Lectures http://wesa.fm en Steven J. Corwin Talks Academic Medical Centers Amidst Health Care Reform http://wesa.fm/post/steven-j-corwin-talks-academic-medical-centers-amidst-health-care-reform <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TZ2TFOXxpvg" width="575"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">Steven J. Corwin, chief executive officer of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, speaks about ways of preserving quality aspects of the existing health care system while reducing overall cost.</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:52:20 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 26003 at http://wesa.fm Molly Williamson on Geoeconomic Factors in Diplomacy http://wesa.fm/post/molly-williamson-geoeconomic-factors-diplomacy <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cN_r1_qJOg0" width="575"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">Middle East Institute scholar Molly Williamson speaks on "Geoeconomic Factors in Diplomacy" surrounding the top five oil-producing countries in the world: Saudi Arabia, Russia, the United States, China and Iran.</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:37:30 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 26002 at http://wesa.fm The Innocence Project's Nina Morrison Describes Wrongful Convictions http://wesa.fm/post/innocence-projects-nina-morrison-describes-wrongful-convictions <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9Tbp9pH-4d0" width="575"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">Nina Morrison, senior staff attorney at the Innocence Project, speaks on her organization's work to exonerate the innocent and reform a system responsible for many unjust imprisonments by telling the story of Michael Morton, who was wrongfully incarcerated for 25 years.</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:17:51 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 26000 at http://wesa.fm Marina Picciotto Offers a Scientific View on Happiness http://wesa.fm/post/marina-picciotto-offers-scientific-view-happiness <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aN1jtr9qTPA" width="575"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">Marina Picciotto, Charles B.G. Murphy Chair in Psychiatry and professor of neurobiology and pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine, speaks about the science of happiness Thursday morning in the Amphitheater.</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:06:41 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 25998 at http://wesa.fm Trevor Potter Connects Politics and Market Forces http://wesa.fm/post/trevor-potter-connects-politics-and-market-forces <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/H8hE3b-djW0" width="575"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">Former FEC chairman Trevor Potter, founding president of the Campaign Legal Center and general counsel to John McCain's 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, speaks on how market forces affect the political process, specifically with regard to campaign financing and Super PACs.</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:57:43 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 25997 at http://wesa.fm David Von Drehle Speaks About Lincoln's Legacy http://wesa.fm/post/david-von-drehle-speaks-about-lincolns-legacy <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Fb3j3FmUbX4" width="575"></iframe></p><p>Time magazine editor-at-large David Von Drehle, author of Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year, speaks on the legacy of the 16th president.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:32:33 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 25957 at http://wesa.fm Chris Hayes on the Struggle Against Meritocracy http://wesa.fm/post/chris-hayes-struggle-against-meritocracy <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/JbeOp_hG6gY" width="575"></iframe></p><p>Chris Hayes, host of "All In with Chris Hayes" on MSNBC and editor-at-large for The Nation, addresses how young people affect policy and effect change.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:28:45 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 25956 at http://wesa.fm Natalie Batalha - Kepler: A Planet for Goldilocks http://wesa.fm/post/natalie-batalha-kepler-planet-goldilocks <p><iframe width="575" height="323" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WTydrh0VfQE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p><p>NASA AMES astrophysicist Natalie Batalha shares findings from the Kepler Mission, where she is mission scientist, and discusses its importance to NASA, the scientific community and humankind.</p><p></p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:44:01 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 25947 at http://wesa.fm Nancy Gibbs on the Bond Between the Members of the Presidents Club http://wesa.fm/post/nancy-gibbs-bond-between-members-presidents-club <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8JjGblOf5MQ" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>In the first lecture in a week that examines the exclusive brotherhood known as "The Presidents Club," Nancy Gibbs lays the groundwork for the complex narrative. Gibbs, deputy managing editor of Time, co-wrote the book, "The Presidents Club," with Michael Duffy. Her talk focuses on the behind-closed-doors partnerships between former presidents and the relationships those dealings fostered. Tales of Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon and more abound.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:37:56 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 6819 at http://wesa.fm Teresa A. Sullivan Talks About Combating Cheating in Higher Education http://wesa.fm/post/teresa-sullivan-talks-about-combating-cheating-higher-education <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EEqK01pQtcU" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>College students today comprise a large number of the millennial (post-1980-born) generation. As they progress through university, the pressure to succeed increases. Some students turn to cheating to gain an advantage, which is now quite easy due to technology improvements. How do we remedy this? Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, offers some answers in this lecture that ends a week of exploring "The Ethics of Cheating."</p><p></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:36:16 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 6816 at http://wesa.fm Dahlia Lithwick Discusses Digital Identity and Privacy http://wesa.fm/post/dahlia-lithwick-discusses-digital-identity-and-privacy <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SEtwleOC_1o" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:33:07 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 6815 at http://wesa.fm Hussain Haqqani on Clashing U.S.-Pakistani Narratives http://wesa.fm/post/hussain-haqqani-clashing-us-pakistani-narratives <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PlT3uW8b5UA" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>In this lecture, Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S., seeks to explain the mystery behind hot-and-cold foreign relations between the two nations. Tracing their history, Haqqani touches on some of the key misunderstandings that have led to the current situation. The remedy, Haqqani suggests, is friendship — a more lasting alternative than mere alliance and partnership.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:31:20 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 6813 at http://wesa.fm Freeman A. Hrabowski on Changing the Face of Math and Science http://wesa.fm/post/freeman-hrabowski-changing-face-math-and-science <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/c9BYlW0hi0U" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:29:13 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 6812 at http://wesa.fm Roger Rosenblatt Talks with Sissela and Derek Bok About Exploring Happiness http://wesa.fm/post/roger-rosenblatt-talks-sissela-and-derek-bok-about-exploring-happiness <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/As5W0yIhgvY" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Derek and Sissela Bok, authors of books discussing happiness, speak with author Roger Rosenblatt about the importance of a moral education and how the arts can enhance the search for happiness.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:25:41 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 6808 at http://wesa.fm American Historian Ed Ayers Discusses the Logical Causes Behind Secession http://wesa.fm/post/american-historian-ed-ayers-discusses-logical-causes-behind-secession <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bYiehGrcZRw" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Author and president of the University of Richmond Edward Ayers talks about the actual thoughts and reasons of Southerners behind secession. Ayers has written "In the Presence of Mine Enemies," "What Caused the Civil War?" and eight other books.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:21:40 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 6807 at http://wesa.fm Jump Associates CEO Dev Patnaik on Answering Ambiguous Questions http://wesa.fm/post/jump-associates-ceo-dev-patnaik-answering-ambiguous-questions <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/u6BHgs_dHjY" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Dev Patnaik, author of "Wired to Care" and CEO of Jump Associates, speaks about how hybrid thinking can help innovation by bringing about empathy, creativity and execution.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:11:00 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 6806 at http://wesa.fm Fred Bergsten on the United States' Role in the World Economy http://wesa.fm/post/fred-bergsten-united-states-role-world-economy <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MOwwWXj2AB0" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, former senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and author C. Fred Bergsten talks about the global impact of the U.S. economy.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:08:29 +0000 The Chatauqua Institution 6805 at http://wesa.fm Author Isobel Coleman Discusses the Role of Women in the Middle East http://wesa.fm/post/author-isobel-coleman-discusses-role-women-middle-east <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NAdOKYjLSmQ" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Isobel Coleman is the author of "Paradise Beneath her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East" and is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:02:50 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 6800 at http://wesa.fm Harvard Professor and Author Michael Sandel on Political Philosophy, Justice and Morality http://wesa.fm/post/harvard-professor-and-author-michael-sandel-political-philosophy-justice-and-morality <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hCiFu7-vItw" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Harvard professor of political philosophy Michael Sandel asks how we can elevate the terms of public discourse and reach for a new politics of the common good. Sandel is the author of "Justice," "The Case against Perfection," "Public Philosophy" and "What Money Can't Buy."</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:44:10 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 6797 at http://wesa.fm Retired Diplomat Nicholas Burns on US Policy Toward Iran http://wesa.fm/post/retired-diplomat-nicholas-burns-us-policy-toward-iran <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/e5CtbXg4oM8" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Retired diplomat Nicholas Burns believes there are three basic choices the U.S. could make in foreign policy regarding Iran. The first two, he said, are so "absurd" that they shouldn't be taken seriously. The third, though, is the path he believes in, because it's "practical and right in the middle."</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:20:32 +0000 The Chautauqua Institution 6801 at http://wesa.fm