Ved Nanda Center for International Law News
International Volunteer Opportunities with One Heart Source
March 17, 2016
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!
- 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
OpEd - Denver Post: Ending the war in Syria is critical
January 26, 2016
Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in , 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, email@example.com.
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
Nokero Lights Up Zimbabwe
October 28, 2015
IN THE NEWS — Steve Katsaros, Founder of Nokero, was a panelist at our recent Sutton Colloquium on Sustainable Development and Sustainable Energy.
“Solar Lights: Nokero Introduces New Solar Light Bulb In Zimbabwe”, an article in Green Building Elements, greenbuildingelements.com , features Steve’s dedication and commitment to creating and providing accessible, renewable, and affordable lighting to the world.
Nokero is a Denver-based company providing alternative renewable energy resources to the world. http://nokero.com .
Sutton Colloquium Presentations and Supporting Materials Available Now
October 23, 2015