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

Cocktails, conversation, and great tunes with one of American music’s brightest rising stars — and the new bandleader... See more
Before Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, almost one-quarter of New Orleans residents lived below the... See more
Kicking of the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, Walter Isaacson and David G. Bradley are joined by a variety of speakers who... See more
In this candid talk with the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the US Senate, Senator Amy... See more
Our signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation will host an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more
Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of... See more

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