Walter Isaacson

University Professor, History Department at Tulane University - School of Liberal Arts

Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson

University Professor, History Department at Tulane University - School of Liberal Arts

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Career Highlights

Cable News Network, Inc.

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4720

Primary Location

Washington, DC, United States

Number of Boards

30

Birthday

05/1953 - New Orleans, LA, United States

Age

66

Number of Awards

2

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Chief Executive Officer at Perella Weinberg Partners Group LP

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Former Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at United Airlines Holdings, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Bloomberg Philanthropies

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Director & Chief Executive Officer at United Airlines Holdings, Inc.

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Founder at Teach For America, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Medin Technologies, Inc.

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North America Chairman at Meridiam Infrastructure Partners SAS

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Founding Executive Director, Henry Crown Fellowship at The Aspen Institute, Inc.

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President Emeritus at Princeton University

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Executive Director, Aspen Global Innovators Group at The Aspen Institute, Inc.

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University Professor, History Department at Tulane University - School of Liberal Arts
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Member, Board of Directors at Greater New Orleans Foundation

The Greater New Orleans Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations that support projects and programs that benefit the citizens, meet community needs, and test new ideas. The types of support they provide include: capital, program development and support, seed money, technical assistance, capacity building, and emergency. The foundation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New Orleans, LA.

Education
B.A. in History & Literature
Class of 1974

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

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Founded in 1903, Isidore Newman School is a co-educational independent school that serves high-achieving and highly motivated students in Pre-K through 12th grade. In 2015 we opened Green Trees Early Childhood Village for children ages six weeks to four years old. Newman is located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans blocks away from Tulane and Loyola University. With a current enrollment of just over 1,055 students, Newman is the only accredited co-educational, non-sectarian, independent day school in the city of New Orleans. Our School enjoys a national reputation for excellence and achievement in academics, athletics, and the arts with our students matriculating to the most selective colleges and universities in the country.

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TO PROVIDE YOUNG MEN WITH A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION THROUGH ACADEMICS, LABOR, AND SELF-GOVERNANCE

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Memberships
Member
2016 - Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

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Current

The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of "promoting useful knowledge." In the 21st century the Society sustains this mission with various programs described further within.

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Current

Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce is an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.

Career History
Distinguished Fellow
2003 - Current

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

University Professor, History Department
Current
Host, Amanpour & Company
Current

Public Broadcasting Service provides public broadcasting television services. They provide Television programming and related services to 356 noncommercial stations serving all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. It offers oversees program acquisition and provides program distribution and promotion, education services, new media ventures, fundraising support, engineering and technology development and video marketing services. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Boards & Committees
Director
2006 - 2010

UAL Corp. provides air transportation services through it's subsidiary, United Airlines, Inc., in North America, the Pacific, the Atlantic and Latin America. It offers transportation of passengers and cargo. The company operates 3,400 flights and 200 United States domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

United Airlines, Inc. provides air transportation services. It operates flights to domestic and international destinations from its hubs. The company was founded in December, 1968 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director
2004 - 2008

Reader’s Digest Association (RDA) is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. For more than 90 years, flagship brand Reader’s Digest, the world’s largest circulation magazine, has simplified and enriched consumers’ lives by discovering and expertly selecting the most interesting ideas, stories, experiences and products in health, home, family, food, finance and humor. Taste of Home is the world’s largest circulation food publication and is the leading multi-platform producer of information on food, cooking and entertaining. Other brands include The Family Handyman, Birds & Blooms, Country, and many other enthusiast titles in the U.S. and internationally. The company provides content in print; online; via digital download on iPad, mobile apps, Kindle, KindleFire, Nook, Sony Reader and Zinio; books and home entertainment products; Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets.

Governor, Board of Directors
Prior

Provide news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press.

Member, Board of Directors
Tenure Unconfirmed
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
2010 - Prior
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,750 - $3,499
2016

Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. provides music education services. The firm's services include, chamber, opera, contemporary music, master classes, orchestral concerts and lectures. The company was founded by Walter Paepcke and Elizabeth Paepcke in 1949 and headquartered in Aspen, CO.

$25K - $50K
2015

Teach For America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as "corps members," commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves.

$50K - $100K
2014

Teach For America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as "corps members," commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Co-Founder at Los Angeles County Young Democrats

$2,300
2008

President & Chief Executive Officer at Greater New Orleans Foundation

$1,000
2007

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

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Awards & Honors
2012
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
Rhodes Scholarship
Creative Works
Author
1992

Kissinger: A Biography

Author
1986

The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made

Author
2009

American Sketches

Events
Speaker
Exact Target Connections Conference

Attendee
21st Century National Service Summit

Speaker
2013 Tableau Customer Conference

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