Chautauqua Lecture Series

Chautauqua Lecture Series

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.

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  • 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...

  • Raphael W. Bostic

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday August 11, 2021.

    (In partnership with the African American Heritage House of Chautauqua)

    Raphael W. Bostic serves as the 15th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where he is responsible for all the Bank's...

  • Rebecca M. Henderson

    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...

  • Norman Ornstein, Steven Leifman, and Thomas Insel

    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...

  • Bianca Jones Marlin

    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...

  • Nita Farahany

    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...

  • Lynsey Addario

    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.

    Addario ...

  • Françoise Adan

    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, ...

  • Keisha N. Blain

    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...

  • Evan Osnos

    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...

  • Chautauqua Lecture Series Preview: Bari Weiss

    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.

    Bari Weiss is a journalist and ...

  • 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. ...

  • Building a Culture of Empathy: A Conversation with Elif M. Gökçiğdem

    Originally broadcast at 7 pm ET Monday, March 8, 2021.

    A Conversation with Elif M. Gökçiğdem, founding president, ONE: Organization of Networks for Empathy

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that co...

  • The Tehran Children: Iran's Unexpected & Suppressed Connection to the Holocaust

    3 videos

    During World War II, Iran gave shelter to thousands of Polish Jews fleeing the Nazis. Within this group who traversed vast parts of the Soviet Union to Iran, there were 1,000 young people who became known as the Tehran Children. This history is less familiar in Iran, where the regime has become k...