Dr. Jeffrey Gedmin has been the director of the Aspen Institute Berlin since November 2001. The Aspen Institute is an independent non-profit and non-partisan organization for international affairs and transatlantic relations. As director, Dr. Gedmin oversees all operations within the institute, directs programs, gives
lectures, and writes articles regularly for a host of publications in Germany and abroad. Additionally, he manages all program work on Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, and Asia. His responsibilities include fundraising, the budget of the Aspen Institute, all personnel decisions, and facilitating relations with the Board of Directors.
Previously, Dr. Gedmin was a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C., where he coordinated and directed the New Atlantic Initiative (NAI), a coalition of international institutes, politicians, leading journalists, and business executives dedicated to the revitalization and expansion of the
Atlantic community of democracies.
In NAI program work included conferences in Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East. As director of NAI Dr. Gedmin was responsible for fundraising and executive decisions related to publications and programs.
Dr. Gedmin is a regular columnist for the American Spectator and Die Welt. His articles on foreign and defense issues, and US public diplomacy including NATO, US-EU relations, missile defense, and Balkan security have appeared in the New York
Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Weekly Standard, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, Die Welt, and elsewhere. He is the author of
The Hidden Hand: Gorbachev and the Collapse of East Germany (1992) and the editor of European Integration and the American Interest (AEI Press, 1997). He was executive editor and producer of the award-winning PBS television program, The Germans,
Portrait of a New Nation. Dr. Gedmin holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University.
Dr. Gedmin is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on several boards, including Council for a Community of Democracies and Program of Atlantic Security Studies (PASS).