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Jeffrey Gedmin

Jeffrey Gedmin

Dr. Jeffrey Gedmin is CEO and editor-in-chief of American Purpose, the magazine and media venture. He is former President/CEO of the London-based Legatum Institute. Gedmin served for four years as President/CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, headquartered in Prague, prior to which he served as President/CEO of the Aspen Institute in Berlin. Previously, he was Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and Executive Director of the New Atlantic Initiative.

Gedmin is the author/editor of several books on Germany and European security. He also served as co-executive producer for two major 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 is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on several advisory boards, including the Institute for State Effectiveness, the Justice for Journalists Foundation, the Tocqueville Conversations, and the Institute for Current World Affairs. Together with former U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Norm Eisen, Gedmin is co-chair of the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group, hosted by the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Articles

Cancel Culture Gone Wild

Cancel Culture Gone Wild

A story of three turmoils, and lessons for managing a ghastly, growing problem.

Jeffrey Gedmin
Lock the Door—Putin’s Still at It
Interview

Lock the Door—Putin’s Still at It

Garry Kasparov speaks with Larry Diamond and Jeffrey Gedmin on the end of Putin’s empire, democracy’s decay across the West, and how the United States must hit back.

Garry Kasparov, Larry Diamond, Jeffrey Gedmin
Soft Power, Anyone?

Soft Power, Anyone?

Our international media networks like Voice of America and RFE/RL help others while helping us—at a huge bang for the buck.

Jeffrey Gedmin
Rebuilding the Foundation

Rebuilding the Foundation

As we wait for final results of our closely-contested elections, it's time to face the enormity of our challenge ahead.

Suzanne Garment, Michelle High, Jeffrey Gedmin
A Note from the Editors

A Note from the Editors

Welcome to ‘American Purpose.’

Jeffrey Gedmin, Adam Keiper, Suzanne Garment