2012-2013 Chautauqua Lecture Series
About the Theme
According to a standard English dictionary, “crossroads” means “the place where roads intersect,” “a point at which a vital decision must be made,” and “a main center of activity.” The term can be interpreted in a number of ways—personal, public, contemporary, historical, social, political, cultural, religious, moral, scientific, economic, and so on. Our series aims to explore the many dimensions of this theme and encourage critical reflections on it. As usual, we will approach the theme from a large variety of disciplinary and professional perspectives and tackle a wide range of provocative and fundamental issues.