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
  Speaker:
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
  Speaker:
Eric Jantz, Esq., Staff Attorney, New Mexico Environmental Law Center – The View from the Grassroots: a Community Perspective on the Inter-American Commission
  Speaker:
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
  Speaker:
Professor Upendra Acharya, Gonzaga University Law School – Human Security in the 21st Century: What we Can Expect from the New Administration
  Speaker:
Professor Myanna Dellinger, University of South Dakota School of Law – Climate Change Law and Policy under the New Administration
  Speaker:
Professor Michael Fakhri, University of Oregon School of Law – A Renewed International Trade Law for a More Equitable Global Food Regime
  Speaker:
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
  Speaker:
Professor Lakshman Guruswamy, University of Colorado Law – Social Aspects of Sustainable Development Goals
  Speaker:
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
  Speaker:
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
  Speaker:
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