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Nuremberg and Wars of Aggression

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Duration: 1 hour

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The Center for American and International Law presents "Promoting the Rule of Law: Discussions Concerning the Crisis in Eastern Europe." This educational series will feature 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.

The first discussion in the series will feature a conversation around the Crime Against Peace aspects of the Nuremberg proceedings and the relevance of that history to current events in Ukraine. Professor Jonathan Bush, Columbia Law School professor and one of the nation's leading experts on the Nuremberg Trials, will join T.L. Cubbage, president of The Center for American and International Law, for this discussion.

There is no cost to attend the event. Experience the discussion live on Wednesday, March 16 at 12:00 PM CST.

About the Featured Guests

Jonathan Bush
Columbia Law School

Jonathan Bush, a lawyer, and author who has written widely on international law, legal history, and the Holocaust, is a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School.  He teaches courses on Nuremberg, war crimes trials, human rights, and Holocaust and other Human Rights Reparations.  

Bush has held full-year fellowships at the New York Public Library, the National Humanities Center, Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies, and US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and previously served as one of the Museum’s two founding co-General Counsel.  A staff prosecutor from 1980 to 1983 with the Criminal Division, US Justice Department in the Office of Special Investigations, which pursued and prosecuted Nazi war criminals, he clerked for a judge on the US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and before that earned degrees from Princeton, Oxford, and Yale.

Bush has co-edited two legal history books and is writing a biography of Telford Taylor, chief prosecutor at twelve of the thirteen Nuremberg trials.  He has taught part-time at three law schools and full-time at three others, latterly at the University of Texas (Austin).

T.L. Cubbage
The Center for American and International Law

Thomas (T.L.) Cubbage III is President of The Center for American and International Law. He leads CAIL and provides direction for all the constituent institutes and programs. T.L. previously was a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Covington & Burling LLP, where his practice focused on litigation and arbitration. With Covington, he participated in a wide range of pro bono activity that included post-conviction litigation for a death row inmate in the Deep South. T.L. also served in government as Deputy Under Secretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy (2018−2021) and as an in-house counsel with an energy company (2003−2006). Before becoming President, T.L. had served on CAIL’s Board of Trustees and been a member of the advisory boards of CAIL’s Institute for Energy Law and Institute for Transnational Arbitration. He has taught in a program on international arbitration co-sponsored by Columbia Law School and is a member of the American Law Institute. T.L. received an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, both with high honors.

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This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 1 hour, of which no credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit. Course ID Number: 174152889.

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