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.
Grover Norquist and political scientist Geoffrey Kemp will discuss the topic “Can the U.S. Afford to be the World’s Sole Superpower?” at 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
Themes of war are certainly common among Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selections. This season, two selections — Week Two’s The Stick Soldiers by Hugh Martin and Week Eight’s The Long Walk by Brian Castner — are veterans’ accounts of their service in Iraq.
Freeman Dyson, theoretical physicist and professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, has lived through some radical changes. Dyson will give the 10:45 a.m. lecture Wednesday in the Amphitheater about Week Eight’s theme, “Radicalism.”