Explaining irrational decision-making has been an ongoing challenge for social scientists.
At 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hall of Philosophy, David Kozak will return to the podium for his 27th consecutive season. Titled “The Political Climate and Mid-Term Elections 2014” his lecture is part of the Contemporary Issues Forum.
Between the events in “All the President’s Men” and “Frost/Nixon” there’s a little-known yet gripping tale worthy of making a motion picture trilogy out of the Watergate cover-up.
At 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hall of Philosophy, Jonathan Zimmerman will raise the fundamental issue of teacher speech rights in the classroom while giving the fifth lecture in the Chautauqua Women’s Club’s Contemporary Issues Forum series.
Information has long been equated with power. Since 9/11 and the dot-com bubble bust, it has been collected on a massive scale by the United States government, businesses and criminals alike.
Sometimes, an idea can change a community or the world. But when it comes to optimally transmitting that idea from one’s mind to a larger audience, a person can get stymied, and simply let the idea go.
Women have been influencing Chautauqua Institution’s development since it was founded in 1874.
In her probing analysis and poignant memoir of love, death and politics, Two Weeks of Life, Eleanor Clift has applied her award-winning journalistic expertise to a subject that most people neglect.
Margaret Atwood opens her novel The Year of the Flood with a hymn — the first stanza of which asks, “Who is it tends the Garden, The Garden oh so green?” Jeanne Nolan could answer, “I do.”
Hurricanes in the Northeast, tornadoes in the deep South and earthquakes in California are among the recent natural disasters that have caused millions of dollars in damage and affected countless lives. Dr. Sheri Fink has reported on such catastrophes and has provided insights on how American hospitals prepare and administer help for these disasters.
Fink is the author of the upcoming release Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, an account of New Orleans’s Memorial Medical Center in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina — more specifically, the medical ethics displayed in the wake of the disaster. She will discuss her book at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hall of Philosophy, the final lecture of the season in the Chautauqua Women’s Club Contemporary Issues Forum speaker series.