Major General (Ret.) Charles E. Tucker, Jr., JD, is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the World Engagement Institute (“WEInstitute”). He previously served as the Executive Director of the International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI), Chicago, Illinois.¬†¬†General Tucker’s mission is to develop and promote the fundamental rights of peoples around the world through education, research, documentation, capacity-building, and advocacy. To accomplish this, he and the WEInstitute engage in contemporary human rights and rule of law research, training, and advocacy, as well as in post-conflict justice capacity-building programs and large-scale human rights documentation projects throughout the world. General Tucker prepares international students, professionals, and scholars for institutional capacity-building, rule of law and human rights careers by administering international institutional development projects, fellowship programs, special courses, internships, and research opportunities in Chicago and abroad. Prior to founding the WEInstitute, General Tucker served as an international rule of law and humanitarian law practitioner, mostly with the U.S. Government.