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Chicago Humanities Festival To Host Famed Biographer Walter Isaacson

Isaacson is the acclaimed biographer of Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin.

Chicago Humanities Festival To Host Famed Biographer Walter Isaacson

Chicago Humanities Festival is set to host famed biographer Walter Isaacson.

Walter Isaacson is the acclaimed biographer of Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin-turns his pen to another transformative figure: Jennifer Doudna, the Nobel Prize-winning creator of the gene editing technology CRISPR.

Code Breaker explores the medical miracles Doudna's scientific discoveries have made possible and the moral questions they pose. Isaacson will be joined at Chicago Humanities Festival by WBEZ's Chief Content Officer Steve Edwards to discuss Doudna's inspiring career, gene editing, and how new inventions affect the future of humanity. This event will be livestreamed with a Q&A.

General Audience tickets are $38, which includes access to the virtual event and a signed copy of The Code Breaker shipped directly to your door (U.S. addresses only). ALL tickets must be purchased online via Seminary Co-op directly.

This program is free to watch for Chicago Humanities Festival members at the Friends level ($125) and up, no need to register. These members will be emailed a link to enjoy the program on the event date.

The Chicago Humanities Festival believes that humanity thrives when people gather, connect, and open themselves to ideas that go beyond their individual experience. For over 30 years, the Festival has been curating live events that allow audiences to connect with the most provocative thinkers-both established and emerging-and to see the world differently. Under the leadership of Executive Director Phillip Bahar and Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director Alison Cuddy, CHF is one of Chicago's most vibrant civic institutions.

Learn more at chicagohumanities.org.


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