Many Americas: Navigating Our Divides

Many Americas: Navigating Our Divides

7/18/21 - 7/24/21

We are many Americas. We are many geographies, many economies, many cultures, many beliefs. We are a nation of differences and divides, and in a summer following a presidential election and a devastating pandemic that has thrown those divides into stark relief, we look to better understand those many Americas, the barriers—real or perceived—that keep us apart, and together consider how we navigate our differences in charting a future for our nation.

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Many Americas: Navigating Our Divides
  • Dr. Robert W. Henderson - Sunday

    Dr. Robert W. Henderson ("Bob") is senior minister and head of staff at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Furman University (BA, Economics and Religion, 1984), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1989), and Columbia Theological Seminary (D. Min., 1...

  • Dr. Robert W. Henderson - Monday

    Dr. Robert W. Henderson ("Bob") is senior minister and head of staff at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Furman University (BA, Economics and Religion, 1984), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1989), and Columbia Theological Seminary (D. Min., 1...

  • Amanda Ripley

    Amanda Ripley is an investigative journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Her most recent book is High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, published by Simon & Schuster in April 2021 — the learnings from which she will use to frame the opening presentation in the Chautauq...

  • Eboo Patel

    Dr. Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a non-profit organization working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm in America. He is a respected leader on national issues of religious diversity, civic engagement, and the intersection of racial equity and i...

  • Dr. Robert W. Henderson - Tuesday

    Dr. Robert W. Henderson ("Bob") is senior minister and head of staff at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Furman University (BA, Economics and Religion, 1984), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1989), and Columbia Theological Seminary (D. Min., 1...

  • David French

    David French is a senior editor at The Dispatch and a columnist for Time. A New York Times best-selling author, his most recent book is Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation, which begins with a stark opening line: “It’s time for Americans to wake up to a funda...

  • Michael Martin

    Michael Martin is the executive Director of the Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, Inc. He is an Onondaga of the Beaver Clan (Haudenosaunee) from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory in Southern Ontario, but was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and curr...

  • Dr. Robert W. Henderson - Wednesday

    Dr. Robert W. Henderson ("Bob") is senior minister and head of staff at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Furman University (BA, Economics and Religion, 1984), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1989), and Columbia Theological Seminary (D. Min., 1...

  • Katherine Cramer

    Katherine Cramer is the Natalie C. Holton Chair of Letters & Science and a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a visiting professor with the Center for Constructive Communication at the MIT Media Lab. Her work focuses on the way people in t...

  • Gary Phillip Zola

    Gary Phillip Zola is the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) and the Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience & Reform Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in ...

  • Dr. Robert W. Henderson - Thursday

    Dr. Robert W. Henderson ("Bob") is senior minister and head of staff at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Furman University (BA, Economics and Religion, 1984), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1989), and Columbia Theological Seminary (D. Min., 1...

  • Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

    One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. is an author, political commentator, public intellectual and educator who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience, an examination he will bring to the Amp stage to close Chautauqua Lecture Series’ week on “Many Ame...

  • Dr. Robert W. Henderson - Friday

    Dr. Robert W. Henderson ("Bob") is senior minister and head of staff at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Furman University (BA, Economics and Religion, 1984), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1989), and Columbia Theological Seminary (D. Min., 1...