Explore coverage of recent events hosted by the Institute to find out how we've been working to advance the discourse around public policy.
Denver Mayoral Debate
Scrivner Institute & CAP co-hosted a Denver mayoral runoff debate
Scrivner Institute, the Center on American Politics, the Denver Gazette and Colorado Politics co-hosted a mayoral debate at the University of Denver, in partnership with Biennial of the Americas. We invited the DU and broader Denver communities to hear from the final mayoral candidates, Kelly Brough and Mike Johnston.
Finding Common Ground Through Dialogue: The Unify Challenge Documentary Screening & Discussion
CO Attorney General Phil Weiser & DU faculty examined the practice of civil discourse in response to the Unify Challenge documentary
The Scrivner Institute of Public Policy and Center on American Politics of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies hosted a screening of “The Unify Challenge”, a documentary featuring four Coloradans engaging in civil and respectful dialogue across their differences. As they talk through some of the most complex political issues of our day, they begin to better understand each other and how their individual experiences shape their beliefs.
The screening was followed by a panel discussion featuring Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and University of Denver faculty examining the practice of civil discourse and how to renew our society’s ability to engage in both intelligent disagreements and productive dialogue between people who hold opposing views.
Colorado Prop 123: A Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis?
A panel of experts discussed CO Proposition 123, an affordable housing ballot measure that ultimately passed in the November 2022 election
In November 2022, Coloradans voted on Proposition 123, a ballot measure that would dedicate a small percentage of state income tax revenue to create a statewide affordable housing fund to support the development and preservation of housing that is affordable to low- and moderate-income families. The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and the Scrivner Institute of Public Policy hosted a webinar prior to the election to explore this proposed policy and what its passage would mean for Colorado’s housing affordability crisis.
City Leadership in Global Governance
Dr. Joel Day, a researcher, lecturer, public official, and Korbel PhD alum discussed his research on how cities shape global governance
The Scrivner Institute of Public Policy and the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies hosted a discussion on the role of city leadership in global governance with Dr. Joel Day, a researcher, lecturer, public official, and Korbel PhD alum whose research concerns how global nonstate actors like cities shape global governance.
One Year Later: Reflections on the January 6 Insurrection
A faculty panel discussed the consequences and implications of the January 6, 2021 insurrection on American democracy
The Korbel School hosted an important discussion reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the United States Capitol. A panel of faculty experts revisited the insurrection and discussed its consequences and implications for the state of American democracy as well as the ability of the United States to play a lead role in advancing democratic governance globally.
Local Level Collaboration: From Crisis to Opportunity
Mayors from across the Denver Metro region discussed the pandemic's impact on cross-city collaboration
The Scrivner Institute hosted a panel discussion with local mayors from across the Denver Metro region about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cross-city collaboration as well as new opportunities that have emerged for increased collaboration in public policy and beyond.
Mayor Tara Beiter-Fluhr, Sheridan
Mayor Michael B. Hancock, City and County of Denver
Mayor Jackie Millet, Lone Tree
Mayor Linda Olson, Englewood
Mayor Adam Paul, Lakewood