Nanda Center hosts 45th Annual Sutton Colloquium on Approaching the Limits of Growth

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: ricketson Law Building Room 165 with reception to follow in the Forum

Approaching the Limits of Growth: Sustainable Development vs. Sustainability

In today’s world we aspire to foster economic growth and to achieve sustainability. But are these two goals compatible? In light of the shortcomings of the Rio + 20 Earth Summit, this year’s 45th Annual Sutton Colloquium addresses the current relationship between sustainable development and sustainability. Topics will include the role and effectiveness of the rule of law and rule of law initiatives such as the World Justice Project; the contrasting proposed approaches to the global environmental crisis, focusing on the advantages and shortcomings of each paradigm; and the future direction of international environmental law as we approach the limits of growth in the 21st century.

We are joined by local, national and international legal and environmental experts who will share their perspectives on how “best” to preserve our earth for future generations. Speakers include:

  • David Aronofsky University of Montana
  • Federico Cheever, Associate Dean, University of Denver
  • Luke Danielson, Sustainable Development Strategies
  • John Dernbach, Widener University
  • Lakshman Guruswamy, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Stephen McCaffrey, University of the Pacific
  • Ved Nanda, of the Sturm College of Law, Director, University of Denver Sturm College of Law International Legal Studies Program.
  • Nick Robinson, Pace Law School
  • Linda Sheehan, Executive Director, Earth Law Center
  • Laura Westra, University of Windsor, Canada

The Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium in International Law was named for a former Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court who was a close friend and longtime supporter of the International Legal Studies Program. Held annually since 1967, the Colloquium unites students, faculty and members of Denver’s legal community. Well-known authorities and foreign dignitaries present lectures and panel discussions on current international issues.

This event is open to the public, however, please register and submit payment at Or, please contact Ms. Karlyn Shorb.

Add to my calendarAdd to my calendar