Douglas Rutzen

Doug Rutzen is President and CEO of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, which has worked in 100 countries to help develop the legal framework for philanthropy and civil society.  Doug also teaches at Georgetown Law, serves on the boards of InterAction and the United Nations Democracy Fund, and co-chairs the civil society pillar of the Community of Democracies.  In the 1980s, Doug helped develop social enterprises for blind persons in the Caribbean, and he wrote a book that revolutionized the production of low-cost eyeglasses around the world.  In the early 1990s, Doug served as Legal Advisor to the Czechoslovak Parliament and worked with partners to develop laws governing philanthropy and civil society in Central Europe.  Doug is a graduate of Yale Law School, with undergraduate studies at Cornell and Oxford.