In two months, the US will confront the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. In the decade since, what has the country learned? What is its espionage history, and why is it important? What is the appropriate balance between civil liberties and national security? This riveting Chautauqua event, a collaboration with the International Spy Museum, will examine the American intelligence community, the methods by which it collects and analyzes data, and how it works with America's justice system. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about sophisticated information-gathering tools in a world with billions of bits of information. Decide for yourself if the general public can ever know the real details of covert espionage efforts, let alone judge if these efforts are working.
Most visitors describe their stay at Chautauqua as an experience, a place for renewal. The Chautauqua Institution was founded on the belief that everyone has a right to be all that he can be -- to know all that he can know. The experiences come in many forms. A dramatic lakeside setting and the beauty of its National Historic Landmark architecture make the Chautauqua Institution a thriving community where visitors come to find intellectual and spiritual growth and renewal.