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

Mexico is quickly becoming an emerging market heavyweight. Having surpassed Spain as the 12th largest economy in the... See more
In this talk about his newly published book, Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine, Dr. Paul... See more
Personalized medicine is upending hierarchies with consumer products like Scanadu, designed to track physiological... See more
Colorado's new "right-to-try" law, signed in May, allows terminally ill patients access to investigational drugs... See more
America has changed dramatically since the first Aspen Ideas Festival ten years ago. The Aspen Ideas Festival/Atlantic... See more
After 40 years of largely cooperative Sino-US relations, policymakers, politicians, and pundits on both sides of the... See more

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