Sutton Colloquium

2013 Sutton Colloquium



In 2000, world leaders convened at the United Nations Millenium Summit and established the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). This was an ambitious blueprint for ending extreme poverty by 2015, which included the goals of endign hunger, eradicating HIV and malaria, achieving access to clean and safe water, improving infant mortality and maternal health, attaining equal access to education for boys and girls, and working toward sustainable environmental policies and practices. The MDGs have achieved mixed success and as 2015 approaches, world leaders must set the post-2015 development agenda.

This year’s annual Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium in International Law assesses the impact of the MDGs and previews the post-2015 international development agenda. Please join our panels of scholars as they provide a variety of perspectives on the future of international development. Panel topics will include: 1. Energy and International Development; 2. Development and International Law; and 3. Changing Perspectives on Development and the post-Millennium Development Goals.

This year’s conference notably features the Ved Nanda Center’s Annual Cox Price Human Rights Award lecture by Peter Weiss, Esq. of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Mr. Weiss spearheaded the litigation of the path-breaking Filartiga case, which opened the doors for bringing to justice perpetrators of grave human rights violations abroad. Other keynote speakers are Professor David Stewart, President of the American Branch of the International Law Association and Professor Michael Scharf, Associate Dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Panelists include: Professor Jason Aamodt of the University of Tulsa Law School; Professor Upendra Acharya of Gonzaga University; Professor Chad Austin, U.S. Air Force Academy; Professor Lakshman Guruswamy of the University of Colorado School of Law; Dr. Anita Halvorssen, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Professors Sally Hamilton and Haider Khan of the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies; Richard Leach, Esq., President and CEO of World Food Program USA; Dr. Luka Powanga of Regis University’s School of Management; Professor Anastasia Telesetsky of the University of Idaho College of Law; Mr. John Works of Engility-IRG, Corp.; and Professors K.K. DuVivier, Ved P. Nanda and Annecoos Wiersema of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.


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