Campaign Priorities

Anna and John J. Sie’s transformational gift is about much more than a building. It’s also about what will occur inside the building–for our students, faculty, and academic and research programs–for decades to come.

The Future of Korbel is about people, programs and places.

Priority 1: Peopleints-class2

We seek the best and brightest students who will learn from the world’s top scholars and eventually lead the world in peacebuilding, solving humanitarian issues and ensuring global security. The Future of Korbel will support:

  • Scholarship Endowment – to support our students’ ability to study and grow with less burden from loans looming in their future.
  • Endowed Internship Support – in which students apply classroom knowledge and skills through meaningful internships with organizations such as the U.S. State Department, Project Education Sudan, Water for People and many more.
  • Endowed Satellite Study Scholarship – supporting Korbel in D.C. (Washington, D.C.) and Korbel in Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland), and making these unique opportunities accessible to more students.
  • Endowed Support for the Korbel School’s Office of Career and Professional Development, which is exclusively dedicated to enhancing the career success of our graduate students.

Continuing the important legacy for scholarship set forth by Josef Korbel, we are proud of our award-winning faculty who inspire and support our students as they navigate their choices and career goals. The Future of Korbel will fund:

  • Endowed Professorships and Chairs  to continue attracting top-notch faculty and practitioners who help shape the career trajectories of our students.
  • The Rice Family Endowed Professor of Practice, which provides opportunities for successful practitioners to teach at the School in a non-tenured position for up to three years.
  • Visiting Scholars, who impart wisdom and experience in a specific academic area, and who typically work closely with a center for excellence.

Priority 2: Programs

9027415173_7d5920d91a_oWe offer unique, flexible, interdisciplinary programs that provide the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in their careers and to understand the challenges of our globalizing world.

The School is also home to research centers, institutes and clinics that add depth and breadth to integrated teaching and practical problem solving and where students work alongside world-renowned scholars, practitioners and experts. The Future of Korbel will help support these centers:

  • Center for China-U.S. Cooperation
  • Colorado European Union Center of Excellence
  • Center for Middle East Studies
  • Center on Rights Development
  • Conflict Resolution Institute
  • Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research
  • Human Trafficking Center
  • Latin America Center
  • Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures
  • Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy

Priority 3: PlacesSie Complex Rendering

The Anna & John J. Sié International Relations Complex
As we marked our 50th anniversary in 2014 with the ground-breaking of the new Sie International Relations Complex, the Josef Korbel School entered a new era of growth and international significance:  the Future of Korbel.

The Sie Complex will equip students with the tools necessary to reinforce lessons, connect students and faculty with international leaders and colleagues across the globe, while also providing students with the technological know-how they will utilize in their future careers.