Chautauqua Institution

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Chautauqua lectures have been a part of the fabric of American society for 135 years.  Our morning lecture series focuses on weekly themes that are relevant, timely and important.  The lectures are presented by the leading thinkers and leaders in the world.  Our afternoon Hall of Philosophy lectures are equally important and renowned.

The Chautauqua Institution is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to lifelong learning. Based on the four pillars of Art, Education, Religion and Recreation, Chautauqua’s programs aim to renew the spirit, stimulate the mind, value the arts and promote physical well-being. It has performance venues, hotel, golf, tennis and educational and recreational facilities.


For nine weeks each year, from late June through late August, the Institution offers a rich blend of arts, a variety of programming and recreational activities. Its educational mission is continued during the rest of the year with programs for older adults and other learning opportunities. More information is available at


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Lectures from the famed Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater

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Reading together since 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming. Each summer, the CLSC chooses nine books of literary quality and invites the authors to Chautauqua present their work to an audience of approximately 1,000 readers.

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126 Pieces

Department of Religion Interfaith Lecture Series

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Chautauqua Institution and LECOM have set the stage for dynamic discussion and debate for solutions to our nation’s healthcare challenges. Providers, clinicians, insurers and CEOs will share Chautauqua’s renowned platforms for discourse and deliberation.


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Deborah Wetzel, a U.S. national with more than 25 years of experience in development work around the world, is the World Bank director for Brazil, ...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:12:53
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Brian Winter is an author and the chief correspondent for Reuters in Brazil, based in São Paulo. During a decade living in Latin America, he has co...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:09:20
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A sequel to the award-winning Buffalo Dance, Frank X Walker’s When Winter Come: The Ascension of York is a dramatic reimagining of Lewis and Clark’...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 52:04
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W. Richard West Jr. is the president and chief executive officer of the Autry National Center of the American West. He has devoted his professional...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:12:35
  • Purchases: 2
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Patrick Griffin chair, University of Notre Dame Department of History

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 01:12:33
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Alberto R. Gonzales was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 80th attorney general of the United States on...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:13:15
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“This is a story about a terrible thing which happens to me. I have to warn you that nobody is bad or good here, or rather everyone is a bit bad an...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 48:26
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Amanda Lenhart is the senior researcher, director of teens and technology, at the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, where she...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:14:28
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Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, joins Week Three’s lecture platform examining “The Ethics of Privacy” on Wednesday, J...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2014
  • Length: 01:12:22
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Peter W. Singer is senior fellow and director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution. He is the youn...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:14:42