AARP International


Peter Rundlet

peter rundlet
Vice President
AARP international

As Vice President of International, Peter Rundlet develops and executes AARP's international strategy to position AARP as the global thought leader on aging. An accomplished strategic thinker and visionary leader, Rundlet leads the enterprise-wide strategic direction for international engagements, including programmatic, policy, and operational activities.

Rundlet's extensive background working to achieve positive and durable social change includes key posts both inside and outside government. Before joining AARP, Rundlet served as the Director of International Strategy for the Obama Foundation, where he spearheaded the design and development of all of the organization's international programs. During his tenure, the International team grew quickly, raised millions of dollars, and established several strategic partnerships to support programs that engage and empower thousands of emerging leaders from around the world. Prior to that post, Rundlet served as Managing Director and Head of the Washington, DC office of the human rights foundation Humanity United.

As President Barack Obama's Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary, Rundlet exercised control over all written information prepared for the President, ensuring quality and readiness for the President's eyes and that the views of all relevant senior advisors were reflected in decision memos. In that post, Rundlet also helped oversee the offices of Presidential Correspondence, the Office of the Executive Clerk, and the Office of Records Management.

Before that, Rundlet was the Vice President and Managing Director for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, where he managed the work of two dozen international policy experts and analysts, edited three books, convened several major international conferences and expert working groups, and appeared as a commentator on a wide range of media outlets.  Prior to coming to CAP, Rundlet served as Counsel for the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, better known as the 9/11 Commission.

Rundlet also served in President Clinton's White House, first as a White House Fellow, working in the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President, and later as Associate Counsel to the President. Rundlet also has worked as an associate attorney in the political law department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Earlier in his career, Rundlet was an Assistant Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where he litigated voting rights, housing, school desegregation, and employment discrimination cases. 

A former Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, Rundlet holds a master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University.

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