Walter Isaacson

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

Walter Isaacson is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He has been chairman and CEO of CNN and editor of TIME magazine. Isaacson’s most recent book is The Innovators; he authored Steve Jobs and several other best-selling biographies. He is chair emeritus of Teach for America and former chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (2009-2012) and vice-chair of the Louisiana Recovery Authority (2005-2007). A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Isaacson’s current board service includes United Airlines, Tulane University, the Overseers of Harvard University, New Orleans Tricentennial Commission, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Society of American Historians, Carnegie Institution for Science, and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.

Videos/Audio of Walter Isaacson

Our signature event, the 2016 Afternoon of Conversation hosts an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more
Secretary of State John Kerry at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2016 See more
For more than a decade, Laura Bush has led efforts to protect the hard-earned rights of women in Afghanistan. The... See more
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joins Walter Isaacson to discuss the opportunities for growth inherent in the... See more
A discussion with Comcast Corporation Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts and NBC Olympic primetime host Bob Costas. The... See more
In Conversation with Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Interviewer: Jane Harman In... See more

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