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  • Ukraine: The End of Europe?

    Originally recorded at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday, August 14, 2015.

    This lecture by Timothy Snyder was presented in 2015 during Chautauqua Institution's week exploring "Redefining Europe."

    Timothy Snyder, the Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University, gave Friday, August 14 morning's ...

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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    Chautauqua Institution celebrates the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

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

  • A Bird's-Eye View of Our Gardens' History

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    A look at how the Chautauqua Institution grounds have evolved over time.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer w...

  • 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...

  • At the Time

    *This program is intended for mature audiences. Viewer discretion advised.

    "At the Time" is written and choreographed by Cassandra Trenary and directed by Nathan Johnson.

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

  • 2022 Grammy Award Winners and Nominees

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    Enjoy conversations, exclusive backstage interviews, and performances from a few 2022 Grammy Award winners and nominees who visited Chautauqua Institution.

    Jon Batiste - WINNER - Album of the Year
    Chanticleer - WINNER - Best Engineered Album, Classical
    Allison Russell - NOMINEE - Best American R...

  • Around the World of Wine: South America - Ep. 1 - Argentina

    Originally broadcast at 6 p.m. ET Friday, April 1, 2022

    Join us for part one of this three-part series exploring the regions of wine production around the world.

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

  • Some Nice and Not-so-Nice Things People Have Said About Chautauqua

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, March 23, 2022

    No one leaves Chautauqua without having an opinion about their experience. So, let's explore what people have had to say about Chautauqua — both the nice and maybe not-so-nice.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a ...

  • Revisiting: Russia and the West (2018)

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    Revisit Chautauqua Institution's 2018 week on Russia and the West, featuring lectures and discussions from Nina Khrushcheva, Victoria Lomasko, William J. Burns, Masha Gessen, Amor Towles, and Chris Coons.

    A quarter-century has passed since the collapse of the Soviet Union — and the promise of ne...

  • Civil Discourse in Action

    Originally recorded on February 23, 2022.

    This program is presented in partnership with Baylor University.

    Civil discourse is at the very heart of the American project of self-government, yet its practice today seems to be in peril. The conversation on civil discourse in America has focused ma...

  • The Changing Nature of Work

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday, August 3, 2018.

    Arthur C. Brooks has been president of the American Enterprise Institute since Jan. 1, 2009. He is also the Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise at AEI.

    Before joining AEI, Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Bus...

  • 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 ...

  • CHQ Backstage: Allison Russell - Interview

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

    After appearing with Our Native Daughters in 2019, Allison Russell returns to Chautauqua and joins Deborah Sunya Moore for an exclusive backstage interview.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shore...

  • CHQ Makers - Trailer

    A preview of CHQ Makers, an all new CHQ Assembly original series.

    CHQ Makers invites you on a journey with host Vanessa Weinert as she travels across Chautauqua County in search of stories of the passionate individuals whose talent and hard work supplies the community with amazing local products...

  • Entertaining Gate Crashers: Part One, Chautauqua Goes to the Theater

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

    Entertaining Gate Crashers - How Theater, Dance, and "All That Jazz" Made it on to the Chautauqua Platform, Part One: Chautauqua Goes to the Theater

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores o...

  • CHQ Double Feature: Norman Ornstein Lecture & The Definition of Insanity Doc

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    This CHQ Double Feature includes Norman Ornstein, Steven Liefman, & Thomas Insel's panel discussion examining the brain and mental health, and the ways societal systems can better serve those with mental illness from the 2021 summer assembly, and the PBS Documentary "The Definition of Insanity," ...

  • CHQ Backstage: Clarice and Sergio Assad - Interview

    Clarice and Sérgio Assad, a father and daughter duo who’s legacy of musicianship dates back to the 1950s, join Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss their passion for music and their familial bond.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in s...

  • CHQ Backstage: Clarice and Sérgio Assad

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

    Clarice and Sérgio Assad, a father and daughter duo who’s legacy of musicianship dates back to the 1950s, join Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss their passion for music and their familial bond.

    Enjoy a preview of that interview before a...

  • Chautauqua Year-Round and Christmas at Chautauqua

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

    Hosted by Jon Schmitz, Chautauqua Institution Archivist, and Emalee Sanfilippo, Archives Assistant

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

  • CHQ Backstage: Amythyst Kiah - Interview

    Originally broadcast at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

    Amythyst Kiah, noted by Rolling Stone as one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets, joins Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss topics ranging from her career take-off, solo artistry and the music industry to personal identity, life ...

  • CHQ Backstage: Chanticleer - Interview

    In the premiere of CHQ Backstage, three members of Chanticleer, a world-renowned orchestra comprised of 12 male vocalists, join Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss their personal journey to joining the group, their passion for the arts and youth education, and love of music that spans all generations....

  • CHQ Backstage: Chanticleer

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

    In this special premier of CHQ Backstage, three members of Chanticleer, a world-renowned orchestra comprised of 12 male vocalists, join Deborah Sunya Moore to discuss their personal journey to joining the group, their passion for the a...

  • CHQ Backstage - Trailer

    Watch the trailer for the all new series CHQ Backstage.

  • Climate Change

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    Dedicated to exploring the most important issues of our times and stimulating creative responses, Chautauqua Institution is mission-bound to bring sustained focus to perhaps the most consequential issue today, climate change. Our collection of climate lectures showcases Chautauqua’s unparalleled ...