Chautauqua Lecture Series 2020

Chautauqua Lecture Series 2020

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Chautauqua Lecture Series 2020
  • Government, Economics and the Climate

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, June 29, 2020.

    Christine Todd Whitman opens the week highlighting the role of government in combating climate change, what climate action looks like in economic terms and how Americans across the political spectrum can come together around collectiv...

  • The Ocean and the Climate: How to Save Both

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

    Ocean Conservancy’s Janis Searles Jones and George Leonard discuss how the world’s oceans are getting hotter, becoming more acidic, losing oxygen and getting bigger. The duo explain how the ocean is threatened by climate change and w...

  • The Other Side of Drawdown

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

    To reach a point of an atmospheric drawdown, Katharine Wilkinson says, we need to reduce sources, support carbon sinks and improve society.

    Wilkinson, an author, strategist and teacher, serves as the vice president of communicati...

  • The Geopolitics of Climate Change and the Environment

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, July 3, 2020.

    Dr. Geoffrey Kemp and Amb. Barbara Bodine examine the geopolitics of environmental issues in the Middle East and why the situation is so dire.

    Bodine previously served as the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Yemen from 1997 to 2001...

  • Reformation of Policing and Systemic Racism

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 6, 2020.

    Cedric Alexander joins Michael Hill in conversation on the need for police reform in the U.S.

    Alexander served over four decades in law enforcement and public service, Cedric Alexander is the former Chief of Police in DeKalb County, G...

  • How the Black List Revives Dead Scripts

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

    Franklin Leonard has been supporting screenwriters and bringing to light screenplays that otherwise would have remained shelved.

    Leonard founded and is CEO of the Black List, a well-known force in Hollywood for finding the best un...

  • Drafted Into the Meme Wars

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, 2020.

    Joan Donovan shares her research on internet and media influence and the effects of widespread misinformation.

    Donovan is the director and lead researcher of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Cent...

  • How COVID-19 is Reshaping Our World

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

    Derek Thompson discusses what life might look like after this moment’s most disruptive unseen force, the novel coronavirus.

    Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he writes on economics, technology and the media. He is al...

  • Arts and Social Justice

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

    Darren Walker details empathy, arts and social justice philanthropy in a time of civil unrest.

    He explains how it’s all key to changing the country. “What are we willing to give up?”

    Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, an...

  • Telling the Story of Systemic Racism

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

    Tricia Rose on structural racism and the gears that spin the current system.

    “There’s no easy, single villain.”

    Rose is the Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies, associate dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives and D...

  • Who Are the American People?

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, 2020.

    Paula Kerger details PBS’ mission after 50 years and in the current social climate.

    “Our focus is on citizens and not on consumers.”

    Kerger is president and chief executive officer of PBS, the nation’s largest non-commercial med...

  • Preserving History In Real Time

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, July 17, 2020.

    Aaron Bryant on bringing out the humanity of objects and the rapid response collection of current events.

    “History happens right before our eyes.”

    Aaron Bryant is a museum curator at the National Museum of African American History...

  • The Tech Boom, Backlash, and Boomerang

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 20, 2020.

    Nick Thompson on technological and ethical developments in Silicon Valley.

    Thompson, is the editor-in-chief of Wired, is the first person to know and investigate new developments out of Silicon Valley as they unfold. As a champion o...

  • Humanizing Technology with AI

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

    Rana el Kaliouby believes devices and technologies that once separated humans will bring them together.

    El Kaliouby is the co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, an emotion recognition software analysis company. She is a computer scienti...

  • Panel Discussion: AI and Humanity

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

    David Danks, Jennifer Keating, Illah Nourbakhsh analyze ethics in tech in a panel discussion.

    Danks is L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, and head of the Department of Philosophy, at Carnegie Mellon University. ...

  • Integrity of Cybersecurity and Digital Ethics

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 23, 2020.

    Deborah Johnson on the challenges of new technology and how citizens can ethically navigate the digital world.

    Johnson recently retired as the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the University of Virginia’s ...

  • Digital Responsibility in the Tech World

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, July 24, 2020.

    Michael Sandel caps off a weeklong topic of “The Ethics of Tech” with a Socratic talk on morals within the tech world.

    Sandel is a Harvard political philosopher and bestselling author. He co-teaches a Harvard course titled, “Tech E...

  • The Woman’s Hour

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 27, 2020.

    Elaine Weiss on the 19th Amendment and the Women’s right to vote 100 years later.

    Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist who authored The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, an account of one of the greatest politica...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...