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.
The solutions to America’s biggest problems can be found in its smallest communities, according to James and Deborah Fallows.
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.
The Iran nuclear deal has stirred much debate and controversy in the United States over the last two months. Seyed Hossein Mousavian and Emad Kiyaei, two Iranians, teamed up to shed light on the nuclear deal and Iran’s perspective on the global landscape.
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.
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.
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
After what Ulrike Guérot said was a 300-year failed experiment of Europe’s nation-states, her vision for a European Republic is “under construction.”
Constanze Stelzenmüller was going to give a lecture titled “The Future of European Foreign Policy.” But after arriving at the Institution, she decided to scrap it and wrote a speech especially for the Chautauqua audience.