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

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
It is known that China will be a country of commanding significance as this century unfolds, but the bounds of that... See more
What is working and what is not on an African continent rich in natural beauty and bountiful resources yet rife with... See more

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