Week Nine :: August 22–30

The Future We Want, The World We Need: Collective Action for Tomorrow’s Challenges

A Week in Partnership with the U.N. Foundation

What will the world look like over the coming decades, and how can we work together to better prepare for the future? From climate change to new technologies, the world faces countless interrelated and fast-moving drivers of economic, political and social change.

  • Where are the most important opportunities to realize a more equitable and sustainable world? What are our biggest collective challenges?
  • During the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, we examine what we can learn from international communities and partnerships driving innovative solutions to global issues and identify tools that communities can use to learn from one another and drive collective action.

Week Nine also features the third annual Chautauqua Food Festival on Bestor Plaza.

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10:45 a.m. Lectures

Chautauqua Lecture Series (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.


  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 10:45am

    Fabrizio Hochschild

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    In his current role as Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, Fabrizio Hochschild is coordinating the preparation for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020.

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 10:45am

    Rachel Bowen Pittman

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    As Executive Director of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), Pittman leads a grassroots advocacy movement that is dedicated to supporting the work of the United Nations in communities, on campuses, and on Capitol Hill.

    Location: Amphitheater