To commemorate our 75th anniversary, we hosted a series of special in-person and virtual events to promote the importance of upholding the rule of law, celebrate The Center for American and International Law’s rich history, and propel us forward into a brighter tomorrow.
January 11, 2023
Bold voices: one woman + The Rule of Law with Hauwa Ibrahim
The Center for American and International Law proudly presented Bold Voices: One Woman + the Rule of Law with award-winning international human rights lawyer Hauwa Ibrahim at the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Café 43. Over 50 guests from DFW’s business, legal, and nonprofit communities attended. Mark Smith, CAIL’s former president, moderated the event.
Throughout their conversation, Hauwa shared anecdotes from her experiences as a lawyer working on cases with women and children being tried under Sharia law. She spoke about her role in helping secure intelligence leading to the release of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Hauwa described how these experiences led her to research the many ways the “soft power of mothers” can help redirect youth from entering the world of fundamental extremism.
She closed the evening by emphasizing that her experiences started at one crucial point in her life: her participation in CAIL’s 2000 Academy of American and International Law, where the simple act of being able to take a cup of coffee to the classroom helped her realize, for the first time, what freedom could look like.
October 19, 2022
CAIL’s 75th Anniversary Gala & Great Leaders Award
September 27, 2022
Bridging the Gap Between Science & Practice of Interrogation: Changing Mindsets & the Restoration of Trust in the State
On September 27, The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) and Project Aletheia joined forces to host “Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice of Interrogation: Changing Mindsets and the Restoration of Trust in the State” at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C.
March 16, 2022
Promoting the Rule of Law: Nuremberg and Wars of Aggression
The Center for American and International Law presented “Promoting the Rule of Law: Discussions Concerning the Crisis in Eastern Europe” with Jonathan Bush, professer at Columbia University Law School and T.L. Cubbage, CAIL’s president. The conversation featured expert perspectives to inform the public about global issues arising from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the legal mechanisms that can be used to hold people accountable for instigating wars of aggression.
PURSUING JUSTICE: A Conversation with Judge Patrick Higginbotham and Professor Michael Tigar
We kicked off our yearlong 75th Anniversary celebration with a live virtual event featuring the unique perspectives about the Rule of Law from the Hon. Patrick Higginbotham, senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and Professor Michael Tigar, American criminal defense attorney and human rights activist.