On Tuesday, April 29th, at 4:30PM in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, Douglas Rutzen, President and CEO of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, will give a talk entitled "Defending Civil Society and Peaceful Protest Around the World." The talk is part of the Einaudi Center's ongoing Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series and cosponsored by the Cornell Law School.
Douglas Rutzen is President and CEO of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), which has worked in over 100 countries to develop the legal framework for civil society, public participation, and philanthropy. Mr. Rutzen is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international civil society law. He is frequently called upon to advise heads of state and foreign ministers on civil society law. Under Mr. Rutzen’s leadership, ICNL received a 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the organizational analogue to MacArthur’s “genius award” for individuals.