Don Kraus is the President and CEO of GlobalSolutions.org and its political arm, the Global Solutions Action Network. GlobalSolutions.org is a groundbreaking online movement for the 80% of Americans who want the United States to take a responsible and cooperative role in the world. Previously, he served as the organization's Executive Vice-President where he directed its Government Relations Department and Political Action Committee. Prior to that he served as the Executive Director of the Campaign for United Nations Reform and its affiliated political action committee, CUNR PAC. An expert in building U.S. political support for the U.N. and other international institutions, Don brings his considerable enthusiasm and drive to advocating for responsible global policies.
Don has co-chaired three NGO working groups: the Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping (PEP), the Taskforce on CEDAW (the Women's Treaty) and the Washington Working Group on the International Criminal Court (WICC). He also plays a lead role in the Law of the Sea Working Group, a broad group of organizations and trade associations focused on U.S. ratification of the convention.
Don compiles the Global Solution Report Card, an annual assessment of congressional voting records. He has been quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and many other publications. He has been interviewed on CNN, BBC, NPR, and many other radio and TV shows.
Don is also a past president emeritus of the Center for UN Reform Education, a UN reform think tank. He currently serves on the advisory board of the United Nations Association, National Capitol Area.