Constanze Stelzenmüller was going to give a lecture titled “The Future of European Foreign Policy.” But after arriving at the Institution, she decided to scrap it and wrote a speech especially for the Chautauqua audience.
The “story of the euro” is equal parts Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, the Brothers Grimm and Shakespeare, said David Marsh, managing director of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum.
Europe faces political and economic hurdles that threaten the continuation of the European Union, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen said.
A year-and-a-half ago, National Geographic commissioned Anand Varma to investigate the disappearance of honeybees. To conduct his research, Varma didn’t just document bees. With the help of a local beekeeper, he started raising them in his backyard.
“The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration”, is a book Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson spent 15 years working to bring to life.
When author Erik Larson began his lecture Wednesday, he had to step carefully lest he reveal the ending to his book, this year’s Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selection Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.
When the word “evangelist” is thrown around, it is often first associated with religion and, more specifically, Christianity. Vinton “Vint” Cerf, the vice president and chief Internet evangelist of Google Inc., redefines the term.
Linguist K. David Harrison began his lecture Monday by teaching the Amphitheater audience the Koro greeting kaplaye, a word meaning “it is good” and “thank you.” He followed with a sobering fact: All speakers of the Koro language of India could fit in the first few rows of the Amphitheater.
As Republican and Democratic strategists, respectively, Fred N. Davis III and Mark Putnam don’t agree on much politically. But when it comes to marketing political candidates, they’re on the same page.
Political cartoonist Tom Toles isn’t a public speaker by trade, but he once heard that Cicero advised to do it like sex: go slow at first, keep it short and sweet, and build to a climax.