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Walter Isaacson

Professor of History, Tulane University; Author, The Code Breaker; Distinguished Fellow, The Aspen Institute

Walter Isaacson is the Leonard Lauder Professor of American History and Values at Tulane University. From 2003 to 2018, he was president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow. He has also been chair of CNN and editor of TIME magazine. Isaacson’s latest book is The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race. He is also the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography. He co-authored The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

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