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The 2014 Henry and Mary Bryan Lecture: A Huge Success!

September 22, 2014

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The Henry and Mary Bryan Lecture took place on September 18, 2014. The speaker was Dr. W. Douglas Jackson, President and CEO of Project C.U.R.E. Each week, Project C.U.R.E. delivers approximately three semi-truck loads of donated medical supplies and equipment to desperately needy people around the world. Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics in over 130 countries. Project C.U.R.E. is consistently recognized with the highest Four Star ranking from Charity Navigator, and was named by Forbes as one of the top 200 charities in America.

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Dr. Jackson was presented a certificate in recognition of the Gift of Life he has given to countless people around the world. Dr. Jackson’s lecture was inspirational as well as informative. He talked about his father’s journey of founding Project C.U.R.E. and how he himself joined Project C.U.R.E. and in 1997 became its President and CEO. Dr. Jackson graduated magna cum laude from Northwest Nazarene University in 1982, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. In 1985, he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in the study of law. In 1992, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and econometrics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, authoring a dissertation on leveraged buyouts and secondary public offerings. Dr. Jackson is a member of the Alpha Delta Sigma and the Beta Gamma Sigma national honor societies.

The Nanda Center was honored to welcome Mr. Douglas Scrivner and Mrs. Mary Scrivner, who have sponsored this annual event.

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UNA Denver Events

September 12, 2014

Peace Day Celebration

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 16th Street Mall – Downtown Denver

The International Day of Peace is a UN-declared day of cease-fire and non-violence to promote world peace. The year 2014 marks the 30thanniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace. This proclamation was made with the intention of strengthening international peace and security for the full enjoyment of human rights for all. Thirty years later, there is still much work to be done in a world where political turmoil impacts people and their human rights every day in all corners of the world.

The United Nations Association of Denver is taking a stand to honor the Right of Peoples to Peace. Please join us on Saturday, September 20 for a Peace Day observance and celebration, with Jovial Concepts and other community organizations dedicated to peace. The event is free and open to the public and will feature educational activities, speakers, live music, and much more! Don’t miss UNA Denver’s presenter on stage at 4:55pm – Dr. Art Jones, Associate Dean of Inclusive Excellence at Colorado Women’s College and founder of The Spirituals Project.

We need volunteers at our booth! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Meghan Brenner at meghanbrenner3@gmail.com. We will have two hour shifts available throughout the day and would love to see our members!

Model United Nations

Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Boulder High School

Boulder High School will host a training session for new members to learn parliamentary procedure and for experienced members wishing to act as presiding officers at local Model UN meets.

The first official meet will be held at Kent Denver on October 11 at 8 am. If anyone in the UNA community is interested in serving as a judge at one or more of our meets this year, please email Celia Bard at cbard@smanet.org.

UNA Women Presents “Arise” Film Screening

Friday, Octover 24, 2014 (UN DAY) from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Ballroom A, Tivoli Student Union – University of Colorado, Denver 900 Auraria Parkway

“Arise” – A film that captures the portraits and stories of extraordinary women around the world who are coming together to heal the injustices against the earth, weaves together poetry, music, art and stunning scenery to create a hopeful and collective story that inspires us to work for the earth. Panel presentation to follow screening with special guests from the film and UN Youth Ambassador, Jackson Dougan!

UNA Salon Series

UNA Denver presents a panel series on timely topics and world events with UN / World Issue experts to stimulate learning and participatory discussions.

Location: Tears-McFarlane House 1290 Williams St., Denver 80218.
Tickets: UNA members free / $5 for nonmembers.

Wednesday, October 8, 6:00-8:00pm

Occupation, Apartheid & the Right of Return in Israel & Palestine with guest panelist, Alan Gilbert, John Evans Professor at DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Wednesday, November 5, 6:00-8:00pm

Guest panelist, Mark Goldberg, editor of the United Nations and global affairs blog, UN Dispatch.


Denver Law hosts a very special pre-trial conference

September 11, 2014

On Friday September 12, 2014, the Sturm College of Law will host prosecutors as they participate in a pre-trial conference before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) remotely from Denver via video conferencing. The STL judges will sit in The Netherlands, while accused will appear from Beirut, Lebanon. SCOL lecturer David Akerson is a former prosecutor at the Yugoslavia and Rwanda Tribunals and he currently serves as a Senior Legal Consultant to the STL. The hearing is at 7 am in room 437 of the law school and is open to the public. However, seating is very limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Lecturer Akerson offers classes at the SCOL which allows the students to work remotely at the international criminal tribunals and his courses have often led to internships for his students.


Professor Nanda in Sicily for ISIS Crisis Meeting

September 08, 2014

Professor Ved P. Nanda in Sicily last week at a meeting with other experts concerning the ISIS Crisis.
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Professor Ved P. Nanda quoted on CBS Denver

September 02, 2014

Professor Ved P. Nanda was featured in a news story on CBS Denver about Al-Qaeda reportedly targeting the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. For more information, you can watch the video here.


Join us for the Certificate in Legal Research Rollout Event!

September 02, 2014

The Library’s Certificate Program in Legal Research Kicks Off with a Rollout Event tomorrow, Sept 3rd. Join us from noon-1pm in Rm 180 to hear a panel of attorneys, librarians, and students talk about the importance of knowing how to research effectively in the real world. It’s very important to develop these skills as early as possible so join us and learn more about our Certificate in Legal Research that will help you get a head start on your research skills.

We will have lunch for everyone in attendance and the panel will discuss research in practice and answer all your questions.

You can now register for the Certificate in Basic Legal Research classes. Instructions are available on the Enrollment for Day Students page. If you are an evening student, find out how to participate on the Program for Evening Students page.


Library’s Certificate Program in Legal Research Rollout Event

August 12, 2014

The Library’s Certificate Program in Legal Research Kicks Off with a Rollout Event on Sept 3rd (12-1pm, Rm 180)

Come to the Certificate Program’s Rollout Event on September 3rd from 12-1pm in Room 180. We will have a panel of attorneys, librarians, and students talk about the importance of knowing how to research effectively in the real world. It’s very important to develop these skills as early as possible so join us and learn more about our Certificate in Legal Research that will help you get a head start on your research skills.

We will have lunch for everyone in attendance and the panel will discuss research in practice and answer all your questions.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Law School Clinical Programs Seeking Bi-Lingual Work-Study

July 02, 2014

The Law School Clinical Programs are seeking a bi-lingual (fluent in English and Spanish) work-study student with the ability to translate in live client meetings.

The summary of duties:

  • Perform a myriad of duties including, but not limited to: answering telephones, greeting clients, stocking supplies, forms, and paper.
  • Cleaning kitchen, student carrels, and copy room.
  • Additional duties include, but are not limited to: data-entry, faxing, copying scanning; ordering supplies, and various administrative tasks.
  • At all times the work-study is to maintain professional and positive contact with clients and visitors, law students, faculty and staff. Confidentiality must be observed at all times.

For more information, please contact Laurie Saraceno at lsaraceno@law.du.edu or call 303.871.6140.


The Move Toward Mining the Deep Seabed, a talk by Professor Don Anton

July 02, 2014

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Please join the Sturm College of Law’s International Legal Studies Program as we welcome Don Anton, recognized expert in international environmental law and the law of the sea who will be discussing his paper “The Move Toward Mining the Deep Seabed: Is the Legal Regime Governing Mineral Resources Beyond National Jurisdiction Adequate?” Don Anton is a leading international lawyer, recognized worldwide for his expertise in international environmental law and the law of the sea. He is a Professor of Law at the Australian National University College of Law, where he has been teaching since 2000. He maintains an active international legal practice and is currently appearing as counsel for the IUCN in the pending advisory proceedings on fisheries in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, as well as leading an amicus brief supporting indigenous Ecuadorians in their appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the epic Chevron v. Donziger litigation. He has been a leader in various international law bodies, including as Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law’s Interest Group on International Environmental Law and as an Executive Councilor of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law. He has has been a member of various academic Committees of the International Law Association and participated in the American Society of International Law/American
Bar Association Joint Taskforce on Treaties in U.S. Law.


Hauwa Ibrahim Joins Effort to Bring Back Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

June 27, 2014

Nigerian human rights attorney and women’s rights activist, Ms. Hauwa Ibrahim, who spoke at SCOL in April, is participating on a 17-person Presidential Committee assembled to investigate the kidnapping of more than 200 girls in Nigeria. Here’s an interview with her.


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