On Speaking Tour

Presentations, talks, and appearances on television and film

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.

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 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

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.

WHAT MAKES ORDINARY PEOPLE DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS?

 

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

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.

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.

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.

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"

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.