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

  • 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...



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  • 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, Merriam-Webster; Author, Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

    Kory Stamper is a lexicographer 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...



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  • 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.



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  • 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...



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  • Tuesday, July 10, 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

     

  • Thursday, July 19, 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.



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  • 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. 



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  • 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. 



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  • Monday, July 30, 2018 | 10:45am

    Arun Sundararajan

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    Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow, NYU’s Stern School of Business; Author, The Sharing Economy

    Arun Sundararajan is professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where his research topics include the sharing economy and the future of work.



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  • Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 10:45am

    Jeremy Bailenson

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    Founding director, Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab

    Jeremy Bailenson is founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems...



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  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 10:45am

    David Grann

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    Staff writer, The New Yorker; Author, Killers of the Flower Moon

    Known for his immersive reporting, David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, a true crime tale that unravels one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history.



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  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 10:45am

    Beverly J. Warren

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    President, Kent State University

    Beverly J. Warren has served as president of Kent State University since 2014. Warren oversees one of the nation’s largest university systems, ranked in the first-tier of Best National Universities by U.S. New & World Report, with more than 39,000 students across eight campuses in Northeast Ohio.



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  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 10:45am

    Abby Smith Rumsey

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    Author, When We are No More: How Digital Memory Will Shape Our Future

    Abby Smith Rumsey is a writer and historian focusing on the creation, preservation, and use of the cultural record in all media. Her most recent work is When We are No More: How Digital Memory Will Shape Our Future.



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  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 10:45am

    Ann Hornaday

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    Film critic, The Washington Post

    In a career as a film critic that spans more than two decades, Ann Hornaday has reviewed more than 1,500 movies. Currently a film critic at The Washington Post, Hornaday is also the author of Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies.



    Location: Amphitheater