Doug Rutzen is President and CEO of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, which has worked in 100 countries to advance the freedoms of expression, association, and assembly. Doug also teaches at Georgetown law school, serves on InterAction’s Board, and the United Nations Democracy Fund’s Advisory Board. Doug previously co-chaired the State Department’s Global Philanthropy Working Group and the Community of Democracies’ civil society pillar.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Doug served as Legal Advisor to the Czechoslovak Parliament. In private practice, Doug focused on international law and Supreme Court litigation. In the 1980s, Doug developed social enterprises for blind people in the Caribbean and co-authored a book that revolutionized the production of low-cost eyeglasses in developing countries.