Global Engagement

Bringing Global Engagement to Higher Education

The Office of Global Engagement helps the University adapt to unpredictable changes across the world. Led by Christopher Hill, former U.S. ambassador and assistant secretary of state, this Office will craft a 21st-century platform for global engagement in higher education. Along with lectures and events across campus with an international focus, the Office will also bring high-ranking visitors to the University.

Past Events

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The Future of Democracy, Free Trade, and Alliances in the Trump Era

Join Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow on Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Ambassador Christopher Hill; Professor Sam Zhao; and Director of the Crossley Center and pollster, Floyd Ciruli.

In Cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver

March 2, 2020 - The Japan-U.S. Alliance & the 2020 Election

A discussion with Doshisha University Professor, Koji Murata and Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs - Joined by Ambassador Hill, Crossley Center Director Floyd Ciruli, and China Center Director Suisheng Zhao.

Former Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Beijing with Director Floyd Ciruli and Professor Suisheng Zhao

February 4, 2020 - Japan-China-U.S. and Japan’s Vision for the Indo-Pacific

Former Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Beijing with Director Floyd Ciruli and Professor Suisheng Zhao

How to bring the US-China Relations back on the right track?

January 28, 2020 - How to bring the US-China Relations back on the right track?

Come join Jackson/Ho China Forum & The Office of Global Engagement as they host an event with speakers Robert Holden, Suisheng Zhao, and Amb. Christopher Hill

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November 7, 2019 - One Year to the 2020 Presidential Election

Former Ambassador Christopher Hill and Director of the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research, Floyd Ciruli, will assess the changes in American democracy and the impact on American foreign policy with one year prior to the 2020 Presidential Election

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October 22, 2019 - Diplomatic Dialogue: Japan - US Cooperation in the Asia Pacific Region

Former Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary Noriyuki Shikata, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in China, and Ambassador Hill, former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will engage in a dialogue

October 3, 2019 - Denver Council on Foreign Relations hosts: Is American Diplomacy Dead?

Ambassador Hill Kicks-off with the Denver Council on Foreign Relations: Is American Diplomacy Dead?

September 28, 2019 - Global Security Forum 2019

Power and Leadership: Projection vs. Protection

America bridged to the EU

September 17, 2019 - Ambassador Dialogues

Transatlantic Approaches to Confronting Global Challenges, with Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio, Italian Ambassador to the U.S. and Ambassador Ivan Korčok, Slovak Republic Ambassador to the U.S

September 16, 2019 - Vail Symposium

An Evening with the Ambassadors: A Geopolitical Conversation with Ambassadors Hussain Haqqani and Christopher Hill

Colorado Remembers 9/11

September 11, 2019 - 18th Anniversary Commemoration as Colorado remembers 9/11

Colorado remembers 9/11 with featured speakers: Gen. Stanley McChrystal,The Hon. Ed Royce, Amb. Christopher R. Hill and Tom Sanderson.

The Future of alliances

September 10, 2019 - America's Role in the World

The Future of Alliances at 5:00 PM (MT) at Maglione Hall, Josef Korbel School of International Studies Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex

September 9, 2019 - America's greatest foreign policy challenges

Ambassador Hill and the Tennessee World Affairs Council discuss America's greatest foreign policy challenges.

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September 9, 2019 - Inside Nuclear Negotiations with N. Korea

Tennessee World Affairs Council hosts Ambassador Hill and the Nuclear Negotiations with N. Korea

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America's Diplomatic Challenges

A Talk by Ambassador Hill on Sunday August 18 at 4 P.M.

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Ambassador Hill Visits the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Diplomacy at Work in Turbulent Times

Ambassador Hill shares his insights and experiences from the front-line of American diplomacy. From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, he offered lessons  from the life of an American diplomat negotiating hard problems with difficult partners. Ambassador Hill shared his vision for the role of diplomacy in addressing national crises, and America's role in global politics. 

The Korean Peninsula: One of America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Midterm Election Event

Midterm Elections 2018 Results: What Policy Changes are Likely?

Ambassador Christopher Hill and Professor Floyd Ciruli reprised their popular post-election analyses of the November results and its domestic and international effects on November 7 in Maglione Hall.

The post-election session reviewed the midterm results, the possible end of one-party control of the federal government and the likelihood of impeachment. 

North Korea’s Diplomatic Gambit: Will History Repeat Itself?

Ambassador Hill's Testimony Before Congress

On April 11, Ambassador Hill testified before the United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. During his testimony, he discussed past and current relations between the United States and North Korea before answering questions from subcommittee members.

Ambassador Christopher Hill

Meet Ambassador Hill

Ambassador Christopher Hill is the Chief Global Adviser to the University of Denver. Over a 33-year foreign service career, he served six presidents and 11 secretaries of state. Hill led the U.S. delegation in six-party talks on the North Korea nuclear issue while assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, and was the U.S ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Poland and Macedonia. He’s received numerous awards, including the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award. Hill was dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies from 2010 to 2017.

About the Ambassador

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Media Appearances

Ambassador Christopher Hill appears on local and national media outlets to discuss a wide range of global topics, from North Korea's nuclear capabilities to conflicts in the Middle East.

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Zoom Events

May 29th, 2020 - U.S.-China Relations: How to Get Back on the Right Track

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Community Wellness Hour in Partnership with the Business & Financial Affairs DEI Committee

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C+V and the Business & Financial Affairs Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee are partnering up again this year for a Community Wellness Hour at Beans! We invite you to join the BFA DEI and C+V team members at the Joy Burns Center to engage in fun and meaningful conversation on how we can increase community here at DU and to learn about the BFA DEI team. 

Stop by to grab a beverage and have some fun conversation with other community members!

9:00 am – 11:00 am | Beans, Joy Burns Center

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Past Event Partnership Event: Navigating the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Insights from the Experts

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Join us for an enlightening event featuring the distinguished Lili Cheng, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft. Explore the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in this dynamic discussion. Lili Cheng will share her expertise and insights into the latest AI advancements, their practical applications, and the evolving AI landscape.

The Chancellor will then host a conversation about the future of AI in higher education and beyond with Lili who will be joined by Vivek Choudhury, Dean of the Daniels College of Business and Russell Kaurloto, Vice Chancellor of Information Technology.

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Past Event: C+V Special Edition Community Talk: Israel & Gaza

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The violence that is taking place in Israel, Palestine, and Gaza is incredibly tragic and painful – it is hard to even find the words to explain it. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this conflict. We know that this has impacted, both directly and indirectly, many in our community. We invite you to listen to this Zoom panel of DU community members from across the University of Denver who engage in meaningful discussion and learning. We explore the human impact, recent events, and geopolitical context. 

Our goal was to create a space for empathy and understanding, where participants can gain insight into the perspectives of those affected and engage in constructive reflection and learning. 

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Past Event: DU Story Mosaic: Fall 2023 Storytelling Event

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The Community + Values Team is excited to officially launch the DU Story Mosaic: Sharing Stories, Building Community,’ a storytelling initiative at DU. Join us on October 11th! Check out the information below to learn more and RSVP. Everyone is welcome!

Over the past year, our C+V team, C+V Steering Committee, and a cross-campus planning committee has been discussing ways for us as a community to learn from one another and practice reflection in our lives – with these goals in mind, we are excited to officially launch the ‘DU Story Mosaic: Sharing Stories, Building Community,’ a storytelling initiative at DU. The DU Story Mosaic is a cross-campus collaboration that recognizes the incredible power of storytelling. Modeled after the Human Library and building on our C+V Community Voices work, this initiative aims to bring together the entire DU Community to engage in a meaningful exchange of our unique stories. Our hope is that community members listen, learn from each other, and practice reflection to experience personal growth in the process. We also seek to inspire change within our organization through storytelling.  

The DU Story Mosaic will offer participants the opportunity to share stories through a variety of creative expressions, such as one-on-one and group conversations, spoken word, art, and poetry, both publicly and anonymously, to cultivate an embodied community experience where everyone can feel safe to be vulnerable and their authentic selves.  

This fall, we will be hosting an in-person story telling event for approximately 30-40 community members, including students, faculty, staff, and alums (details below). We invite any DU community member to join us for the event! Attendees can either share a story as a storyteller or RSVP as a listener participant. Please don’t hesitate to sign up to share your story as we would be honored if you do! We hope you can join us, but if you can’t, don’t worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to join us this coming academic year!

DU Story Mosaic Fall 2023 Event: Sharing Stories: Building Community

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm; Lunch will be provided, Attendees do not have to be present for all sessions

  • Location: Burwell Center for Career Achievement, Third Floor

  • The Theme this year is: What has been your path to DU? What brought you to DU and what does DU mean to you? Any stories may be shared.

  • Storyteller Logistic Details: If you want to be a storyteller, we would be honored! You can share a story that is between 5 – 10 minutes each. Storytellers can share any story that they would like around the theme. During a test soft launch event this past August, community members shared personal anecdotes about their lives leading up to DU, what led them to DU, how their experiences shape how they work with others at DU, and more. 

*If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at chase.mcnamee@noirstyleonline.com and Kadijha.kuanda@noirstyleonline.com. Thank you!

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Past Event: Special Pop-Up Community Wellness Hour in Partnership with the Newman Center for the Performing Arts

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C+V and the Newman Center team are partnering up for a special C+V Pop-Up Wellness Hour on October 4, 2023 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm MST! We invite you to join the Newman Center and C+V team members in the Joy Burns Plaza to engage in fun and meaningful conversation on how we can increase community here at DU and to learn about the Newman Center.

Free food and beverages will be available!

Stop by to grab lunch and have some fun conversation with other community members!

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm MST | Joy Burns Plaza, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO, 80208

Initiative

DU Story Mosaic: Sharing Stories, Building Community - A Storytelling Initiative:

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In our C+V declaration, we declare our intention to “engage multiple perspectives and foster greater belonging.”

The DU Story Mosaic is a cross-campus collaboration that recognizes the incredible power of storytelling. Modeled after the Human Library and building on our C+V Community Voices work, this initiative aims to bring together the entire DU Community to engage in a meaningful exchange of our unique stories. Our hope is that community members listen, learn from each other, and practice reflection to experience personal growth in the process. We also seek to inspire change within our organization through storytelling.  

The DU Story Mosaic will offer participants the opportunity to share stories through a variety of creative expressions, such as one-on-one and group conversations, spoken word, art, and poetry, both publicly and anonymously, to cultivate an embodied community experience where everyone can feel safe to be vulnerable and their authentic selves.


Our Story Mosaic lives in Digication. DU community members with an active noirstyleonline.com accounts can log into Digication and view mosaic details and past stories. This is where all of our stories and guidelines will live. 

If you would like to begin working within Digication, go to the Digication page via the button below, click the Login button in the upper right, then use your DU email address and password to access the platform. If you experience any login issues or need additional help with creating your portfolio in Digication, please contact IT at support@noirstyleonline.com.

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2023 Fall Quarter C+V, HRIC, & 4D Community Wellness Hours

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We are excited to welcome back the community continue our weekly Beans Community Coffee Hours this Fall! With our return back to campus, we want to celebrate being in community together again! Grab a coworker, classmate, peer, friend, or mentor and come by for a cup on us!

When: Every Thursday, 9 am - 11 am between September 21st and November 16th
Where: Joy Burns Center


Additional details: We will ask all community members to check in by scanning their DU ID cards at our Wellness Hours. 

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Meet our 2023 - 2024 C+V Graduate Fellows

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Meet the 2023 - 2024 C+V Graduate Fellows! Learn more about their experiences and how they'll be co-leading the work of C+V.

  • Emma Anderson
  • Olivia Daigle
  • Berfin Kalayci
  • Kadijha Kuanda
  • Kim-Chi Pham

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C+V Hiring 2023-2024 Graduate Fellows

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The Community + Values Graduate Fellows in Human Resources & Inclusive Community will serve as the project management support for the initiative as a whole. The Community + Values initiative is an initiative to build community and a sense of belonging and to explore what values we hold. We carry out this work through different events, programs, initiatives, and communications.

Visit the link below to learn more about this fellowship opportunity. The priority deadline for first applicant reviews is August 2, 2023. If you have any questions, please email Chase McNamee, Sr. Project Manager at chase.mcnamee@noirstyleonline.com.

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Past Event: 2023 Langar@DU: Unity Through Community

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​Join us for free food, music, fun, games, dialogue, and networking opportunities with the entire community. Students (undergraduate and graduate), Faculty, Staff, Contractors, Surrounding Residents, Sikh Community Partners, and Alumni. All are welcome. Bring your family and friends!

In the tradition of Langar, we invite you to volunteer and participate. We have surprises for volunteers over the next few weeks and will be reaching out with further details.

We invite you to share this invitation for the second annual Langar@DU with others! All are welcome!

Questions? Email DU.Langar@noirstyleonline.com

*This is a student-run community event. Come join us and bring your family and friends!

A group of students standing on Campus Green planning for the Langar@DU event

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Past Event: Partnership Event: Global Accessibility Awareness Day - 2023

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Join us either in-person or on Zoom for our upcoming Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) event at DU. As GAAD states, “The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.” Come learn and talk together as we hear from a panel of DU community members about their stories and experiences. Learn more about how you can ensure accessibility is a core part of our community and about actions you can take today.

Free food for in-person attendees!

Burwell Center for Career Achievement, Room 340
10:00am - 3:00pm MST

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Past Event: Langar@DU Pop-Up Wellness Hour

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Save the date for May 10, 2023 as the students from COMN 2040: Inclusive Community: Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Action who plan and lead the Langar@DU with C+V and the Colorado Sikhs share information about the event and give away t-shirts for Langar@DU volunteers! Register for the Langar@DU today!

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Outside Sturm Hall, Near Campus Green