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 are pleased to invite nominations for 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 learning on how to wage effective nonviolent movements for social change in their communities. 

We are seeking nominations for 2019 Institute participants. To be eligible, women must be currently involved in community organizing, civil resistance efforts, or other grassroots work around issues related to peace, justice, and human rights (broadly conceived). We welcome self-nominations. Candidates should have experience with and an interest in learning about nonviolent strategies to affect change. They must be conversant in English and able to travel to attend the entirety of the Institute. 

IGLI is a project of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Josef Korbel School, and will cover all costs associated with travel and lodging for the selected participants. Letters for obtaining a visa, in addition to reasonable visa expenses (if required), will also be provided. 

Nominations are due Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST, and can be made electronically at: Please direct any questions to Please visit the IGLI website for more information.

Read about our motivations for creating IGLI here