Josef Korbel

Josef Korbel

Josef Korbel (born Josef Körbel 20 September 1909, Letohrad - 18 July 1977, Denver) was a Czechoslovakian diplomat and U.S. educator, who is now best known as the father of Bill Clinton's Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, and the mentor of George W. Bush's Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.

Though he served as a diplomat in the government of Czechoslovakia, Korbel's Jewish heritage forced him to flee after the Nazi invasion in 1939. He served as an advisor to Edvard Beneš, the exiled Czech president in London, until the Nazis were defeated. He then returned to Czechoslovakia to serve as the country's ambassador to Yugoslavia, but was forced to flee again during the Communist coup in 1948.

After learning that he had been tried and sentenced to death "in absentia"Fact|date=April 2008, Korbel was granted political asylum in the United States. He was hired to teach international politics at the University of Denver, and became the founding Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies.

One of his students was Condoleezza Rice, the first woman appointed National Security Advisor (January 20, 2001) and the first black woman appointed Secretary of State (January 26, 2005). His daughter, Madeleine Albright, became the first female Secretary of State, on January 23, 1997 (Rice is the second).

After his death, the University of Denver established the Josef Korbel Humanitarian Award in 2000. Since then, 28 people have received the Josef Korbel Humanitarian Award.

The Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver was named the Josef Korbel School of International Studies on May 28th, 2008.

Artwork ownership controversy

Josef Korbel allegedly appropriated artwork which belonged to German industrialist Karl Nebrich, who owned a Prague apartment later given to Josef Korbel after World War II. Like most other ethnic Germans living in Czechoslovakia, Nebrich and his family were expelled from the country under the postwar Potsdam Agreement and their property was confiscated under the Beneš decrees. The claim is being pressed by Philipp Harmer, the great-grandson of Karl Nebrich [ [http://www.praguepost.cz/news051700f.html Germans lost their art, too. Family says Albright's father took paintings] ] .

References

External links

* Reprint: [http://www.rider.edu/~phanc/Phanc/JoKorbel.htm Josef Korbel's Enduring Foreign Policy Legacy] , Michael Dobbs, "Washington Post" December 28, 2000


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