Elliot Gerson

Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International Partners, The Aspen Institute

Elliot Gerson is an executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, responsible for its policy programs, public programs, and relations with international partners. The Institute’s more than 30 policy programs provide neutral venues to do nonpartisan analysis, foster candid dialogue among leaders, advocate new policy, and promote best practices. Public programs, including the Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Words,  the Aspen Program in the Arts, and the Socrates Seminars open its doors to  broader audiences.  Gerson also administers the US Rhodes Scholarships. He previously practiced law, was a US Supreme Court clerk, held executive positions in government and on a presidential campaign, was president of health care and education start-ups, and led two national insurance and health care companies. He has served on many nonprofit boards, especially in the arts.

Videos/Audio of Elliot Gerson

As a ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia wearily sustains, Ukraine’s government still feels the two-year-old burn of... See more
If you’ve only been reading the headlines, you might think it was all about El Chapo and a wall, but there’s a lot more... See more
The proliferation of infections that can not be treated is a nightmare scenario we have not done nearly enough to... See more
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a three-part, six-hour documentary series directed by award-winning filmmaker... See more
Explore the results of the new Aspen Ideas Festival poll, which asked Americans to define their versions of the dream,... See more
Evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne discusses his book, Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible.... See more

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