43rd Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities Walter Isaacson
The Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, established by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1972, is the highest honor the federal government confers for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. The lectureship recognizes an individual who has made significant scholarly contributions in the humanities and who has the ability to communicate the knowledge and wisdom of the humanities in a broadly appealing way. Walter Isaacson, best-selling author, acclaimed journalist, and president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization, will deliver the 2014 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.
Performance Timing: Approximately 1 hour, with no intermission
NOTE: This is a FREE event; tickets are required and will be distributed by the Endowment on a first-come, first served basis. For further information, please contact Rachel Poor at the NEH at (202) 606-8446.