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Stern Lecture Series

Walter Isaacson | October 6

Acclaimed historian, journalist, and biographer Walter Isaacson recounts with signature insight the gripping medical revolution led by Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna. Isaacson expertly examines the minds and lives of political, cultural, and medical icons and how their legacies can provide insight in modern times.

At the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Tickets are $5 and will go on sale Tuesday, August 16.

About the Mary S. Stern Lecture Series

About Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson is a Professor of History at Tulane and an advisory partner at Perella Weinberg, a financial services firm based in New York City. He is the past CEO of the Aspen Institute, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow, and has been the chairman of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine. Isaacson’s most recent biography, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race, opens a new window (2021) offers a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.

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