagement

You can watch the highlights of this year’s Denver Democracy Summit here.

Interested in attending next year’s summit? Mark your calendars for the 2022 Denver Democracy Summit happening February 10 – 11!