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

    Originally broadcast 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 ...

  • Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas - Monday

    Originally broadcast 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 i...

  • Abigail Marsh

    Originally broadcast 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 a...

  • Congressman Jamie Raskin

    Originally broadcast 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, an...

  • Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas - Tuesday

    Originally broadcast 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 ...

  • Misty Copeland

    Originally broadcast 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 promo...

  • Honorable Jamie Raskin

    Originally broadcast at 12:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

    Honorable Jamie Raskin

    Everett Jewish Life Center Lecture

    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 uni...

  • Atiya Aftab and Sheryl Olitzky

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

    This program is made possible by the Dr. William N. Jackson Religious Initiative Fund

    Atiya Aftab, Esq. is cofounder of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, an international women’s interfaith organization. An attorney, educator, and activ...

  • Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas - Wednesday

    Originally broadcast 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 Theolog...

  • Jonah Goldberg

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

    One of America’s top political commentators, Jonah Goldberg is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch and the former senior editor of National Review. As a speaker, Goldberg helps audiences appreciate the essential nat...

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

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

    This program is made possible by the Eleanor B. Daugherty Fund

    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 20...

  • Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas - Thursday

    Originally broadcast 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...

  • Chip Bergh

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

    This program is made possible by the Barbara A. Georgescu Lectureship Endowment.

    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 ...

  • Robert P. George

    Originally broadcast 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 philosoph...

  • CLSC: "Gunfight" with Ryan Busse

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, August 18, 2022.

    For 30 years, Ryan Busse chased his childhood dream and built a successful career selling millions of firearms for one of America’s most popular gun companies. He is an avid hunter, outdoorsman, and conservationist–all things that t...

  • Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas - Friday

    Originally broadcast 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 i...

  • Maria Ressa

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday, August 19, 2022.

    This program is made possible by the Richard W. and Jeannette D. Kahlenberg Lectureship Fund

    A journalist in Asia for more than 35 years, Maria Ressa co-founded Rappler, the top digital-only news site that is leading the fight for p...

  • Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB

    Premiering at 2 p.m. ET Friday, August 19, 2022.

    Joan Chittister is one of the most articulate social analysts and influential religious leaders of this age. For over 45 years she has dedicated herself to advocating for universal recognition of the critical questions impacting the global commun...