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.

  • Monday, June 29, 2020 | 10:45am

    Christine Todd Whitman

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    The first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush, Christine Todd Whitman is president of The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that has been at the forefront of helping leading companies find innovative solutions to environmental challenges.

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Ballet Hispánico

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    Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, has been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance for nearly 50 years.

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 | 10:30pm

    Post-Performance Fiesta with Ballet Hispánico

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    Ballet Hispánico dancers are ready to dance with YOU and these limited tickets will fly across the floor quickly!

    Location: Athenaeum Hotel Parlor Room


  • 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