A very real hero in the history of Chautauqua Institution died on Wednesday, July 11. Greg Guroff, along with Steve Reinhart, was responsible for coordinating US-Soviet exchange programs, within which Chautauqua played a significant role. To be sure, John Wallach’s bold vision and unbounded daring stimulated the initiation of Chautauqua’s programming in US-Soviet affairs. Our president, Dan Bratton, and board chairman, David Faust, provided the Institutional direction and commitment. But Greg was the soul, glue, engineer, counselor, translator, psychiatrist, fundraiser, mediator and island of calm in a sea of turbulent events.