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Rediscovering Common Ground with Walter Isaacson, Mary Louise Kelly and Richard Haass

This event was recorded on January 29, 2024, in partnership with Aspen Public Radio.

Colorado Mountain College, in collaboration with Aspen Public Radio and Colorado’s PBS 12, kicked off this timely series with a virtual conversation between Richard Haass and former CNN CEO, Time Magazine Editor and Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson.

Opening remarks were presented by Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, Colorado Mountain College President and CEO, who announced the Common Reader series with Isaacson and Haass in November 2023.

Inspired by CMC’s Common Reader book for 2024 "The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens" by seasoned diplomat and bestselling author Richard Haass, this live virtual event was moderated by Mary Louise Kelly, co-host of National Public Radio's award-winning afternoon news program All Things Considered.

Learn more about CMC's 2024 Common Reader, including where you can pick up a free copy of "The Bill of Obligations," by visiting the Common Reader website.

About Richard Haass
Richard is president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations after having served as CFR’s president for twenty years. A seasoned diplomat, he chaired the multiparty negotiations in 2013 in Northern Ireland that provided the foundation for the 2014 Stormont House Agreement. For his efforts to promote peace and conflict resolution, he received the 2013 Tipperary International Peace Award.

About Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson has held roles including editor of TIME magazine, CNN chairman and CEO, CEO of the Aspen Institute. He is currently a professor of history at Tulane University and a prolific author. His latest book “Elon Musk” (2023) quickly became yet another New York Times bestseller. The Isaacson School for Communication, Arts & Media at Colorado Mountain College bears his name.