The 44th Annual Leonard v.b. Sutton Colloquium in International Law, The Arab Spring and its Unfinished Business: Law and Policy Issues, addressed issues surrounding the responsibility to protect, democratization and democratic movements in a post-911 world, the role of social media in the democratic movements in the Middle East and North Africa, and other unfinished business of the Arab Spring. The Colloquium took place on Saturday November 5, 2011 from 8:00am to 5pm and featured three panels (see conference agenda on left), a lunchtime program addressing social media, technology and the Arab Spring, and two exciting keynote addresses. Gary Hart, former Democratic Senator and commentator and expert on issues related to national security and terrorism, was this year’s Myres S. McDougal Distinguished Lecturer in International Law and provided the afternoon’s keynote address. Mr. Edward C. Luck, United Nations Assistant Secretary General and Special Adviser on issues pertaining to the responsibility to protect, provided the morning’s keynote address. Mr. Luck was also this year; srecipien tof the Cox Price Human Rights Award. Colloquium panelists included Professor David Aronofsky from the University of Montana, Professor Orit Bashkin of the University of Chicago, Professor Nader Hashemi of the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Professor Ved P. Nanda of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Lt. Col. Rachel VanLandingham of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Professors Robert Hazan and Amy Eckert of Metropolitan State College of Denver, and Professor Paul Williams of American University. The live event was approved for 8 CLE credits.
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