Erik Gross joined the Citizenship and American Identity Program in 2020 and focuses heavily on the Better Arguments Project. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Erik worked at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting liberal arts education and academic freedom at colleges and universities nationwide. Erik graduated from Kenyon College in 2018 with an Economics Major and a History Minor, and achieved the honor of distinction in his economics major senior exercise. He combined his interests in economics and intellectual history to write his economics thesis on the history of economic thought on immigration and examined the extent to which Progressive Era immigration restrictions were informed by eugenics. Erik brings experience and passion for studying and promoting the pillars of free and open societies, and has a deep vested interest in sustaining liberal democracies.
Program Coordinator, Citizenship and American Identity Program
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