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Einstein and Franklin biographer speaks on creativity

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, 8 p.m. McCosh 50

Walter Isaacson, an acclaimed biographer whose subjects have included Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, will speak on the connections between creativity and intelligence at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in McCosh 50.

"Einstein, Franklin and the Role of Creativity in Today's World" is the title of Isaacson's lecture. A frequent contributor to Time magazine, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other publications, he is the author of "Einstein: His Life and Universe" (2007), "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" (2003) and "Kissinger: A Biography" (1992).

Formerly the managing editor of Time and chairman and chief executive officer of CNN, Isaacson currently serves as president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, which sponsors policy programs and leadership development initiatives with the goal of finding solutions to pressing global issues.

His talk is designated as the Walter E. Edge Lecture sponsored by the University Public Lectures Series.

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