WorldDenver offers various events each year for members and the Denver community such as:

  • Speaker Series on current world issues
  • Young Professionals networking and educational events
  • Networking receptions for members with international visitors
  • International Visitor home hospitality training
  • Breakfast briefings for Corporate Members and Individual members in the Premier, Patron and Founder Circle levels.

Click on "Show Details" for each event below to learn more!

Upcoming events

    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Shish Kabob Restaurant. 1503 Grant St. Denver, CO 80203


    Join the WorldDenver Young Professions for our first Book Club event featuring  The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State by Graeme Wood. 

    This event is intended to supplement Graeme Wood's presentation 'What ISIS Really Wants' on March 30th.

    About The Way of the Strangers: 

    The Way of the Strangers is an intimate journey into the minds of the Islamic State’s true believers. From the streets of Cairo to the mosques of London, Wood interviews supporters, recruiters, and sympathizers of the group. We meet an Egyptian tailor who once made bespoke suits for Paul Newman and now wants to live, finally, under Shariah; a Japanese convert who believes that the eradication of borders—one of the Islamic State’s proudest achievements—is a religious imperative; and a charming, garrulous Australian preacher who translates the group’s sermons and threats into English and is accused of recruiting for the organization. We also learn about a prodigy of Islamic rhetoric, now stripped of the citizenship of the nation of his birth and determined to see it drenched in blood. Wood speaks with non–Islamic State Muslim scholars and jihadists, and explores the group’s idiosyncratic, coherent approach to Islam.

    More information:

    • 30 Mar 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MDT)
    • University Club Denver. 1673 Sherman St. Denver, CO 80203
    • 21

    What ISIS Really Wants

    Ambassador Chris Hill, General George Casey, and Graeme Wood

    Event Details

    5:30 pm - 6:15 pm: Networking Reception with Hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar

    6:15 pm - 7:30 pm: Presentation & Audience Q+A


    The University Club offers free parking after 5:00pm at the ABM self-park lot. Map here.

    About Ambassador Chris Hill

    Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill is the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is an author, a monthly columnist for Project Syndicate, and a highly sought public speaker and voice in the media on international affairs.

    Ambassador Hill is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, whose last post was as Ambassador to Iraq (April 2009-August 2010). Prior to Iraq, Hill served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2005 until 2009 during which he was also the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Earlier, he was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (2004-2005), Ambassador to Poland (2000-2004), Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia (1996-1999) and Special Envoy to Kosovo (1998-1999). He also served as a Special Assistant to the President and a Senior Director on the staff of the National Security Council (1999-2000).

    About General George Casey
    General George W. Casey, Jr., USA (ret.) served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army for four years from April 2007 to April 2011, where he led one of largest and most complex organizations during one of the most extraordinary periods in history. General Casey was Commander of Multinational Force at Iraq from July 2004 to February 2007, where he guided the Iraq mission through its toughest days and set the conditions for ultimate success. He is widely credited with restoring balance to a war-weary Army and led the transformation to keep it relevant in the 21st Century. General Casey received numerous awards and decorations including four Defense Distinguished Service Medals, two Army Distinguished Service Medals and three Legions of Merit. As an internationally-recognized authority on strategic leadership, he serves as a Director at Georgetown University, as a Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Leadership at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and lectures internationally on leadership to national and multinational corporations and at other business schools, including Yale and the Universities of Denver and North Carolina. General Casey has a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Denver University and was a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1970.

    About Graeme Wood

    Graeme Wood is a correspondent for The Atlantic. He was the 2015-2016 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and is a lecturer in political science at Yale University. 

    He was formerly a contributing editor to The New Republic and books editor of Pacific Standard. He was a reporter at The Cambodia Daily in the Middle East from 2002-2006. He has received fellowships from the Social Sciences Research Council, the South Asian Journalists Association, the East-West Center, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for the Prevention of Genocide. 

    He has appeared many times on television and radio (CNN, ABC, BBC, MSNBC, etc.), was the screenwriter of a Sundance Official Selection 2010 short film, and led a Nazi-hunting expedition to Paraguay for a History Channel special in 2009. Graeme attended Deep Springs College, Harvard University, Indiana University, and the American University in Cairo. 

    His latest book, The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State (Penguin Random House, 2016) will be available for purchase at the event. 

    Not a WorldDenver member? 

    Contact Katy Anderson at 303.446.4903 or, or click here for more information! 

    • 05 Apr 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 1089 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204
    • 39

    Madawi Al-Rasheed

    Saudi Arabia Scholar 

    7:30 - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast 

    8:00 - 9:00 am Presentation with Audience Q+A 

    *Briefings are open to WorldDenver Members, Premier Level & Up*

    About Madawi Al-Rasheed

    Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed is Visiting Professor at the Middle East Centre at LSE and Research Fellow at the Open Society Foundation. She was Professor of Anthropology of Religion at King’s College, London between 1994 and 2013. Previously, she was Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. She also taught at Goldsmith College (University of London) and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.

    Since joining the Middle East Centre, Madawi Al-Rasheed has been conducting research on mutations among Saudi Islamists after the 2011 Arab Uprisings. This research focuses on the new reinterpretations of Islamic texts prevalent among a small minority of Saudi reformers and the activism in the pursuit of democratic governance and civil society. The result of this research project, sponsored by the Open Society Foundation Fellowship Programme, will appear in a monograph entitled Muted Modernists: The Struggle Over Divine Politics in Saudi Arabia (2015, Hurst & OUP).

    In addition, Al-Rasheed published several articles in academic journals and edited volumes on Saudi Arabia’s political development since the Arab uprisings, gender policies, and current affairs. She regularly contributed to international television and print media, for example the Guardian. She appeared on Newshour (BBC), Radio 4 (Documentary on Saudi Arabia: Sand of Time), and interviewed by CNN, BBC World Service, CCTV, and al-Hura Arabic television. She continued to write op-ed in Al-Monitor and other media.

    Al-Rasheed attended and presented papers on her current research at several international conferences in Europe, the USA and the Middle East. She also gave seminars at Harvard University, the Kennedy School Middle East Initiative. She will be contributing to the 2015 Summer School Teaching at Alpbach, Austria organised by the European Forum. She will be running a one week seminar on Religion: Inequality and Equality. She continued to do consultancy work for governments, non-government international organisations and business in the UK and elsewhere.

    • 12 Apr 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MDT)
    • University Club of Denver, 1673 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203

    Joe Cirincione

    President, Ploughshares Fund

    Event Details

    5:30 pm - 6:15 pm: Networking Reception with Hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Presentation & Audience Q+A


    The University Club offers free parking after 5:00pm at the ABM self-park lot. Map here

    About Joe Cirincione

    Joseph Cirincione is President of the Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. He is a member of Secretary of State John  Kerry’s International Security Advisory Board and the Council on Foreign Relations. His commentary has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Financial Times, Kyodo News, Moscow Times, Foreign Policy, The Hill, Daily Beast, and Huffington Post. He has appeared on ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, NHK, Russia Today, and Al Jazeera. 

    Cirincione also worked for nine years in the U.S. House of Representatives on the professional staff of the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Government Operations. He previously served as Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress and Director for Non-Proliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has held positions at the Henry L. Stimson Center, the U.S. Information Agency and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He teaches at the graduate School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. 

    Not a WorldDenver member? 

    Contact Katy Anderson at 303.446.4903 or Or visit our website for more information! 

    • 17 Apr 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MDT)
    • Denver Press Club. 1330 Glenarm Pl. Denver, CO 80204

    Ambassador Celso Amorim

    Former Minister of Defense, Brazil

    Event Details

    5:30 pm - 6:15 pm: Networking Reception with Hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Presentation & Audience Q+A

    About Ambassador Celso Amorim 

    Mr. Amorim is a Brazilian diplomat who served twice as Brazil's Minister of External Relations, from 1993 to 1994 and from 2003 to 2010. He was also the Minister of Defense from August 2011 to December 2014. Between 1987 and 1989, Celso Amorim served as the Secretary for International Affairs for the Ministry of Science and Technology. He helped to create UNITAlD, of which he is currently Chair, and is part of two United Nations Secretary-General panels: High-Level Panel on access to medicines and High-Level Panel on Global Response to Health Crises. He was also in charge of drafting the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

    He served twice as the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations in Geneva and the World Trade Organization (1991-1993 and 1999-2001). Mr. Amorim was the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations in New York from 1995 to 1999 and the Ambassador of Brazil to the United Kingdom in 2002. He is also a Permanent Member of the International Affairs unit at the University of Sao Paulo.

    Mr. Amorim holds numerous awards, including the prestigious Foreign Policy Association Medal, the Star of Jerusalem, and Ordem de Rio Branco. 

    Thank you to our partner: 

    Not a WorldDenver member? 

    Contact Katy Anderson at 303.446.4903 or Or visit our website for more information! 

Past events

23 Mar 2017 WorldDenver Dines Out: El Coqui d'Aqui
16 Mar 2017 The U.S. & UK Special Relationship Panel
08 Mar 2017 International Women's Day 2017
01 Mar 2017 Breakfast Briefing w. Simon Schuchat- How Will the New Administration Handle China?
28 Feb 2017 Denver Community Event: Refugees in Their Own Words
27 Feb 2017 WorldDenver Dines Out: Star Kitchen
22 Feb 2017 UN Sustainable Development Goals: Clean Water and Sanitation
06 Feb 2017 A New Era for Cuba: Panel Discussion
03 Feb 2017 View from the Top: A Saudi Mountain Climbers Guide to Success
01 Feb 2017 WorldDenver Members Only- View from the Top: A Saudi Mountain Climbers Guide to Success
25 Jan 2017 From Qadhafi to Chaos: The Islamic State in Libya
23 Jan 2017 WorldDenver Dines Out: Nile Ethiopian Restaurant
23 Jan 2017 Coffee Conversation with International Visitors. WorldDenver Members Only Event
18 Jan 2017 Robert Dannenberg: Cyber Security
05 Jan 2017 An Expert's Unvarnished View: Russia, Security and the New Administration. Hosted by Ireland Stapleton Pryor and Pascoe
14 Dec 2016 Middle East Policy in the New Administration w. Ambassador Hill, Ambassador Crocker & Barbara Slavin
14 Dec 2016 Middle East Policy in the New Administration w. Ambassador Crocker & Barbara Slavin at CU South Denver
06 Dec 2016 Young Professionals Annual International Holiday Potluck!
04 Nov 2016 YLAI Delegation Farewell Reception Hosted by World Trade Center - Denver
30 Oct 2016 International Potluck with Young Entrepreneurs Delegation!
26 Oct 2016 Steve Clemons: Foreign Policy and Presidential Politics
25 Oct 2016 Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour with YLAI Fellows
19 Oct 2016 2016 Election Series: Presidential Debate Watch Party
12 Oct 2016 Talmage Boston: 10 Commandments for our Next President
12 Oct 2016 Talmage Boston: 10 Commandments for our Next President. At CU South Denver
10 Oct 2016 WorldDenver Member Reception with International Visitors!
05 Oct 2016 Turkey: Consequences and Challenges of the Coup Attempt
22 Sep 2016 Rescheduled for 10/26! Steve Clemons: Foreign Policy and Presidential Politics
16 Sep 2016 Former Prime Minister of Libya Breakfast Briefing. Hosted by Ireland Stapleton Pryor and Pascoe
13 Sep 2016 What's Ahead for the EU?
25 Aug 2016 Presidential Protocol Breakfast Briefing. Hosted by McKinsey & Company
24 Aug 2016 Diplomacy Behind the Scenes, Presidential Protocol. Hosted by the WorldDenver Young Professionals
16 Aug 2016 Understanding the Muslim Community in Colorado
13 Jul 2016 Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour!
29 Jun 2016 Celebrating African Entrepreneurship In Colorado
23 Jun 2016 Business Briefing: Brexit, Analyzing the Referendum. Hosted by Dorsey & Whitney.
21 Jun 2016 WorldDenver Member Reception with International Visitors!
16 Jun 2016 4th Annual Global Cup Challenge!
10 Jun 2016 Women and Foreign Policy with Ambassador Barbara Stephenson
07 Jun 2016 Ambassador Gary Grappo: Saudi Arabia's Relationship with Gulf State Neighbors
02 Jun 2016 Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour!
16 May 2016 Judith Miller: The Story, A Reporter's Journey
03 May 2016 Business Briefing: Kim Schneider Malek, Global Family Enterprise Trends. Sponsored by Dorsey & Whitney
15 Apr 2016 U.S. Nuclear Arms Control with Russia: Challenges and Opportunities in 2016 and Beyond
06 Apr 2016 Justice in Afghanistan, Judge Najla Ayubi
05 Apr 2016 Floyd Ciruli & Dina Smeltz: Foreign Policy, Public Opinion and the 2016 Election
30 Mar 2016 Jake Bright, The Next Africa
24 Mar 2016 Sarah Chayes, Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
17 Mar 2016 WorldDenver Volunteer Appreciation & Member Reception with International Visitors!
16 Mar 2016 Jeremy Haft: Chinese Economics
08 Mar 2016 International Women's Day 2016 Seminar and Gala Luncheon
03 Mar 2016 Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour with International Visitors
20 Feb 2016 WorldDenver's 1st Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition!
19 Feb 2016 WorldDinners with Visiting International Fulbright Students!
17 Feb 2016 Keith Luse on North Korea
20 Jan 2016 The Evolving U.S.-Israel Relationship: Doomed to Succeed? with Ambassador Dennis Ross
11 Dec 2015 Kerim Balci Breakfast Briefing
08 Dec 2015 Young Professionals Annual International Holiday Potluck!
19 Nov 2015 Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour: Chat with YPs Recently Returned from Iran Trip!
09 Nov 2015 "Walk in U.S., Talk of Japan" Program by the Japanese Prime Minister's Office
05 Nov 2015 3rd Annual Global Cup Challenge!
26 Oct 2015 US-Russia Relations: Challenges and Opportunities with Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller
20 Oct 2015 Dominic Tierney, The Future of War.
19 Oct 2015 Dominic Tierney, The Future of War.
12 Oct 2015 Complimentary Member Reception with International Visitors!
02 Oct 2015 Bereaved Palestinian & Israeli Parents for Peace
23 Sep 2015 Young Professionals Event: Further Your Career by Bridging the International Non-profit/For-profit Divide
10 Sep 2015 Robin Wright: Iran and the U.S., What Now?
25 Aug 2015 The United States and the Asia-Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges from a Singapore Perspective
20 Aug 2015 Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour with International Visitors
30 Jul 2015 Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour with Truman Fellows
23 Jul 2015 Diplomacy Begins Here: Global Ties Regional Summit
16 Jul 2015 The Art of Diplomacy: Private Reception and Discussion
23 Jun 2015 Rational Middle Energy Film Screenings with Young Professionals
11 Jun 2015 Behind the Scenes: Major International Sporting Events
09 Jun 2015 From Iran to Pakistan to North Korea: Nuclear Weapons are Back
03 Jun 2015 When a Girl Demands School: Educating Girls in Africa
28 May 2015 Geopolitical Land Mines for Business
20 May 2015 Young Professionals Event on Professional International Exchanges
19 May 2015 Is it Possible to Get Along With China?
01 May 2015 Crossing the Pond: Outlook for EU-U.S. Trade & Economic Relations
30 Apr 2015 The EU Today: Facing Tough Global Challenges
22 Apr 2015 Immigration Policy: Where Does the United States Stand?
14 Apr 2015 National Security, Foreign Policy and U.S. Exports
03 Apr 2015 U.S.- Moroccan Relations
19 Mar 2015 Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour
11 Mar 2015 Volunteer & Member Appreciation Party
06 Mar 2015 International Women's Day 2015 Celebration Luncheon
26 Feb 2015 Saddam, Zazi and Counterterrorism
18 Feb 2015 Political Crisis in Pakistan: The Military, the Government, the Opposition
03 Feb 2015 The World in 2015: Round Table Discussion About Global Issues in 2015
28 Jan 2015 The Asia-Pacific Security Landscape
21 Jan 2015 Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour
09 Dec 2014 Ambassador Chris Hill: Outpost- Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy
08 Dec 2014 Young Professionals International Potluck
21 Nov 2014 Cairo + 20: the Global Rise of NGOs, Women & Youth Movements
20 Nov 2014 Young Professionals Event: Bringing U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit to CO
11 Nov 2014 Teachers Networking Night: Turkey Travel Stories
08 Nov 2014 2nd Annual Global Cup Challenge
29 Oct 2014 Networking Reception with Young Entrepreneurs from Zambia & Zimbabwe
22 Oct 2014 Putin's Russia: A New Cold War?
20 Oct 2014 Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour with Central Asian Fellows
16 Oct 2014 Egypt's Turbulent Politics: From Uprising to "Coup" to Democracy?
26 Sep 2014 The Ukraine-Russia Crisis: What Next?
25 Sep 2014 What Next in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
11 Sep 2014 Young Professionals Networking Reception
09 Sep 2014 Umpire or Empire? The Costs and Consequences of World Leadership
28 Aug 2014 CANCELLED- "The Politics of Fracking" Discussion and Screening of Gasland Part II
26 Aug 2014 Making Sense of the Sanctions: Iran and the P5+1 Talks
22 Jul 2014 International Health & the Status of Public Health Needs in Developing Countries
16 Jul 2014 Deal or No Deal: Negotiating to Stop Iran's Nuclear Program
08 Jul 2014 Private Event: "Understanding Russia's Actions in Ukraine: What should the U.S. do?"
23 Jun 2014 U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman
13 Jun 2014 Young Professionals Networking BBQ with Climate Change Delegation
12 Jun 2014 World Cup 2014: How to Cheer for the Beautiful Game on its Biggest Stage
22 May 2014 America’s Energy and Environmental Future: Security with Prosperity
21 May 2014 Networking Reception with African Professional Exchange Program Participants
19 May 2014 Women and Nation Building Reception and Talk
07 May 2014 A Celebration of EU Day! Expanding Communities, Expanding Trade: The Future of Trade Between Colorado and the EU
29 Apr 2014 Young Professionals Networking Event
29 Apr 2014 Trading Up – Colorado’s Relationship with its Northern Neighbor
01 Apr 2014 Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense
20 Mar 2014 Young Professionals Event: Women's Empowerment and Microfinance
07 Mar 2014 Women Leading Change Around the World: Luncheon and Panel
03 Mar 2014 Larry Diamond - "Is Democracy in Global Decline?"
20 Feb 2014 Young Professionals Panel: Economics of the Olympics
13 Feb 2014 WorldDenver Annual Volunteer Appreciation Party and Member Meeting
10 Feb 2014 Ambassador David Shinn
22 Jan 2014 Young Professionals Discussion: Spraycan Calligraphy: Graffiti Art from the Middle East
13 Jan 2014 Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Jim Walsh: The Iran Project
09 Dec 2013 Young Professionals Holiday Potluck
03 Dec 2013 Members Winter Networking Reception
15 Nov 2013 Global Cup Challenge 2013
29 Oct 2013 Ambassador Chris Hill: A Professional Diplomat's Reflections
15 Oct 2013 Reza Aslan: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
19 Sep 2013 African Development with Young Professionals
17 Sep 2013 Chris Finan: Cybersecurity and NSA Disclosures
07 Aug 2013 Peter Eichstaedt: Afghan Voices on War and Peace
23 Jul 2013 Ambassador Patrick Duddy: U.S. - Venezuela Relations
11 Jul 2013 Foreign Service Interest Happy Hour
20 Jun 2013 Young Professionals Event with Barry Blechman
19 Jun 2013 Ambassador Namik Tan: Turkish Foreign Policy
29 May 2013 Young Professionals Event: Human Trafficking
22 May 2013 Lawrence Korb: National Security In A Time of Austerity
25 Apr 2013 Young Professionals Event: International Healthcare
01 Apr 2013 Vlad Zubok: "The New Russia: Lessons for American Policy"
16 Mar 2013 Spotlight on Turkey Program
14 Mar 2013 EU-US Foreign Policy Panel
08 Mar 2013 Deedee Corradini: International Women's Day
28 Feb 2013 Young Professionals Argo Movie Night
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