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

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

    Sun., Aug. 6 at 10:45am | Mon., Aug. 7 – Fri., Aug. 11 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater
    Admission to the Grounds and Amphitheater is free on Sundays. Sunday Parking is free until 2 p.m.

     

  • Sunday, August 06, 2017 | 02:30pm

    Glenn Miller Orchestra

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    Spend your Sunday afternoon with America’s classic big band. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.



    Location: Amphitheater
    Admission to the Grounds and Amphitheater is free on Sundays. (Parking is free until 2 p.m.)

     

  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 09:15am

    Robert Allan Hill

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



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 10:45am

    Dan Ariely

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    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...

     

     



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Rev. Dr. John C. Welch

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    Rev. Dr. John C. Welch, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering & Economics.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 03:00pm

    VACI Open Members Exhibition

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    August 7–23 / Opening Reception Monday, August 7 /  3–5 p.m.

    Exhibiting Members of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution are invited to show their original artwork each summer in the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center. This group show always offers a diverse mix of styles and media by adult artists.



    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center
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  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Middle East Update with Geoffrey Kemp and Shai Feldman

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    Geoffrey Kemp, dir., Regional Security Programs, Center for the National Interest. 
    Shai Feldman, Judith and Sidney Swartz Director, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 04:00pm

    JACK Quartet

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    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...



    Location: Lenna Hall
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  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 07:00pm

    Lee Tribe, VACI Lecture Series

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    Cassandra Neyenesch writes in The Brooklyn Rail that ”Tribe uses constructed steel to make sculptures that have a feeling of totemic obsession and pre-industrial roughness…"



    Location: Hultquist Center
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  • Monday, August 07, 2017 | 08:15pm

    School of Music: Chautauqua Voice Program with the Music School Festival Orchestra

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    Timothy Muffit, music director and conductor



    Location: Amphitheater
    $20, Community Appreciation Night, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 | 10:45am

    Shaun King

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    Senior Justice Writer, New York Daily News

    Shaun King is one of many voices within the Black Lives Matter movement, and by using social media to highlight, amplify, and discuss news of police brutality, racial discrimination, and other civil rights issues...



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Artemis A.W. Joukowsky III

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    Artemis A.W. Joukowsky III is Co-Director and Co-Producer, together with Ken Burns, of the acclaimed PBS documentary that premiered in September 2016. “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War” tells the story of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Middle East Update with Geoffrey Kemp and Ghaith al-Omari

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    Geoffrey Kemp, dir., Regional Security Programs, Center for the National Interest. 
    Ghaith al-Omari, senior fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 | 05:00pm

    David Gonzalez: “Cuentes: Tales from the Latino World”

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    Shows at 5 & 7 p.m. | “Cuentes” paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America and the Bronx! From the silly antics of the Puerto Rican anti-hero "Juan Bobo" to the mysterious...



    Location: Smith-Wilkes Hall
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  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Botticelliano and a Cello Concerto"

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    Daniel Boico, conductor; Harriet Krijgh, cello

    Repertoire: Ottorino Respighi: Trittico botticelliano [18']; Franz Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major, Hob. VIIb:1 [24']; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, op. 45 [35']



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

    Stella Rimington

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    Former director general, MI-5

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



    Location: Amphitheater
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  • Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Shadi Hamid

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    Dr. Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World (St. Martin’s Press), which was shortlisted for the 2017 Lionel Gelber Prize, for best book on foreign affairs.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
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  • Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 08:15pm

    The Four Freshmen

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    Singing with a harmony uniquely their own, The Four Freshmen have enamored listeners world-wide for 65 years, while gaining recognition as one of the most influential vocal groups of all time.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43–73, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required

     

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

    Adam Lowenstein

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    Professor of English and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh; Author, Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film

    Adam Lowenstein is Professor of English and Film Studies at the University...



    Location: Amphitheater
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