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 open its doors to a broader audience.Gerson also administers the US Rhodes Scholarships. He previously practiced law, 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

Pakistan has been called the most dangerous place in the world, the epicenter of terrorism, and a not yet failing state... See more
Shashi Tharoor, a member of Indian Parliment, reflects on what we have gained and lost in the past decade’s fight... See more
This session takes an in-depth look at the results of a major TIME/Aspen Ideas Festival survey, conducted by Penn,... See more
Free-speech activist, author, and politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali opens up about her tumultuous youth, her fight for women's... See more
The concept of learning is changing and so is the meaning of a college degree. How do we keep students in continued... See more
Will Americans tolerate changes in order to meet the realities of 21st-century life? Mickey Edwards, Noah Feldman,... See more

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