Korbel Student shares how lower standards for women affected her Marine training

In this week’s New York Times, Kyleanne Hunter shared her experience on how lower standards affected her Marine training. Kyleanne is an extraordinary person. She was a Sie Fellow during her MA studies at Korbel, active in the Korbel community and also helped coach the Afghan Women’s Cycling team. Read over her article in the NYT and share your thoughts.

Brad Miller

Director of Admissions

Fall 2015 Travel Schedule

This has been a busy summer. We moved out of our offices for a few months for construction on our new building. We are set to move into our new space in March 2016. So I suppose I say all this as my excuse for my lack of blog posts.

The good news is we are (virtually) hitting the road soon and we would love to meet with you!

Travel schedule for the fall (virtual events in bold)

September 8th–New York City APSIA Admissions forum

September 10th–Virtual fair–meaning you can be virtually anywhere! Idealist virtual grad fair

September 14th–Washington DC, APSIA Admissions Forum

September 15th–New York City, Idealist.org Graduate Fair

September 17th–Austin Texas, APSIA Admissions Forum

October 1st–Washington, DC Idealist.org Graduate Fair

October 20th–Los Angeles, Idealist.org Graduate Fair

October 21–Virtual Grad Fair via APSIA

October 22nd–San Francisco, Idealist.org Graduate Fair

October 26th–Virtual fair–Again, no need to travel! Idealist.org Virtual Grad Fair

Check Yes or No

How to check yes or no

It’s great to see that some of you plan to join us next year as evidenced by your tuition deposit. I’m sad to see that some of you plan not to join us this fall, as evidenced by the “withdraw” listed on your applications. How does it get to this point? Great question.

To pay your tuition deposit which will secure your spot in the class and make this happen, you need to follow these steps:

Accept admissions offer:

  • Log into DU’s PioneerWeb by entering your DUID: 87___________ (found in your admission letter) and your passcode (your birthdate, MMDDYY, is your preset password unless you changed it during the application process)

Once you have entered webCentral for the first time, you are required to change your passcode

  • Click on the “Incoming Graduate Students” tab
  • Click on the “Processed Applications” link and select the fall 2015 term

Step 1.  Inform us of your intent to enroll

Step 2. Pay your $500 admission deposit by clicking the Pay Deposit Link*

*If you have already informed us of your intent to enroll and still need to submit your admission deposit, please use the deposit link on the “Incoming Graduate Student” tabOur tuition payment center allows you to pay your deposit using electronic check (ACH) for no fee or a credit card payment with a nominal fee. The tuition deposit will be applied to your first quarter’s tuition upon matriculation.

To decline your admission offer, follow the same steps listed above, only this time, click the decline button.

I hope to see you in the fall.

Brad Miller

Director of Admissions

Get to know a Korbel Grad

Anya Cherneff

Anya Cherneff, a Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Class of ’10, MA International Human Rights has been extremely busy since graduation. She co-founded and is the Executive Director of Empower Generation, a social business empowering women to power their communities with clean energy in Nepal.

She wrote to us saying, “I attribute the immense impact we have created for women and the energy poor in this short time to this determination of spirit, enhanced by the skills and experiences gained from my time spent at JKSIS.”

Recently, Anya gave a TEDx Talk on her work to create women-led, market-based distribution to bring power to the 20% of the world’s population living in darkness. Her talk can be viewed here!

We are proud of Anya’s work, and we look forward to what she will do in the future!

Keep Calm and…

Keep Calm and relax?

Keep Calm and wait patiently?

Keep Calm and meditate?

I know, all of those things are difficult to hear in this stressful time. Our priority application deadline is approaching, we tell you to send in documents that you know you already sent and I try to keep you calm with hackneyed bumper sticker slogans.

Here’s the deal. Given the volume of mail, we are on about a 2 week delay with matching documents to your application. We are doing our best to match everything up, but these piles of mail do take time. Rest assured that you will not be docked in any way if application items come in after the deadline. Just trust that if you sent us documents, we have them in our possession and will quickly match them with your online application.

Brad Miller

Director of Admissions

Make a resolution to learn about the Center for Middle East Studies

The Korbel School is home to the Center for Middle East Studies which is dedicated to the study of Middle East politics, history and culture. As part of their mission, the Center for Middle East Studies facilities guest speakers and relevant research. Last year, the Center hosted a guest lecture by Iranian Foreign Minister and Korbel Alumnus Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif. Watch the interview below.

Learn about the Sie Center

The Korbel School is home to the Sié Cheou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy. The Sié Center produces valuable research in areas such as:

  1. Nonviolent Strategies in Violent Settings
  2. Fisheries and Conflict
  3. Food Security and Conflict

Learn more about the Sié Center and their research here. Got 12 minutes? Watch Professor Erica Chenoweth’s TED talk.