Sié Center events include research seminars, along with practitioner talks, research workshops, working group meetings and a monthly politics hour.
The Sié Center also instituted a Research Seminar Series, a forum for discussion of works in progress among PhD students, faculty, and researchers. The Korbel Research Seminar Series is now school wide but with continued Sié Center support.
Finally, the Sié Center collaborates with the Center on American Politics and the Scrivner Institute to host a monthly “Politics Hour”.
December 12-14, 2021
Women's Rights After War Workshop
The Women's Rights After War (WRAW) project is excited to bring together participants from around the world for a 3-day, hybrid workshop in Denver, Colorado. This workshop will focus on reflections on grief as a political act that opens up spaces of ethics and storytelling. The competitively-selected participants have been asked to think about the creative, affective, and political dimensions of grief as strategized by different subjects during and in the wake of conflict. The workshop is a creative opportunity to bring together activists, academics, and artists in a space that will foster new forms of knowledge production and community.
The products from this workshop will form the basis of a special issue that will showcase the academic pieces produced out of the workshop and be accompanied by other venues for sharing public-facing work associated with the project.
- Hybrid, Denver + Virtual
Join us for our monthly Politics Hour hosted in partnership by the Sié Center, the Center on American Politics, and the Scrivner Institute. The Politics Hour is an opportunity to discuss domestic and international politics and current events with others from the Korbel community. The conversations promise to be lively, constructive, and respectful. Join us for our next politics hour on January 7, 2022 at 9:00am in room 3110.
Light breakfast and coffee are provided.
Click here to register. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome.
Denver Democracy Summit Working Group on Media and Democracy
The annual Denver Democracy Summit partners with Alliance of Democracies and its Copenhagen Democracy Summit to bring together leaders and thinkers from politics, business, and civil society to examine the quality of democracy in the U.S. and abroad and inspire a new generation of civically minded and engaged citizens.
The 2022 Denver Democracy Summit, will feature a working group from the Sié Center's Navigating the Future of Governance project on experiments in media and cyberspace, and their impact on democratic practices.
Stay tuned for more details!
Korbel Research Seminar Series
The Korbel Research Seminar is a forum for discussion among PhD students, faculty, and researchers on works-in-progress, with the aim of establishing an ongoing exchange between members of the Korbel community and innovative researchers from other institutions. Attendees include fellow PhD students, Korbel faculty, and staff. Attendees are expected to read the papers in advance and be prepared to provide constructive feedback for presenters.
For the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year, the Sié Center is excited to sponsor the following guests as KRS Speakers:
April 7 – Sherry Zaks, University of Southern California
April 14 – Gavin Hilson, University of Surrey
May 5 – Meg Guliford, University of Pennsylvania
Democratic Erosion in Comparative Perspective: Hungary and Brazil
This panel examines two dramatic cases of democratic erosion in the world today: Hungary and Brazil. Both electorates voluntarily chose leaders, Orbán in Hungary and Bolsonaro in Brazil, who have undermined the quality of democratic governance in their respective countries. Our panelists will explain why populations brought these figures to power, what governing strategies Orbán and Bolsonaro have used since assuming office, their approaches toward their economies and corruption, and ideas for restoring democratic quality, including media freedom.
This event is part of the Sié Center's Responsible Public Engagement Initiative, which is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The event is co-hosted by the Sié Center and ICRS at the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver.
About the Speakers
Professor Dóra Piroska is a visiting practitioner-in-residence from the Department of International Relations at Central European University (Vienna).
Professor Rafael Ioris, Department of History, University of Denver, specializes in Latin American history, politics, and development.
The discussion will be moderated by Professor Rachel Epstein, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty at the Korbel School.
- Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm