Ved Nanda Center for International Law News
Op-Ed: Nanda on Trump Presidency and US-India Relations
February 28, 2017
Professor Ved Nanda recently returned from lecturing at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi and brings with him a view into the concerns of a troubled ally.
This past weekend’s Denver Post Op-Ed: What Donald Trump’s presidency means for India
Free Discussion: Responding to the Executive Order Muslim State Ban
January 31, 2017
From the DU Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies
On Friday, January 27, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order that bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – from entering the United States, even if they hold a second citizenship in any third country. He announced that more countries may be added to the list. The executive order also suspends US refugee arrivals for at least four months, bans Syrian refugees, and will likely prioritize Christian refugees if and when the suspension is listed. Finally, the executive order calls for new, “extreme vetting” of immigrants. What does this mean for members of the DU community? What can students, staff, and faculty do to respond to this new situation?
We are pleased to be co-sponsoring an event for the DU community in response to this executive order tomorrow:
Responding to the Refugee & Muslim-Majority Country Ban
Tuesday, January 31
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Driscoll Student Center (North) | 2nd Floor
Faculty and staff will offer brief comments to provide information, explain resources, and frame the discussion, then the floor will be opened for discussion.
- Rev. Dr. Gary Brower, Director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
- Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies
- Seth Masket, Chair of the Political Science Department
- Paul Chan, Office of the General Counsel
- Laura Maresca, Interim Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
- Marjorie Smith, Associate Dean of International Student Admission
- Lynne Warner, Director of International Student and Scholar Services
Co-sponsored by: The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Center for Middle East Studies, Office of International Student and Scholar Services, Office of Internationalization, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Center for Judaic Studies, the Office of Human Resources, the Constitutional Campus Working Group (Sturm College of Law), the Social Justice Living & Learning Community, the Latin America Center (Korbel), the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, and the International Student Admission Office.
This will be the first in a series of events hosted by the University of Denver aimed at providing a greater understanding of these events as they arise.
For more information contact Tiffany Wilk, email@example.com
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Op-Ed: Trump Effect on US Leadership Role in World
January 30, 2017
Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post, PUBLISHED: January 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Is Trump’s “America First” strategy, recently illustrated by pulling the U.S. out of international agreements, creating international leadership holes other countries like China will step in to fill?
Read the Denver Post Article online.
Feb 25 Celebration Wiill Honor Ved Nanda’s 50 Years at DU
January 20, 2017
The University of Denver and the Nanda Center honor Professor Ved Nanda’s 50 years at DU.
February 25, 2017
OpEd: Nanda on Trump, Climate, and the US
December 14, 2016
The Paris climate accord entered into force on Nov. 4 after more than 55 countries, representing 55 percent of global emissions, ratified it. The first legally binding deal sets out an action plan to limit global warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Professor Ved Nanda reasons Trump must get on board with the rest of the world.
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Refugee, Migration, and Crimmigration Headlines
October 31, 2016
On November 11th, 2016, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law will host an event on the Crisis of Refugees, Migration and CrImmigration, and the Failure of International Law. Whether in our backyard or internationally, when it comes to these issues, the headlines stream relentlessly.
October 26th, three stories were published on the lines of each of these topics — and that was just in the morning.
- — National Geographic ‘Afghan Girl’ arrested in Pakistan living under false papers
- — Calais: fears grow for dozens of children amid chaotic camp shutdown
- — Sheriff Joe Arpaio charged with contempt of court after profiling case
Join the Discussion — For More Information and to Register for the Refugee/Migration Crisis and Failure of International Law conference
Questions: please contact Anne Aguirre, Nanda Center Coordinator, email@example.com
Op-Ed: Nanda on the world’s broken refugee system
October 03, 2016
Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post ,PUBLISHED: September 29, 2016 at 10:54 am | UPDATED: September 29, 2016 at 11:08 am
Existing international and national laws are inadequate to deal with the current explosion in the numbers of refugees. Professor Nanda discusses how the existing structure must change and what more is needed.
Read the Denver Post Article online.
Must Read theGuardian Op-Ed—Syria and Intl Law
October 03, 2016
If international law is at the vanishing point of law,
then the law of war is, perhaps,
even more conspicuously,
at the vanishing point of international law. — Hersch Lauterbach, 1950’s UN intl lawer
Huge Legal Win Over Intl Terrorism Claims
September 29, 2016
Yesterday, the 114th Congress (2015-2016) overrode the President’s veto and passed the
Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (S.2040)
This bill amends the federal judicial code to narrow the scope of foreign sovereign immunity by authorizing U.S. courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for injuries, death, or damages that occur inside the United States as a result of a tort, including an act of terrorism, committed anywhere by a foreign state or official.
It amends the federal criminal code to permit civil claims against a foreign state or official for injuries, death, or damages from an act of international terrorism. Additionally, the bill authorizes federal courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over and impose liability on a person who commits, or aids, abets, or conspires to commit, an act of international terrorism against a U.S. national.
The text of the Bill may be read here.
Event: An Overview of the Russian Legal System
September 14, 2016
DU Law’s International Legal Studies Program invites you to join them September 23 at noon in LAW 155 for an engaging and informative discussion on Russia’s legal system.
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