Events

CU Denver School of Public Affairs strives to be an educational resource by offering a number of timely and relevant events each year. Community members, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to learn more about current topics and participate in ongoing discussions involving the fields of public administration, local governance, environmental sustainability, education and criminal justice. Consider joining us as we host subject experts and take a deeper look into the issues and opportunities facing local, state and national leaders. If you have questions about any of our events, please contact us at spa.events@ucdenver.edu.

Update about our events due to the coronavirus

Due to changing guidance about the safety of holding in-person events on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, our events are currently being offered virtually. We hope to return to in-person events soon! Please check all event listing for the format of event delivery.

Calendars

Upcoming events


Social Equity Series: Discussion on the book, How To Be An Antiracist

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Cost/fee: Free
The Social Equity series kicks off with a panel discussion of Ibram X. Kendi’s 2019, How To Be An Antiracist that will foreground the series for the Spring semester. This first event will establish as Kendi mentions, “The consistent function of racist ideas and any kind of bigotry more broadly: to manipulate us into seeing people as the problem, instead of the policies that ensnare them.” In a panel consisting of School of Public Affairs faculty, we will have a discussion on what it means to be anti-racist and how anti-racism is necessary for policy discussions. Following the panel, participants will be invited to participate in breakout rooms for further discussion.
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We are all aware that more recent discussions about American democracy have revealed extremely polarized views, and far more attention is being paid to candidates that are running for elected seats in offices. In this panel, we will explore what motivates regular citizens to put their hat in the ring for elections—especially with many of these positions requiring so much time and no pay. Joining us are three School of Public Affairs faculty members, with no prior political experience, who ran for local positions over the last year. In addition, they will be joined by other panelists familiar with this electoral environment.
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SPA Prospective Graduate Student Webinar

| 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
During this one-hour webinar, you will learn about graduate program options, course offerings, admission requirements, and program directors. You will have the opportunity to submit questions throughout the presentation.
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What can I do with a Master of Criminal Justice?

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
During this one-hour webinar, you will learn about graduate program options, course offerings, admission requirements, and program directors. This event will also feature an alumni guest speaker. You will have the opportunity to submit questions throughout the presentation.
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February Criminal Justice Series Presents: Activism in Action

| 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Cost/fee: Free
This academic year, we plan to highlight guest speakers' personal experiences working and engaging in activism in justice-related causes. Justice takes many forms and exists in many arenas, both in and outside of the formal criminal justice system. This program within the Criminal Justice Series explores traditional and alternative forms of justice, using personal experiences to illuminate how efforts to improve justice are carried out.
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What can I do with a Master of Public Administration?

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
During this one-hour webinar, you will learn about graduate program options, course offerings, admission requirements, and program directors. This event will also feature an alumni guest speaker. You will have the opportunity to submit questions throughout the presentation.
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SPA Prospective Graduate Student Webinar

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
During this one-hour webinar, you will learn about graduate program options, course offerings, admission requirements, and program directors. You will have the opportunity to submit questions throughout the presentation.
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March Criminal Justice Series Presents: Activism in Action

| 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Cost/fee: Free
This academic year, we plan to highlight guest speakers' personal experiences working and engaging in activism in justice-related causes. Justice takes many forms and exists in many arenas, both in and outside of the formal criminal justice system. This program within the Criminal Justice Series explores traditional and alternative forms of justice, using personal experiences to illuminate how efforts to improve justice are carried out. More details TBA!
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