All posts by Jess Miller

Bustani to discuss Brazil as rising business superpower

Bustani to discuss Brazil as rising business superpower

Though Lourenço Bustani holds citizenship in two countries, founded a multinational consulting company called Mandalah that represents corporations such as General Motors, was selected by Nike to help develop a strategy for the 2014 World Cup, and will head cultural planning in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic games, he insists he’s nothing special.

Corwin: ‘You have to start the discussion with what’s right for the patient’

Corwin: ‘You have to start the discussion with what’s right for the patient’

It was 1968, and Steven J. Corwin’s grandfather was having a heart attack. At 12 years old, Corwin observed the treatment his 62-year-old grandfather was given — recommended bed rest for six weeks and the advice to “curtail“ his smoking. Two weeks later, his grandfather passed away from a second heart attack.

“That was my inspiration to go into cardiology,” said Corwin, CEO at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Corwin spoke at Tuesday’s morning lecture on Week Nine’s theme of “Health Care: Reform and Innovation.” His lecture focused on the progress being made in medicine today, in technology as well as in cost-controlling measures.

Fineberg: ‘We can do more about American health care’

Fineberg: ‘We can do more about American health care’

When charting the course of human medical evolution, it becomes evident that progress throughout the past century has been nothing less than remarkable.

About 25,000 years ago, the life expectancy of a human was 25 years, said Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine and previous provost of Harvard University. By 1900, that number had risen to 48 in the United States, and today, U.S. residents are expected to live until the age of 78.

‘Trip Around the World’ to will bring Zakaria back to Chautauqua in 2014

‘Trip Around the World’ to will bring Zakaria back to Chautauqua in 2014

Back by popular demand, Fareed Zakaria will return to Chautauqua in 2014 to kick off Week Eight, themed “Chautauqua’s Global Public Square.”

The best-selling author of The Post-American World and the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” a weekly foreign affairs newscast on CNN, Zakaria will begin a week illuminating issues from all over the world, highlighting those often ignored by American politicians and the public.

Sherra Babcock, Chautauqua Institution vice president and the Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education, said she believes Chautauquans will be very excited about the chance to be educated on and engage in global issues.

Kirisci sees Turkey as a future model for Middle East

Kirisci sees Turkey as a future model for Middle East

Finally answering the elusive question in the title of Week Eight’s theme, Kemal Kirişci said at Friday’s morning lecture in the Amphitheater that Turkey’s status as a model for the Middle East should not be overstated. He warned against praising the country’s government as something to be emulated.

Kirişci, a senior fellow and director of the Center on the United States and Europe’s Turkey Project at the Brookings Institution, explored the question of whether the protests in Istanbul’s Taksim Square had damaged Turkey’s position as a role model for the region. His lecture was the last in this week’s theme of “Turkey: A Model for the Middle East?”

Şener: In Turkey, politicians use force instead of dialogue

Şener: In Turkey, politicians use force instead of dialogue

Nedim Şener is looking forward to seeing his wife and 10-year-old daughter when he returns to Turkey. However, his time with his family will be brief; Şener goes to trial in one month and faces seven to 15 years in prison. Held without bail, he will be allowed to see his family for 45 minutes per week.

His crime? Publicly criticizing the Turkish government.