International Law Weekend - Midwest

The American Branch of the International Law Association held its International Law Weekend - Midwest on February 24, 2017 at The Ved Nanda Center and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The conference, entitled International Law in a Time of Change, featured the following session topics:


  • The Effectiveness – or Ineffectiveness – of the Inter-American System in the Protection of Human Rights
  • Priorities for the New Administration in International Human Rights
  • Sustainable Development — The Quest Continues
  • Increasing Access to International Arbitration for Medium and Small Businesses

Prof. Ved Nanda Selected as Padma Bhushan Award Winner

Prof. Ved Nanda Selected as Padma Bhushan Award Winner - Presented by the President and Prime Minister of India

One of the highest civil awards presented by the Government of India, the Padman Award Committee selected only 85 recipients from this year's nomination pool of over 15,700. Of those 85, Nanda was one of 9 to receive the Bhushan award.

The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honors of India and are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service). The award seeks to recognize achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved. The nominations are reviewed by the Padma Awards Committee and approved by the Prime Minister and President. The awards are presented by the President of India in March or April following the announcements.

Ved Nanda is one of nine distinguished recipients of this year’s Padma Bhushan, recognized for his distinguished service in Literature and Education.