Jeffrey Gedmin is CEO and Editor-In-Chief of American Purpose. He also serves as a nonresident senior fellow for the Future Europe Initiative at the Atlantic Council and as a senior fellow at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Previously, Dr. Gedmin was president and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), where he shaped the organization’s strategy and oversaw its $100 million budget of multi-media broadcast operations, including radio, television, internet, and social media. He also served as president and CEO of the London-based Legatum Institute, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in Berlin, and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and executive director of its New Atlantic Initiative.
Dr. Gedmin is the author of several books, including “The Hidden Hand: Gorbachev and the Collapse of East Germany” (1992) and served as co-executive producer for two PBS documentaries, “The Germans, Portrait of a New Nation” (1995) and “Spain’s 9/11 and the Challenge of Radical Islam in Europe” (2007). He received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in German Area Studies and Linguistics. He earned his master’s degree in German Area Studies from American University and completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from American University.