On Speaking Tour

Presentations, talks, and appearances on television and film

THE ORIGINS OF ISLAM

 

Jean-Pierre tells the fascinating story of how early Islam emerged in Arabia, and why it has so many things in common with Judaism and Christianity

A PASSAGE TO INDIA

Jean-Pierre offers an in-depth overview of today's India: its politics; its society and social tensions; its Hinduism; and some of its most famous sites in South India.

REZA ASLAN AND JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS

Two authors on the historial Jesus, Reza Aslan ("Zealot") and Jean-Pierre Isbouts ("In the Footsteps of Jesus") debate their views on Jesus as a historical character, and on the birth of Early Christianity.

THE MYSTERY OF THE EXODUS

Jean-Pierre takes his audience on an expedition through the Sinai in search of historical and archaeological roots of the story of the Exodus.

PBS TV SPECIAL

 

Jean-Pierre hosted this Easter TV Special on PBS stations in search of the Young Jesus, based on new archaeological and historical data.

WHAT MAKES ORDINARY PEOPLE DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS?

 

Jean-Pierre provides some fascinating examples from his narrative history book "Ten Prayers that Changed the World"

MOHANDAS GANDHI AND MOTHER TERESA

 

Jean-Pierre tells the story of two key figures in India's modern history, taken from his book "Ten Prayers that Changed the World"

SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE

 

Jean-Pierre talks about the many fascinating intersections between science and the Bible, from the stories of Genesis to the age of Jesus, as seen through a modern, 21st century lens. This talk is inspired by his new book, National Geographic's Archaeology of the Bible.

THE SEARCH FOR THE LAST SUPPER

 

Jean-Pierre is the host of this exciting new TV series, which goes in search of the greatest mysteries in history. This is an excerpt from Episode 1: The Search for Leonardo's Last Supper. The TV series is scheduled for early 2018.

BBC-TV SPECIAL: "SECRETS OF THE MONA LISA"

 

In this excerpt, BBC host Andrew Graham-Dixon talks with Jean-Pierre about the so-called "Earlier Version" of the Mona Lisa.

THE MONA LISA CODE

 

In this excerpt from the TV special, narrated by Morgan Freeman, Jean-Pierre explains why motherhood became a key motif in Leonardo's late paintings.

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