Week One :: June 27–July 4

Climate Change: Prioritizing Our Global and Local Response

How we talk about climate change is rapidly shifting. But amid the ongoing political debates, how are we — and should we be — responding?

  • What does prioritizing a response to climate change mean, and how do we collectively determine the overall benefits and costs of such investments?
  • How do we balance proactive work aimed at reversing climate change with strategies for adapting to the realities of its worst effects?
  • We examine case studies of solutions being sought at a global and local scale, from the work of small U.S. towns to foreign countries, and from corporate investments to military strategies. 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Faith to Save the Earth

Climate change is often called a scientific or political issue, but is there an imperative that comes from a position of faith? In this week, we explore what role various faith traditions play in response to the care of the earth and how those different world views might be harnessed to prioritize our global and local response.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 09:15am

    The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

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    The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 10:45am

    Janis Searles Jones

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    Janis Searles Jones is CEO of Ocean Conservancy, the United States’ most established conservation organization focused solely on finding solutions to tackle the most pressing ocean issues of our time.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 08:15pm

    The Capitol Steps: "The Lyin' Kings"

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    Tired of the same ole’ stump speeches? Experiencing voter fatigue? Time to start your summer with a laugh! No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can count on the Capitol Steps to tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 03, 2020 | 09:15am

    The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

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    The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 03, 2020 | 04:00pm

    Chautauqua Opera Company :: Thumbprint

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    Thumbprint is a chamber opera inspired by the experiences of Mukhtar Mai, a contemporary real-life warrior for women’s rights and education in Pakistan. Sankaram’s dynamic score blends Hindustani and European opera influences to tell this astonishing story of courage in the face of oppression.



    Location: Norton Hall

     

  • Friday, July 03, 2020 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Sense and Sensibility

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    Is there such a thing as a second chance for love? Kate Hamill’s fresh adaptation captures Austen’s whimsical wit and dynamic ensemble storytelling springs the novel to life on the Bratton stage.



    Location: Bratton Theater