What is CASIN?

Our Mission
The Council for American Students in International Negotiations is a membership-based society that strives to deepen the commitment of American students to multilateral discourse through scholarship and engagement with intergovernmental and supranational institutions and the processes that govern them.

Our Organization
The Council for American Students in International Negotiations, Inc. (CASIN) is an educational non-profit, non-governmental 501(c)(3) organization providing young Americans unprecedented access to the international policymaking process. Its primary activities consist of (1) organizing student delegations to meetings of supranational and intergovernmental bodies such as the United Nations, the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Pan-American Health Organization, and the Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms; and (2) the production of peer-reviewed scholarly journals on topics of international importance.

Our Members
The Council’s members include undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and law school students at colleges and universities across the United States, as well as young professionals. The Council maintains strong connections to top professors and practioners of law, diplomacy, and international relations at faculties within the United States and around the world.

Our History

CASIN was established in 2000 under the name of the Independent Student Coalition for the International Criminal Court. After taking part in the successful drive to secure President Clinton’s signature to the Rome Statute, the organization changed its name and expanded its mandate to embrace broader issues of international policy and justice.

Our Alliances
CASIN is a member of the Steering Committee of the American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC) and USAforICC.org. CASIN is also a member of the Coalition for American Leadership Abroad (COLEAD). CASIN works withAmericans for Informed Democracy (AID) and Global Youth Action Network (GYAN). Also, CASIN is accredited to attend meetings of the ICC Assembly of States Parties as well as meetings of the US State Department Advisory Committee on International Law.