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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 . 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:

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 or 303-871-6655. More information about Jessup and being a Bailiff can be found here:

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.

Register now for the ILW West 2013 Conference “Int’l Law and Human Security in the 21st Century”

January 23, 2013

On March 2nd, the International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) at Denver Law will host the Western Regional Conference of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA). This year’s conference is on International Law and Human Security in the 21st Century. Click here for registration! CLE credits are pending.

“Human Security” is a concept which is increasingly impacting economic, social and political policies. Yet, as one legal scholar notes: [d]espite its relevance to central questions of international law, human security has until very recently received little attention from international lawyers.” This year’s ILW-West Conference addresses the critical question: “What does “Human Security” mean for international law as the 21st Century progresses”? During this year’s ILW-West Conference, distinguished international law scholars and practitioners will discuss the importance and the role of “Human Security” as it relates to international environmental law, trade, human rights and international criminal law.

Participants include: Professor Ruth Wedgwood of Johns Hopkins University, current ABILA president; Professor David Akerson of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Professor Ronald A. Brand of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Professor Richard J. Finkmoore of California Western School of Law; Dr. Anita Halvorssen, consultant and Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Professor Robert Lutz, Southwestern Law School; Professor James A.R. Nafziger of Willamette University School of Law; Professor Ved P. Nanda of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Professor John Noyes of California Western School of Law; and Professor Annecoos Wiersema of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

The ABILA is part of the global International Law Association (ILA)—the preeminent international non-governmental organization involved in developing and restating international law. Currently, for example, the ILA has consultative status with a number of United Nations specialized agencies as an international non-governmental organization and plays a unique role in drafting treaties, resolutions, and other international instruments.

Internationally, the ABILA chooses and nominates committee members for the ILA to help prepare draft treaties and studies in collaboration with lawyers from other global branches of the ILA. Nationally, ABILA forms its own committees which advocate for particular positions on international legal issues. Additionally, the ABILA performs a variety of educational and professional services through its U.S. national and regional International Law Weekends (ILW), which generally draw 1000 to 2000 participants each year.

The conference will go until 4:00PM with a reception to follow.

For more information about the conference, please visit the website or contact Karlyn K. Shorb at

China in Africa: The Center for China-US Cooperation’s 11th International Symposium to be on Feb 1.

January 14, 2013

The Center for China-US Cooperation will host its 11th International Symposium “China in Africa” on Friday, February 1st, 2013 in Ben Cherrington Hall. The event will run all day and will be comprised of numerous speakers and panels including presentations by Ambassador David Shinn and PLA Major General Zhu Chenghu. The event is $30 for students and includes both lunch and dinner. Please visit to register.

U.S. Representative to International Atomic Energy Agency will speak at Korbel School this Friday.

January 14, 2013

Glyn T. Davies, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna will speak at the Korbel School of International Studies this Friday, January 18th at 12:00PM. The event will run from 12:00-2:00PM in the Korbel building.

Nanda Center co-sponors Korbel conference “Resolving the Syria Conference.”

January 14, 2013

The Ved Nanda Center co-sponsored “Resolving the Syria Crisis,” a conference hosted by the Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies on January 10th & 11th. The two-day conference brought together scholars, journalists, activists, and policymakers from around the world to explore and explore the continuing crisis in Syria, scenarios for resolving it, and future challenges. For more information concerning the conference, click here.

Leonard v. B. Sutton Award Contest

January 14, 2013

The Sutton Award Contest is open to any law student of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The contestant may write on any area of international law. Papers written as part of a contestant’s law studes are eligible. Essays will be judged on originality, quality of research, and clarity of style.

A prize of $4,000 will be provided in the form of tuition, travel, and expenses to attend The Hague Academy of International Law during the 2016 summer term. The willing essay is to be submitted to the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy for possible publication. If the winner is unable to attend the Hague Academy in the Summer of 2016, the runner up may be given the award.

Each contestant is required to assign to the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy all rights, title, and interest in the essay submitted, and shall certify that the essay is an original work and has not had prior publication or been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Essays must be submitted in English and by typewritten (double spaced) on 8.5” x. 11” paper with 1” margins. Footnotes shall be typed separately and all citations must conform to A Uniform System of Citation. The essay shall be limited to forty pages, including texts and footnotes.

Contestants must submit one hard copy to Room 407A and one electronic copy in MS Word format to Entries must be received prior to 4:00PM on January 12, 2016.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Anne Aguirre at

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