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Week Three :: July 10–17

Trust, Society and Democracy

  • While recent work from the Pew Research Center had previously indicated our growing distrust in social institutions and of each other in making democratic decisions, the past year has brought this crisis of trust to a critical inflection point.
  • How can trust be restored, and how do we maintain a healthy level of skepticism that doesn’t devolve into something worse? The internet and social media have clearly accelerated and inflamed this troubling trend — what role can they play in reversing it?
  • What do we do with institutions that society has declared broken, and what must institutions do to rebuild trust with those they serve? Perhaps most importantly, how can we work to regain trust with one another?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Ethical Foundations of a Fully Functioning Society

Socrates and his student Plato entered the discourse on ethics by way of a question that became central in Greek thought and is still relevant today: What is the relation between virtue, excellence of character, and personal and societal happiness? For the flourishing of a society, the Greek philosophers believed in reverence and justice, as well as the objectivity of goodness, as the links for knowing what is good and doing it. In this week we will discern the ethical foundations of a fully functioning society.

  • Sunday, July 11, 2021 | 10:45am EDT

    Rabbi Jonah Pesner

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    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was appointed to in 2011.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, July 11, 2021 | 02:30pm EDT

    Chautauqua Piano Competition Winners' Recital

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    Bringing top young pianists from the Americas, Asia, and Europe to Chautauqua each summer, the Piano Program culminates in the Chautauqua Piano Competition, a highlight each season in the programming of the School of Music.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 12, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    Rabbi Jonah Pesner

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    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was appointed to in 2011.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 12, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Music School Festival Orchestra

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    Comprised of top-tier students from conservatories and universities in the U.S. and abroad, Music School Festival Orchestra members participate in a variety of musical activities during their summers at CHQ including chamber music and private lessons along with their meticulous orchestral training. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    Rabbi Jonah Pesner

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    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was appointed to in 2011.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Meredith D. Clark

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    As Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia, Meredith D. Clark’s research focuses on the intersection of race, media, and power, exploring the relationships between Black communities and the news on social media.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    An Evening Piano Recital with Jon Nakamatsu

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    Jon Nakamatsu, Chautauqua favorite and 1997 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, presents an evening recital that will include masterworks by Mozart and Chopin. Each summer at Chautauqua, Nakamatsu leads professional-level masterclasses and private lessons for top piano students from around the world. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    Rabbi Jonah Pesner

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    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was appointed to in 2011.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    Robert M. Franklin, Jr.

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    Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. is President-Emeritus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, having served there from 2007 to 2012. Currently a Senior Advisor to the President of Emory University, he is the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership there as well.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    Rabbi Jonah Pesner

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    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was appointed to in 2011.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Deb Roy

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    Over the last decade, Deb Roy – executive director of the MIT Media Lab, the director of the MIT Laboratory for Social Machines and the newly appointed director of the interdisciplinary Center for Constructive Communication – has been showing organizations how to analyze, map and shift the direction...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra with the Music School Festival Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 16, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    Rabbi Jonah Pesner

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    Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which he has led since 2015. Rabbi Pesner also serves as Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism, a position to which he was appointed to in 2011.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, July 16, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Wynonna & The Big Noise

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    As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo The Judds, Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline."



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