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May 31, 2006

Campbell speaks at Chautauqua Institution

Most of us understand the civic obligations to vote and to serve on a jury. But what about other ways of being a responsible citizen? What are the incentives to a career in elected public service, to serve in a volunteer army, to participate in national voluntary service, to volunteer in one’s own community or to participate in public dialogue? In short, what are the ethical obligations of educated citizens in a participatory democracy?

Colonial Williamsburg President Colin Campbell is one of the featured speakers who will address these issues during “Applied Ethics: The Obligation of Citizenship,” the third week (July 10-14) of the Chautauqua Institution’s summer lecture series. Campbell will discuss the Foundation’s Education for Citizenship initiative on July 10 at the institution’s campus in western New York state.

For nine weeks each year, from late June through late August, the institution offers a rich blend of arts, programming and recreational activities. Its educational mission is continued during the rest of the year programs for older adults, Elderhostels and other learning programs.

Other speakers include:

  • Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way of America;
  • Rebecca Rimel, president and CEO, The Pew Charitable Trusts;
  • Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., publisher, The New York Times; and
  • Lee Hamilton, director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

    The institution’s Athenaeum Hotel welcomes attendees to the lecture series to enjoy special group rates for selected rooms during the summer season. Call 1-800-821-1881 for reservations or visit online at There is limited availability so book early.

    The Chautauqua Institution is a non-for-profit organization that serves as a community, a center and a resource where the human spirit is renewed, minds stimulated, faith restored and the arts valued. It has performance venues, hotel, golf, tennis, and educational and recreational facilities.

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    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121

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