Chautauqua Lecture Series

  • Presentation & Interactive Program with Michael Sandel

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. EDT Monday, September 14, 2020.

    The Chautauqua-cherished teacher and author rejoins CHQ Assembly to discuss his new book, "The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?" (publication date Sept. 15), which he briefly outlined at the end of his Q-and-A with...

  • Diplomacy Matters.

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, August 28, 2020.

    Samantha Power on being a leading voice internationally for principled American engagement in the world.

    Power is the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. A Pulitzer Prize-winning author twice selected as one of TIME’s “1...

  • How to Help Children Reach Their Full Potential

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 27, 2020.

    Henrietta Fore details the championing of younger generations and positive leadership in our current world.

    "If we can just amplify their voices, they will change our world and they will change their own world."

    Fore, UNICEF...

  • Americans' Role in Addressing Global Problems at a Local Level

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

    Rachel Bowen Pittman on bringing people together around a common vision to improve the future.

    "We need to add more pressure to the officials, those who we elected, to make these changes."

    Pittman is Executive Director of t...

  • UN75 and the Future of International Cooperation

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

    Fabrizio Hochschild on global inequalities, pandemic, mental health, polarization and 75 years of the United Nations.

    "I think empathy will be a key skill and a growing skill in a world of greater polarization.”

    The Under-Secr...

  • This Is Not a Test: Collective Action in the Age of COVID

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, August 24, 2020.

    Elizabeth Cousens on the 75 years of highs and lows of international cooperation.

    Cousens is the UN Foundation’s third president and chief executive officer, who is leading the Foundation’s next generation of work to support the...

  • How the Constitution Will Endure

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, August 21, 2020.

    Prominent public historian Jon Meacham shares his reflections on our founding document’s lasting power.

    Meacham is a presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. A contributing editor at Time, Meacham is the author of ...

  • Voting, the Constitution and the 2020 Election

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 20, 2020.

    Emily Bazelon on mass incarceration and how to change the prosecution system.

    Bazelon is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. She is the bes...

  • The Founding Fathers’ Vision

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

    Cato Institute Chairman Robert A. Levy traces the erosion of the Constitution’s original intent.

    Levy is chairman of the board of directors at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington, D.C., which he joined as ...

  • The Rare Few Times the Constitution Has Been Amended

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

    In Martha Jones’ second time at Chautauqua this season, she discusses the Nineteenth Amendment.

    Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor of history at The Johns Hopkins University, and a legal and...

  • The Fourth Battle for the Constitution

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 EDT Monday, August 17, 2020.

    Jeffrey Rosen discusses the “Fourth Battle for the Constitution” in this current political moment.

    Rosen is the president and CEO for the National Constitution Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate th...

  • The Human Algorithm

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, August 14, 2020.

    Writer Flynn Coleman examines the impact intelligent technology will have on humanity and how we can thrive as we move into our brave new world.

    Coleman, is a writer, international human rights attorney, professor, and social inno...

  • COVID-19: Inside the Science and the Response

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

    *Please note that four minor edits were made to recording following original broadcast.

    Sheri Fink analyzes the ongoing response to COVID-19 from her on-the-ground perspective.

    Fink is the author of the New York Times bestselli...

  • The Return of Race Science

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 13, 2020.

    Angela Saini discusses her book “Superior: The Return of Race Science.”

    Saini is an award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster. Her latest book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, tells the disturbing story of t...

  • The Conspiracy Theorists Are Winning

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

    Adrienne LaFrance details the impact of misinformation and conspiracy theories.

    LaFrance is the executive editor of The Atlantic. She wrote the magazine’s June cover story about the conspiracy theory known as QAnon, and has rep...

  • Mind, Matter and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, August 10, 2020.

    Brian Greene details how mankind got to this point and where it’s heading.

    One of the world’s leading theoretical physicists, Greene’s most recent book "Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolvin...

  • The State of Education in America

    Originally broadcast at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, August 7, 2020.

    Moriah Balingit brings her experience and knowledge of national education issues to Chautauqua.

    Balingit covers national education issues for The Washington Post. Before coming to The Post, she covered crime, city hall and crime in cit...

  • What Has Worked in Reforming Mississippi's Education System

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, August 7, 2020.

    Carey Wright closes out Week Six dedicated to “Rebuilding Education.”

    Wright has served as State Superintendent of Education for Mississippi since 2013. Under her leadership, Mississippi has initiated aggressive education reforms t...

  • The History of Education and Where It's Going

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 6, 2020.

    Historian Diane Ravitch explores the history of education and where it is heading.

    Ravitch is a research professor of education at New York University. A historian of education, she founded and is president of Network for Public...

  • Fostering Bold and Transformational Education Reform

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

    Jeb Bush on the work being done by ExcelinEd to foster bold and transformational education reform.

    Bush was the 43rd governor of the state of Florida, serving from 1999 through 2007, and was most recently a candidate for the Rep...

  • The State of the American Education System

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

    Sir Ken Robinson looks at the state of education in the U.S.

    Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation, who works with governments, education systems, international...

  • How to Use This Anniversary to ‘Remember, Reflect and Recommit'

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, July 31, 2020.

    Barbara Mikulski reviews lessons learned since the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

    Mikulski, former U.S. Senator from Maryland, is the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress and a lifelong public servant and champion o...

  • On the Work Toward Passage and Enactment of the Equal Rights Amendment

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 30, 2020.

    Carol Jenkins is Co-President and CEO of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality, sister organizations dedicated to the passage and enactment of the Equal Rights Amendment. The Coalition is comprised of over 100 organiza...

  • Close The Gaps Forever

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

    Kimberly Churches will discuss gender equity through a past, present and future lens.

    Churches is the chief executive officer of the American Association of University Women and is a leading voice in advancing equity for women and...