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 is also the author of Steve Jobs and several other best-selling biographies. He is vice-chair of Partners for a New Beginning, a public-private group tasked with forging ties between the United States and the Muslim world, and serves on the boards of United Airlines, Tulane University, and Harvard University. Isaacson is chair emeritus of Teach for America, was chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and was 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
At 27, musician Jon Batiste is considered by many to be one of the most exciting and progressive new crossover talents... See more

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