New technological innovations in health care abound, John R. Lumpkin said in his morning lecture on Friday, and the United States is on the cutting edge.
In his 1921 history of Chautauqua Institution, The Story of Chautauqua, Methodist clergyman and Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle leader Jesse Lyman Hurlbut wrote of the “Chautauqua Idea”: “education for everybody, everywhere, and in every department of knowledge, inspired by a Christian faith.”
“Have you looked at nursing lately?” Martha N. Hill asked the audience by way of opening her Thursday morning lecture in the Amphitheater, the fourth in Week Nine, “Health Care: From Bench to Bedside.”
In taking the Amphitheater stage for his Wednesday morning lecture, Acting Deputy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Scott Giberson said that he had two goals: to “accelerate a paradigm shift to health,” and to “inspire action.”
Mental illness has always plagued human beings, said Daniel R. Weinberger, yet only in the last 10 years have scientists really begun to understand its genetic causes.
Journalist Robin Wright has reported on every war, revolution and uprising in the Middle East since 1973, as well as conflicts in other regions. In all, she has reported from more than 140 countries for publications including The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker and Time magazine.
Political scientist Geoffrey Kemp has hosted annual lecture updates on the Middle East at Chautauqua for the last 20 years. Kemp, who serves as director of Regional Security Programs at the Center for the National Interest, returned to the Amphitheater stage at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday to hold a conversation with Dennis Ross, counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
On her last visit to Chautauqua, Annie Griffiths, the first woman photographer for National Geographic, made a life-changing decision. That summer, she recounted in her morning lecture at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Amphitheater, she decided to found Ripple Effect Images, a non-profit organization that sends top photographers and videographers to document the work of aid programs that help impoverished women and girls. Their images and videos help these organizations fundraise and spread awareness.
The Middle East is once again on fire, and Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” sought to explain it in his Monday morning lecture at 10:45 a.m. in the Amphitheater. His was the first lecture in Week Eight’s theme of “Chautauqua’s Global Public Square.”
The Amphitheater saw its last day as a makeshift movie theater at 10:45 a.m. on Friday as Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward continued their screening and discussion of “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” Their 14-hour documentary series on the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt will broadcast in two-hour episodes over seven consecutive evenings on PBS starting Sept. 14.