Lectures

Chautauqua Institution Lecture
3:52 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Steven J. Corwin Talks Academic Medical Centers Amidst Health Care Reform

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
3:37 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Molly Williamson on Geoeconomic Factors in Diplomacy

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
3:17 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

The Innocence Project's Nina Morrison Describes Wrongful Convictions

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
3:06 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Marina Picciotto Offers a Scientific View on Happiness

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
2:57 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Trevor Potter Connects Politics and Market Forces

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
7:32 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

David Von Drehle Speaks About Lincoln's Legacy

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
7:28 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Chris Hayes on the Struggle Against Meritocracy

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
3:44 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Natalie Batalha - Kepler: A Planet for Goldilocks

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
11:37 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Nancy Gibbs on the Bond Between the Members of the Presidents Club

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
11:36 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Teresa A. Sullivan Talks About Combating Cheating in Higher Education

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."

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
11:33 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Dahlia Lithwick Discusses Digital Identity and Privacy

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
11:31 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Hussain Haqqani on Clashing U.S.-Pakistani Narratives

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
11:29 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Freeman A. Hrabowski on Changing the Face of Math and Science

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
11:25 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Roger Rosenblatt Talks with Sissela and Derek Bok About Exploring Happiness

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
11:21 am
Mon April 1, 2013

American Historian Ed Ayers Discusses the Logical Causes Behind Secession

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
11:11 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Jump Associates CEO Dev Patnaik on Answering Ambiguous Questions

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
11:08 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Fred Bergsten on the United States' Role in the World Economy

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
11:02 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Author Isobel Coleman Discusses the Role of Women in the Middle East

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.

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
10:44 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Harvard Professor and Author Michael Sandel on Political Philosophy, Justice and Morality

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."

Chautauqua Institution Lectures
3:20 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Retired Diplomat Nicholas Burns on US Policy Toward Iran

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."