Week Five :: July 21–28

The Ethics of Dissent

If dissent is the “highest form of patriotism,” at what point does dissent become harmful subversion? How does the First Amendment color the American debate on this subject, and what about other countries where these protections are nonexistent or less explicit? Is violence ever justified, and, if so, at what cost? In this week, we’ll examine the obligations of active citizens and cultural critics, look at the role dissent has played in the development of democracy and a muscular civic dialogue, and consider how dissent has changed — in the forms it takes, how it is responded to, and the rules by which society allows or prohibits it.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Ethics of Dissent

When one is dissenting in the public realm, morally, what can one do, what must one do, what must one not do? In what circumstances (ever?) does the end justify the means? When trying to change minds about something, what must never be violated, what line must never be crossed? In this week we will seek to discern what an effective “ethics of dissent” can look like.

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 10:45am

    Shaun King

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    Columnist, The Intercept; Co-founder, Real Justice PAC

    Shaun King is one of many voices within the Black Lives Matter movement, and use social media to highlight, amplify, and discuss news of police brutality, racial discrimination, and other civil rights issues.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 12:30pm

    “Befriending the Inner Voices of Dissent.” Kelly Carlin, host, “Waking from the American Dream” podcast

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    Kelly Carlin is a writer, public speaker, performer and radio host whose work explores “the big questions of life.” Like her father, George Carlin, she loves to use humor to question the status quo, and she loves to seek out the unique angle into any subject she tackles.



    Location: Hall of Christ

     

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Sally Kohn

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    Sally Kohn is one of the leading progressive voices in America today. She is a writer, activist, CNN political commentator and the host of the “State of Resistance” podcast.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness

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    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs...



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 03:00pm

    Cityscapes: Paintings by Ron Donoughe

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    July 25–August 20 / Opening Reception Wednesday, July 25 /  3–5 p.m.

    Ron Donoughe is best known for his spirited, realistic plein air landscape paintings of Western Pennsylvania, and he graciously agreed to create a series of City Scape oil paintings for this one person exhibition.



    Location: Strohl Art Center / Bellowe Family Gallery

     

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Rosalie Silberman Abella :: 14th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States

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    Rosalie Silberman Abella, Justice, Supreme Court of Canada

    The Honorable Rosalie Silberman Abella is renowned in Canada, in the United States, and beyond our continent as a great jurist, thinker, writer, and public figure in the law.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 07:30pm

    The Peking Acrobats

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    For the last 32 years, The Peking Acrobats® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. Accompanied by live musicians performing on traditional Chinese instruments, the acrobats perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness

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    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs...



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 10:45am

    Bari Weiss

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    Staff editor and writer, The New York Times opinion section

    Bari Weiss is a writer and editor for The New York Times opinion section, where she writes about culture and politics. Recently, her columns have covered rising anti-Semitism, the #MeToo movement, and free speech on college campuses.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 03:15pm

    Afternoon of Song Recital #5

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    Enjoy the sunny ambiance of the Athenaeum Parlor and a view of the lake as you are serenaded with a variety of art songs ranging from the very old to the very new.



    Location: Athenaeum Parlor

     

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 03:30pm

    Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, CLSC Author, Call Me Zebra

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    Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn’t fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness

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    When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs...



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 07:30pm

    Opera Invasion #5: Opera Invasion Plus

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    A special performance of Terry Riley’s “In C”, with members of the Music School Festival Orchestra.



    Location: Amphitheater Plaza

     

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: “Beethoven Festival Concert No. 3”

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    Timothy Muffitt, conductor | Simon Lapointe, violin | Christopher Fischer, viola

    Repertoire: Samuel Barber: Essay No. 1, op. 12; Wolfgang A. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d); Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, op. 60

     



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 27, 2018 | 10:45am

    Sarah Jaffe

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    Author, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

    Sarah Jaffe is a Nation Institute reporting fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 27, 2018 | 01:30pm

    Candide Operalogue

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    Get all the colorful details about Don Pasquale from General & Artistic Director, Steven Osgood, and hear excerpts from the opera performed by Chautauqua Opera Apprentice Artists.



    Location: Norton Hall

     

  • Friday, July 27, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Simran Jeet Singh

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    Simran Jeet Singh is an award-winning educator, writer, activist, and scholar who believes deeply that love, equity, and justice are closely intertwined. He writes and speaks regularly on issues of diversity, inclusion, civil rights, religion, and hate violence, and his thought leadership extends to a number of audiences...



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Friday, July 27, 2018 | 03:30pm

    50 Years Later: The nightmare year 1968 and rock music

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    Dr. Richard Aquila, Penn State



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Friday, July 27, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera Company: Candide

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    Music: Leonard Bernstein

    The naive young hero, Candide, is plagued by an endless series of bizarre comedic disasters on his globe-spanning search for the true meaning of life. Based on the sharply satirical story of innocence lost by Voltaire, Leonard Bernstein’s darkly funny operetta receives its company debut, joining the centennial celebration of the composer’s birth. 



    Location: Norton Hall