10:45 a.m. Lectures

Morning Lectures

10:45 a.m., Monday-Friday, Amphitheater

Ideas and opinions are exchanged in an open, challenging atmosphere, and Chautauqua's knowledgeable audiences have the opportunity to participate in question-and-answer sessions at the conclusion of the lectures.

Events

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 | 10:45am

    John Irving in conversation with Pamela Paul

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    John Irving, Author, The Cider House Rules | Pamela Paul, Editor, The New York Times Book Review

    Novelist and screenwriter John Irving is one of the most popular and respected writers in the world, whose novels have become American classics.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 10:45am

    Tyehimba Jess, CLSC Author, Olio

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    Author, Olio  This lecture will also serve as a CLSC Roundtable presentation.

    Tyehimba Jess is the author of Olio, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 10:45am

    Lisa Lucas

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    Executive Director, National Book Foundation

    Lisa Lucas is the executive director of the National Book Foundation, the organization responsible for the annual National Book Awards. The third director in the history of the Foundation, Lucas is also the first woman and first African-American at its helm.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 10:45am

    Kory Stamper

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    Lexicographer; Author, Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

    Kory Stamper is a longtime lexicographer who has worked at Merriam-Webster, and is the author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, which brings to life the hallowed halls (and highly idiosyncratic cubicles) of Merriam-Webster, a startlingly rich world...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, June 29, 2018 | 10:45am

    Michael Kahn, Lucas Hnath and Kate Hamill

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    Michael Kahn, Artistic director, Shakespeare Theatre Company; Lucas Hnath, playwright, A Doll's House, Part 2
    Lucas Hnath
    Playwright, A Doll’s House, Part 2
    Kate Hamill
    , Actor, playwright, Sense and Sensibility



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 02, 2018 | 10:45am

    Taína Caragol

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    Curator of painting and sculpture and Latino art and history, National Portrait Gallery

    Taína Caragol is curator of painting and sculpture and Latino art and history at the National Portrait Gallery. Since 2013 she has led the effort to increase the representation of Latino historical figures and artists at the museum.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 03, 2018 | 10:45am

    Jelani Cobb

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    Staff writer, The New Yorker

    As a staff writer at The New Yorker, Jelani Cobb writes about the enormous complexity of race in America.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 04, 2018 | 10:45am

    James and Deborah Fallows

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    Authors, Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America; Creators, The Atlantic’s City Makers: American Futures project

    For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane and reporting on the people, organizations and ideas re-shaping the country.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 05, 2018 | 10:45am

    David Brooks

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    Columnist, The New York Times

    David Brooks became an op-ed columnist for The New York Times in September 2003. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard and is currently a regular commentator on the “PBS NewsHour.”



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 06, 2018 | 10:45am

    Amy Chua

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    Author, Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations

    Amy Chua is the John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the author of several books, including her most recent: Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 09, 2018 | 10:45am

    Jill Vialet

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    Founder and CEO, Playworks

    Jill Vialet founded Playworks in 1996, in two schools in Berkeley, California. Since then, Playworks has become the leading national nonprofit...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 10:45am

    Steven Johnson

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    Author, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

    Steven Johnson is an innovator and author whose most recent book, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World, revolves around the creative power of play: ideas and innovations that set into motion the many momentous changes in science, technology, politics...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 10:45am

    Peter Gray

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    Research professor of psychology, Boston College

    Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology at Boston College, where his fields include children’s play; self-directed learning; evolutionary psychology, developmental psychology...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 13, 2018 | 10:45am

    Laraine Newman

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    Original cast member, “Saturday Night Live”; Founding member, The Groundlings

    Laraine Newman is an Emmy- and Annie Award-nominated performer. She began studying improv and mime at the age of 16 and continued to study improvisation and mime until graduating Beverly Hills High School, and studied mime with Marcel Marceau in Paris.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 | 10:45am

    Chris Coons

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    U.S. senator from Delaware

    Chris Coons was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 following terms as New Castle County Council president and New Castle County executive. In the Senate, he sits on the Appropriations, Judiciary, Foreign Relations, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Ethics committees.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 10:45am

    William J. Burns

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    President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation

    William J. Burns is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 10:45am

    Nina Khrushcheva

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    Professor of International Affairs, The New School

    Nina Khrushcheva is Professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School, author of The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, and biological great-granddaughter (and adopted granddaughter) of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 10:45am

    Alina Polyakova

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    David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution

    Alina Polyakova is the David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Foreign Policy program's Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings Institution, where she specializes in European politics, far-right populism and nationalism, and Russian foreign policy.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 20, 2018 | 10:45am

    Masha Gessen

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    Author, The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

    Masha Gessen is a journalist and the author of numerous books, including The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, which won the 2017 National Book Award for Nonfiction. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 23, 2018 | 10:45am

    Ralph Young

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    Author, Dissent: The History of an American Idea

    Ralph Young is a Professor of History at Temple University, and the author of Dissent: The History of an American Idea, a narrative history of the United States from the standpoint of dissenters and protests movements. 



    Location: Amphitheater