Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Jeffrey Gedmin

President and CEO, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Jeffrey Gedmin is President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, which serves 25 million people in 20 countries. He was previously director of The Aspen Institute, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and executive director of AEI's New Atlantic Initiative. His articles on U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy have appeared in leading publications, and he is the author of The Hidden Hand: Gorbachev and the Collapse of East Germany. He was also co-executive producer of the documentary "Spain's 9/11 and the Challenge of Radical Islam in Europe." Gedmin is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the Council for a Community of Democracies. He received a Ph.D. in German area studies and linguistics from Georgetown University; his master's and bachelor's degrees are from American University in Washington, D.C.

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