Week Seven :: Aug. 5–12

The Nature of Fear

Now more than ever, fear dominates us in ways we may not even be aware of — in politics, in advertising, in media. In this week, we grapple with recognizing fear and what it does to us.

  • What is the history of fear as a political tool and how effectively has it been used to shape our politics?
  • We examine fear’s effect on the brain and how fear has been shaped by evolution.
  • How and why does fear work in persuading, motivating and manipulating us?
  • We look at what it means to seek out that which scares us, from Grimm’s Fairy Tales and ghost stories to rollercoasters and haunted houses.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Spirituality in an Age of Anxiety 

Theologians have begun calling the time in which we are living ‘The Age of Anxiety,’ and describing an immersion in an ocean of fear and insecurity. In this week we will strive to identify the presenting causes of anxiety in our times, and in previous times, and to discern what secularists, religions, and spiritual modalities can offer as antidotes.

 

  • Sunday, August 06, 2017 | 10:45am

    Robert Allan Hill

    Location: Amphitheater

    Robert Allan Hill is the Dean of Marsh Chapel and a Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology at Boston University.

     

     

  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 09:15am

    Robert Allan Hill

    Location: Amphitheater

    Robert Allan Hill is the Dean of Marsh Chapel and a Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology at Boston University.

     

     

  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 10:45am

    Dan Ariely

    Location: Amphitheater

    James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University

    Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, where he holds appointments at the Fuqua School...

     

     

  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 04:00pm

    JACK Quartet

    Location: Lenna Hall

    The recipient of Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award, New Music USA's Trailblazer Award, and the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, JACK has performed to critical acclaim at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center...

     

     

  • Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 10:45am

    Stella Rimington

    Location: Amphitheater

    Former director general, MI-5

    Dame Stella Rimington is the retired director general of the British Security Service (MI5).

     

     

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 10:45am

    Beau Willimon

    Location: Amphitheater

    Creator, Netflix’s “House of Cards”

    Beau Willimon is a screenwriter, playwright, producer and former political campaign staffer. The founder of Westward Productions, he is the creator of Netflix’s original series “House of Cards,” for which he served as showrunner for the first four seasons.

     

     

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Susan Southard, CLSC Author, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    A powerful and unflinching account of the enduring impact of nuclear war, told through the stories of those who survived, Susan Southard’s Nagasaki is a gripping narrative of human resilience in the aftermath of one of the most controversial wartime acts in history.

     

     

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

    Rossen Milanov, conductor; Anthony Marwood, violin; 
    Steven Mackey, electric guitar

    Repertoire: Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D major, Hob. I/101, “The Clock”  [29’]; Steven Mackey: Four Iconoclastic Episodes  [21’]...

     

     

  • Friday, August 11, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Bart Campolo

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Bart Campolo is a secular minister, speaker, and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California.

     

     

  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 06:00pm

    Chautauqua Theater Company: Romeo & Juliet

    Location: Bratton Theater

    In this, Shakespeare’s most famous love story, perhaps the most famous ever written, Love is romantic, overpowering, passionate, violent, and ultimately redemptive.

     

     

  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

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    Location: Amphitheater

    Chautauqua Institution is pleased to announce Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s first performance with a live orchestra in the Amp. The program will feature excerpts from the beloved ballet Coppélia,...