Senior political analyst for CNN
David Gergen is a senior political analyst for CNN and has served as an adviser to four U.S. presidents. He graduated with honors from both Yale College (1963) and Harvard Law School (1967), and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for nearly three and a half years. He is a public service professor of public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and the director of its Center for Public Leadership. In 2000, he published the best-selling book, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton.
Gergen joined the Harvard faculty in 1999. He is active as a speaker and sits on many boards, including Teach for America, the Aspen Institute, and Duke University, where he taught from 1995-1999. He is a member of the Washington D.C. Bar and the Council on Foreign Relations, and holds 19 honorary degrees.
Gergen was hosted by The Common Good in 2018, "On the Fault Lines: Decision 2018" Midterm Elections Power Panel, alongside Gerald Seib, Governor Haley Barbour, Nate Silver, and Ann Lewis, moderated by Gloria Borger. He also received the American Spirit Award for Distinguished Public Service at The American Spirit Awards 2013.