Morning Lecture Previews

Johns Hopkins professor Bräutigam speaks on Chinese-African relations

Johns Hopkins professor Bräutigam speaks on Chinese-African relations

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.

Burns, Ward to continue intimate look at Roosevelts

Burns, Ward to continue intimate look at Roosevelts

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.