Senior Advisor

Jeffrey Gedmin is a Senior Advisor to Blue Star Strategies, LLC. 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 served as 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.

Dr. Gedmin 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 a member of several organizational boards, including the Council on Foreign Relations, National Endowment for Democracy's Forum Research Council, Turkish Policy Quarterly, World Affairs Journal, Institute for State Effectiveness, Hudson Institute's Kleptocracy Initiative, and the Amena Center for Entrepreneurship and Development at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. He has been an Honorary Professor at the University of Konstanz in Germany and currently serves on the board of the Masters Program of Georgetown University's Foreign Service School.

He 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 is a frequent contributor to leading U.S. and European newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Weekly Standard, The American Interest, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, The Times, Die Welt, Allgemeine Zeitung, and Die Welt.

Dr. Gedmin 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.