As promised at Friday’s public dialogue on the Amphitheater renewal project, the independent advisory panel of state and regional preservation experts released its report to the public today. The findings will serve as important input for the Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees as it prepares for a likely Aug. 29 vote on the project, and will also inform the project’s design team as it works toward a final design proposal.
Week Seven’s lectures about diplomacy painted a picture of the international landscape with broad brushstrokes. The lecturers took on big topics: the Arab-Israeli conflict, the debate between isolationists and interventionists, the politics of oil.
A panel led by Braden Allenby, Wednesday’s 10:45 a.m. lecturer, will discuss “Implications of Emerging Military and Security Technologies for the Laws of War” at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the Hall of Philosophy.
The council, made of 17 consuls from various fields, spent the past week meeting and discussing the impact of new technological developments on traditional laws of war. Representatives of the council will present the results of their weeklong discussion, including new questions, perspectives or conclusions that may have emerged.
Allenby and his co-chair, George Lucas of the United States Naval Postgraduate School, will be among the representatives to present the council’s summary. They plan to take questions and hope to begin a dialogue on the topic.