The Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law

Events / Lectures / 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 Nanda Center Programs

All programs will be held on-line unless otherwise noted.


Recent Events

The Ved Nanda Center Hosts the 2020 Jessup Moot Court Regional Competition for the 10th Year in a Row

Friday, February 21, 2020 - Sunday, February 23, 2020
Ricketson Law Building, 2255 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80208

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Audio and Visual are now available for the Nanda Center's Fall 2019 Programs


October 21, 2019
Henry & Mary Bryan International Private Law Lecturer and Scholar-in-Residence
Anthony Carroll, Esq., Manchester Trade Ltd., Acorus Capital, LLC

THE EMERGING NEW WORLD: LEGAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTMENT AND TRADE IN AFRICA

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Denver Law alum Anthony Carroll, JD '75, was honored as the 2019/20 Henry and Mary Bryan Lecturer in International Private Law for his leadership and realization of international trade in sub-Saharan Africa.

Tony Carroll is vice president of Manchester Trade Ltd. He has over 35 years as a corporate lawyer and business advisor in the areas of international trade, development and investment primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently working to transfer new technology and methodology to the region. His wide-ranging practice has allowed him to work on issues involving many African countries including oil and gas/energy, construction material manufacturing, fisheries and textile investments among many others. He is globally recognized for his expertise on WTO issues, cross-border investment and corporate commercial transactions, building consensus between divergent African/non-African perspectives and the development of business and professional associations. He is considered one of the preeminent specialists advising developing countries on the creation of enabling environments required for investment flows.


October 9, 2019
Myres S. McDougal Distinguished Lecturer and Scholar-in-Residence
Professor Michael Scharf, Dean, Case Western Reserve Law School

THE SYRIA CONFLICT'S IMPACT ON INTERNATIONAL LAW

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The Nanda Center honored Professor Michael Scharf as the 2019-2020 Myres S. McDougal Distinguished Lecturer in Human Rights for his extraordinary ongoing contributions and leadership in the advancement of international law and policy.

Michael Scharf is co-Dean of the Case Western Reserve Law School, Joseph C. Hostetler – Baker/Hostetler Professor of Law, and Managing Director of the Public International Law and Policy Group, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated NGO. His areas of expertise include International Law, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, Law of International Organizations, and National Security Law. He served as Attorney-Adviser for UN Affairs at the US Department of State. He has been the host and producer of “Talking Foreign Policy,” a radio program broadcast on WCPN 90.3 FM and other NPR affiliate stations across the country. He is the author of over 100 scholarly articles and 19 books, three of which have won national book of the year honors. His newest book, The Syria Conflict’s Impact on International Law, is forthcoming (University of Cambridge Press, 2019).


October 2, 2019
Practitioner-in-Residence – Sherry Broder, Esq.

ON THE FRONT LINES: FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

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International Human Rights lawyer Sherry Broder has been on the front lines of protecting and redressing human rights violations for decades. She was the first woman president of the Hawaii Bar Association and serves as president of the Federal Bar Association for the District of Hawaii. She is Executive Director, Jon Van Dyke Institute of International Law & Justice, Adjunct Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law, and Adjunct Research Fellow, East-West Center, University of Hawaii.

Professor Broder discussed her 30+ years representing clients in state and federal courts in class actions and other complex civil litigation at the trial and appellate level. Her areas of concentration include trials, appeals, class actions, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, international law, ocean law, environmental law, human rights, and rights of Native Hawaiians and other indigenous peoples.  She won a major lawsuit ($2 billion) against the Marcos Family in reparations for human rights violations against the people of the Philippines.


Henry & Mary Bryan International Private Law Lecturer and Scholar-in-Residence
Anthony Carroll, Esq., Manchester Trade Ltd., Acorus Capital, LLC

Henry & Mary Bryan Lecture graphic

WATCH THE VIDEO  video cam icon

Denver Law alum Anthony Carroll, JD '75, was honored as the 2019/20 Henry and Mary Bryan Lecturer in International Private Law for his leadership and realization of international trade in sub-Saharan Africa.

Tony Carroll is vice president of Manchester Trade Ltd. He has over 35 years as a corporate lawyer and business advisor in the areas of international trade, development and investment primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently working to transfer new technology and methodology to the region. His wide-ranging practice has allowed him to work on issues involving many African countries including oil and gas/energy, construction material manufacturing, fisheries and textile investments among many others. He is globally recognized for his expertise on WTO issues, cross-border investment and corporate commercial transactions, building consensus between divergent African/non-African perspectives and the development of business and professional associations. He is considered one of the preeminent specialists advising developing countries on the creation of enabling environments required for investment flows.


Myres S. McDougal Distinguished Lecturer and Scholar-in-Residence
Professor Michael Scharf, Dean, Case Western Reserve Law School

McDougal Distinguished Lecture

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO  audio icon

The Nanda Center honored Professor Michael Scharf as the 2019-2020 Myres S. McDougal Distinguished Lecturer in Human Rights for his extraordinary ongoing contributions and leadership in the advancement of international law and policy.

Michael Scharf is co-Dean of the Case Western Reserve Law School, Joseph C. Hostetler – Baker/Hostetler Professor of Law, and Managing Director of the Public International Law and Policy Group, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated NGO. His areas of expertise include International Law, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, Law of International Organizations, and National Security Law. He served as Attorney-Adviser for UN Affairs at the US Department of State. He has been the host and producer of “Talking Foreign Policy,” a radio program broadcast on WCPN 90.3 FM and other NPR affiliate stations across the country. He is the author of over 100 scholarly articles and 19 books, three of which have won national book of the year honors. His newest book, The Syria Conflict’s Impact on International Law, is forthcoming (University of Cambridge Press, 2019).


Practitioner-in-Residence – Sherry Broder, Esq.

Monday-Wednesday, October 1 & 2

10/1 | 4:30PM – 6PM | Forum | RECEPTION

10/2 | 12PM – 1PM | LAW 190 | LECTURE
ON THE FRONT LINES: FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

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International Human Rights lawyer Sherry Broder has been on the front lines of protecting and redressing human rights violations for decades. She was the first woman president of the Hawaii Bar Association and serves as president of the Federal Bar Association for the District of Hawaii. She is Executive Director, Jon Van Dyke Institute of International Law & Justice, Adjunct Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law, and Adjunct Research Fellow, East-West Center, University of Hawaii.

Professor Broder will discuss her 30+ years representing clients in state and federal courts in class actions and other complex civil litigation at the trial and appellate level. Her areas of concentration include trials, appeals, class actions, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, international law, ocean law, environmental law, human rights, and rights of Native Hawaiians and other indigenous peoples.  She won a major lawsuit ($2 billion) against the Marcos Family in reparations for human rights violations against the people of the Philippines.


Int'l Law Meet & Greet Fall 2019

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Dr. Douglas Jackson serves as the President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E. Each week, Project C.U.R.E. delivers approximately four semi-truck loads of donated medical supplies and equipment to desperately needy people around the world. Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics in over 135 countries. Project C.U.R.E. is consistently recognized with the highest rankings from Guidestar and Charity Navigator, and was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 charities in America.
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For more information on the Nanda Center, contact Anne Aguirre, Nanda Center Coordinator, aaguirre@law.du.edu.

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