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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Leading with bold, creative solutions to the most pressing problems of the 21st Century.

From our founding 60 years ago, we have always tackled the great issues of the times.

Today, the Korbel School is ranked among the world’s greatest schools of international affairs, a leader in international and public affairs education, and we’re building on that legacy of leadership.

Addressing geopolitical tensions, promoting human rights and social justice, building economic systems that work for all, meeting the existential challenge of climate change and promoting democratic governance: these are the issues that define Korbel’s focus today and will for decades to come.

Our ambition is unabashedly bold: To model how a school of international and public affairs can help create a more secure, equitable, democratic and sustainable world through our teaching, our research and our public engagement.

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Impact Stories

Leaders come to DU to change lives and shape the future. Explore the impact of Korbel difference-makers.

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