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.
Akhil Reed Amar thinks that Americans need to be cognizant of two constitutions. At his 4 p.m. lecture today in the Hall of Philosophy, he’ll explain just what he means by that.
At 4 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy, Adriana Sanford hopes to communicate the need for Americans to think about privacy not just within the context of their own backyards, but on a global scale.
With recent advances in technology, the fear of privacy loss is being discussed more frequently than ever. According to Braden Allenby, the real danger concerning privacy lurks in the misconception that people still have any at all.
When Harlan Beckley realized many of the students and faculty around him didn’t know much about poverty — despite its pervasiveness in the United States — he was inspired to create a program of studies dedicated to it.
Hurricanes in the Northeast, tornadoes in the deep South and earthquakes in California are among the recent natural disasters that have caused millions of dollars in damage and affected countless lives. Dr. Sheri Fink has reported on such catastrophes and has provided insights on how American hospitals prepare and administer help for these disasters.
Fink is the author of the upcoming release Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, an account of New Orleans’s Memorial Medical Center in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina — more specifically, the medical ethics displayed in the wake of the disaster. She will discuss her book at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hall of Philosophy, the final lecture of the season in the Chautauqua Women’s Club Contemporary Issues Forum speaker series.
In June 2013, for the first time since 1986, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would reform nationwide immigration laws. The bill is expected to be debated on the floor of the House of Representatives this fall. If it’s passed, it will overhaul the modern immigration system, potentially legalizing undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. The immigration debate and potential consequences of this bill’s passage will be of paramount importance in the coming months for Julia Preston, the national immigration correspondent for The New York Times.
Preston will make her Chautauqua debut at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hall of Philosophy in a talk on the politics behind immigration reform and the evolving concept of American nationality. Her talk is the penultimate lecture in this season’s Contemporary Issues Forum, a Saturday speaker series sponsored by the Chautauqua Women’s Club.
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.
About five years ago, Ori Soltes and one of his colleagues were lecturing on Shariah at a conference of approximately 200 federal judges and attorneys. During the Q-and-A portion of the presentation, Soltes claimed that Turkey was “positioned to [connect] the East and the West,” and that Turkey now had an opportunity to “re-engage the Arab world, which had been largely hostile to the country for a long time.”
David Simon was never promoted throughout his entire 12-year career as a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He shared his theory on career advancement with the Amphitheater crowd at his lecture Monday night: “Stay in one spot until you outlast everybody.”
But it was all that time spent as a crime reporter that would influence his later work, both his nonfiction books and his successful TV shows, such as HBO’s “The Wire.”