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Week Five 2014 prospects American West

Week Five 2014 prospects American West

Let’s be candid. How Chautauqua Institution will lasso “The American West,” the theme for 2014’s Week Five, is, from the vantage of this season’s fifth week, a work in progress. But this sprawling theme — which will pursue the nation’s artistic, cultural, political and economic gains from Westward expansion — presents many possibilities.

Kennedy speaks to Week Five theme in special presentation

Kennedy speaks to Week Five theme in special presentation

Anthony M. Kennedy, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will offer remarks on the Week Five theme, “The Pursuit of Happiness,” in a special lecture at 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.

Nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan, Kennedy took his seat Feb. 18, 1988. In his 25 years on the bench, he has written the court’s majority opinion on many landmark cases, including United States v. Windsor in 2013, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission in 2010, Kennedy v. Louisiana and Boumediene v. Bush in 2008 and Lawrence v. Texas in 2003.

Classicist Rawlings mines Jefferson’s background to illuminate Declaration

Classicist Rawlings mines Jefferson’s background to illuminate Declaration

At 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy, Hunter R. Rawlings III will have the chance to interview America’s third president firsthand. But before that, in a solo lecture at 10:45 a.m. in the Amphitheater, Rawlings will examine what led to Thomas Jefferson’s assertion, in the Declaration of Independence, of “the pursuit of happiness” as one of humankind’s “inalienable rights.”

Bill Barker, a professional Jefferson character-interpreter, will deliver a short Jefferson speech during Rawlings’ morning lecture and participate as an older Jefferson in the Hall of Philosophy conversation.

Chaplain Lundblad to preach during Week Five

Chaplain Lundblad to preach during Week Five

“I say yes to being chaplain in residence because Chautauqua is a wonderful place to be,” said the Rev. Barbara K. Lundblad, chaplain in residence for Week Five. “I am amazed that people come day after day to hear me preach. You can wear yourself out in this setting.”

Lundblad, the Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, will preach at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning worship service, which will also include Chautauqua’s annual Ecumenical Communion service. Celebrants for the service include Lundblad, the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell and the Rev. Terry W. Bull, of Amherst, N.Y. There will be 66 clergy and assistants serving the stations around the Amphitheater, 12 of whom will be from the New Clergy Conference.