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Chautauqua Women’s Club
Summer 2023 Contemporary Issues Forum

Visit the Chautauqua Women’s Club YouTube channel to view our 2023 Contemporary Issues Forum Lectures!

Week 2 – July 1

Melina Davis, MBA, Chief Executive Officer & EVP, Medical Society of Virginia
“HOW TO SAVE A LIFE: Leading the Revolution to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System”

Week 3 – July 8

Scarlett Lewis, Sandy Hook, Founder Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement
“Choose Love Movement: Be Part of the Solution”

Week 4 – July 15

Kris Putnam-Walkerly, MSW, Global Philanthropy Advisor, President, Putnam Consulting Group
“Unlocking the Secrets of Effective Giving: Avoiding Delusional Altruism in Philanthropy”

Week 5 – July 22

Gretchen Morgenson, Senior Financial Report, NBC News Investigations (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
“Plunder in Plain Sight: How America is Being Savaged by Financial Elites”

Week 6 – July 29

Phyllis Biffle-Elmore, Author
“Stories From The Quilt Of Souls”

Week 7 – August 5

Jeff Gallagher, Emeritus Executive Director, Alliance for Building Better Medicine
“Fixing the broken supply chain of quality affordable medicines in the US and World”

Week 9 – August 19

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
“A New Social Compact to Achieve Optimal Health for All”

Chautauqua Women’s Club
Summer 2022 Contemporary Issues Forum

Please use the below links to view CWC’s recorded Contemporary Issues Forum Lectures for 2022!

Week 2 – July 2

Joan Garry, Author, Non-Profit Leadership Expert

Week 3 – July 9

Candace Fleming, Author
“Eleanor Roosevelt: An Emblem of Hope”

Week 4 – July 16

Jonas Johnson, MD, FACS, Professor & Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh

Week 5 – July 23

Ann E. Rondeau, Ed.D, President of the Naval Postgraduate School; Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
“Technological Leadership: Combining Research and Education for Advantage at Sea”

Week 6 – July 30

Sean McFate, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Professor at Georgetown and Syracuse 
“The Sneaky War: Russia, China, the U.S. and the Emerging Strategic Paradigm”

Week 7 – August 6

Jason Wild, President and Chief Investment Officer of JW Asset Management; Executive Chairman of TerrAscend 
“Cannabis: Illegal to Essential. The Evolution of the Plant’s Perception and the Opportunities Ahead”

Week 9 – August 20

Doyle Stevick, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Anne Frank Center; Associate Professor, University of South Carolina 
“Anne Frank and the Struggle for ‘Never Again’”

Chautauqua Women’s Club
Summer 2021 Contemporary Issues Forum

Please use the below links to view CWC’s recorded Contemporary Issues Forum Lectures for 2021!

Week 2 – July 8

Simone Boyce, Emmy-Nominated News Reporter, Anchor, Producer and Host
“My Ancestors’ Wildest Dream: Tracing My Roots All the Way to the Chautauqua Institution”

Week 3 – July 15

Gretchen Morgenson, Senior Financial Reporter, Investigations Unit NBC News (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
“The Hidden Force Driving the Wealth Gap in America”

Week 5 – July 29

Katie Carpenter, Award-Winning Environmental Documentary Filmmaker and Resilience Communicator
“Walking with Elephants”

Chautauqua Women’s Club
Summer 2020 Contemporary Issues Forum

Please use the below links to view CWC’s recorded Contemporary Issues Forum Lectures for 2020!

Week 2 – July 7

Megan Smith, Entrepreneur, Engineer, CEO shift7, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Former Vice President Google
“20for2020: The (Inclusive) Future of Innovation, Work, Artificial Intelligence, Living Planet, and Democracy #CollectiveGenius”

Week 3 – July 14

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO of 20-first, one of the world’s leading gender-balance consultancies
“Four Phases of Women’s (and a Growing Number of Men’s) Career Cycles”

Week 5 – July 28

Kathleen C. Hochul, Lieutenant Governor, State of New York; Chair, NYS
“Equal Rights Now: The Fight for Equality 100 Years Later”

Week 6 – August 4

Leslie Przybylek, Senior Curator, Senator John Heinz History Center in association with the Smithsonian Institution 
“A Woman’s Place IS IN THE Exhibition”

Week 7 – August 11

Beth Fouhy, Senior Politics Editor, NBC News and MSNBC 
“Politics, Protests, and a Pandemic: How the 2020 Election Has Been Transformed”

Week 7 – August 12

Adrienne LaFrance, Executive Editor at The Atlantic 
“The Conspiracy Theorists Are Winning”

Week 8 – August 18

Dr. Bruce Rabin (aka Dr. Stress), Retired Professor of Pathology at University of Pittsburgh and Medical Director of the Division of Clinical Immunopathology and the Healthy Lifestyle Program for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 
“Understanding and managing stress for better mental and physical health”

Week 9 – August 25

Dr. Terry Madonna, Professor of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College. He is also the Director of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll. 
“The Politics of a Divided America: The Factors that will Matter for ALL voters in the 2020 Elections”