New Profiles in Courage

New Profiles in Courage

8/13/22 - 8/20/22

It’s been more than 60 years since then-Senator John F. Kennedy published Profiles in Courage, a collection of short biographies detailing acts of bravery and integrity. The book went on to win a Pulitzer Prize, the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™ is still awarded every year. Now, two decades into the 21st century, who are these people creating new profiles in courage, the leaders demonstrating bravery and integrity in ways that Kennedy could not perhaps have imagined? Over the course of the week, we lift up these people and their work, with the hope that their stories will inspire all of us to be our best selves.

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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New Profiles in Courage
  • Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas - Sunday

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Sunday, August 14, 2022.

    The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas was named Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology at Union in September 2017. She was named the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology in Novembe...

  • Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas - Monday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Monday, August 15, 2022.

    The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas was named Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology at Union in September 2017. She was named the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology in November...

  • Abigail Marsh

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Monday, August 15, 2022.

    Abigail Marsh is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at Georgetown University, where her research is aimed at answering the questions: How do we understand what others think and feel? W...

  • Congressman Jamie Raskin

    Premiering at 2 p.m. ET Monday, August 15, 2022.

    Congressman Jamie Raskin will begin the afternoon Interfaith Lecture presentations of this week’s 10 lecture focus on New Profiles in Courage, a conversation that he had begun in his recently released book, Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Tria...

  • Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas - Tuesday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

    The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas was named Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology at Union in September 2017. She was named the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology in Novembe...

  • Misty Copeland

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

    A trailblazer and history-maker in her field, Misty Copeland began her ballet studies at the age of 13, and in June 2015 was promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre — making her the first Black woman to ever be promoted to the...

  • The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas in conversation with Darren Walker

    Premiering at 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

    The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas was named Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology at Union in September 2017. She was named the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology in November 2...

  • Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas - Wednesday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

    The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas was named Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology at Union in September 2017. She was named the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology in Novem...

  • Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas - Thursday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Thursday, August 18, 2022.

    The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas was named Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology at Union in September 2017. She was named the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology in Novemb...

  • Chip Bergh

    Premiering at 10:45 a.m. ET Thursday, August 18, 2022.

    Chip Bergh is the president and chief executive officer of Levi Strauss & Co., one of the world's largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear, where he also serves on the company’s board of directors. Widely recogni...

  • Robert P. George

    Premiering at 2 p.m. ET Thursday, August 18, 2022.

    Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, where his numerous areas of expertise include moral and political philosophy, law and...

  • Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas - Friday

    Premiering at 9:15 a.m. ET Friday, August 19, 2022.

    The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas was named Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology at Union in September 2017. She was named the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology in November...