Donald Gross is a Senior Advisor of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, where he advises clients with issues in Korea and East Asia. Mr. Gross also serves as senior associate of Pacific Forum CSIS, a non-profit foreign policy research institute affiliated with the Center for Strategic & International Studies.
Mr. Gross held several U.S. government positions before returning to the private sector in 2000. From 1997 until 2000, he was senior advisor to the Under Secretary for International Security Affairs in the Department of State, where he developed diplomatic strategy toward East Asia and served in senior positions on U.S. delegations negotiating sensitive issues with China, Japan, South Korea and North Korea.
Prior to joining the State Department, he was counselor and senior policy advisor of the U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency from 1994 to 1997 and director of legislative affairs at the National Security Council in the White House from 1993 to 1994.
Before and immediately after his government service, Mr. Gross practiced law in New York, Washington, DC, and Seoul, Korea. He began his career as a journalist with the New Orleans Times-Picayune and later served as a speechwriter and senior issues advisor on several presidential campaigns.
Mr. Gross is the author of The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit from China’s Rise and Avoid Another Cold War (Bloomsbury, 2013). He has published analyses and opinion pieces in leading international publications, including the New York Times, Huffington Post, International Herald Tribune, RealClearWorld, Foreign Policy’s “Passport”, Global Asia, Comparative Connections, PacNet, World Policy Journal, Newsweek Korea, Salon, Newsweek Japan, Nautilus Policy Forum, East Asia Forum, China Economic Review and the Harvard International Law Journal.
He has served as a commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News, Public Radio International and the Wall Street Journal Radio Network. Mr. Gross graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University and holds a law degree from the University of Chicago, where he also pursued doctoral studies in political science. He is a graduate of the program for senior executives in national and international security at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Gross speaks Korean.