Elliot Gerson

Executive Vice President, Policy and Public Programs, International Partnerships,
The Aspen Institute

Elliot Gerson is responsible for the Aspen Institute’s Policy Programs, its Public Programs, and its relations with its international partners. The Institute’s Policy Programs focus on many of the most important issues in domestic and international affairs, as well as in topics in art, culture, and science. They seek to improve decision-making by providing neutral venues, nonpartisan analysis, and candid dialogue among leaders. The Institute’s Public Programs open the Institute’s doors to a broader audience of influential citizens, and include the Aspen Ideas Festival and several more specialized forums.

Mr. Gerson was a US Supreme Court clerk and has had a career including the practice of law, executive positions in state and federal government and a presidential campaign, president of leading insurance and healthcare companies, executive experience in two internet start-ups, and service on many nonprofit boards, especially in the arts and humanities. Also, as American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, he manages the US Rhodes Scholarships.

Mr. Gerson is a graduate of Harvard, Oxford, and Yale Law School.