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

On the Supreme Court's June 28 decision on the Affordable Healthcare Act. See more
Following the announcement of her post as the head of the Aspen Institute's Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, Melody... See more
What has happened to our own system of government? Is America the gold standard for the exercise of democracy? Has... See more
After a week of Aspen Ideas, we asked several of our speakers to reflect on how to put great ideas into action. Each... See more
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

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