Thank you for your patience as we rebuild our calendar listing accurately reflect the offerings of our 2020 online assembly. Our program directors are currently working with 2020 lecturers, chaplains and artists to confirm their participation via remote video feed. All events listed below are confirmed. Please check back regularly, as we post frequent updates regarding confirmed programs and the online forum in which they will take place.

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 Program Sponsor: Erie Insurance

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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.


  • Monday, August 24, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Elizabeth Cousens

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    Elizabeth Cousens became the UN Foundation’s third president and chief executive officer in 2020, leading the Foundation’s next generation of work to support the United Nations.

    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform


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

    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: CHQ Assembly Video Platform


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

    Rachel Bowen Pittman

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    Throughout her career, Rachel Bowen Pittman has been committed to the idea that individuals, when brought together and motivated around a common vision, can be strong catalysts for change toward a brighter, more just, and more sustainable future — work she’ll discuss as part of a week of forward-looking action...

    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform


  • Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Henrietta Fore

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    Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF’s seventh executive director, has worked to champion economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in a public service, private sector and non-profit leadership career that spans more than four decades.

    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform


  • Friday, August 28, 2020 | 10:45am EDT

    Samantha Power

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    Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is a leading voice internationally for principled American engagement in the world. One of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People,” she is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, war correspondent, and the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School...

    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform