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.

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Why are rapidly evolving scientific discoveries not being translated into treatments for the country's most pressing... See more
Jane Harman, Mike McConnell, Elliot Gerson and James Fallows. See more
At the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival, General Stanley McChrystal spoke compellingly about how our notion of "service" had... See more
This study of What Americans Believe, conducted by Penn Schoen Berland for the Aspen Ideas Festival in partnership with... See more
Lawrence Summers is optimistic about the country’s future, crediting beyond our economic position the strength of our... See more
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