Ved P. Nanda
Professor Ved P. Nanda is the Vice Provost at the University of Denver and holds twonamed professorships at the University -- John Evans University Professor and ThompsonG. Marsh Professor of Law. We also serves as Director of the International Legal StudiesProgram at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. In 2006 Professor Nanda washonored with a $1 million gift and a matching amount from the University to found theNanda Center for International Law. The Center began its programming in 2007. Sincefall 2007, he has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Iliff School of Theology.He has been a distinguished visiting professor and scholar at a number of universities inthe United States and abroad.Professor Nanda is Past President of the World Jurist Association, former honorary VicePresident of the American Society of International Law and its counselor, and a member ofthe advisory council of the United states Institute of Human Rights. He currently serves asHonorary President of the World Jurist Association and Honorary Vice-President of theInternational Law Association - American Branch. He was formerly the United StatesDelegate to the World Federation of the United Nations Associations, Geneva, Vice-Chairof its Executive Council, and on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Associationof the United States of America. He also serves as an elected member of the AmericanLaw Institute, on the board of the Human Rights Center of the American Bar Association,and as a council member for the American Bar Association Section of International Law.Among numerous national and international awards, in September 2005, Professor Nandawas awarded the Highest Order of Justice in Shanghai, China, by the World JuristAssociation, which had earlier presented him the World Legal Scholar award. In 2004 hereceived the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award for Peace Building fiom Soka GakkaiInternational and Morehouse College. He was also the recipient of the United NationsAssociation's Human Rights Award in 1997 and the Anti-Defamation League's CivilRights Award in 1996.He has received honorary doctorates from Soka University in Tokyo, Japan and fromBundelkhand University, Jhansi, India. He is widely published in law journals andnational magazines, has authored or co-authored 23 books in the various fields ofinternational law and over 180 chapters and major law review articles. He is a frequentguest on television and radio and writes regularly on international issues for the DenverPost.