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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

Denver Law to Host Regional Conference of the American Branch of the International Law Association

January 11, 2013

On March 1st and 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 on “International Law and Human Security in the 21st Century” will begin on Saturday March 2nd.

“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.

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

Denver Law to host Rocky Mountain Regional Rounds of Jessup International Law Moot, Feb. 15-17, 2013

January 11, 2013

For its third consecutive year, the International Legal Studies Program at Denver Law is hosting the Rocky Mountain Regional Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Now in its 54th year, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot is the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.

From February 15 thru 17, 2013, twenty one teams from around the country will travel to the Sturm College of Law to compete in a total of 51 regional rounds in the hopes that they will end up in the world finals in Washington, D.C. The topic this year involves global warming, environmental refugees, and international debt forgiveness issues.

We are still seeking individuals with expertise or interest in international law or appellate advocacy to judge rounds for the Moot. This is a great opportunity to meet pro bono service requirements, to reconnect with old friends and colleagues, and to network with other legal professionals in your field of practice. For more information, or if you wish to judge in the competition, please fill out this online survey or contact Karlyn K. Shorb at or 303-871-6655.

Student Wafa Ben Hassine presents at SHARE Beirut Conference

January 11, 2013

Studnet Wafa Ben Hassine presented her talk ““The Law: What’s Your First Reaction?,” at the SHARE Beirut conference on November 17, 2012. Click here for the video of her presentation.

Nanda Denver Post Op-Ed: When Corporations Abuse Human Rights

January 11, 2013

View Professor Nanda’s Op-Ed piece at:

Nanda quoted in India Post

January 11, 2013

Read Professor Nanda’s comments in India Post’s article “India, China moves influence world.” You can find the article here.

Korbel School hosted lecture on “Radical Readings of Islam.”

November 16, 2012

The Center for Middle East Studies hosted a lecture at the Korbel School of International Studies on November 15th. At the lecture Andras Riedlmayer, of Harvard University, presented “From the Balkans to Bamiyan & Timbuktu: Radical Readings of Islam and the Destruction of Heritage.” Mr. Riedlmayer directs the Documentation Center for Islamic Art and Architecture at Harvard’s Fine Arts Library, documenting the visual culture of all parts of the Islamic world, supporting instruction and research in these fields and providing reference services to local users and visiting scholars.

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