Colorado has a significant asset in the Korbel School of International Studies. Always a first-rate institution, under new leadership from former Ambassador Chris Hill and strong support from DU’s administration, the Korbel School is beginning to gather national and international attention.
The campus has the distinction of being one of the nation’s top international studies schools, and is the dominant institution in its field of study in mid-America. The location has not hindered the attraction of the leading diplomatic and foreign policy experts in the world. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a graduate, and her predecessor, Madeline Albright, is daughter of the school’s founder. Both are frequent visitors to the school. Most recently, Javad Zarif, a graduate and now Foreign Minister of Iran, Skyped in for a Q&A with students.
In a new graduate-level course offered this year, American Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, the students prepared blog posts on public opinion-related foreign policy topics involving timely issues involving Russia, Iran and the Keystone Pipeline (originating in Canada).
A sample of the students’ work appears on this blog. Congratulations Korbel students.