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. He is the author of Steve JobsEinstein; Benjamin Franklin; and Kissinger and co-author of The Wise Men. Isaacson began his career at London’s The Sunday Times and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He is vice chair of Partners for a New Beginning and serves on the boards of United Airlines, Tulane University, and the Overseers of Harvard University. He is chair emeritus of Teach for America and former chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Videos/Audio of Walter Isaacson

Spotlight: Health Closing SessionA Conversation with The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius See more
Interview with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. See more
The Afternoon of Conversation is the Festival's signature event. An audience of more than 2,000 gathers in the Benedict... See more
From the 2014 Afternoon of Conversation See more
Past and Present Presidents of Harvard in conversation with Walter Isaacson. See more
At 27, musician Jon Batiste is considered by many to be one of the most exciting and progressive new crossover talents... See more