Welcome to ICRS
The Institute for Comparative and Regional Studies (ICRS) was founded in 2020 at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The Institute’s mission is to conduct research, facilitate dialogue and provide advanced instruction in comparative and regional studies to address the pressing global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The Institute’s cross-cutting work focuses on key themes that are central to a more peaceful, sustainable and prosperous future worldwide.
The institute's regional centers, led by Korbel's acclaimed faculty, will continue to produce timely and vital research and programming with the institute's support and collaboration.
The institute’s cross-cutting work focuses on four themes that are central to a more peaceful, sustainable, prosperous future worldwide, through the lens of regional and comparative studies.
Human security and sustainable peace
Democracy, governance, and human rights
Prosperity with sustainable equity
Regional integration and organization
Letter from the Director
ICRS is values-driven in pursuit of the local to global public good
ICRS Director Timothy Sisk on the urgent need for contextualized understanding of countries and regions around the world to meet the many global challenges of the 21st century.Read more