Chautauqua Lecture Series

Chautauqua Lecture Series

3 Seasons

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.

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Chautauqua Lecture Series
  • Linda Chavez

    Episode 1

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

    This program is made possible by the David and Wendy Barensfeld Lectureship Fund.

    Linda Chavez is chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, a widely published opinion columnist, and an advisory board member for Republicans for Vo...

  • Fareed Zakaria

    Episode 2

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Monday, June 27, 2022.

    The primary sponsor of today’s lecture is The Susan Hirt Hagen Lectures Fund. Additional support is provided by The Helen C. Lincoln Fund for International Programming, the Malcolm Anderson Lecture Fund, and The Edith B. and Arthur E....

  • Nikolas K. Gvosdev & Geoffrey Kemp: Middle East Update

    Episode 3

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. ET Monday, June 27, 2022.

    A continuation of more than two decades of programming, the 2022 Middle East Update will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, in the Hall of Philosophy. The conversation between Nikolas K. Gvosdev and Geoffrey Kemp will focu...

  • Constanze Stelzenmüller

    Episode 4

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

    This program is made possible by the Cornelia Chason Miller Memorial Fund

    Constanze Stelzenmüller is an expert on German, European, and trans-Atlantic foreign and security policy and strategy and the inaugural holder of the Fritz Ste...

  • Kathryn E. Stoner

    Episode 5

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

    This program is made possible by the Charles and Gail Gamble Lecture Endowment.

    Stanford University political scientist Kathryn Stoner is a senior fellow and Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule ...

  • Kori Schake

    Episode 6

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday, June 30, 2022.

    This lecture is made possible in part by the underwriting support of Hirtle, Callaghan & Co.

    Kori Schake leads foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where her research areas include national securi...

  • George Packer

    Episode 7

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday, July 1, 2022.

    This program is made possible by the Arnold and Jill Bellowe Lectureship.

    After a week looking at America’s dealings across the globe, George Packer returns to the Chautauqua Lecture Series to close the question of “What Should Be Amer...

  • Bob Inglis

    Episode 8

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Monday, July 4, 2022.

    Bob Inglis is the founder and executive director of republicEn.org, a nationwide community of conservatives that promotes free-enterprise action on climate change. Based out of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason...

  • Sally Jewell

    Episode 9

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

    During Sally Jewell’s tenure as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 2013 to 2017, her work focused on championing the importance of science and data, encouraging investments for more sustainable use of public lands and waters, deepenin...

  • Kelsey Leonard

    Episode 10

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

    Kelsey Leonard is a water scientist, legal scholar, policy expert, writer, and enrolled citizen of the Shinnecock Nation, who works as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, where her rese...

  • Terry Tempest Williams

    Episode 11

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday, July 7, 2022.

    Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a naturalist and writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. She has consistently shown how environmental issues are social issues ...

  • Brandon Stanton

    Episode 12

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday, July 8, 2022.

    This program is made possible by the Carnahan-Jackson Lectureship and the Kevin and Joan Keogh Family Fund.

    Brandon Stanton, author, photographer and founder of the street portrait blog “Humans of New York” (HONY) has emerged as a worl...

  • Alison Brysk

    Episode 13

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Monday, July 11, 2022.

    Alison Brysk is the Mellichamp Chair of Global Governance in the Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has authored or edited 15 books on international human rights, including 2018’s The Futur...

  • Nicole Austin-Hillery

    Episode 14

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

    Nicole Austin-Hillery is the first-ever executive director of the U.S. Program at Human Rights Watch, where her work focuses on addressing and combatting systemic racism, improving the U.S. immigration system, tackling rights problems...

  • Chelsea Follett

    Episode 15

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

    Chelsea Follett is the managing editor of HumanProgress.org, a project of the Cato Institute that seeks to educate the public on global improvements in well‐being by providing commentary and free empirical data on long‐term developm...

  • Noah Feldman

    Episode 16

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday, July 14, 2022.

    Noah Feldman is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Axios’ resident legal scholar and a Bloomberg opinion columnist who is regarded as one of the great legal minds of the time. He joins the Chautauqua Lectur...

  • Nadia Murad

    Episode 17

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday, July 15, 2022.

    A human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Nadia Murad is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. The founder and president of the non-profit Nadia’s Initiative, Murad will be joined by translator...

  • Eliot A. Cohen

    Episode 18

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Monday, July 18, 2022.

    Eliot A. Cohen is the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Robert E. Osgood Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he has taught si...

  • Annette Gordon-Reed

    Episode 19

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

    Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University, where her areas of interest include American legal history. She returns to the Chautauqua Lecture Series during a week on “The Future of History” with...

  • Andrew Lih

    Episode 20

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

    Andrew Lih is a technology journalist, digital strategist and the author of The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World’s Greatest Encyclopedia. An expert in online collaboration, digital news innovation and linked ope...

  • Jon Meacham

    Episode 21

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday, July 21, 2022.

    Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is one of America's most prominent public intellectuals, with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs. Meacham returns to Chautauqua Insti...

  • Trevor Potter

    Episode 22

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Monday, July 25, 2022.

    Founder and president of the Campaign Legal Center and former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, Trevor Potter is one of the country’s best-known and most experienced campaign and election lawyers. He returns to the Chautauqu...

  • Jelani Cobb

    Episode 23

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

    Jelani Cobb is a staff writer at The New Yorker, writing on race, history, justice, politics and democracy, as well as Columbia University’s Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism. During a historic election in the midst of a global ...

  • Michael Li

    Episode 24

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday, July 28, 2022.

    Michael Li serves as senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where his work focuses on redistricting, voting rights and elections. He joins the Chautauqua Lecture Series in a week on “The Vote and Democracy” with a...