Week Four :: July 13–19

The New Map of Life: How Longer Lives are Changing the World — A Week in Collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity

Do we really want to live forever? While being “forever young” may still be the stuff of dreams, longer lifespans are a reality of modern life. Living to 110 years old — at least — means new challenges for both individuals and society; how we meet those challenges will have lasting ramifications.

  • What issues do longer lifespans present? We examine the political, the financial, the biological, the emotional.
  • Where the scientific meets the ethical, we ask: We can live longer, but should we? Will longer lives exacerbate existing inequities?
  • This isn’t a question for future generations — this is a question for us, right now. How are you going to adapt in this changing reality?
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.


  • Monday, July 15, 2019 | 10:45am

    Laura L. Carstensen

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    Laura L. Carstensen is Professor of Psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy at Stanford University where she serves as founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity..

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 10:45am

    Amani M. Allen

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    Amani M. Allen is Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, where her research focuses on race and socioeconomic health disparities and the measurement and study of racism as a social determinant of health.

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 10:45am

    Linda P. Fried

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    Linda P. Fried is dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and professor of both public health and medicine. She is an internationally renowned geriatrician and scientist whose career has focused on how to accomplish health into oldest ages...

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 10:45am

    Kate de Medeiros and Ron Cole-Turner

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    Kate de Medeiros, O'Toole Family Professor, Miami University of Ohio's Department of Sociology and Gerontology | Ron Cole-Turner, Parker Sharp Professor of Theology and Ethics, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Friday, July 19, 2019 | 10:45am

    Scott Kelly

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    History-making U.S. astronaut

    Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain.

    Location: Amphitheater