2018: Week 7 Speaker Books

Week Seven :: August 4 – August 11

The Arts and Global Understanding: A Week Featuring the Silkroad Ensemble, Culminating with the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Art can create a culture; it can cross borders; it can sing of possibility. In this week of performances, lectures and workshops led and influenced by the work of The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, we focus on the role of art — particularly music — in a culture, with an eye toward cross-cultural collaboration and global understanding. We explore and celebrate cultures different than our own; we examine critically the path of good intentions leading from cultural tourism to cultural appropriation; and we look for ways that earnest understanding and a shared loved of our art and each other can perhaps change the world. The Silk Road Ensemble opens the week’s lecture platform exploring the notions of home through distinct traditions and personal stories, and continues its Chautauqua residency with master classes and performances. The week culminates with a morning presentation and evening performance by renowned cellist and Silk Road Ensemble founder/artistic director Yo-Yo Ma.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Let Them Eat Cake?  Defining the Future of Religious Freedom in the U.S.

The Supreme Court’s decision on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, in which a Colorado baker refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding, claiming it violated his right to practice his religion, will have been announced in June 2018. That decision will set the trajectory of the American religious world for years to come, defining the constitutional understanding of First Amendment protections for religious liberty, and determining its limits as balanced against other rights. We will explore both sides of the argument presented at the Supreme Court, and seek to understand the Court’s ruling and how it will impact religion in the future.

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Titles below are arranged alphabetically by Speaker.

The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307272157
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Published: Knopf - October 27th, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780742563261
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - September 5th, 2008

The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674050877
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Published: Harvard University Press - June 1st, 2010

The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674724754
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Published: Harvard University Press - February 18th, 2014

The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566894784
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 11th, 2017

Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate (Focus on American History) Cover Image
By Melina Mara, Cokie Roberts (Foreword by), Senator Barbara Mikulski (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780292709751
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 1st, 2005

 The Lyceum and Public Culture in the Nineteenth-Century United States (Rhetoric & Public Affairs) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780870137440
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Published: Michigan State University Press - June 29th, 2005