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Nanda Op-Ed: Venezuelan Crisis Must Not Be Ignored

November 07, 2017

The recent presidential election in Venezuela is another in a long line of elections seen as rigged by the authoritarian regime of President Nicolas Maduro. Professor Nanda discusses the effect on Venezuela and its people.

See his November 3rd Op-Ed Here

Nanda Op-Ed: For Iraq’s Kurds, a long struggle for a homeland

October 02, 2017

Professor Nanda looks into Kurdistani history and last week’s passing of the non-binding freedom referendum.

Read his October 2nd column here.

Professor Nanda Honored by Congressman Coffman

September 29, 2017

On Friday, September 22nd, Congressman Mike Coffman presented Professor Ved Nanda with a copy of the Congressional Record. Congressman Coffman recognized Professor Nanda’s dedication to the law, DU, his students, the community and his commitment to ensure human rights for all.


Denver Law Dean Bruce Smith gave a champagne toast that gave a fitting end to a quiet ceremony featuring Chancellor Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie and DU Trustee Doug Scrivner. Members of the law faculty and staff, Nanda Center board, law students and Indian community joined Katharine and Anjali Nanda in the well-deserved celebration.

Read more in the DU Newsroom article

Nanda Op-Ed: How the India-Pakistan Partition Gave My Life Purpose

August 28, 2017

Professor Ved Nanda on the shattering experiences that led to his life-long fight for peace and human rights.

Read his August 25th column here

For more reading on Partition, visit

Intl Law Society & the Denver Journal of Intl Law & Policy Kick Off Events

August 21, 2017

Tuesday, August 22nd, 12 noon, Law 180


Thursday, August 24th, 4-6 pm, 2nd floor Law lobby


Nanda Op-Ed: “India - China: Will There Be War?”

August 07, 2017

Could a territorial dispute between Bhutan and China bring India into war? Professor Ved Nanda presents the players and issues in his Denver Post Opinion column.

Read his August 4th, 2017 column

Denver Global Trade & Investment Forum—with Mexico’s President Vicente Fox

July 20, 2017

Global Chamber® invites Denver business owners and the community to a 3-day forum of collaboration, innovation & doing business cross-border and globally. Join Denver’s Global Chamber chapter August 29-31 as President Fox shares his insight and expertise on global business and doing business in Mexico. Following this, limited, select companies can meet with President Fox’s team, to discuss opportunities.

For more information and to register, visit the Global Trade & Investment Forum event page

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Legalization of soft-drugs—Views from the U.S. and Italy

July 19, 2017

On June 14, 2017, legal experts from the US and Italy gathered at the Law School of the University of Naples “Federico II” to discuss the challenges and perspectives of soft-drugs legalization, in the context of the inaugural colloquium of the international convention set up between the nearly 800-year old Italian law school and Denver University Sturm College of Law.

Professor Amedeo Arena summarizes this international colloquium in this The View from Above article. He is an Associate Professor of European Union Law at the University of Naples “Federico II” School of Law, where he serves as coordinator of the academic cooperation agreement with Denver University Sturm College of Law

Syrian Refugees: Part 3 - the US Syrian Refugee Process

July 19, 2017

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

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

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

Nanda Interview—Global Migration and Changes in Immigration Law

July 11, 2017

Professor Ved Nanda, of the University of Denver and columnist for Denver Post, appears on ThinkTech Hawaii’s Global Connections program with Jay Fidell to discuss global migrations and sea changes in immigration law. He addresses the challenges faced by fleeing and displaced people trying to migrate in a global climate where nations are less-welcoming and receptive to taking on themigrant burden in addition to the burdens of their own people.

Watch the program now.

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