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.
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...
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...
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...