As Chautauquans prepare to navigate the roads and highways toward their respective homes, Ray LaHood devoted the final lecture of the 2015 season to America’s crumbling infrastructure and the measures government must take to avert — and reverse — the crisis.
As chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, a corporation that is often coupled with buzzword brands such as McDonald’s and Nike, Muhtar Kent is tasked with arguably one of toughest sales pitches in multinational commerce: that Coke actually cares about the communities in which it does business.
Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Toni L. Griffin had less of a black-and-white view of the world than she does now: She was surrounded by African-Americans, glimpsing white culture solely through TV. She didn’t feel underprivileged, nor did she feel becoming an architect was something out of reach.
According to Dennis Ross, diplomat for three presidential administrations and expert on Israel-Palestine issues, peace between the two nations is further out of reach today than at any point in his 30-year efforts on the issue.
Seyed Hossein Mousavian has some advice to those who are critical of proposed Iran nuclear deal: “Be realistic.”
On a scale of one to 10, with one representing the worst and 10 the best, Stuart Bowen would put the current situation in Iraq at zero.
Despite canceled flights and a lack of a credit card, Jawad Nabulsi drove a rented car eight hours from Chicago to make it to Chautauqua. That persistence is what got him to the Amphitheater 45 minutes prior to Tuesday’s morning lecture. It is also what got him through Egypt’s turbulent recent history.
Husain Haqqani and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross said the person who “solves” the Middle East situation would be very rich, but both men did their best to simply relate the troubling circumstances of the world hotspot to the Chautauqua audience.
Ukraine is situated between Europe and Russia, but Timothy Snyder said it might be easier to understand Ukrainians’ predicament as…
Rather than invite Vladimir Putin to take the Amphitheater stage, Sherra Babcock invited Timothy Snyder to discuss Russia, the Ukraine and the future of the European Union at 10:45 a.m. today.