past event

Morris Series Lecture with Carlos Watson and Michele Norris


Join us on Thursday, February 16 for a discussion with Carlos Watson, co-founder and CEO of, on The Lives We Live vs. The Stories We Tell: Identity, Culture, and the Future of Media. Watson will be in conversation with Michele Norris, former host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” and author of The Grace of Silence.

Carlos is an entrepreneur and Emmy-winning journalist based in Silicon Valley. He is the founder and CEO of OZY, the daily information source for important stories told nowhere else. He also hosts the PBS late-night show “Point Taken.” Carlos has anchored shows for CNN and MSNBC and hosted a series of Emmy-winning interview specials. He built Achieva College Prep Services into one of the nation’s largest college prep companies before selling it to the Washington Post/Kaplan. He also worked as the Global Head of Education Investment Banking for Goldman Sachs and as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. Carlos earned an A.B. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

The Morris Series is made possible by a generous donation from Aspen Institute Trustee Diane L. Morris. This Series brings the mission and work of the Institute to an invited group of supporters, friends, and new audiences in the San Francisco area. The Series addresses innovation and technology with an underlying theme of leadership based on enduring values and nonpartisan exchange.

Event information
Thu Feb 16, 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm GMT+0000
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA