Week Nine :: August 21–29, 2021


  • What drives people to keep going when forces outside their control work against them? And what does that tell us about our humanity and hope for the future? We close our 2021 season looking at the resilience that emerged during a tumultuous 2020. From a global pandemic to the quest for racial equality, we reflect on a revealing, historic period by lifting up the stories and the lessons of those who refused to give up, give in or go away.
10:45 a.m. Lectures

Chautauqua Lecture Series (Morning Lectures)

10:30 a.m. EDT, Monday-Thursday, 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 23, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Lynsey Addario

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    Lynsey Addario is a Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer who covers conflict zones across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. She is a regular contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, and Time magazine.  

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Françoise Adan

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    Françoise Adan is the Chief Whole Health and Wellbeing Officer for University Hospitals and the director for the UH Connor Integrative Health Network based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Endowed Connor Chair of Integrative Medicine at UH, and the recipient of the Christopher M. & Sara H. Connor Master Clinician in Integrative Health award...

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Keisha N. Blain

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    Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian of the 20th-century United States with broad interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh..

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Evan Osnos

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    National Book Award-winning author Evan Osnos is a staff writer at The New Yorker specializing in politics and foreign affairs, known for his articulate and accessible commentary and offering assessments of the biggest stories of the day.

    Location: Amphitheater