Jeffrey Gedmin

Jeffrey Gedmin

President and CEO in Instituto Legatum

Prior to joining the Legatum Institute in 2011, Gedmin served from 2007 to 2011 as President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, where he oversaw the company's strategy and broadcast operations in 22 countries. Before that he served for five years as Director of the Aspen Institute Berlin. Before Aspen, he was Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, D.C and Executive Director of the New Atlantic Initiative.

Jeffrey Gedmin is currently a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. His articles on foreign policy, media, culture and economics, and public diplomacy have otherwise appeared in a range of newspapers and magazines. He is author of the book "The Hidden Hand: Gorbachev and the Collapse of East Germany" and Editor of a collection of essays titled "European Integration and the American Interest". He was also Executive Editor and Producer of the award-winning PBS television program, "The Germans: Portrait of a New Nation," and Co-Executive Producer of the PBS documentary "Spain's 9/11 and the Challenge of Radical Islam in Europe."


Jeffrey Gedmin has taught at Gonzaga College High School and Georgetown University, where he holds a Ph.D. in German. In 2010 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate by the Tbilisi State University, Georgia.


He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and a member of the National Endowment for Democracy's Research Council. He also serves on the board of the Masters Programme of Georgetown University's Foreign Service School.

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