Chautauqua Lecture Series 2020

Chautauqua Lecture Series 2020

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Chautauqua Lecture Series 2020
  • 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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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 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 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...