The 2011 Morning Lecture Platform at the Chautauqua Institute begins June 26 and continues through Aug. 26. Following is the schedule and list of confirmed speakers.
Week One: "Global Health and Development as Foreign Policy." Confirmed speakers are Paul Farmer, June 27; Sandra Thurman, June 28; John Hamre, June 29; Helene Gayle and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, June 30.
Week Two: "Applied Ethics: Government and the Search for the Common Good." Confirmed speakers are Jim Leach, July 4; Bill Purcell, July 5; David Gergen, July 6; Theodore Olson, July 7; Michael Sandel, July 8.
Week Three: "American Intelligence: Technology, Espionage, Alliances." Confirmed speakers are Peter Earnest, July 11; Bruce Reidel, July 12; Stella Rimington, July 13; David Ignatius, July 14; R. James Woolsey, July 15.
Week Four: "A Case for the Arts." Confirmed speakers are Rocco Landesman, July 18; Stanley Fish, July 19; Susan Stamberg, July 20; Barbara Smith Conrad, July 21; Robert L. Lynch, July 22.
Week Five: "21st Century Women: The Road to Social and Economic Growth." Confirmed speakers are Adrienne Germain, July 25; Isobel Coleman, July 26; Farhana Qazi, July 27; Hawa Abdi, July 28; Mary Landrieu, July 29.
Week Six: "Iran: From Ancient Persia to Middle East Powder Keg." Confirmed speakers are Robin Wright, Aug. 1; Azar Nafisi, Aug. 2; Nicholas Burns Aug. 3; Farideh Farhi, Aug. 4; Hossein Mousavian, Aug. 5.
Week Seven: "The U.S. Economy: Beyond a Quick Fix." Confirmed speakers are John A. Koskinen, Aug. 8; Bethany McLean, Aug. 10; John M. Stropki, Aug. 11; Fred Bergsten, Aug. 12.
Week Eight: "Sparking a Culture of Creativity and Innovation." Confirmed speakers are Gary Shapiro, Aug. 15; Dev Patnaik, Aug. 16; Col. Casey Haskins, Aug. 17; Joan Abrahamson, Aug. 18; George Kembel, Aug. 19.
Week Nine: "The Path to the Civil War." Confirmed speakers are Gordon Wood, Aug. 22; Clement Price, Aug. 23; Edward Ayers, Aug. 24; Daniel Walker Howe, Aug. 25; Melissa Harris-Perry, Aug. 26.
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