Events

All ICRS programming will be virtual until further notice. Please register for events ahead of time to receive a Zoom link.

Past Events

U.S. Civilian Protection Policy

On May 28, 2021, Jenny McAvoy joined ICRS Latin America Center Director Oliver Kaplan to discuss the significant concerns over civilian harm associated with U.S military operations. They discuss the changes we should expect to see in near future, how humanitarian advocates informed these decisions, and their significance for both the U.S. military and civilians.

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Majlis Presents: Joe Biden's Middle East Policy: A Preliminary Assessment

On May 19, 2021, ICRS Center for Middle East Studies Director Nader Hashemi and former Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies Tom Farer lead a presentation and critique of Joe Biden’s Middle East policy after 100 days in office. Where has the President succeeded? Where has he failed? Has he fulfilled his campaign promises?

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Brexit: Why Did It Happen and What Does it Mean for Britain and the EU?

On May 3, 2021, Martin Rhodes and Martin Westlake considered the inevitability of Brexit. Was Brexit preordained by Britain’s history as ‘an awkward partner’ of the EU, seeking over many decades to carve out a special dispensation from its fellow member states, or was it driven principally by the emergence of a peculiarly English form of ethno-populism in the 2000s? 

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Perspectives on the Artsakh/Naorno-Karabakh Conflict

On April 15, 2021, the ICRS Center for Middle East Studies, the Conflict Resolution Institute, and UCCS’s Global Intercultural Research Center assembled a panel of experts with regional ties to bring different disciplinary perspectives to bear and to help us understand the history, relations, and prospects for peace in this troubled region.

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"Global Jihad: A Brief History" - A Book Talk with Glenn Robinson

On April 15, 2021, the ICRS Center for Middle East Studies, the Conflict Resolution Institute, and UCCS’s Global Intercultural Research Center assembled a panel of experts with regional ties to bring different disciplinary perspectives to bear and to help us understand the history, relations, and prospects for peace in this troubled region.

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Covid-19, Governance, and Development in Africa

On April 7, 2021 the ICRS Africa Center hosted a panel on the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, democratic institutions, peace, security, and human development in Africa. In this panel, we were joined by renowned governance, development and medical experts to discuss African medical systems, traditional responses to COVID-19, Africa’s preparedness, the resilience of trade systems and economies during the pandemic as well as the impact of the pandemic on governance and democracy on the continent.

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Majlis Presents: Repairing Our Democratic Institutions with CO Attorney General Phil Weiser

On January 26, 2021, ICRS hosted Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser for its winter Majlis event. Attorney General Weiser spoke about the need to address the deep political divisions within the United States today. Korbel School Dean Fritz Mayer moderated the event.

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Using Big Data to Inform Decision making on COVID 19 in Colombia w/ Professor Alejandro Feged

On November 12, 2020, the ICRS Latin America Center (LAC) hosted a lecture by Professor Alejandro Feged of the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. Professor Feged discussed his framework for using big data to track and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks in Colombia.

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Majlis Presents: "How Democracies Die" with Steve Levitsky

On October 28, 2020, just days before the U.S. presidential election, the ICRS Center for Middle East Studies hosted Steven Levitsky, professor at Harvard University and co-author of the bestselling book "How Democracies Die" (2018).

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The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize: An Expert Appraisal

On October 9, 2020, Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, announced the United Nations World Food Programme as this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. That same day in Denver, the Korbel Institute for Comparative and Regional Studies hosted a panel discussion on the history of the prize and its implications.

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Portraits of Afro-Costarican Citizenship, 1927-1963 w/Professor Diana Senior-Angulo

On October 8, 2020, the ICRS Latin America Center (LAC) hosted a lecture by Professor Diana Senior-Angulo on the social and political outcomes of the quest for citizenship undertaken by the Afro-Caribbean population in Costa Rica between 1927 and 1963. Dr. Senior-Angulo and LAC Director Oliver Kaplan also discuss the wider context of Afro-Caribbean political movements and its connections to antiracist struggles worldwide today.

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