Coordinators: Steve Allen, Jane Lubin

Each summer, the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York offers lectures by leading public intellectuals on a wide range of topics. Our course will select one talk from previous Chautauqua seasons for each class— we will watch a 45-minute video of the talk followed by 45 minutes of class discussion. We will try to be guided by Chautauqua’s guidelines for robust civic dialogue, which we will discuss in the class.