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.


  • 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.

    Location: Amphitheater


  • 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.

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Wednesday, August 22, 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


  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 10:45am

    Rebecca Cammisa

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    Director, “Atomic Homefront”

    Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Rebecca Cammisa’s latest work is “Atomic Homefront,” a film about the effects of radioactive waste stored in West Lake Landfill in St. Louis County, Missouri, and featuring Love Canal activist Lois Gibbs.

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Friday, August 24, 2018 | 10:45am

    Grace Lee

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    Independent producer, director, writer

    Grace Lee is an independent producer, director and writer working in both narrative and nonfiction film. She directed the 2014 Peabody Award-winning documentary “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,”...

    Location: Amphitheater