Week Seven :: August 8–15

The Science of Us

In the midst of robust debates about tribalism, isolation and bridging differences, this wide-ranging week explores how 21st-century science is disrupting our social and historical understandings of how “us” happens and who “we” are — as communities, demographies, families, nations and a human race.

  • We look at America’s long narrative of folklore and our “melting pot” narrative. • We explore our obsession with — along with the limitations and repercussions of — genealogical/ancestry services.
  • What are the emerging scientific understandings of heritage and ethnicity?
  • How is science is informing community development and our socioeconomic models going forward?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Spirituality of Us

In the midst of concerns about tribalism, isolation, and seemingly incompatible cultural world views, the spirit of the world’s traditions — East, West, indigenous, and divined — continues to communicate essential wisdom and to weave tapestries of spiritual truth that reveal the “Us” of the world’s varieties of peoples. Be with us this week as we uncover emanations of the wondrous and mysterious wholeness that we in the U.S. are meant to be.

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 09:15am

    Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott and Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott

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    Clergy couple Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott and Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott serve at the Community Church of Vero Beach, Florida. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Kent Nerburn

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    Dr. Kent Nerburn has been called “One of America’s living spiritual teachers” and “one of the few American writers who can respectfully bridge the gap between Native and non-Native cultures.”



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 06:00pm

    Chautauqua Voice Program Musical: "110 in the Shade"

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    Lizzie Curry and her family operate a struggling cattle ranch in a rural, drought-ridden town in Texas in the 1930s. Despite the troubles of the ranch, the family’s top priority is finding loveless Lizzie a suitable husband. When a charming man named Starbuck arrives in town, though, Lizzie and her town are turned upside down.



    Location: McKnight Hall

     

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 07:30pm

    The Flying Karamazov Brothers

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    Expect the unexpected as these eccentric, self-proclaimed “lunatics” exhibit laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics and astonishing juggling feats for the whole family.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 09:15am

    Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott and Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott

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    Clergy couple Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott and Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott serve at the Community Church of Vero Beach, Florida. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 10:45am

    Spencer Wells

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    Spencer Wells is a geneticist, anthropologist, author and entrepreneur, who returns to Chautauqua to discuss the business and ethics of personal genetic information, and how that information is managed and used. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Ingrid Mattson

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    Dr. Ingrid Mattson is a Muslim religious leader, a scholar of Islamic Studies, and an expert in interfaith relations.  Since 2012, she has held the London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at Western University in London, Canada.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 03:30pm

    Maurice Carlos Ruffin, CLSC Author, We Cast a Shadow

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    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 06:00pm

    Chautauqua Voice Program Musical: "110 in the Shade"

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    Lizzie Curry and her family operate a struggling cattle ranch in a rural, drought-ridden town in Texas in the 1930s. Despite the troubles of the ranch, the family’s top priority is finding loveless Lizzie a suitable husband. When a charming man named Starbuck arrives in town, though, Lizzie and her town are turned upside down.



    Location: McKnight Hall

     

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Dance Theatre of Harlem with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    For 50 years, Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) has demonstrated how the power of art can transform lives by providing access to ballet for all.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, August 14, 2020 | 09:15am

    Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott and Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott

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    Clergy couple Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott and Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott serve at the Community Church of Vero Beach, Florida. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, August 14, 2020 | 10:45am

    Flynn Coleman

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    Flynn Coleman is a writer, international human rights attorney, professor, and social innovator who has worked with the United Nations, the United States federal government, and international corporations and human rights organizations around the world.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, August 14, 2020 | 08:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: The Pill Play

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    Have the advances in reproductive health tricked us into thinking we are in control? This is the premiere production of a CTC commission by hit off-Broadway and Drama Desk-nominated director Tyne Rafaeli.



    Location: Bratton Theater