Don Kraus is the President and Chief Executive Officer 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.
Don previously served as Global Solutions' 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 Washington Working Group on the International Criminal Court (WICC), and the CEDAW (women's rights treaty) task force. He has also played 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 assessment of congressional voting records on global issues. He is a regular contributor the Huffington Post and 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 boards of PeacePAC, the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, the World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy and the advisory board of the United Nations Association, National Capitol Area.
He lives in Alexandria, Virginia on land once owned by George Washington, with his wife Hope Warshaw and their daughter Hilary.
Ashley Burrell is the Edward Rawson Development Fellow. In this role, she supports all fundraising programs. Ashley worked as a field organizer on Senator-elect Cory Booker's campaign in Toms River, NJ and President Obama's Re-election campaign in Cleveland, OH. Prior to her campaign work, Ashley worked for Crisis Action an international non-profit established to increase the effectiveness of civil society responses to armed conflict.
Ashley graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in English Language and Literature in 2005. She worked for NBC News in Washington, DC where she was responsible for supporting the MSNBC news desk. She went on to pursue a Master's Degree in Political Science from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2011. During her graduate tenure, Ashley interned for the Office of Senator Roland Burris, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and the U.S. Mission to the Rome-based agencies in Rome, Italy. Some of her responsibilities included drafting briefing memoranda, talking points and speeches.
Tony Fleming is the Campaigns Manager for GlobalSolutions.org. He is a communications and advocacy professional with over 15 years experience supporting United Nations advocacy efforts as a board member, staffer, online communications manager and editor-in-chief. He is currently the managing editor of GlobalMemo.org. He has been a volunteer with Citizens for Global Solutions, the United Nations Association of the USA, and the World Federalist Movement/Institute for Global Policy for over a decade.
Marvin is the Office Manager for GlobalSolutions.org
Daniel Watson is the Manager of Information Technology for Citizens for Global Solutions. He has worked in the IT profession for 4 years specializing in information networking, social networking, website architecture and content management platforms and systems. Daniel also has specialized training in electronics and database technology. His other professional affiliations include freelance and consulting work with multiple organizations both in the commercial and NGO worlds specifically on the Drupal CMS. He hails from Kalamazoo, Michigan and holds a degree in Computer Science.
Valerie Schrock is the Creative Director at Citizens for Global Solutions. She has professional expertise in the fields of Internet marketing, graphic design, web platform architecture, flash media & animation, video production, social networking, and crowd sourcing. She has over ten years professional experience in team building and organizational management. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Masters Degree in International Relations.
Melanie is a Research Associate for GlobalSolutions.org
Andreas Bummel is founding Chairman and CEO of the Committee for a Democratic UN (KDUN), one of the world's leading groups that specialize on the establishment of a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations. In 2003, he authored KDUN's strategy paper on this issue titled "Developing International Democracy." Since April 2007, Bummel leads the Secretariat of the international Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, which was cofounded by KDUN.
Since 1998, Bummel is advisor of the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), one of Germany's major human rights organizations. In this capacity he has been dealing particularly with international criminal justice and UN peacekeeping. Since February 2008, he is a member of STP's board of directors. From 1998 to 2007, Bummel was Council member of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy in New York. In 2002 and 2005, he was a candidate of the liberal party for the election to the German parliament. Since 2001, Bummel is affiliated with FutureManagementGroup AG, a management consulting firm based in Eltville.
Kevin S. Burke is a writer and blogger focused on international relations and political theory. He's lived in small towns and big cities, met people from all the inhabited continents, and spent some time in public schools, private schools, and graduate schools. He spends most of his time reading, thinking, and writing, and plans on spending the rest of his life trying to occupy his time that way. Keep up with his current projects here.
Aric Caplan is the founder and president of Caplan Communications. For over 18 years, his winning issues advocacy campaigns have furthered the timely missions of civic organizations, non-profit groups and NGOs seeking to advance human rights, environmental protection and safeguard social justice. In February 2004, Aric founded Caplan Communications to champion issues in the public interest and on behalf of social justice and environmental causes. He frequently publishes editorials in industry trend magazines such as O’Dwyer’s magazine and has been invited to address audiences on communications panels as a public affairs practitioner whose insights and approaches continue to reach and influence target audiences and Capitol Hill with precision.
John Daly is the former director of the USAID Office of Research and instructor at George Washington University on UNESCO. His professional background is in promoting the capacity for science and technology in developing nations, especially the applications of information and communications technology. He served as the acting Work Program Administrator of infoDev, and has been a consultant with the RAND Corporation, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and on the Research and Training Network of the Development Gateway. He served as Vice President of Americans for UNESCO from 2005-2012.
Currently pursuing a BA in Political Science with a focus in Middle Eastern Relations and a JD with focuses in international and Constitutional law. Have participated in simulation United Nations and NATO conferences including Lake Erie International Model United Nations in Independence, Ohio and International Model NATO in Washington, DC. Plans to pursue a post collegiate career in Politics focusing on international relations and international law aimed at positioning the United States as a leader in global arena. Currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.
Elspeth is a media professional based in Washington, DC. She recently relocated to the US after having spent three years living in Amman, Jordan, where she worked in both print journalism and documentary film production.
Mona is an independent consultant who specializes in climate change policy and strategy. She has worked on a wide range of environmental projects, including researching REDD+ social and environmental safeguards at the World Resources Institute and examining the role of natural resource management in post-conflict peacebuilding at the Environmental Law Institute.
Mona's passion for the environment began while hiking in the Adirondack Mountains in her early 20s. She fell in love with the beauty and serenity of the wilderness and decided to make protecting forests – and other natural resources – her life's work. She moved to Boston, MA in 2000 to work for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and continued her outdoor adventures. She spent many happy weekends in the White Mountains in NH and took trips to the western U.S., Ireland, and Malaysia, which stoked her interest in global conservation, sustainability, and public policy. In 2011 she graduated with an MA in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University and moved to DC to pursue a career in international environmental policy.
Ronald J. Glossop is Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville (SIUE), member of the national board of Citizens for Global Solutions Education Fund, Chair of Citizens for Global Solutions of Greater St. Louis, Vice-President of UNA of Greater St. Louis, Coordinator of the St. Louis Coalition for the ICC, President of the American Association of Teachers of Esperanto, and Director of Infanoy chirkaw la Mondo [Esperanto for "Children around the World"]. Previously, Dr. Glossop held positions as Chair of the World Federalist Association of Greater St. Louis (1970-2004), Vice-President of the National World Federalist Association (1994-2003), and Coordinator of the Peace Studies Program at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (1974-1998). Dr. Glossop earned his B.A. from Carthage College (summa cum laude) and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis.
Of GlobalSolutions.org's core issues, Dr. Glossop is interested mainly in Peace and Security through expanding democracy and restricting national sovereignty. In particular, he supports the International Criminal Court, the Responsibility to Protect principle, creation of a force of individually recruited U.N. peacekeepers, and education for world citizenship. He emphasizes the need to substitute democracy for violence as the way to resolve social conflicts, both within and between nations. He addresses these issues in his books World Federation? (1994) and Confronting War (4th ed., 2001).
Ronald previously served on the board and chaired the organization's World Federalist Institute.
Andrew Hanauer is the Outreach Director at Jubilee USA. He has spent more than a decade working on issues related to climate change, joblessness, education, and now global economic reform. He has a master's degree in international studies from the University of San Francisco. He is a regular contributor to Global Solutions and Tikkun Daily and has blogged for the Center of Concern, Mama Hope, and Jubilee USA. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three children.
Jake works with immigrants, refugees, and asylees to help them re-enter their professional fields in the United States. He has a background in sociology, international relations, and Middle Eastern affairs. Jake currently resides in Chicago, IL.
Lucy Law Webster is the Executive Director of the Center for War/Peace Studies, a Member of the Council of the World Federalist Movement and the World Federalist Institute member of the Board of Global Solutions.org. She is also a Board Member of Economists for Peace and Security.
Debbie Metke works with GlobalSolutions.org, Democratic World Federalists, the United Nations Association, Peace Action, the World Parliament Campaign, the World Federalist Movement and the Center for War/Peace Studies to develop the pathway toward a livable world. She is currently authoring two books on the route to get there.
Donna Park is a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions and serves as the Secretary of its Board. She also leads the Chapter’s team working for World Peace Through World Law. She is a member of the Cincinnati Peace Committee sponsored by the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC). She is a student of Nonviolent Communication as developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.
Donna has a BA and MA in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. She spent over 30 years working in the global pharmaceutical industry where she had responsibility for Global Clinical Data Management and Global Regulatory Submissions. She was the first Data Manager to receive the Career Achievement Award from the Biostatistics and Data Management Technical Group at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association. She has been successful in working across disciplines, countries and companies to bring about organizational change.
Donna is passionate about the need for a representative government for all humanity to foster world peace through world law. She recently led a consortium of Catholic High Schools and Universities in the Cincinnati Archdiocese to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s encyclical Pacem in Terris, or Peace on Earth. This very successful year long program initially trained 40 teachers from 13 high schools and then pulled together over 300 high school students and 36 teachers from 18 different high schools for a day aimed at inspiring students to work for peace. The program also engaged a dozen college students from Xavier University and educated 250 adults about Pope John’s vision of Peace on Earth.
Donna is currently a member of the Global Solutions’ Grassroots Leaders Team and the World Federalist Institute.
James T. Ranney is Adjunct Professor of Law at Widener's Delaware campus, and formerly at the University of Montana School of Law. Prior to law teaching, Professor Ranney was an Assistant District Attorney, Deputy Chief of the Appeals Division, in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Prior to that, he clerked for the Hon. Thomas E. Fairchild on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and was a legal intern at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Professor Ranney has a long-time interest in the peace issue, in particular, abolition of nuclear weapons and the establishment of international dispute resolution mechanisms. Professor Ranney was a co-founder of the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center (in Missoula, Montana), a Legal Consultant to the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions, and is currently a Board Member of the Project for Nuclear Awareness.
Joseph E. Schwartzberg is a Distinguished International Emeritus Professor at the University of Minnesota and is a past chair of the Minnesota Global Solutions Chapter.
Stacey Stachera formerly interned with Global Solutions Pittsburgh, where she helped maintain online communications of the Pittsburgh Human Rights Network and performed outreach to student, community and professional groups. She studied in Tanzania as a recipient of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarship. Stacey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Father Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., is the director emeritus of Peace and Justice Programs at Xavier University. Father Urmston has been a guiding force of peace and justice issues at Xavier University. In 1943 Fr. Ben came to Xavier as an undergraduate and entered the Army. He was in Patton's army in Europe, also in the Philippine Islands. While in the Philippines, Fr. Ben decided to become a Jesuit and in 1946 he entered the Jesuit Novitiate. Then in 1971, he made his return to Xavier University where he became an instructor of Theology, focusing his teachings on international issues, human rights, and non-violent solutions to the problems of the world. In 1977 he began Faith and Justice Forum, a weekly radio talk show which continued at WVXU until 2005.
Rene Wadlow is the President of the Association of World Citizens, an international peace organization with consultative status with ECOSOC, the United Nations organ facilitating international cooperation on and problem-solving in economic and social issues.