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Awards & Honors: 2014 Jefferson Lecturer

Walter Isaacson Lecture

2014 NEH Jefferson Lecture with Walter Isaacson
Franklin: Wikimedia; Einstein: © 2014 Leo Baeck Institute, New York; Jobs: © Ed Kashi / VII / Corbis

Watch the live stream of the 43rd Jefferson Lecture featuring Walter Isaacson.

Isaacson, acclaimed author, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization, and biographer of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, spoke on  The Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences on May 12th at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Watch online and join the national conversation about the intersection of the humanities and the sciences using the hashtag #JeffLec2014.

The annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, sponsored by NEH, is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. Past Jefferson Lecturers include Martin Scorsese, Wendell Berry, Drew Gilpin Faust, John Updike, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Bernard Bailyn, Toni Morrison, Arthur Miller, James McPherson, Barbara Tuchman, and Robert Penn Warren.

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