Josef Korbel School Fall News

At this point, I assume hope many of you are well aware of our degree programs, admissions requirements and how to spell Josef (with an “f” not a “ph”). While we have news and events
feeds on our homepage, many times visitors see the top navigation – click on one the admissions or degree tabs – and rarely read our new and event articles. With the fall quarter wrapping up next week (yes, 10 weeks have flown by), the following are a few fall news and event highlights.

7 Billion People – What are the Impacts?
What does a population of seven billion mean for the world? With the release of a UN report this week on population, Josef Korbel School faculty tackled the question of population in terms of development, politics, and the international impacts.

Open House at Korbel Emphasizes Marketability
Over 50 prospective students attended various panels at the Josef Korbel School Open House on Thursday, November 3rd to learn about the graduate degree programs offered. The theme of the night was the interdisciplinary nature of each program and the job market value of a Josef Korbel School degree. Around 92 percent of students are employed within one year of graduating in the public, private, non-profit sectors, and abroad.

Students Respond to Gen. Casey Speech  
Former Army Chief of Staff and Josef Korbel School (formally Graduate School of International Studies, GSIS) alum General George Casey came back to
the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy this October to give a talk on what he calls a decade of “persistent conflict.”

Network, Network, Network
If students learned one lesson during the internship symposium, it was the value of networking. Second-year Josef Korbel School students gathered to offer first-year students
lessons and advice they learned at their various internships.

Korbel Students Experience the Beltway
Students hoping to experience life in Washington, D.C. can do so even 1700 miles away at the Josef Korbel School. The Josef Korbel School offers a semester in D.C.
in which students can spend the fall quarter of their second year interning and taking classes in the nation’s capital.

Jackson-Ho China Forum holds talks on Taiwan, Tibet
The Center for China-US Cooperation (CCUSC) had two separate events as a part of their Jackson/Ho China Forum series, drawing large crowds of students and the Denver community to Cherrington Hall. In their first event, Brown Professor Shelly Rigger gave a presentation on “Why Taiwan Matters,” highlighting its path from separation from the mainland in the late forties to its eventual
democratization and rapid economic development. During the second event, The Tibetan Cultural Exchange Delegation from China visited the Sie Center for an hour and a half conversation on Tibetan issues. The conversation was held through an English/Chinese interpreter, and sometimes through a three-way Tibetan-Chinese-English exchange.

Looks like you have some light weekend reading! If there’s an aspect of the Josef Korbel School that we haven’t covered but you would like to learn more about, we would love to hear from you. If your article idea is featured on our website, we will send you a Josef Korbel School bag.

Enjoy the weekend!

Nicole Vilegi-Sandage
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Josef Korbel School of International Studies


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