CHQ Assembly is the digital expression of Chautauqua Institution — a nonprofit organization that exists to explore the best in human values and the enrichment of life. This exploration takes place in an interdisciplinary and intergenerational way that is characterized by a unique commitment to upholding the dignity and contributions of all people. We invite you to join us in exploring critical issues of the day through a range of experiences — lectures, artistic experiences, master and enrichment courses, and conversations — that combine to call you to your best self for a better world.
Ideas and opinions are exchanged in an open, challenging atmosphere, and Chautauqua's knowledgeable audiences have the opportunity to participate in question-and-answer sessions at the conclusion of the lectures.
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.
Poverty, Mobility and the Safety Net Before and After Covid
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Tuesday August 10, 2021.
Robert Doar was selected by American Enterprise Institute’s Board of Trustees to be the Institute’s 12th president, succeeding Arthur C Brooks on July 1, 2019. Doar leads one of the nation’s oldest and most respected public policy th...
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday August 12, 2021.
Rebecca M. Henderson is one of 25 University Professors at Harvard, and holds the John and Natty McArthur University Professorship on the faculty of Harvard Business School. She will discuss her most recent book, Reimagining Capital...
A Key to Futures Vast: Using Literature to Unlock the Secrets of Your Brain
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Monday August 16, 2021.
Angus Fletcher is an award-winning teacher, bestselling author, and one of the world’s foremost scholars on the neuroscience of storytelling. He is currently Professor of Story Science at Ohio State University’s Project Narrative, the...
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
Longtime Chautauqua program contributor Norman Ornstein is an emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the vice president of the Matthew Harris Ornstein Memorial Foundation, named in memory of his son Matthew, who d...
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
Neuroscientist Bianca Jones Marlin's research investigates the relationship between the innate and the learned, how learned information is passed to subsequent generations via paternal transgenerational epigenetic inheritance — or...
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday, August 19, 2021.
At the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence lies a wealth of opportunity for business, labor, and society at large. Yet along with progress comes a host of ethical dilemmas. As a leading scholar and neuro-ethici...
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Monday, August 23, 2021.
Lynsey Addario is a Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer who covers conflict zones across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. She is a regular contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, and Time magazine.
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
Françoise Adan is the Chief Whole Health and Wellbeing Officer for University Hospitals and the director for the UH Connor Integrative Health Network based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Endowed Connor Chair of Integrative Medicine at UH, ...
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian of the 20th century United States with broad interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is an Associate...
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday, August 26, 2021.
National Book Award-winning author Evan Osnos is a staff writer at The New Yorker specializing in politics and foreign affairs, known for his articulate and accessible commentary and offering assessments of the biggest stories of t...
Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Thursday, June 10, 2021.
Journalist and author Bari Weiss joins Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill for a wide-ranging conversation reflecting on themes to be explored during Chautauqua's 2021 Summer Assembly Season.
Chautauqua Lecture Series Preview: Shankar Vedantam
Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Science journalist Shankar Vedantam is the host and creator of “Hidden Brain,” one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Vedantam’s new book, Useful Delusions: The Power & Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain, will be the subject of a ...
Chautauqua Lecture Series Special Program: Victoria Labalme
Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Monday, March 29, 2021.
Victoria Labalme, performance strategist and author of Risk Forward: Embrace the Unknown and Unlock Your Hidden Genius, will give a special presentation for the Chautauqua Lecture Series on CHQ Assembly at 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2021. ...