Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders
We could not do our work without students, but our student research assistants also gain valuable experience, develop skills and network with leading experts.
Through its student programs, the Sié Center seeks to prepare the next generation. This includes our Sie Fellows, selected for their global leadership potential, but also a variety of Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. candidates that bring their knowledge, skills and experience to faculty research and engagement.
The Sié Fellowship is a two year full-tuition scholarship awarded each year to outstanding master's degree students with the intention of developing future leaders.
Our student research assistants are crucial participants in our research efforts, and play an essential role in developing and analyzing new data to produce policy-relevant research.
Giulia Bova, 2021 Sié Fellow and Research Assistant
“I chose to come to Korbel because of the Global Health certificate that it offers, as well as the lifestyle that is available to me in Denver while being immersed in an academic environment focused on international studies. As a private institution, Korbel would not have been available to me without the Sié Fellowship. However, I am thrilled to have had this opportunity because of the quantitative skills I gained at Korbel. I also gained a lot from my Research Assistant position, where I spent two years learning qualitative coding and gaining a very wide breadth of knowledge related to corporate human rights abuses throughout the world. Lastly, the courses I have taken in the field of Global Health have been instrumental in developing my passion for addressing health inequities in the U.S. and abroad.”
Student & Alumni Publications
Students often have the opportunity to publish their research individually and in collaboration with faculty.
Featured Student & Alumni Publications
Navigating Fisheries Conflict
A significant increase in fisheries-related conflicts in the Indian Ocean since 2000 is heightening regional tensions. These conflicts have ranged from purely verbal and diplomatic disputes to armed attacks on fishing vessels by coast guards and navies. Managing these frictions will require careful diplomacy and coordination of expectations around access rights to these valuable resources among an incredibly diverse set of stakeholders.
Splitting the Bill
Ethnic and racial gaps in economic outcomes, labor opportunities and access to basic services, such as education and health remain a challenge throughout Latin America. Taxes and public spending are two effective tools governments have at their disposal to help close these gaps. However, fiscal policy tools are underutilized to reduce inequality in Latin America as compared to developed (OECD member) economies.