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, where he was previously political correspondent, national editor, and editor of digital media. He began his career at The Sunday Times and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Isaacson’s most recent book is The Innovators; he also authored Steve Jobs and several other best-selling biographies. His board service includes United Airlines, Tulane University, the Society of American Historians, and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. Isaacson was chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors from 2009 to 2012 and vice-chair of the Louisiana Recovery Authority from 2005 to 2007.

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
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