The Sié Center frequently partners with other universities, foundations, organizations and government agencies to fund and conduct its research and programs. The Sié Center also collaborates with other research centers at the Korbel School and the University of Denver on cross-cutting projects and initiatives. Contact us if you are interested in learning more and getting involved with one of our projects.
Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Carnegie Corporation of New York focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our democracy. The Corporation funds the Sié Center's projects on Responsible Public Engagement, Nonviolent Strategies in Violent Settings, and Innovations in Peacebuilding.
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is an international foundation established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss Confederation, as the 'Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces. DCAF contributes to enhancing security sector governance through security sector reform. DCAF has a dedicated program on the Private Security Governance and has partnered with the Sié Center on the Private Security Monitor project to track the existing laws and regulations applicable to PMSCs on an international, sub-regional, national and sub-national level.
Henry R. Luce Foundation
The Henry R. Luce Foundation, through the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs, supports scholarly work to deepen interdisciplinary understanding of the role of religion in world affairs, and to link this knowledge to a range of policy issues, communities, and wider publics. The Foundation supported the project on Religion and Social Cohesion in Conflict-Affected Countries at the Sié Center.
One Earth Future
One Earth Future (OEF) fosters sustainable peace by building effective networks and resilient societies in fragile and post-conflict environments around the world. Because complex problems can only be solved by adaptive organizations, OEF is structured as an incubator of semi-autonomous programs. Each program works for sustainable solutions to a specific problem while gathering and sharing lessons about cooperative governance more broadly. In the past, OEF partnered with the Sié Center to host a post-doctoral research fellow.
Secure Fisheries is a program of One Earth Future that works with local, regional and international stakeholders to strengthen fisheries governance, combat illegal fishing, and promote sustainability in fragile and post-conflict regions as a pathway toward greater peace and stability. Secure Fisheries worked with the Sié Center to pioneer a new joint postdoctoral research fellowship position.
Oxfam America is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. Oxfam America helps people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters. Oxfam America does this work by, (1) using advocacy to tackle the systems, policies, and practices that keep people trapped in poverty, (2) providing grants and technical support to local organizations around the world, and (3) by working with local people to lead humanitarian responses that provide immediate relief during conflicts and disasters, and to build resilience against future threats. Oxfam America works with the Sié Center to host a joint postdoctoral research fellow position, and in partnership with IGLI, to host Korbel Master's students as interns with their Gender, Justice, and Inclusion Hub.
United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to help their countries solve their own problems peacefully. The Institute provides expertise, training, analysis, and support to those who are working to build a more peaceful, inclusive world. USIP works in partnership to sponsor the IGLI Summer Institute.
The U.S. Department of Defense, through its Minerva Initiative, supports the research. The Minerva Initiative is a DoD-sponsored, university-based social science research initiative focusing on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. The goal of the Minerva Initiative is to improve DoD's basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the United States.