Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative

IGLI 2017 Summer Institute Participants and Faculty #IGLI2017 (c) Katy Tartakoff

IGLI 2017 Summer Institute Participants and Faculty #IGLI2017 (c) Katy Tartakoff


I am the Director of the the Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI) at the University of Denver, which catalyzes research, education, and programming aimed at elevating and amplifying the work that women-identified activists are doing at the grassroots to advance peace, justice, and security across the world.

IGLI has three core components: (1) cutting-edge empirical research on whether and how the inclusion of women and other underrepresented groups shapes global efforts related to promoting peace and security; (2) academic programs for University of Denver students and the broader Denver community related to inclusivity, peace, and security, including a speakers series and a practitioners-in-residence program; and (3) the annual Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative's Summer Institute, which brings women-identified frontline activists from around the world to the University of Denver for training and dialogue on how best to wage strategic nonviolent movements for social change.

We received more than 570 nominations for the 15 spots at our 3rd annual Summer Institute, to be held in collaboration with the U.S. Institute of Peace from August 24-31, 2019, in Colorado and Washington, D.C. The 2019 Summer Institute will convene leading women-identifying activists from the frontlines of movements to advance peace, justice, and human rights across the world. The Institute will offer these activists opportunities for training, networking, and solidarity building on how to wage effective nonviolent movements for social change in their communities. 

IGLI is a project of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Josef Korbel School. Please visit the IGLI website for more information.

Read about our motivations for creating IGLI here