Josef Korbel School – Recap of October News & Events

Hard to believe November is upon us, especially with the continuous Indian summer we are having (it will be in the high 60s today). October was a hopping month at the Josef Korbel School and this post will feature some of the news and events that were highlighted on our website (but unfortunately buried in our news archive page).

Jobs, jobs, jobs. Internships, internships, internships. This month, thanks to our Office of Career and Professional Development,  two terrific networking opportunities (among their 40 events this quarter alone) were provided to our students through our Global Security Career Fair and our Nonprofit Career Fair.

Our marketing assistant and current International Security candidate, M. Schwinn covered the Global Security Career Fair in her article; Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Students Seek Job Security.

Our marketing assistant and current International Human Rights candidate, Nirvana Bhatia covered the NGO career fair in her article; Students charm local NGOs, secure career leads. Two interesting tid bits regarding careers/internship opportunities: 1. Denver has the most nonprofits per capita in the country. While most of our students complete internships abroad or in D.C., a second internships while in classes is a terrific way to get additional work experience. 2. Approximately 40% of our alums work in D.C. This is a HUGE advantage as they know the type of training/knowledge our current students are getting at the Josef Korbel School and they are hiring our students.

Our new dean, Ambassador Christopher Hill is all over our October news! Here are a few to check out:
Dean Hill’s 50 days in office
Former Ambassador to Iraq takes up peaceful post at DU
Dean Hill talks baseball, branding and Baghdad: first town hall meeting at the Josef Korbel School
Dean Hill speaks with Voice of America about North Korean leadership

And of course, events! There are very few days without something going on at the Josef Korbel School – from lectures, guest speakers, career workshops, movie nights, etc. Here’s a few we could cover this month:

(Professor) Gilbert presents horror and heartache with a Holocaust Art Show
Lessons from Pakistan on defeating religious terrorism

The Josef Korbel School’s own Gretchen Peters discusses her book, Seeds of Terror

Nirvana Bhatia also created a weekly faculty sound off feature. This is an opportunity for our faculty to discuss their research interests, current events, book promotions, etc. During the month of October, the following faculty members sounded off:

Louis Esparza, who recently completed fieldwork with Colombian human rights activists, is a lecturer in Latin American affairs at the Josef Korbel School  of International Studies. In this editorial, he responds to the government’s removal of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Piedad Cordoba from the Colombian Senate because of her alleged links to FARC rebels.

Thomas Doyle is a visiting lecturer in International Security at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. In this piece, he discusses “nuclear ethics” in light of the upcoming summit meeting of NATO heads of state.

Lynn Holland is a Lecturer at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, where she advises the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Association. In this piece, she related her experiences in 1980s Nicaragua with ongoing coup activity in South America.

Peter Van Arsdale is the director of the Josef Korbel School’s Humanitarian Assistance program, as well as of the African Initiatives Program. In this piece, he contemplates the complicated relationship between moral obligation and pragmatic humanitarianism with regards to his field experience in Darfur, Sudan.

And we are working hard to profile current students and alums in all of our programs so you can learn about the people who make up the Josef Korbel School. To peruse these profiles, visit our student profile page and our alumni profile page.

Looks like you have some reading to do! If there’s an aspect of the Josef Korbel School that we haven’t covered but you would like to learn more about, let us know. 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.

Kind regards,

Nicole Vilegi
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions


University of Denver – August Community News

University of Denver

Check out the latest and greatest news at the University of Denver! This month features an article about our new dean, Ambassador Christopher Hill…and an 8 foot avocado on our campus, no joke.

Click here to read this month’s newsletter.

New Dean at the Josef Korbel School

New Dean of the Josef Korbel School

Ambassador Christopher Hill, New Dean of the Josef Korbel School

If you have yet to hear the exciting news, it was announced yesterday that Ambassador Christopher Hill will serve as the next Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Hill is quoted in yesterday’s press release, stating,

“I am delighted to be coming to the Korbel School this fall. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime to work with such talented faculty and staff and to do my part in providing the finest education possible for graduate and undergraduate students alike. I also look forward to being a member of the broader University of Denver community, and to contributing in any way I can to the friendly and scholarly atmosphere of this extraordinary center of learning.”

To read the full press release, click here.
To learn more about Ambassador Hill,  click here to visit his State Dept. profile.

Welcome Ambassador Hill, we look forward to working with you!