Complimentary Access

Complimentary Access

Enjoy complimentary access to some of Chautauqua's archived lectures.

Complimentary Access
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Joan Brown Campbell (2018)

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday, August 17, 2018.

    Rev. Jesse Jackson is joined in conversation by the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell to discuss his life, legacy and the work of his friend and fellow civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during a crossover of Chautauqua Institution'...

  • New in January 2023

    Preview what's streaming this January on CHQ Assembly!

  • Anna Clark, Jiquanda Johnson, and Lev Hunter (2019)

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

    Anna Clark, journalist and author of The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy, is joined by journalist Jiquanda Johnson and entrepreneur Lev Hunter to discuss Flint, Michigan's resilience beyond water crisis du...

  • New in December 2022

    Preview what's streaming this December on CHQ Assembly!

  • New in November 2022

    Preview what's streaming this November on CHQ Assembly!

  • Bird Runningwater (2019)

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

    Bird Runningwater, Director of Sundance Institute's Indigenous Program, discusses "Indigenous Perspectives on Cinema" as part of Chautauqua Institution's week on "Exploring Race and Culture with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln...

  • New in October 2022

    Preview what's streaming this October on CHQ Assembly!

  • Empathy to Action

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    New episode premiering at 9 a.m. ET Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

    As the climate crises deepens, communities desperately need better tools to overcome divisiveness, apathy and other forces that frequently inhibit solutions. It is especially critical for all of us to understand and act on behalf of com...

  • Young Playwrights 2022

    Originally broadcast June 25, 2022.

    Chautauqua Institution Arts Education and the Chautauqua Theater Company present an interactive, three-part playwriting experience for students in grades 3 and 4. Phase 1 teaches students how to write a play, focusing on empowering the student imagination, lea...

  • Chautauqua Dark Sky Initiative

    Chautauqua Property Owners Association (CPOA) Outdoor Lighting-Dark Sky Committee members Bill Neches, John Dilley, Terry McGowan, and Naomi Miller tell the story of Chautauqua's initiative to improve lighting for property owners and the quest to become recognized by the International Dark Sky As...

  • Around the World of Wine: South America

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    New Episode at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 1, 2022

    Join us for a three-part series exploring the regions of wine production around the world with Reverie Wine Shop.

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

  • Mather Insights for Living and Aging Well

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    Premiering at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

    Hosted by Alice St. Clair, Mather Insights for Living and Aging Well offers key insights from Mather Institute researchers about happiness, brain health, and ways to reimagine aging.

    Mather is a unique, 80-year-old, not-for-profit organizati...

  • 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...

  • CHQ Community Shorts

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    Short documentaries highlighting some of Chautauqua Institution's programs and initiatives.

    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 a...

  • The Future of Policing: What's Empathy Got to Do with It?

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

    Jackie Acho founded The Acho Group, a strategy and leadership consulting firm, in 2005. She has worked for technology, industrial, academic, nonprofit, and economic development clients on a variety of issues, with particular focus ...

  • Chautauqua Janus Prize Winner Ceremony

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. ET Friday, July 30, 2021.

    Chautauqua Janus Prize Winner Ceremony

    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 perfo...

  • Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court Presented by Melissa Murray

    Originally broadcast at 1:30 p.m. ET Thursday, July 22, 2021.

    Melissa Murray is the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, where she teaches constitutional law, family law, criminal law, and reproductive rights and justice. Her writing has appeared in a range of leg...

  • Memorial Concert in Memory of Jared Jacobsen

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, June 28, 2020.

    The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson and interim organist Joshua Stafford remember Jared Jacobsen.

    Jacobsen, Chautauqua’s longtime organist and coordinator of worship and sacred music, died in a car crash in 2019, shortly after completing his 65...

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem Lecture Demonstration

    An informal presentation on the art and science of classical dancing, a lecture/demonstration is a fun and accessible introduction to ballet. Specific exercises that develop jumping, turning, partnering, lifting, and dancing on pointe are demonstrated and explained. Throughout, excerpts from Danc...

  • How COVID-19 is Reshaping Our World

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.

    Derek Thompson discusses what life might look like after this moment’s most disruptive unseen force, the novel coronavirus.

    Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he writes on economics, technology and the media. He is al...

  • Sarah Lewis (2019)

    Originally recorded at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

    Sarah Lewis, an award-winning scholar, best-selling author, and professor at Harvard University, distills for the audience the “Vision & Justice” course she teaches at Harvard — a class that the school incorporated into its core curr...

  • Nicola Benedetti on Performance, Preparation and Practice

    Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 1, 2020.

    Join Grammy Award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti as she shares insights into the internal and external experiences of life as a performer. From preparation to performance, Ms. Benedetti will take listeners behind the scenes, givin...

  • School of Music Master Classes

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    Watch as five of our celebrated guest faculty members — Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Ilya Kaler, Marlena Malas and Boris Slutsky — conduct master classes with students of the 2020 Online School of Music.

  • The Lingering Legacy of Confederate Statues

    Originally recorded on August 14, 2019.

    Stan Deaton, Senior historian and Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society, examines the lingering legacy of Confederate Statues in a lecture given at Chautauqua on August 14, 2019.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chau...