Distinguished Fellow, The Aspen Institute; Professor of History, Tulane University
Walter Isaacson is the Leonard Lauder Professor of American History and Values at Tulane University. He is the past CEO of the Aspen Institute, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow, and has been chairman of CNN and editor of TIME magazine. Isaacson has authored biographies of Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Henry Kissinger, among other books. A CNBC contributor, he hosts “Amanpour and Company” on PBS and CNN and the podcast “Trailblazers” from Dell Technologies. Isaacson serves on the boards of United Airlines, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Society of American Historians, New Schools for New Orleans, the US Defense Department Innovation Board, and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. He is an advisory partner at Perella Weinberg.