Week Nine: August 19–27, 2023
Every summer, over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 people visit Chautauqua Institution in search of respite, community and personal growth. And every summer, they find it. See for yourself what makes Chautauqua Institution a destination like no other. Keep scrolling to explore Week Nine.
Featured Entertainment and Events
Chautauqua Lecture Series
The Global South: Expanding the Scope of Geopolitical Understanding
A new geopolitical shorthand has emerged in recent years: The Global North and the Global South have replaced old constructs of East and West, third-world and first-world. And it is this Global South that we shift our attention to this week. In the Global South, African countries are seeing booms not just in population, but in science and economics. Latin American countries are pursuing more independent foreign policies. Traditional spheres of influence are shrinking, while others are developing in dynamic ways. At the same time, the South stands to be the first area impacted by food shortages and climate change — driving shifts of population, culture and politics across the rest of the globe. In this week, we examine how interconnected global interests truly are, and present a renewed focus on this often-overlooked geopolitical collective. What has it meant and does it mean going forward to have mis-regarded these entire parts of the world for so long — and it is too late to meaningfully shift this paradigm? And while we wrestle with these critical issues and questions, all through the week we will celebrate in a festival atmosphere the culture and history of the Global South through unique food and artistic offerings.
Grammy Award-winning artist Angélique Kidjo is the founder of the Batonga Foundation, dedicated to supporting the education of young girls in Africa; it is this work that frames her presentation for the Chautauqua Lecture Series on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Finally, Her Majesty Queen Noor closes the week and the 2023 season on Friday, Aug. 25, with a discussion on her work as an international public servant and humanitarian across the Global South.
August 23 @ 10:45 am Week Nine (August 19–27)
Amphitheater | CHQ Assembly
August 25 @ 10:45 am Week Nine (August 19–27)
Her Majesty Queen Noor
Amphitheater | CHQ Assembly
Interfaith Lecture Series
Realizing Our One World: Strengthening Interconnection
Interconnection is the hallmark of religious and spiritual thinking. While the world is more connected technologically, it has simultaneously grown more disconnected in thought and actions in many ways. What does the future hold for those of us in both the Global North and the Global South as we reckon with shifting dynamics of power, migration, and economic interdependence? How can we redirect the dichotomies between these global geographical worlds to help to create a “one world” spirit and reality? Strategic religious and spiritual leaders will focus the conversation.
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Explore Performing and Visual Arts
The arts can sometimes bridge differences and illuminate perspectives as no other method can. Artistic expressions at Chautauqua — including professional and pre-professional offerings in classical and contemporary music, theater, opera, dance, visual arts and literary arts — aim to inspire, educate, entertain and engage a diverse and growing audience.
Places to Stay
Make the night complete by staying on our historic grounds. From the Athenaeum Hotel to countless private rental properties, Chautauqua offers accommodations for all needs and tastes.
Dining & Shopping
Make your Chautauqua experience memorable! Share a delicious meal at one of our many restaurants. Or take piece of Chautauqua home with you from our unique shops.