Uganda’s Refugee Intake Surpasses Europe

June 29, 2017

From ABC Online News – 6/28/2017

In the past 12 months the central African nation has taken in around 1.3 million people — more than Greece, Turkey or any other country in the world at the height of last year’s crisis in Europe.


Uganda’s inclusive policiy is a boon to refugees and a growing burden on the country itself. Read the online article.


Syrian Refugees: Part 2 - the US Syrian Refugee Process

June 28, 2017

The second in a three-part series, this is a timely (and short) review of the refugee process for Syrian applicants — written prior to the recent Supreme Court ruling.


Given their ruling, will there be much change to the process? The current process as defined under the Obama Administration can be seen in this infographic


Read the first installment in The View From Above blog series here



Series author David Coats, 3L, is a staff editor for the student-run Denver Journal for International Law and Policy.


Nanda Op-Ed: Universities and Free Speech

June 26, 2017

Professor Nanda discusses the role Universities play in ensuring the protection of free speech amidst controversy and prevailing trends in his most recent OpEd for the Denver Post.

Read his June 23rd, 2017 column


Nanda Op-Ed: Universities and Free Speech

June 26, 2017

Professor Nanda discusses the role Universities play in ensuring the protection of free speech amidst controversy and prevailing trends in his most recent OpEd for the Denver Post.

Read his May 26th, 2017 column


Nanda OpEd—International Law of the Sea and Climate Change

May 30, 2017

Professor Nanda discusses the recent meeting of the Arctic Council, climate change, the U.S. and international cooperation in his most recent OpEd for the Denver Post.

Read his May 26th, 2017 column


Nanda Op-Ed: Questions About North Korea

May 01, 2017

Professor Nanda addresses the tensions rising over Trump’s statements and actions regarding North Korea in Sunday’s Denver Post.

Read his column PUBLISHED: April 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm | UPDATED: April 28, 2017 at 3:37 pm


Nanda Op-Ed: Trump International Trade Policy Incoherent

April 10, 2017

In his most recent Op-ed for the Denver Post, Professor Ved Nanda compares Trump’s international trade rhethoric versus his actions.


Op-Ed: Nanda on Trump Presidency and US-India Relations

February 28, 2017

Professor Ved Nanda recently returned from lecturing at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi and brings with him a view into the concerns of a troubled ally.

This past weekend’s Denver Post Op-Ed: What Donald Trump’s presidency means for India


Free Discussion: Responding to the Executive Order Muslim State Ban

January 31, 2017

From the DU Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Greetings,

On Friday, January 27, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order that bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – from entering the United States, even if they hold a second citizenship in any third country. He announced that more countries may be added to the list. The executive order also suspends US refugee arrivals for at least four months, bans Syrian refugees, and will likely prioritize Christian refugees if and when the suspension is listed. Finally, the executive order calls for new, “extreme vetting” of immigrants. What does this mean for members of the DU community? What can students, staff, and faculty do to respond to this new situation?

We are pleased to be co-sponsoring an event for the DU community in response to this executive order tomorrow:

Responding to the Refugee & Muslim-Majority Country Ban

Tuesday, January 31

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Driscoll Ballroom

Driscoll Student Center (North) | 2nd Floor

Faculty and staff will offer brief comments to provide information, explain resources, and frame the discussion, then the floor will be opened for discussion.

Speakers include:

  • Rev. Dr. Gary Brower, Director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
  • Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies
  • Seth Masket, Chair of the Political Science Department
  • Paul Chan, Office of the General Counsel
  • Laura Maresca, Interim Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
  • Marjorie Smith, Associate Dean of International Student Admission
  • Lynne Warner, Director of International Student and Scholar Services

Co-sponsored by: The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Center for Middle East Studies, Office of International Student and Scholar Services, Office of Internationalization, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Center for Judaic Studies, the Office of Human Resources, the Constitutional Campus Working Group (Sturm College of Law), the Social Justice Living & Learning Community, the Latin America Center (Korbel), the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, and the International Student Admission Office.

This will be the first in a series of events hosted by the University of Denver aimed at providing a greater understanding of these events as they arise.

For more information contact Tiffany Wilk, tiffany.wilk@du.edu

Additional DU Resources For DU students, faculty, & staff


Op-Ed: Trump Effect on US Leadership Role in World

January 30, 2017

Professor Ved Nanda’s most recent Opinion published in the Denver Post, PUBLISHED: January 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Is Trump’s “America First” strategy, recently illustrated by pulling the U.S. out of international agreements, creating international leadership holes other countries like China will step in to fill?

Read the Denver Post Article online.


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