Week Six :: July 28–August 4

The Changing Nature of Work

The state of work in America exists in contradictions. Wealth creation is up, but the per-capita GDP is stagnating. Working-class wages have been flat for decades, but the “gig economy” is booming. This week we study the nature of work in this country, examining the future of automation, the changing role of labor unions, the identity politics of the working classes, and the disappearing line in work-life balance. We look across generations and social classes, seeking to find who we are in a culture that ties identity to the jobs we hold, and reclaiming and honoring the dignity of work. 

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Interfaith Lecture Theme :: A Spirituality of Work

Judaism and Christianity, as well as other faith traditions, espouse various perspectives regarding the nature of work. What are the practices and disciplines within religions which foster an understanding of work as inherently spiritual? Does the American spirit of rugged individualism help or hurt in understanding our relationship to work? Why do Americans seem to overly identify with their jobs? Why does “What do you do?” almost immediately follow asking someone their name? Why do people (and especially men) often experience a spiritual crisis upon retirement and the ending of “work” as a focus of their lives? Does economic inequality or wealth associated with work impact us spiritually? This week will strive to help us uncover the spiritual nature of our working lives.

  • Sunday, July 29, 2018 | 10:45am

    Rev. Skye Jethani

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    Skye Jethani is an author, speaker, consultant, and ordained pastor, and co-host of the popular Phil Vischer Podcast, a weekly show that blends astute cultural and theological insights with comical conversation.

    Sun., July 29 at 10:45am | Mon., July 30 – Fri., August 3 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 29, 2018 | 02:30pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Special InterArts Matinee"

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    Rossen Milanov, conductor | Back by popular demand, the CSO provides a musical foundation and inspiration for collaborations with Chautauqua Dance, Chautauqua Opera Company, Chautauqua Theater Company and students from the School of Music. This year, Visual Arts at Chautauqua joins the inter-arts activities. Bring the whole family!



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 | 09:15am

    Rev. Skye Jethani

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    Skye Jethani is an author, speaker, consultant, and ordained pastor, and co-host of the popular Phil Vischer Podcast, a weekly show that blends astute cultural and theological insights with comical conversation.

    Sun., July 29 at 10:45am | Mon., July 30 – Fri., August 3 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • 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.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 | 12:30pm

    Lincoln Applied Ethics Series, Gary Marchant

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    Gary Marchant, Regent’s Professor; Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law & Ethics; faculty director, Center for Law, Science and Innovation, Arizona State University
    (When) Will a Robot Steal Your Job?



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Joan Chittister, OSB

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    Joan Chittister, OSB is one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time. For 40 years she has passionately advocated on behalf of peace, human rights, women’s issues, and church renewal. A much sought-after speaker, counselor and clear voice that bridges across all religions...



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 | 03:30pm

    Tim Ryan

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    Tim Ryan, representing Ohio’s 13th District, was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002. He is currently serving in his eighth term.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Sō Percussion

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    With its innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam” (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope of the modern percussion ensemble.



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 | 05:00pm

    Candide Operalogue

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



    Location: Norton Hall

     

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 | 07:30pm

    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

     

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: New Play Workshop: Untitled Russia Play

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    Two young Russian men try to find their way after the fall of communism. An absurd comedy about art, love and advertising in the dawn of capitalism.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Capathia Jenkins: “From Brooklyn to Broadway”

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    Ms. Jenkins brought Chautauquans to their feet on July 4, 2017, as a soloist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. She returns to the Amphitheater stage for an intimate evening designed to showcase both the beauty and power of the human voice.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 10:45am

    Cathrael Kazin

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    Managing partner, Volta Learning Group

    One of the nation’s foremost experts in competency-based learning and assessment, Cathrael Kazin serves as managing partner of Volta Learning Group, which designs new learning and credentialing strategies for evolving industries.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Maggie Jackson

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    Maggie Jackson is an award-winning author and journalist known for her penetrating writings on social trends, particularly technology’s impact on humanity. Her essays, commentary, and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New Philosopher, and on National Public Radio, among many other publications across the globe.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 03:30pm

    States and the Making of American Constitutional Law: Free speech, free exercise of religion, and the compelled flag salute cases

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    Judge Jeffrey Sutton, 6th Circuit US Court of Appeals, author of 51 Imperfect Solutions



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: New Play Workshop: Untitled Russia Play

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    Two young Russian men try to find their way after the fall of communism. An absurd comedy about art, love and advertising in the dawn of capitalism.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 05:00pm

    Kathakaar

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | The history and culture of India comes to life with Kathakaar. Hear stories from India's multicultural history and mythology, learn to speak and clap Indian rhythms, and see the characteristic spins and fast footwork of kathak dance with dancer/storyteller (or kathakaar) Jin Won...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall

     

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 07:00pm

    Denise Bibro, VACI Lecture Series

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    Denise Bibro, Founder/Director, Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC



    Location: Hultquist Center