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

In Conversation with Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Interviewer: Jane Harman In... See more
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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

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