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March 15, 2013
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DU Center for Middle East Studies to host myriad events in April
March 15, 2013
Our friends at the DU Center for Middle East Studies have put together numerous events for the month of April. Please mark them in your calendars if you wish to attend.
– The Arab Spring & the Dynamics of Global Autocracy
A Lecture by Daniel Brumberg of Georgetown University
12:00 p.m. | Room 229—Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
– Lessons from the Iraq War, 10 Years On
A Conversation with Thabit A.J. Abdullah of York University & Christopher Hill, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq (2009-2010) & Dean of the Josef Korbel School
12:00 p.m. | Anderson Academic Commons Event Space, Room 290
co-sponsored by the Center on Rights Development & the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy
– Film Screening + Discussion: Where Do We Go Now?
The women of a post-conflict, Middle Eastern village struggle together to prevent Christian/Muslim violence
6:00 p.m. | Sturm 451
co-sponsored with the Religious Studies and Media, Film & Journalism Studies Departments
– Who Won the Iraq War? The 10th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion
A Presentation by Journalists Reese Erlich & Norman Solomon
2:00 p.m. | University of Colorado Denver – North Classroom 1607
– Founding Amnesias: Slaves, Palestinians and Native Americans
A Talk by Alan Gilbert, John Evans Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
discussant: Andrea Stanton, Professor of Religious Studies, DU
12:00 p.m. | SIÉ 150
Save the Date! International Law Gala Dinner April 18th, 2013.
March 08, 2013
Please join the International Legal Studies Program, The Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law and the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy for the 2013 International Law Gala Dinner at which we will honor distinguished alumna Lisa Helling (JD’81, U.S. Department of State) and feature a talk by human rights litigator Mr. Robert A. Swift, recipient of the Nanda Center’s Cox Price Human Rights Award.
The Gala Dinner will be held at the Sturm College of Law on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The reception begins promptly at 6:30pm followed immediately by dinner at 7pm. Cocktail attire required. Prices are $30 for alumni and friends and $20 for students.
Jessup Team headed to International Rounds in Washington D.C.
March 08, 2013
On the weekend of March 1st, 2013 Denver Law’s Jessup Moot Court Team headed to Portland, Oregon to compete in the Pacific Regional Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Now in its 54th year, the Philip C. Jessup moot is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools worldwide. The competition is a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.
Denver law Jessup team members Brianna Evans, Wesley Fry, Victoria Kelley, William Kent and Morgan Robinson (Of Counsel) placed second overall in the Pacific Regional Competition, thus earning the opportunity to advance to the International Rounds which take place in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 2013. The team competed against teams from California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Louisiana, and lost only in the final round against the team from University of California Hastings. 3L Brianna Evans won “Best Overall Oralist” and the team’s Memorials placed 5th overall.
Congratulations to the Jessup team for a job well done!
Korbel School’s various upcoming events
February 25, 2013
The Korbel School for International Studies will be hosting numerous events in the coming month. See below for details:
The Arab Spring: Where Do We Go from Here?” A Lecture by Vali Nasr: Please join the Center for Middle East Studies in welcoming Dr. Vali Nasr, Dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, for his noon lecture, “The Arab Spring: Where Do We Go From Here?” Dean Nasr will deliver his remarks at 12:00 PM in Sie 150, with a Q&A session to follow. This event is co-sponsored by The Religion & Violence Speaker’s Series. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Diplomacy Speaker Series, Ambassador Patricia Haslach: Join the Public Diplomacy Speaker Series in a round table discussion and lunch with Ambassador Haslach on Mon-day, March 4th at 12:30 p.m. in Sie 150. Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach currently serves as Principal Deputy As-sistant Secretary in the Department of State’s newest bureau, the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). Please RSVP starting Friday, February 15th at http://alumni.du.edu/ambassadorhaslach.
Bonnie Glaser – Escalating Tensions in the East China Sea: Causes and Potential Solutions: Senior associate with CSIS Pacific Forum and US Government East Asian consultant Bonnie Glaser will discuss “Escalating Tensions in the East China Sea: Causes and Potential Solutions” on Friday, March 8 from 5:00-6:30 pm in the Cyber Cafe of Cherrington Hall. It is free and open to the public. Please RSVP for this free event at https://udenver.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6Gd3kShPRtrEP77 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Registration deadline for ILW West is fast approaching
February 22, 2013
The registration deadline for our ILW West conference is fast approaching! Registration will close Tuesday February 26th.
Our wonderful panelists will discuss “human security.” The UNDP foretold that this topic “is likely to revolutionize society in the 21st century.” So come join us as be ahead of the curve!
This program has been approved for 8 CLE credits, including 3 ethics credits. To register, please visit http://bit.ly/UVFPjU . Registration is FREE for students and faculty/staff.
Nanda Denver Post Op-Ed: Rape, murder in India a wake-up call to reform
February 08, 2013
Read Professor Nanda’s article here: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_22475421/du-professor-rape-murder-india-wake-up-call
Recruiting Bailiffs for the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
January 23, 2013
Calling all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year law students interested in international law, appellate advocacy, and international moot court!
The International Legal Studies program is seeking Volunteer Bailiffs for the Rocky Mountain Regional Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition this February 15-17. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice.
This is a great opportunity to network with other legal professionals in the field of international law. Additionally, this is a great introduction for anyone interested in participating in future Jessup Moot Court Competitions. For more information about being a Bailiff, or to sign up, please contact Karlyn Shorb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-871-6655. More information about Jessup and being a Bailiff can be found here: http://www.ilsa.org/jessuphome
Barry Hughes presents Global Trends 2030: A Report to the President and the World
January 23, 2013
Please join the Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, Dr. Barry Hughes, as he presents his contributions to the U.S. National Intelligence Council report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. Hughes plans to discuss the history and importance of reporting on major global trends. He will also share how the International Futures forecasting system can help us to better understand global change and assess the implications for citizens and policymakers in the United States.
This event takes place at noon on January 30th in Sie 150 of the Ben Cherrington Building.
Attend the Center for Middle East Studies Lecture “The Remaking of Asia” on January 24th
January 23, 2013
Come attend the Center for Middle East Studies lecture “The Remaking of Asia: What Does the Shift of Power from the West to the East Portend?” by Pankaj Mishra with a response from Haider Khan (Professor of Economics, Korbel) The lecture is this Thursday, January 24th at 12:00 PM in Sié 150 of Ben Cherrington Hall
At the end of 19th century, Asia was regarded as a collection of ruined countries by Western colonial powers. But a new era began in 1905 with Japan’s unexpected triumph in the Russo-Japanese War. Recently, the spotlight has been on Asia as China and India follow Japan as rising powers. These Asian countries are not necessarily aspiring to be the “next” United States. Rather, they are determined to make their mark in the global arena without succumbing to powerful Western influences. The assertiveness of Asian powers calls into question many previous assumptions, among them the notion that development and modernization equal Westernization. Pankaj Mishra will examine some of these shattered verities of Western power, and also analyze the diverse ways in which the rise of Asia might shape our common future.
Pankaj Mishra is the author of From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia, Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond, An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World, and the novel The Romantics. He is a columnist for Bloomberg View, a regular commentator on the BBC, and a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books, The New Yorker and The Guardian, among other publications. He was named one of the 100 Top Global Thinkers of 2012 by Foreign Policy magazine.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies, the Center for China-United States Cooperation, the Asian Studies Program and the History Department.