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

From the debt ceiling negotiations to tax cuts to how to fund Medicare, Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal... See more
A Conversation with Tzipi Livni, leader of Israel’s opposition and chairman of the Kadima party. She discusses the... See more
America faces four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them — and if we delay any... See more
Welcome by:Justin Smith, The Atlantic, and Walter Isaacson, The Aspen InstituteA variety of 2011 Aspen Ideas speakers... See more
Now in its sixth year, the Aspen Ideas Festival will gather scientists, artists, politicians, historians, educators,... See more
In a conversation about current issues, Gates shares his optimism about improvements in the world in terms of health,... See more