Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit organization designed to promote enlightened leadership and dialogue in contemporary issues. He was the Chairman and the CEO of CNN and the Managing Editor of Time. Isaacson wrote the well-received Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon & Schuster), for which he had access to previously unavailable papers belonging to Einstein. He has also written Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and Kissinger: A Biography, both published by Simon & Schuster, and was the consultant for the 2008 BBC/HBO drama Einstein and Eddington. His work has been published in the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and China. In 2007, Isaacson became a columnist for Time. He lives in Washington DC.