Chautauqua Archive

Chautauqua Archive

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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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  • The Tehran Children -- Primer Content: Sara J. Bloomfield

    Episode 1

    Originally recorded at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, August 13, 2018, Sara J. Bloomfield's talk at the Chautauqua Amphitheater is released from our archives as we prepare to premiere "The Tehran Children: Iran's Unexpected & Suppressed Connection to the Holocaust" - a program curated for CHQ Assembly in...

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    Episode 2

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 19, 2018.

    A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel, A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov.

    When, in 1922, Rostov is deem...

  • Diplomatic Moments That Changed the World

    Episode 3

    Originally recorded on July 17, 2018.

    William J. Burns recounts world-historic diplomatic events that helped shape where we are today. He discusses the Cold War being a “plastic moment,” the eventual fall of the Soviet Union and current relations with Russia.

    Burns, president of the Carnegie ...

  • Political Tribalism and Identity Politics

    Episode 4

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, June 6, 2018.

    Amy Chua dissects tribalism and identity politics within the American political spectrum. The John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School further discusses demagogic politicians, political tribes and threatened demographics.

    Ch...

  • Fostering Community, Shedding ‘Tribal Mentality’

    Episode 5

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 5, 2018.

    David Brooks speaks about politics, tribal mentality and community. Describing himself as “bookish,” he tells stories about his infatuation with writing, consciousness and the “tribal mentality” of politics.

    Brooks is an op-ed colu...

  • A Comprehensive Look at U.S.-Russia Relations

    Episode 6

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 16, 2018.

    On the day the presidents of the United States and Russia held a historic summit in Helsinki, Sen. Chris Coons breaks down the state of relations between the west and Russia, discuss Donald Trump’s presidency, current relations with R...