Chautauqua Archive

Chautauqua Archive

4 Seasons

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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  • Individual Action and Collective Climate Change Reversal

    Episode 1

    Originally recorded on August 15, 2019.

    Bill McKibben is an author, environmentalist and co-founder of anti-carbon campaign group 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, sp...

  • Creating “We”: African American and Latinx Identity

    Episode 2

    Originally recorded on August 22, 2019.

    Smithsonian curator Ariana A. Curtis highlights the importance of non-white narratives in museums, speaking from her experience as a museum curator and as an Afro-Latina and African American from Western Massachusetts.

    A Fulbright Scholar, Curtis is the ...

  • 5 Ways to Be Witty

    Episode 3

    Originally recorded on July 31, 2019.

    James Geary is the deputy curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, and the author of Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It, in which he explores every facet of wittiness, and how it is more than simply being funny.

    Gear...

  • Charlottesville’s Response to White Supremacist Violence

    Episode 4

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 4, 2019.

    Risa Goluoff details the initial reaction to the fallout of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017. The first female dean of the University of Virgina School of Law, she recalls the Charlottesville rally, neo-Nazi movem...

  • The Importance of Ecological Conservation

    Episode 5

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

    Rae Wynn-Grant is a conservation scientist, large-carnivore ecologist, nature storyteller, and advocate with expertise in using emerging technology to identify how humans are changing the way carnivores use landscapes.

    She is curr...

  • Exploring the 'New Map of Life'

    Episode 6

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 15, 2019.

    Laura Carstensen examines the effects of a rapid increase in human life expectancy. The founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity dissects trends that have created an aging population. In her lecture, she lays out the “new...

  • Self Reflection & History of Spoken Word Tradition

    Episode 7

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, July 26, 2019.

    Joshua Bennett offers thoughts on — and demonstrates — the power of the spoken word, detailing his journey as a poet and as an educator, and explaining the role of poetry in his life and in the world.

    Bennett is the Mellon Assistant...

  • The Past, Present and Future of the Great Lakes

    Episode 8

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, June 24, 2019.

    2019 CLSC author Dan Egan discusses with Chautauqua’s Emily Morris the historical and ongoing mismanagement of America's Great Lakes. Egan, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter, provides a look into his book The Death and Life of ...

  • The Other Face of Power

    Episode 9

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, August 12, 2019.

    Bill Moyers explains why soft power has no limits for nations around the world. Moyers, a broadcast journalist for more than four decades, details how hard power — force — has limits while soft power, the ability to persuade, is the opp...

  • The Second Half of Life

    Episode 10

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 18, 2019.

    Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Cent...

  • The Resistance

    Episode 11

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

    Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Cen...

  • The Transition

    Episode 12

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

    Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Cente...

  • The First Half of Life

    Episode 13

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, July 15, 2019.

    Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center...

  • Four Steps for Racial Equality

    Episode 14

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.

    The Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton details the path forward to reach equality, and recalls his own experience as a Black man in America. Sutton, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, speaks to the status of racial equality in the U.S., d...

  • The Lingering Legacy of Confederate Statues

    Episode 15

    Originally recorded on August 14, 2019.

    Stan Deaton, Senior historian and Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society, examines the lingering legacy of Confederate Statues in a lecture given at Chautauqua on August 14, 2019.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chau...

  • Sarah Lewis (2019)

    Episode 16

    Originally recorded at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

    Sarah Lewis, an award-winning scholar, best-selling author, and professor at Harvard University, distills for the audience the “Vision & Justice” course she teaches at Harvard — a class that the school incorporated into its core curr...