The Josef Korbel School of International Studies welcomes UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon

“Your students are shaping our world, making a difference throughout the ranks of the diplomatic corps, in the United Nations, in non-governmental organizations, businesses and civil society across the country and around the world.”

                An excerpt from UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon’s address at the Josef Korbel School’s annual Korbel Dinner

 Ban Ki-moon

Last night we hosted our 14th annual Korbel Dinner at the downtown Denver Hyatt Regency and what an incredible evening! With over 600 in attendance, it was delightful to see Governor John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Madeline Albright’s brother, John Korbel, Trygve Myhren, Chairperson of DU Board of Trustees and many other influential people showing their support for our school and students.

The Korbel Dinner is the principle fundraising event of the Josef Korbel School and is essential for the continued refinement and expansion of the school’s programs, scholarships and centers, which are designed to serve Josef Korbel School students and the community at large. The dinner also recognizes local community leaders, whose leadership and commitment exemplify the school’s mission set forth by its founder. The first dinner was held in 1998 and has grown every year since, becoming one of Denver’s major social events.

This year’s honorees were:

Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Keynote Speaker and the University of Denver’s Global Advancement Award Recipient

Timothy & Bernadette Marquez
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Venoco, Inc. & Co-founder and
Chief Executive of the Timothy and Bernadette Marquez Foundation
Recipients of the Josef Korbel Humanitarian Award

Chauncey Billups
New York Knick’s Guard
Recipient of the University of Denver International Bridge Builders Award

billups and marquez

2011 Korbel Dinner Honorees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about our honorees

Ok, let me just say, there’s nothing better than hearing the UN Secretary General, potentially the busiest man in the world, (especially these days) praising our school’s efforts and recognizing the incredible work our students/alums are doing around the world every day.

“Let me say that when it comes to support for global problem solving, the Korbel School and DU score 100 percent.”

“Your students are shaping our world, making a difference throughout the ranks of the diplomatic corps, in the United Nations, in non-governmental organizations, businesses and civil society across the country and around the world.”

In addition, this was his first major U.S. trip outside of the East Coast since his re-appointment as Secretary-General.  We are honored that the UN Secretary General was able to join us at this very important event for our school and while we were slightly disappointed that he had to cancel his meeting with our graduate students today because he has to “tend to developments with Libya,”I guess we can let him off the hook.

Christopher R Hill and Ban Ki-Moon

Dean Christopher Hill and Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s full remarks at the Korbel Dinner.

AP article – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renews pledge to help Libya in Denver speech

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Nicole

Nicole Vilegi
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Nicole.Vilegi@du.edu

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