Trust, Society and Democracy

Trust, Society and Democracy

7/11/21 - 7/17/21

Recent work from the Pew Research Center indicates a troubling trend: a growing distrust in the public’s political wisdom when it comes to democratic decisions. This idea — that we no longer even trust each other — is a relatively new phenomenon, and reflects a larger picture of distrust in institutions across the board.

How can trust be restored, and what is the role of healthy skepticism? What do we do with institutions that society has declared broken, what must institutions do to rebuild trust with those they serve, and how can we work to regain trust with one another?

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Trust, Society and Democracy
  • Rabbi Jonah Pesner - Sunday

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Sunday, July 11, 2021.

    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was...

  • Rabbi Jonah Pesner - Monday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Monday, July 12, 2021.

    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was ...

  • Recommitting to Trust

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Monday, July 12, 2021.

    Richard Edelman is the chief executive officer of the global communications firm Edelman, founded in 1952 by his father, which was named to Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List and honored as “PR Agency of the Decade” by both Advertising Age ...

  • Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 12, 2021.

    Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. is President-Emeritus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, having served there from 2007 to 2012. Currently a Senior Advisor to the President of Emory University, he is the James T. and Berta R. Laney P...

  • Rabbi Jonah Pesner - Tuesday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was...

  • The Time is Now

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

    As Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia, Meredith D. Clark’s research focuses on the intersection of race, media, and power, exploring the relationships between Black communities and the news on social me...

  • Heather McGhee

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

    Heather McGhee has devoted her life to the focus of our Week Three theme: The Ethical Foundations of a Fully Functioning Society. Heather designs and promotes solutions to inequality in America, and her most recent book, The Sum of U...

  • An Evening Piano Recital with Jon Nakamatsu

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

    Jon Nakamatsu, Chautauqua favorite and 1997 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, presents an evening recital that will include masterworks by Mozart and Chopin. Each summer at Chautauqua, Nakamatsu leads professional-level masterclasses and priv...

  • Rabbi Jonah Pesner - Wednesday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he w...

  • Trust, Freedom, and Cancel Culture

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

    Christine Rosen is senior writer at Commentary magazine and chair of the Colloquy on Knowledge, Technology & Culture at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. She is also a senior editor of The ...

  • Cherie Harder

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

    Cherie Harder serves as President of the Trinity Forum. Prior to joining the Trinity Forum in 2008, Ms. Harder served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura ...

  • Ranky Tanky

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    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

    South Carolina’s global Gullah ambassadors and Billboard chart-toppers making “soulful honey to the ears” (NPR) return to the Chautauqua Amphitheater! Since their performance here in 2018,...

  • Rabbi Jonah Pesner - Thursday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Thursday, July 15, 2021.

    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he wa...

  • Social Media & Democracy

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday, July 15, 2021.

    Over the last decade, Deb Roy – executive director of the MIT Media Lab, the director of the MIT Laboratory for Social Machines and the newly appointed director of the interdisciplinary Center for Constructive Communication – has bee...

  • CWC Gretchen Morgenson

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 15, 2021.

    Gretchen Morgenson, Senior Financial Reporter, Investigations Unit NBC News, Pulitzer Prize Winner, “The Hidden Force Driving the Wealth Gap in America”

    Gretchen will highlight how the gulf between rich and poor in America has widene...

  • CLSC: Naomi Oreskes

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, July 15, 2021.

    CLSC Presentation: Why Trust Science During a time when trust in science is weaning, when climate scientists are grasping to convince a large amount of the population to accept the reality of the climate crisis, when anti-vaccine atti...

  • Rabbi Jonah Pesner - Friday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Friday, July 16, 2021.

    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was ...

  • CHQ for U - 7/16/21

    Originally broadcast at 10:20 a.m. ET Friday, July 16, 2021.

    CHQ for U with Amy Oshier

    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, ...

  • Imagining a More Inclusive Chautauqua

    Originally broadcast at 1 p.m. ET Friday, July 16, 2021.

    Amit Taneja, senior vice president and chief inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) officer, Chautauqua Institution

    Erroll Davis, president, African American Heritage House at Chautauqua

    Ted First, board director, African ...