Rangel Fellowship Application

The Josef Korbel School works with several outstanding organizations to help students pursue a career in the Foreign Service. One of those organizations is the Rangel Fellows Program. The Rangel Fellows program is open to all US Citizens who are seeking admission to an IR graduate program for the fall of 2015. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (4.0 scale) at the time of application. Benefits of receiving the fellowship include:

1. Up to $37,500 annually toward tuitoin, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in international affairs, public administration or areas relevant to the foreign service.

2. Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer

3. Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who complete the program and the Foreign Service Exam.

For more information about the Rangel Fellows program, including application instructions, visit http://www.rangelprogram.org

Fellowship Flyer 2015-updated

Free GRE practice tests

Kaplan is offering free GRE practice tests at DU on October 25th at 10 AM. Typically, I’d say this a huge waste of time and you’re better off watching college football, but October 25th happens to be a bye week for the Iowa Hawkeyes (America’s my favorite team)…so go for it!

You can Register here.

Brad Miller

Director of Admissions

Connect with Korbel

There are two opportunities for you to connect with representatives from the Josef Korbel School. On October 21st, we are participating in a virtual graduate school fair along with other APSIA schools. The event begins at 11AM EST and lasts till 2PM EST. RSVP for this event here.

Our annual Open House for prospective MA students will be held on October 30th. Unlike the aforementioned event, this one is not virtual so you’ll get a chance to see our campus, network with alumni, current students and faculty and learn more about our programs and the application process. Event details and the RSVP can be found here.

I hope to see you at one of these events.

Amb. Christopher Hill’s book released today

Ambassador Christopher Hill, Dean of the Josef Korbel School recently published a memoir. The book, “Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir” describes his 33 years in the foreign service.  Hear more about his book here: 

Korbel Professor Deborah Avant in Foreign Policy Magazine

Check out Josef Korbel professor and Chair of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, Deborah Avant, in Foreign Policy! Dr. Avant was recently published as a guest columnist for Best Defense: Tim Rick’s daily take on national security, regarding the relationship between the private security sector and the U.S. military.

Korbel School Video

Check out our latest Korbel School video

As a quick little side note, check out the 3:00 mark. You’ll find a picture of three women standing together in the Oval Office:

  • Dr. Cindy Courville, former US Ambassador to the African Union. Dr. Courville earned her BA and MA degrees from the Josef Korbel School.
  • Dr. Jendayi Frazer, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Dr. Frazer was on faculty at the Josef Korbel School from 1993 to 1996.
  • Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor. Dr. Rice earned her BA and her PhD at the Josef Korbel School.

What a great representation of the reach of the Korbel School and the work our graduates do after leaving Korbel.


Big Week at Korbel

This week the Josef Korbel School of International Studies gave a warm welcome home to one of our most prestigious alumnae, Condoleeza Rice! Dr. Rice was back at her alma mater to attend several exciting events.

Monday, Dr. Rice visited campus and participated in a keynote conversation that was open to Korbel students and faculty. I was able to attend the talk with several of my friends and we enjoyed getting to know the former U.S. Secretary of State a little bit better through her encouragement and outlook on the future. At the conclusion of the event, the floor opened up to current students to ask questions and address Rice personally. Later that evening, she was the keynote speaker at the annual Korbel Dinner. Along with our current Dean Christopher Hill – former Ambassador to Iraq – they welcomed nearly 1,000 guests to the event. They touched on a variety of topics including immigration, celebrating Korbel’s 50th, the Middle East, and even Rice’s future as the NFL commissioner. All joking aside, it was a great evening enjoyed by many!

Tuesday was another grand event. At 8 o’clock in the morning, Korbel faculty, students, alumni and friends gathered outside of Ben Cherrington Hall to mark a new era in the history of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The ceremonial groundbreaking on the Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex was well-attended, and despite being so early in the morning you, could still feel the excitement in the air. The new building will be a five-story, 26,000 square foot addition to the existing Korbel School and I am so thrilled that I will at least be able to spend my last quarter there in Spring 2016. The Complex is possible due to yet another very generous donation by John and Anna Sie, the wonderful people who made our Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy possible too!

To read more about the groundbreaking and the Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex, click here,or if you want to know more about Dr. Rice’s visits you can watch this video!

Hannah Oak

First Year Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration student.