Annual Leon Levy Biography Lecture: Walter Isaacson, “Lessons About Living with Geniuses”

Thursday, September 28, 2023

6:00 pm

C200: Proshansky Auditorium

Open to the Public

Headshot of Walter Isaacson
Admission Price

Free; Reservations Required

In-person reservations for this event are currently full.

Upon publication of his anticipated biography of Elon Musk, Walter Isaacson gives this year’s Leon Levy Lecture on the craft of writing and researching biography. He reveals lessons learned while writing biographies of creative people and the challenges of “untangling their light and dark strands.” Isaacson is the bestselling author of biographies of Jennifer Doudna, Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein. He is a professor of history at Tulane and was CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2023.

Presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography.

A video of this event will be posted a few days later on our YouTube Channel.

Please contact Jimmy Cok at in advance for CART services or any additional accessibility requests or concerns for in-person events.​ This event will be livestreamed, and closed captions will be provided.