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From the President

From the President

Here we are at the final weekend of the 2014 Chautauqua season. Chautauquans have been returning to their communities for a couple of weeks now as school begins for children, college for young adults, artistic seasons resume for conservatories, theaters and symphonies; in short, life resumes.

From the President

From the President

Welcome to Week Eight of the 2014 Chautauqua season. Our lecture platforms are built around the theme of “Global Public Square,” with the afternoon lectures taking that theme into the world’s religions. Indeed, nearly every element of our offerings brings expression to the global reach of this institution.

From the President

From the President

The experience of Chautauqua Institution is an experience of community. The grounds and facilities, our rules for land use and the attempts to minimize the use of cars, the efforts toward an understanding of shared space, and the increasing awareness of the environmental impact of practices are all pieces of the reality of the experience of community.

From the President

From the President

Almost two years ago, we began our discussions with Colonial Williamsburg about an ongoing series on the subject of emerging democracies. We felt that our two organizations could combine our resources to build a long-term public dialogue about the challenges to the emergence of democratic societies in our time.

From the President

From the President

This week concludes with the Fourth of July and therefore the grounds will be teeming with intergenerational expressions of family. In fact, throughout the week, the leitmotif of family plays out as the family of community, writ large, grows in form, gathers in solidarity, and supports in absentia.