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Events, Lectures, and Visiting Speakers

The Sturm College of Law and the International Law program begun by Professor Ved Nanda, have graduated leading global experts in the realm of International Law, and we are deeply grateful for their commitment to sharing their expertise and knowledge on a vast array of global topics.

We are honored to be able to share their expertise and insight with our students, faculty, law community, and community in general through Lectures and Visiting Speaker programs throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

U.S.-Russia: Comparative Perspectives in Law presents Preserving the Arctic with the Rule of Law

November 6, 2017 | 9:00 – 10:30 am | Room TBD

Ricketson Law Building | 2255 E Evans Ave Denver CO 80210 | LAW 165

Join the Nanda Center for this Skyped panel discussion with scholars and experts from Moscow State University Lomonosov and the Ved Nanda Center at Denver Law

Ekaterina Khmeleva, Ph.D. in Law, Director of Environmental Governance Program of WWF Russia

Main Environmental Challenges in the Arctic and Legal Regulation in Russia

Saniya Bagautdinova, Ph.D. (Law), Assistant Professor, Environmental and Land Law Department, Law School, MSU
Russian Environmental Law and Policy in Arctic

Olga Antonova, 4th year student, Law School, MSU
International Law and the Arctic

Ved Nanda, Professor and director of the Ved Nanda Center for Intl & Comparative Law, Denver Law Navigational, Environmental and Natural Resources in the Arctic Region

Hanling Wang, Ph.D., Nanda Center Visiting Scholar, Professor and director of the National Centre for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences


Myres S. McDougal Distinguished Lecture

November 8, 2017 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Reception to follow

Ricketson Law Building | 2255 E Evans Ave Denver CO 80210 | LAW 165

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Jordan Paust
Theresa & Mike Baker Professor of International Law, University of Houston Law Center

Professor Paust has also been a Visiting Edward Ball Eminent Scholar University Chair in International Law at Florida State University (spring, 1997), a Fulbright Professor at the University of Salzburg, Austria (1978-1979), and a member of the faculty of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, International Law Division (1969-1973, mob. des. 1973-1975). He has served on several committees on international law, human rights, laws of war, terrorism, and the use of force in the American Society of International Law, the American Branch of the International Law Association, and the American Bar Association, and was the Co-Chair of the American Society’s International Criminal Law Interest Group (1992-2008). He was also the Chair of the Section on International Law of the Association of American Law Schools and was on the Executive Council and the President’s Committee of the American Society of International Law. He is one of the most widely cited law professors in the United States, is ranked among the top 1 percent in Leiter’s studies for 2000-2007, 2005-2009, and 2010-2014; and with respect to downloads of his articles from SSRN. Two of his articles were cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. Among relevant books are: Paust, Van Dyke, Malone, International Law and Litigation in the U.S. (Thomson – West Group, American Casebook Series, 3 ed. 2009); Paust, International Law as Law of the United States (2 ed. 2003); Paust, Bassiouni, et al., International Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (4 ed. 2013); Paust, Bassiouni, et al., Human Rights Module (3 ed. 2014). Professor Paust has published over 200 articles, book chapters, papers and essays in law journals in Belgium, Canada, China, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Serbia, and the U.S.: at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Cornell, Texas, Duke, the American Journal of International Law, and elsewhere – many of which address treaties, customary international law, jurisdiction, human rights, international crimes, and the incorporation of international law into U.S. domestic law.

He received an A.B. and J.D. from UCLA, an LL.M. from the University of Virginia, and is a J.S.D. Candidate, Yale University (in residence, Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1973-75)

Recent Events

Fall 2017 Programs

October 2017
5 Intl Law Society — Water, Not Oil: A Catalyst For War or For Cooperation?
August 2017
22 Intl Law Society Hot Topic — North Korea: A Threat to Whom?

Winter/Spring 2017 Programs

February 2017
17 – 19 Rocky Mountain Regional Jessup Cup Competition
24 ABILA Western Region Conference – Livestream Available Now
25 50th Anniversary Celebration for Professor Ved Nanda
March 2017
2 U.S. – Russia: Comparative Legal Perspective Series — Cross-border Insolvency & Transnational Commercial Law
April 2017
11 Genocide and Human Rights in South Sudan – For Information
17 Prospects for Climate Change Policy and Action in 2017 – program at the Korbel School
20 Mothers Without Borders: Steering Youth Away From Violent Extremism – program at the Korbel School



For more information on the Nanda Center, contact Anne Aguirre, Nanda Center Coordinator, aaguirre@law.du.edu.