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Austin Ruse has headed the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) since shortly after its creation in the summer of 1997. Mr. Ruse has held the title of President since 2000. Ruse or his team have participated in every major UN social policy negotiation since 1997 including the multi-year negotiations that created the International Criminal Court. He has briefed members of the U.S. House and Senate on U.N. matters, as well as briefing White House and National Security Council staff. Ruse has also briefed senior government officials, journalists, Church and non-governmental leaders from around the world. He has appeared on a number of national cable network programs discussing UN and Catholic issues, including news programs on CNN, CBS News, MSNBC, and Fox News. Ruse has published in First Things, Washington Times, National Review Online, Weekly Standard, Human Events, Touchstone, as well as newspapers around the world. He is a biweekly columnist for TheCatholicThing.org. He is a former foreign affairs commentator for EWTN's weekly news broadcast The World Over hosted by Raymond Arroyo. He lectures widely on U.N. matters, appearing throughout the U.S., also in Canada, Latin America, the Far East and Europe. Ruse is a founder of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Prior to helping to found C-FAM, Ruse spent many years in magazine publishing including Forbes, Fortune, the Atlantic Monthly and Rolling Stone.
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