The Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies advances knowledge and practice around global security, prosperity, and social justice through innovative research, interdisciplinary education, and thoughtful engagement with others who strive for a more just, prosperous, and peaceful world. 

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Sié Center Engagement Initiatives

Security, prosperity, and social justice are often treated as separate research programs, but they are intrinsically linked. Security problems rarely arise out of thin air, but instead are often linked to concerns about social justice. Similarly, conflict has direct implications for the prosperity of societies. And relative prosperity is tied to both social justice and security. Effective action to address these concerns is thereby aided by attention to their interactions. Research at the Sié Center aims to improve the world through exploring connections among security, prosperity, and social justice concerns. 

Responsible Public Engagement

At the broadest level, our ongoing work on Responsible Public Engagement, including our Ethics of Engagement website and collaborative trainings, aims to generate self-reflection and conversation related to the ethics of public engagement.

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Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative

Our Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI) initiates research, education, and programming aimed at elevating and amplifying the work that women-identified activists are doing at the grassroots to promote peace, justice, and human rights around the world. IGLI embraces a commitment to nonviolence and feminist principles of leadership. 

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Cultural Diplomacy

Our Cultural Diplomacy Initiative trains students to engage in creative approaches to addressing the great issues of our time and invites the broader Denver community to learn about how the arts can facilitate connections across the boundaries of nation, language, religion, and culture in vitally important ways. 

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Navigating the Future of Governance

Our Navigating the Future of Governance initiative is designed to examine governance experiments growing out of our current crises and their relationship to democratic practices. It supports numerous faculty initiatives and seeks to foster a community examining how governance experiments foster or inhibit democracy writ large. 

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The Sié Center also supports individual and joint faculty research focused on technological change, environmental change, business and social justice, gender, political economy, governance & democracy and non-state actors.

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The Power of Our People

As a globally recognized center of excellence, we pride ourselves on the impressive individuals we attract. The Sié Center is home to 24 faculty affiliates and 9 current M.A. students who are recognized as Sié Fellows for their superior academic credentials and significant work experience. Annually, we also host post-doctoral fellows, practitioners-in-residence, and numerous M.A. and Ph.D. research assistants who work alongside our faculty. Learn more about our People and explore opportunities to join us.  

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Our Partners

The Sié Center frequently partners with other universities, foundations, organizations and government agencies to conceptualize, fund, and conduct our research and programs. 

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