What the American People Really Want: An In-Depth View of the Electorate with pollster Doug Schoen. Moderated by Elliot Gerson.
Some of the most inspired and provocative thinkers, writers, artists, business people, teachers and other leaders drawn from myriad fields and from across the country and around the world all gathered in a single place - to teach, speak, lead, question, and answer at the 2006 Aspen Ideas Festival. Throughout the week, they all interacted with an audience of thoughtful people who stepped back from their day-to-day routines to delve deeply into a world of ideas, thought, and discussion.
Elliot Gerson is an executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, responsible for its Policy Programs, its Public Programs and its relations with international partners.
Douglas Schoen is a Founding Partner of Penn, Schoen, and Berland.
Schoen was named Pollster of the Year in 1996 by the American Association of Political Consultants.
Dr. Schoen was President William Jefferson Clinton's research and strategic consultant during the 1996 reelection, and has been widely credited with creating and effectively communicating the message that turned around the President's political fortunes between 1994 and 1996.
For more than twenty years Dr. Schoen has created winning messages and provided strategic advice to numerous political clients in the United States and to heads of state in countries around the world, including Greece, Turkey, Israel, the Philippines, Korea, the Dominican Republic, Bermuda and Yugoslavia.
Dr. Schoen has also provided preeminent strategic research to an extensive list of corporate clients, including AOL Time Warner, Procter & Gamble, Major League Baseball, AT&T, Frito Lay, and Citibank.
Dr. Schoen has recently published On The Campaign Trail: The Long Road of Presidential Politics 1860-2004, and has contributed several commentaries to the Op - Ed pages of the Los Angeles Times. He has published a book on British politics, Enoch Powell and the Powellites, as well as a biography of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Pat: A Biography of Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, and a graduate of Harvard Law School, Dr. Schoen has his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University in England.