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Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He began his career at The Sunday Times of London and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.  Isaacson is a renowned author, having penned notable books including The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe and Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, among others. Isaacson serves on the board of United Airlines, Tulane University, and the Overseers of Harvard University.