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
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shocked the conscience of humanity. The country has literally become a nation-wide crime scene. Worldwide, cries for accountability are deafening. But are Vladimir Putin and other Russian leaders beyond the reach of international criminal law? In the Cox-Price Human Rights Lecture, Dean Michael Scharf will discuss the options and obstacles to bringing Russian leaders to justice for the crime of aggression and war crimes in Ukraine.
Online and In Person | October 9, 2022
Download Sharf_bio.pdf | Watch Video
The 2021 Sutton Colloquium will offer expert perspectives on the fast-paced, climate change-driven global transition to clean energy. The rapidly advancing transition will broadly impact law and legal professionals - the presenters in this Colloquium will address issues of interest and concern in three panel discussions to take place on three consecutive mornings, October 27, 28 and 29 from 7:30 – 8:45 am Mountain Time.
CLE credit pending | Agenda | Speaker Biographies | Register Here
CORPORATE COUNSEL FORUM WEBINAR SERIES PRESENTS
CYBERSECURITY LAW & PRACTICE FOR THE GENERALIST | WEDNESDAYS, FEB 24, MAR 3, MAR 10, 2021 | 7:30 - 9:00 AM MST
FEB 24: CYBERSECURITY: THE BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY AND LEGAL CONTEXTS
- The technology and legal basics of cybersecurity
- The legal basics of cybersecurity
MAR 3: GOVERNANCE, RISK ASSESSMENT, DILIGENCE AND DEFENSE
- Governance Basics
- Law Enforcement
MAR 10: CYBERSECURITY IN ACTION - THREE SCENARIOS
- Initial client consultation
- Security breach and/or regulatory inquiry of client
- Breach at law firm that impacts representation of client
Registration is free. CLE fee: $25 per session or $60 for all three
Approved for 2 general and .6 ethics credits per session.
2021 Winter In-House Counsel Program
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2020-21 LEONARD V.B. SUTTON COLLOQUIUM | OCTOBER 16, 2020 | 1 PM - 5:30 PM
GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN: FRAGILE PROGRESS 25 YEARS AFTER BEIJING
This three-panel webinar will review the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and discuss the progress made and challenges encountered over the last 25 years. The adopting countries “agreed that women’s rights are human rights; that the eradication of poverty require women’s involvement in economic and social development; that there must be equal opportunities for women and men in sustainable development; and that peace is inextricably linked to the advancement of women. Twenty-five years after its adoption, the Platform for Action remains the most complete framework for gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls and the realization of their human rights.” (https://reliefweb.int/report/world/25-years-after-beijing-review-un-system-s-support-implementation-platform-action-2014) The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2015, specifically Goal 5 – Gender Equality- prioritize gender equality as a fundamental goal and give additional support to achieve the Declaration’s goals.
The sessions are loosely titled: The Economic Realm, The Political Realm, and Sustainable Development Goal #5. The full agenda and speaker biographies are available below.
Program Schedule Download Sutton_20-21_Agenda.1.pdf
Speaker Biographies Download Sutton Speaker Bios.pdf
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The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Vehicle of Reform in the United States
S. James Anaya, Dean and Distinguished University Professor, University of Colorado School of Law
September 25, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Approved for 1 General CLE credit (free)
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, after more than two decades of discussions in which indigenous peoples themselves played a leading role. The declaration affirms that “indigenous peoples and individuals are free and equal to all other peoples and individuals,” and that “indigenous peoples have the right to self-determination.” On that basis the declaration affirms a series of related rights and state obligations to secure the survival of indigenous peoples on their own terms. But what specifically are the implications of this United Nations declaration for indigenous peoples in the United States?
In his lecture Dean S. James Anaya will explain the legal status of the declaration, the United States’ official posture toward it, and its potential relation to decision making by political and judicial actors in the country. He will argue that the declaration signals international legal and policy prescriptions that should influence decision making by the federal courts and the political branches of government on matters concerning indigenous or Indian nations. In this way, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples can be a vehicle for significant, needed reform of United States law and policy on the rights and status of the country’s first peoples.
The Nanda Center launched its Corporate Counsel Forum program -- an on-going series on transnational issues presented by practitioners and experts in their fields.
CORPORATE COUNSEL FORUM
CORRUPTION, BRIBERY, AND UNDUE INFLUENCE IN TRANSNATIONAL BUSINESS: A three-part program
Wednesdays, May 20, 27, and June 3, 2020 | 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Part I: Introduction to the issues and their effect;
Part II: What legal regimes are in place and available to practitioners; and
Part III: How to create a robust, enforceable compliance program.
Zoom link will be sent upon registration.
CLE: 6 credits, including 4.5 Ethics, $75 per registrant for the three sessions
- Corruption, Undue Influence, and Transnational Business | Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
James E. Nelson, PE, JD, ret., FCIArb, past International Counsel, Global Vice President, and General Counsel, Gates Corporation
Ian B. Bird, Esq., Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Norican Global A/S, Sturm College of Law JD ‘77
Howard Schirmer, MSC, P.E., President and Owner, Transnational Associates, Inc., Past President and Managing Director, CH2M Hill International
Analysis of issues and detection of problems: outright bribery; operational issues; and corruption of dispute resolution
View the webinar https://udenver.zoom.us/rec/share/79FpNLLppjJLTtb3xl_Oc4cjQrXvT6a81XJK__Vfnxz9XfP844fExIAh6QTjtCQF
Access Password: nanda-du-1864
For more information on the Nanda Center, contact Anne Aguirre, Nanda Center Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.