Week Eight :: August 10–16

Shifting Global Power

Power is shifting on the international stage. It always has been. In this week we focus on the geopolitical hot-spots of the moment, examining the new holders, and even the new definitions, of global power.

  • Each day, we explore one topic or definition of power, and identify the major players in that arena.
  • How is power even defined, beyond money and military might? Is it natural resources, technology, education, diplomacy and aid, culture?
  • As power shifts, so too do identities and values. Are there ways power ought to shift?

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :The Power of Soft Power

Power is often conflated with might, but increasingly faith traditions are promoting new paradigms for conflict transformation, understanding, and collaboration through shared visions and ideals, restorative practices, relationship-building, and rituals — all the components of soft power. In this week we will learn from those who are utilizing soft power for global peacemaking, reconciliation, and quality of life. 

  • Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 10:45am

    Rev. Dr. Mary Luti

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    Sun., August 11 at 10:45 a.m. | Mon., August 12 – Fri., August 26 at 9:15 a.m.

    A native of Boston, MA, Mary Luti is a pastor and teacher ordained in the United Church of Christ, retired as a seminary educator and administrator.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 02:15pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: One Man, Two Guvnors

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    How hard can it be to have two jobs? This hilarious adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s Comedia masterpiece The Servant of Two Masters plants us in Brighton in 1963.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 02:30pm

    Chautauqua School of Dance Gala

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    Chautauqua is recognized as having one of the finest summer dance programs in the U.S., led by Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Director of Ballet, Kennedy Center Honoree Patricia McBride. Young dancers from around the country audition to be part of this excellent program.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 03:30pm

    Free Sundays Reading Series: Jim Daniels and Kristin Kovacic

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    Each Sunday at 3:30 p.m., the week's writers-in-residence (both poetry and prose) read from their own work in the Hall of Philosophy, with a brief book-selling-and-signing to follow on the porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall. 



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 08:00pm

    Sacred Song Service

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    In Remembrance: Chautauqua Sings the Fauré Requiem
    The Chautauqua Choir, Congregation, and The Chautauqua Music Camp Orchestra



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 12, 2019 | 09:15am

    Rev. Dr. Mary Luti

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    Sun., August 11 at 10:45 a.m. | Mon., August 12 – Fri., August 26 at 9:15 a.m.

    A native of Boston, MA, Mary Luti is a pastor and teacher ordained in the United Church of Christ, retired as a seminary educator and administrator.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 12, 2019 | 10:45am

    Robin Wright

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    A contributing writer to The New Yorker and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Robin Wright has covered a dozen wars and several revolutions, reporting from more than 140 countries on all seven continents for numerous publications...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 12, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Bill Moyers

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    Bill Moyers has been recognized as one of the unique voices of our times.  His career in broadcast journalism has spanned five decades and earned him more than 36 Emmy Awards, nine Peabody Awards...



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, August 12, 2019 | 04:00pm

    Donald Sinta Quartet

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    The Donald Sinta Quartet, hailed as “…a tight-knit ensemble exploding with power and virtuosity and an unconcealable ambition to connect with its newly found listeners” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), has earned praise for its virtuosic performances of distinctive saxophone quartet repertoire. 



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, August 12, 2019 | 08:15pm

    School of Music: Music School Festival Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 10:45am

    Joi Ito

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    Joi Ito is an activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and scholar focusing on the ethics and governance of technology, tackling complex problems such as climate change, societal inequity and redesigning the systems that support scholarship and science.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Heather C. McGhee in conversation with Bill Moyers

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    Heather C. McGhee, former president of Demos, is now a Distinguished Senior Fellow there.  She joined Demos in 2002, serving as its president from 2014 through June, 2018.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy