ABILA 2017 Mid-West Conference Program

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February 24, 2017 | 8:30 am – 5:30 pm | Reception to follow

International Law in a Time of Change

8:30 a.m. RegistrationCorridor 140
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.Room165 Welcome — Dean Bruce Smith, Denver Law and Professor Ved Nanda, Denver Law
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 amRoom165 Panel 1 – The Effectiveness – or Ineffectiveness – of the Inter-American System in the Protection of Human Rights
  Moderator and Presenter: Professor Andrew Reid, University of Denver Sturm Collegel of Law
Professor Thomas Antkowiak, Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Seattle University School of Law – The Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Innovations and Setbacks from a Victim-Centered Perspective
Eric Jantz, Esq., Staff Attorney, New Mexico Environmental Law Center – The View from the Grassroots: a Community Perspective on the Inter-American Commission
Professor James Nafziger, Willamette University College of Law – The Inter-American Origins and Orientation of Cultural Heritage Law
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. BreakCorridor 140
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Room165 Panel 2 – Priorities for the New Administration in International Environmental Law
  Moderator and Presenter: Professor Anastasia Telesetsky, University of Idaho School of Law
Professor Upendra Acharya, Gonzaga University Law School – Human Security in the 21st Century: What we Can Expect from the New Administration
Professor Myanna Dellinger, University of South Dakota School of Law – Climate Change Law and Policy under the New Administration (Presentation Notes)
Professor Michael Fakhri, University of Oregon School of Law – A Renewed International Trade Law for a More Equitable Global Food Regime
Professor Annecoos Wiersema, University of Denver Sturm College of Law – U.S. Engagement in International Wildlife Law
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Box Lunch Pickup — Corridor 140
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Room165 Professor David Stewart, Georgetown University Law Center, President, ABILAThe New Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. BreakCorridor 140
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Room165 Panel 3 – Sustainable Development: The Quest Continues
  Moderator and Presenter: Ved Nanda, University of Denver Sturm College of Law – The Journey From Millennial Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals
Professor Lakshman Guruswamy, University of Colorado Law – Social Aspects of Sustainable Development Goals
Jeremy Goldstein, JD ’16 and International Law Certificate in International Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law – Indicators for Sustainable Development Goals
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BreakCorridor 140
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.Room165 Panel 4 – Increasing Access to International Arbitration for Medium and Small Businesses (SMB)
  Moderator and Presenter: Todd Wells, Esq., Gleason Wells PC – Improving Access and Easing Challenges for SMBs Wanting to Include IA Clauses for Their Clients
Giedre Stasiunaite, JD ’16, LLM ’16 Roche International Business Transactions, International Law Certificate in International Law and Human Rights, University of Denver Sturm College of Law – Challenges and Barriers to the Practice of International Arbitration
Coren Hinkle, Esq., Gleason Wells PC – Challenges for Educators and Local Practitioners Entering the Field of International Arbitration
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. BreakCorridor 140
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Room165 Professor James Anaya, Dean, University of Colorado Law— The Power of Ideas and the Indigenous Rights Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Human Rights System
5:30 p.m. ReceptionLaw Forum