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Register Now! 2016 DJILP International Law Award Dinner

March 24, 2016

Register Now to join us Tuesday, April 19th, 6-9pm for DJILP’s 2016 International Law Alumni Award dinner and silent auction. You definitely don’t want to miss this!

This year’s Distinguished International Law Alumni award will be presented to Doug Scrivner, JD’77, former Editor-in-Chief of the Denver Journal of Law & Policy, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, and tireless supporter of the Law School and Nanda Center.

The keynote this year will be the Henry and Mary Bryan Lecture on International Law presented by the Honorable Sid Brooks, retired US Bankruptcy Court judge and Nanda Center Board member chair of the Brooks-Nanda Russian Law Fellow program.

We hope you will join us in honoring Doug and Sid for their commitment and generosity to the University of Denver, the Sturm College of Law, and the Nanda Center.

Ten years ago, on the 40th anniversary of Professor Ved Nanda’s teaching at the University of Denver, Doug inspired and committed to the creation of the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law. Doug, along with several other generous sponsors, made the vision of the Center a reality. Both Doug and Sid have been dedicated and inspirational advocates for the mission of the Nanda Center and we are deeply honored to recognize their work and efforts on behalf of the University, Law School, and the Nanda Center.

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Interested in China and the Impact of the TPP? Don’t miss this.

March 18, 2016

The Labor Clauses in TPP: Its Impact on China’s Industrial Relations, Labor law and Beyond

Sponsored by the Korbel School’s Center for China—U.S. Cooperation, visiting distinguished scholar Dr. Yongqian Tu will present as part of Korbel’s Jackson/Ho China Forum. The Forum, funded by the William Sharpless Jackson, Jr. Endowment, brings prominent scholars, government officials, business leaders, and other professionals to the University of Denver to address issues related to China and China-U.S. relations. The forum is open to both the University community and the general public.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

12:15pm—1:30pm

Ben Cherrington Hall, Room 301

RSVP Required — Lunch Provided

Dr. Yongqian Tu is Professor in School of Labor and Human Resources of Remin University of China. He received his Ph.D. and LLM degrees from China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and Central China University of Finance and Political Sciences in Wuhan. Tu’s research covers law, management, sociology and economics. He has published many academic articles in Chinese in the China’s academic journals and 2 monographs, Toxic Torts with Latent Harm and Law of Torts. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for China-US Cooperation, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver in 2015.


International Volunteer Opportunities with One Heart Source

March 17, 2016

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One Heart Source is an international 501©3 non-profit focused on collaboration, design, and implementation of programs focused on student mentorship, intercultural experience and dialogue in South Africa and Jamaica. Since 2008, over 1,000 students from 100 universities have participated in our programs.

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2016 Volunteer Programs. We are offering a variety of 1, 2, and 4 week programs in Jamaica and South Africa this summer!

Volunteers will:

  • Develop the international experience graduate schools and employers look for
  • Gain skills in academic tutoring, international communication, and community outreach
  • Mentor students to realize academic growth and cultivate lifelong relationships
  • Partner with local communities to experience a global perspective
  • Connect to an international network designing global uplift

Apply for our Volunteer Programs: 2016 Application

Next Application Deadline: March 25

For more info: oneheartsource.org


The Denver Journal of Intl Law & Policy wants YOU!

February 26, 2016

The Denver Journal of International Law & Policy has been a definitive voice in its field for over four decades. The Journal was founded by Professor Ved Nanda in 1971 and has enjoyed the guidance of a world-class Board of Advisors. It is the second oldest international law journal in the United States of America and is ranked internationally.

The Journal is an entirely student run and organized publication at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The Journal is published four times a year thanks to its dedicated staff and editorial board.

Apply now to join the Board of the Journal and become a part of DU’s International Law legacy.

Check out More Info for more information and how to apply.

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Video Link Available for the 2016 Conference on Tibet

February 22, 2016

The audio-visual of the Tibet — Rights, Reality, and the Law event is Now Available.

For information on the speakers and program, please see the Recent Events Page.

Questions or Comments — Anne Aguirre, aaguirre@law.du.edu


OpEd - Denver Post: Ending the war in Syria is critical

January 26, 2016

Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post , Posted: 01/08/2016 12:00:00 PM MST


Updated Submission Date for Sutton Writing Competition

January 19, 2016

Submissions for the Leonard v.B. Sutton International Law Essay Competition are now due Monday, February 1st.

Detailed information may be found at the the Sutton Writing Competition webpage


Extremism and Islamophobia in Perspective

January 14, 2016

Join the University of Denver for a Keynote, Faculty Panel, and Workshop on this very important issue.

“Understanding ISIS’ Appeal” — Keynote Talk by Mia Bloom, Professor of Communication, Georgia State University

Thursday, January 21, 2016 | Reiman Theatre (Margery Reed) | 6:30 pm Coffee & Cookies

For more information: Mia Bloom

“The US and Extremism”— Faculty Panel with Joanne Cummings (Air Force Academy), Nader Hashemi (Korbel School), Seth Masket (Political Science), Andrea Stanton (Religious Studies

Friday, January 22, 2016 | Anderson Academic Commons, 290 | 10:15 am — Lunch served ~ 12:30 pm

For more information: Panel

“Addressing Islamophobia” — Workshop by Caherine Orsborn (facilitator), Nabil Echchaibi (CU Boulder), Tay Minshall (Muslim Law Students Association), et. al.

Friday, January 22, 2016 | Anderson Academic Commons, 290 | 1:45 – 3:30 pm

For more information: Workshop

The Ved Nanda Center for International & Comparative Law is proud to be a sponsor along with the following: Office of the Chancellor, AHSS Dean’s Office, AHSS Student Advisory Council, Colorado EU Center of Excellence, Chaplain’s Office, Center for Judaic Studies, Center for Middle East Studies, Center for World Languages & Cultures, Center on Rights Development, DU Service & Change, Gender & Women’s Studies Program, DU-Iliff Joint Doctoral Program, Global Health Affairs, Interfaith Advocates, Languages & Literatures Dept, ME Discussion Group, Muslim Law Students Association, Office of International Education, Office of Internationalization, Philosophy Dept, Political Science Dept, Religious Studies Dept, Saudi Students Association, Social Justice LLC


2015 Brooks Nanda Russian Law Fellow Makes His Mark

November 24, 2015

Established in 1998, the Brooks Nanda Russian Law Fellows Program has provided the opportunity for one graduate law student from Moscow State University (MSU) to attend law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law for one full semester in order to study the US legal system. This year’s scholar, Damir Salikhov, has gone one step further than just learning from us. He decided that there needed to be a dialogue between the universities, to share perspectives and look at the law on various issues from both viewpoints.

Visiting fellow, Damir Salikhov approached the Ved Nanda Center for International & Comparative Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law with a proposal to host a live video conference call with peers from MSU. He arranged for the same on the Moscow State side and collaborated with them to find experts and students to participate. The first conference was co-sponsored with the DU Korbel Center for Rights Development, the Sturm College of Law, the Ved Nanda Center, and the DU Intl Law Society on the subject of The Right to Privacy in Modern Societies—Comparative Perspectives.

This conference featured two faculty experts from each university and two student presenters followed by Q&A. You can view a LIVESTREAM of the event here. It was a first for both the University of Moscow and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law/Ved Nanda Center.

The second conference arranged by Mr. Salikhov, MSU, and DU/Ved Nanda Center took on the subject of US & Russia — Perspectives in Individual Bankruptcy and International Law. Moderated on the DU side by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge and Nanda Center Advisory Board Member, the Honorable Sidney B. Brooks, more than 12 banking/bankruptcy experts participated from Moscow. Participants were from not only academia, but represented the World Bank, the Arbitrage Court of Moscow, and Sberbank of Russia. The inclement weather in Colorado made for a sparse crowd on the DU side but the conversations and discussion belied the lack. The LIVESTREAM of the conference is available now.

For both conferences, more than 40 people attended on the MSU side. The opportunity for open, candid dialogue with DU Sturm College of Law has taken hold at MSU — Mr. Salikhov has been approached by several other practice areas of law at MSU to have more events with SCOL. The Nanda Center, along with the DU Intl Law Society, will be collaborating with Mr. Salikhov to bring more of these to fruition in the New Year on subjects such as Criminal Law, Election Law, and more.

With the inaugural events now in the past, DU and MSU have created a repeatable model that we will continue to use and tweak as we share and compare perspectives on international law and its practice in the US and in Russia.

For information and/or questions, contact Anne Aguirre, coordinator, the Ved Nanda Center for International & Comparative Law, aaguirre@law.du.edu.

Mr. Salikhov, the 2015 Brooks Nanda Russian Law Fellow, is pursuing his Ph.D. in Constitutional Law from the University of Moscow Lomonosov and returns to his studies in Moscow for 2016.


Audio and Visual from the 2015 Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium

November 09, 2015

Video and audio of the 2015 Sutton Colloquium is now available!


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