India must endorse regional trade agreements as international trade negotiations becoming dynamic: Experts

Bengaluru: India must endorse regional trade agreements (RTA), as international trade negotiations are becoming dynamic in nature, a global economist advised India at an International Conference on Emerging Trends in International Trade Law (2021) organized by the CMR University School of Legal Studies.

“India should endorse regional trade agreements (RTA) and actively participate in them. India has been reluctant to join RTA where China plays dominating role,” said Prof Raj Bhala, Brenneisen Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas, School of Law, U.S.

Professor Bhala speaks at conference on international trade law

BENGALURU: An international virtual conference on emerging trends in International Trade Law will be held at 5.30pm on April 9.

The conference is organised by the School of Legal Studies of CMR University, Bengaluru.

The conference will be addressed by field experts like Prof Peter L H Van den Bossche, Director of Studies and Professor of International Economic Law, World Trade Institute, University of Bern, and Prof Raj Bhala, Brenneisen Distinguished Professor at The University of Kansa, School of Law. 

Why a peaceful Indo-Pacific needs a U.S.-Taiwan Trade Deal

Think a free trade agreement between America and Taiwan is about one large country (America) trying to reconcile its awkward relationship with a small island (Taiwan), with sure-bet howls from China, and no implications for India? 

Think again.

The U.S.-China stand-off that started in 1949, when Chiang Kai-Shek’s Nationalist Kuomintang Party lost the civil war on the Mainland to Mao’s Chinese Communist Party and fled to Formosa, need not cause Armageddon as the outcome of a ‘great powers competition’.

Social equity and sustainable energy intersect at UConn Law Conference

A conference explores energy justice, and emerging issue in the transition to renewable energy sources.

The rapid acceleration of climate change will soon force states to collaborate to combat it, Katie Dykes, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, told a large virtual audience at a UConn Law conference on April 16, 2021.

“We can no longer just put on our blinders and say we don’t care what’s happening outside of Connecticut,” Dykes said. “The recent winter storms and power grid failures in Texas illustrate that.”

Keynote address: Raj Bhala presents at international conference on Emerging Trends in International Trade Law 2021

Professor Raj Bhala presented the keynote address at an international conference on Emerging Trends in International Trade Law 2021, which was hosted by School of Legal Studies CMR University in Bangalore. Professor Bhala is on screen from 6:50 - 23:10 minutes.

Podcast: Do no harm... LGBTQ+ American conflict of rights

In today's episode, we talk to Kyle Velte, a professor of anti-discrimination law at Kansas University's School of Law, about LGBTQ+ protections in the US, the conflict between religious freedom and anti-discrimination, and the map forward for equality for the queer community. 

Check out the accompanying blog post at to learn more about religious discrimination, the liberal approach to anti-discrimination law, and the legal basis for the policing of religious clothing. 

Study argues the trade sanctions imposed in response to China’s alleged human rights abuses

According to the international trade law expert, human rights and international trade are inextricably linked.

At the University of Kansas, a renowned expert released a report in the Journal of the National Human Rights Commission arguing the implementation of US trade sanctions in response to China’s alleged human rights abuses.

Haskell university leader accused of disregarding free speech rights. Faculty just gave him a no-confidence vote.

Faculty at Haskell Indian Nations University have formally expressed their displeasure with the school’s president, who is also facing criticism from a national campus free speech organization that says his administration violated the First Amendment rights of students and staff.

On April 1, the Haskell Faculty Senate delivered a unanimous vote of no confidence against university president Ronald Graham, The Indian Leader reported.

Know Your Rights: How states can legalize weed when it's federally illegal

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Right now, there is a push among some Kansas lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana. 

This week, lawmakers sent a bill to the full House for approval. 

But even if medical marijuana was ever legalized in Kansas, could we face problems because marijuana is still not legal federally? 

Marijuana is still considered a Schedule I drug by the DEA. The agency defines those types of substances as "drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse."

Modi’s urgent agenda for India’s diplomats in America

On March 12, 2021, U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. met virtually with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural ‘Quad’ leaders’ summit, along with the Prime Ministers of Japan and Australia. The four leaders announced a collaborative effort to provide one billion Covid-19 vaccine donations to the ASEAN region and beyond. This multilateral initiative came days after ‘On Point’ identified three new areas for America and India to collaborate on a bilateral basis.


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