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.


Sharia Law and Western Law: Legal and Business Implications

September 11, 2014

On September 10, 2014, the Ved P. Nanda Center and the International Law Society hosted an event discussing the role of Sharia Law and its relationship with Western Law. The speakers spoke of the cultural implications of Sharia Law as well as business implications with Western cultures. The event was attended by numerous students and faculty members the the University of Denver.


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.


Check out the Library’s Blog - Hearsay!

August 28, 2014

After a hiatus of several years, the Westminster Law Library has revived its blog, Hearsay. We’ll be using the blog to highlight databases, websites, apps and other technology and (yes!) print materials that we think are valuable for legal and other types of research. We’ll also suggest research tips and post news and announcements about research classes and other library events. Check Hearsay regularly from the link on the library’s website (www.law.du.edu/library).


Registration for the Certificate in Basic Legal Research classes is now open!

August 28, 2014

You can now register for the Certificate in Basic Legal Research classes. Instructions are available on the Enrollment for Day Students page.


“The Menace of the Islamic State (ISIL) To the Region and the Whole World.”

August 28, 2014

On August 27, 2014, fellow Internationalists, law students, and faculty members all joined the Ved Nanda Center and the International Law Society for a panel discuss on ISIS and the response to ISIS. The 3-panel lecture consisted of academics and scholars familiar with the Middle East and the potential risks ISIS may have to the world.


International Law and Libel Tourism- Professor Mark Wojcik

August 27, 2014

On August 26, 2014, Professor Mark Wojcik gave an exhilarating lunchtime lecture on International Law and Libel Tourism where a large number of faculty and students attended. The lecture was filled with great information, as well as followed by a short Q&A open to the public for remarks. Furthermore, the lecture was followed by an evening reception at the Sturm College of Law for Professor Mark Wojcik and all attendees.


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