Keith Yamamoto is “perfect for starting the week,” said Sherra Babcock, vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education.
On Oct. 6, 1973, Robin Wright landed in Beirut. That day, Jews all over the world were celebrating Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism. At the same time, a coalition of Arab states, directed by Egypt and Syria, led a surprise attack on Israeli-occupied territories, initiating the Yom Kippur War.
Deborah Bräutigam is not a household name. Then again, neither is her area of expertise — the investment relations between China and Africa. But according to Sherra Babcock, vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education, this relative obscurity is exactly the reason Chautauqua was eager to get Bräutigam on its lecture series.
Few foreign policy experts or commentators in the past 30 years have shown the resiliency, versatility or continuing relevance of Dennis Ross, who will deliver the 10:45 a.m. lecture in the Amphitheater with political scientist Geoffrey Kemp.
Annie Griffiths is giving more than a just a voice to the voiceless — she is illuminating the darkness they are shrouded in by showing the world who they really are, one photograph at a time.
Chautauqua may not have a slot on CNN, but speakers will approach the Week Eight morning lecture platform with all the freshness Fareed Zakaria displays in his weekly international affairs show, “Global Public Square.”
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, director Ken Burns and writer Geoffrey C. Ward plan to delve into a deeper dialogue about “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” Picking up where they left off in Thursday’s lecture, Burns and Ward will bring the Roosevelts to life, bypassing the idyllic veneer with which many historians gloss their lives and instead approaching them as fundamental human beings.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, documentarians and longtime collaborators Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward will have their first discussion on the Roosevelts and their latest film, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.”
In their new documentary series, “Vietnam,” Geoff Ward and Ken Burns are working to step outside of a solely American viewpoint to paint a balanced portrait of the war. The duo will show clips and discuss the work at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.
In today’s 10:45 a.m. lecture in the Amphitheater, renowned documentarian and filmmaker Ken Burns will discuss a subject he knows well: the Civil War.