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Walter Isaacson & "Uncle" Walker Percy

Isaacson, the 2014 Jefferson Lecturer, reminisces about his boyhood in New Orleans

Join the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) on May 12 for the 2014 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities with Walter Isaacson.

Isaacson, best-selling author of biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin, acclaimed journalist, and president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization, will speak on The Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences at 7:30 PM on May 12 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

In his lecture Isaacson will touch upon the careers of Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs, Ada Lovelace, Walker Percy, and Edwin Land and others who fused humanistic thought with scientific discovery. The annual Jefferson Lecture, sponsored by NEH, is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished service in the humanities.

Tickets are free and will be available starting April 22 through an online form at www.NEH.gov

The lecture will also be live-streamed online.  Watch www.NEH.gov for more information, and join the conversation on Twitter with #JeffLec2014.