Chautauqua Institution

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Chautauqua lectures have been a part of the fabric of American society for 135 years.  Our morning lecture series focuses on weekly themes that are relevant, timely and important.  The lectures are presented by the leading thinkers and leaders in the world.  Our afternoon Hall of Philosophy lectures are equally important and renowned.

The Chautauqua Institution is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to lifelong learning. Based on the four pillars of Art, Education, Religion and Recreation, Chautauqua’s programs aim to renew the spirit, stimulate the mind, value the arts and promote physical well-being. It has performance venues, hotel, golf, tennis and educational and recreational facilities.


For nine weeks each year, from late June through late August, the Institution offers a rich blend of arts, a variety of programming and recreational activities. Its educational mission is continued during the rest of the year with programs for older adults and other learning opportunities. More information is available at


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Lectures from the famed Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater

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Reading together since 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming. Each summer, the CLSC chooses nine books of literary quality and invites the authors to Chautauqua present their work to an audience of approximately 1,000 readers.

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126 Pieces

Department of Religion Interfaith Lecture Series

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Chautauqua Institution and LECOM have set the stage for dynamic discussion and debate for solutions to our nation’s healthcare challenges. Providers, clinicians, insurers and CEOs will share Chautauqua’s renowned platforms for discourse and deliberation.


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Greg M. Epstein has been serving as the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University since 2005, and is author of the New York Times Bestselling book, G...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:11:33
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Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith is founder and leader of the private non-profit organization, Crazy Faith Ministries, which aims to unpack and teach the co...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:11:09
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Senior editor, Slate Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate and, in that capacity, writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” ...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:12:33
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Robert P. Jones is the founding CEO of the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), a columnist for The Atlantic online, and the auth...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:17:04
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Editor-at-large, Christianity Today Katelyn Beaty served as the youngest and first female managing editor for Christianity Today, evangelicalism’s...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:11:50
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E.J. Dionne Jr. grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts. He attended Catholic schools, graduated from Harvard University, and received a D.Phil. in so...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:14:01
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Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner has made an indelible imprint in American public policy, government, diversity, and community relations. She has a lon...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
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Archaeology writer, National Geographic Former executive editor, Archaeology Kristin Romey covers archaeology and paleontology for National Geogr...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:05:46
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Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Ph.D., founded (1983) and directs The Shalom Center. In 2014 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Human Rights Hero...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:13:50
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Ambassador James A. Joseph is professor emeritus of the practice of public policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He is ...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:04:22