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. 

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

    Heather C. McGhee

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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

     

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 03:30pm

    Chautauqua Speaker Series: Stan Deaton

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    "What About Those Confederate Monuments?" Stan Deaton, Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian, Georgia Historical Society



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 07:30pm

    The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!

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    You've seen him on NBC, CBS and FOX and now is your chance to see him live! Illusionist Bill Blagg has been hailed by critics across the country for his unique style of magic and illusion.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: New Play Workshop: On the Exhale

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    When the tragedy of mass shootings hits home, one mother finds herself inexplicably drawn to the weapon that changed her life forever.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 10:45am

    Bill McKibben

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    Bill McKibben is an author, environmentalist and co-founder of anti-carbon campaign group 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Andrew J. Bacevich

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    Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of history and international relations emeritus at Boston University.  A graduate of the U. S. Military Academy, he served for twenty-three years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. 



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 03:30pm

    Kanishk Tharoor, CLSC Author, Swimmer Among the Stars

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    In one of this collection’s singularly imaginative stories, despondent diplomats entertain themselves by playing table tennis in zero gravity―for after rising seas destroy Manhattan, the United Nations moves to an orbiting space hotel.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: New Play Workshop: Agent 355

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    True story: during the Revolutionary War, an unidentified female spy helped George Washington and his army to victory. Today, a contemporary all-female band is determined to figure out who she was.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: “Mahler 4”

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    Rossen Milanov, conductorInbal Segev, cello Rebekah Howell, soprano Repertoire: Anna Clyne: Cello Concerto;
    Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, August 16, 2019 | 10:45am

    Tarana J. Burke

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    Founder, “Me Too” Movement

    For more than 25 years, Tarana J. Burke has worked at the intersection of racial justice, arts and culture and sexual violence.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, August 16, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Simran Jeet Singh

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    Dr. Simran Jeet Singh is an educator, writer, and activist who speaks regularly on issues of diversity, equity, race, and religion. Audiences are inspired by his hopeful vision for a more inclusive, peaceful world. 



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Friday, August 16, 2019 | 03:30pm

    2019 Chautauqua Prize Presentation

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    Anjali Sachdeva, author, All the Names They Used for God: Stories



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Friday, August 16, 2019 | 03:30pm

    Circuit Rider Preachers: True Stories

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    Gary Moore, North Carolina State University



    Location: Hall of Christ

     

  • Friday, August 16, 2019 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: New Play Workshop: On the Exhale

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    When the tragedy of mass shootings hits home, one mother finds herself inexplicably drawn to the weapon that changed her life forever.



    Location: Bratton Theater

     

  • Friday, August 16, 2019 | 08:15pm

    An Evening with Dawes

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     Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Dawes is a four-piece folk-rock band that creates a sound reminiscent of 1960s “Laurel Canyon” stalwarts such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills & Nash.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 19, 2019 |

    On Common Ground: Works on Paper

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    June 23–August 19 | Opening Reception: June 23, 3–5 p.m.

    This exhibition highlights artists who paint, draw and sculpt but also create evocative works on paper or with paper. 



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Gallo Family Gallery

     

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 |

    Flora / Fauna

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    July 25–August 20 | Opening Reception: Thursday, July 25, 3–5 p.m.

    Ceramic art by Steven Bowers, Australia,  Sing–Ying Ho, Jingdezhen and NYC and Paul Scott, UK courtesy of the Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams MA, will be shown together in this two and three–dimensional exhibition.



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Bellowe Family Gallery

     

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 |

    Getting Real

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    July 19–August 20 |  Opening Reception: Friday, July 19, 3–5 p.m.

    Curated by Judy Barie, the Susan and Jack Turben Director of VACI Galleries, this vibrant exhibition in the Main Gallery of Strohl Art Center, features all work based on realism.



    Location: Strohl Art Center/Main Gallery

     

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 |

    Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden

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    June 22 – August 21 

    The Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden hosts six to eight outdoor sculptures each summer created by some of the most recognized artists in the country.



    Location: Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden

     

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 |

    Patterns and Repetitions: New Abstract Works by VACI Members

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    August 1– 21 | Opening Reception: Thursday, August 1, 3–5 p.m.

    Exhibiting Members of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) Partners are invited to show their original artwork this summer in the Fowler–Kellogg Art Center, based on the theme Patterns and Repetitions. 



    Location: Fowler– Kellogg Art Center