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US Foreign Policy for the 21st Century

Program Number: 6881RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/6/2013 - 10/11/2013; 6/7/2015 - 6/12/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Chautauqua, New York
Price starting at: $918.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Political Science; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Vegetarian; Low Fat; Low Salt    

In case studies and expert-led discussions, examine the challenges facing U.S. diplomacy and the functions of embassies and consulates, and spend the week with ambassadors and foreign service officers and their spouses in a wonderfully informal and friendly, yet very educational atmosphere. The Chautauqua Institution offers this program with the American Foreign Service Association.




Highlights

• Foreign Service experts share insights on key issues including peace in the Middle East and security in Europe.
• Examine global-stability obstacles posed by developing nations' population growth, poverty and nuclear proliferation.
• Ambassadors and veteran Foreign Service officers discuss America’s professional diplomats, how they assist U.S. citizens and protect U.S. interests in the world.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking through hotel and to meals. Handicap accessible shuttles to classes and entertainment.




Date Specific Information

10-6-2013

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by the Chautauqua Institution.




Chautauqua

Founded in 1874, the internationally acclaimed Chautauqua Institution offers interactive education in the fine and performing arts, religion, the humanities, and recreation to more than 100,000 annual visitors.



Accommodations
Historic Victorian hotel overlooking scenic lake, swimming pool, fitness center, tennis, golf on property.
Meals and Lodgings
   Athenaeum Hotel
  Chautauqua, NY 5 nights
 Athenaeum Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.
  Contact info: 4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: ciweb.org
  Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.
  Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Please call hotel. Based upon availability.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Please call hotel. Based upon availability.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Chautauqua Institution - begins with registration from 3-5 PM in Hotel Lobby. You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends at 1:30 pm after lunch in the Hotel Dining Room. You will be staying at Athenaeum Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free parking.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Chautauqua, NY
  Nearest city or town:  Jamestown, NY
  Nearest highway: I-86 and I-90
  Nearest airport:  Jamestown, NY; Buffalo, NY; Erie, PA
  From End of Program
  Location: Chautauqua, NY
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Buffalo/Erie/Jamestown

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Buffalo Airport Shuttle
phone: 716-685-2550
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$148.00 Buffalo/ 141.90 from Erie/ $50.00 from Jamestown
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 hours / 45 min/ 20 min 

 

Distance:

 

70 miles/40 miles/15 miles

   

please check with limo company for details

 

Cleveland

 

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
private charter- please book with RS
phone: 877-426-8056
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

37.50
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

120 miles

   

PIckup locations and times: 1. 1:30 PM- Kmart @ Bagley & Engle Rds, Middleburg Hts, OH 2. 2:00 PM-Cleveland Hopkins Int'l Airport 3. 2:45 PM Saks Fifth Ave @ Beachwood Mall, Beachwood, OH Bus departs Chautauqua Inst 12:30 PM on Fri Oct 11 drop offs are at 3:00 PM- Beachwood Mall, 3:30 PM Cleveland Airport, 4:00 PM- Kmart @ Bagley & Engle Rds.

 

Buffalo/Erie/Jamestown

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Fancee Limo
phone: 800-947-1537
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

140-150. per car can have multiple ppl
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 hours / 45 min/ 20 min 

 

Distance:

 

70 miles/40 miles/15 miles

   

please check with limo company for details

 
Driving Directions
  Albany and North Take I 90 west toward Erie and exit 60 at Westfield NY. Turn left onto Rte 394 and proceed 11 miles to Chautauqua Institution Main Gate entrance. Follow directional signs to the Athenaeum Hotel.
  Buffalo and East Take I 90 west to exit 60-Westfield, NY. Turn left onto Rte 394 and proceed 11 miles to Cahutauqua Institution Main Gate Entrance. Follow directional signs to Athenaeum Hotel.
  Cleveland, Erie and West Take I 90 east toward Buffalo to exit I 86- exit 37. Proceed 20 miles on I 86 to exit 7 - Rte 33. Exit and turn left heading East-proceed 4 miles to Rte 394. Turn right onto 394 and proceed 1/4 mile to Chautauqua Institution Main Gate Entrance. Follow directional signs to Athenaeum Hotel.
  Pittsburgh and South Take I 79 North to I 90 East through Erie. Follow I 90 to Route I 86 -exit 37. Take I 86 to exit 7- 20 miles. Turn left onto Route 33 off of exit and proceed east to Rte 394. Turn right onto Rte 394 and go 1/4 mile to Chautauqua Institution Main Gate Entrance. Follow directional signs to Athenaeum Hotel.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Check-in, Registration, Welcomes and Introductions
(Sunday, October 6)
   
 Afternoon: Hotel check-in and program registration is from 3-5 p.m. followed by a welcome reception, dinner and brief orientation. Groups break out for introductions and detailed information on program and week.
 Dinner: Dinner begins at 6 p.m.
 Evening: Orientation and individual group breakouts begin at 7 p.m.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Two morning class sessions and one afternoon session
(Monday, October 7)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet in the hotel dining room from 7-8:15 a.m.
 Morning: Morning class sessions 8:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-12:00 and afternoon session 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. No afternoon session on Wednesday and Friday. Each group will rotate through all presentations during the week. Shuttles to and from classes available.
 Lunch: Buffet in the hotel dining room from noon-1:30 p.m.
 Afternoon: Afternoon classes 2-3:30 p.m. Presenters teach both morning and afternoon classes.
 Dinner: Buffet in the hotel dining room from 5:30-7 p.m.
 Evening: Entertainment at 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Two morning class sessions and one afternoon session.
(Tuesday, October 8)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet in the hotel dining room 7-8:15 a.m.
 Morning: Class sessions run from 8:30-10 and 10:30-12:00.
 Lunch: Buffet in the hotel dining room 12-1:30 p.m.
 Afternoon: Afternoon classes from 2-3:30 p.m.
 Dinner: Buffet dinner in the hotel dining room from 5:30-7:00 pm
 Evening: Evening entertainment begins at 7:30 pm.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Two morning sessions
(Wednesday, October 9)

Note: Afternoon: Enjoy free time to for a variety of excursions. Nature walks, history strolls, participate in a scavenger hunt, walk the labyrinth, or just shop a little in the wonderful Chautauqua Bookstore.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet in the hotel dining room 7-8:15 a.m.
 Morning: Morning classes 8:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-noon.
 Lunch: Buffet in the hotel dining room 12-1:30 p.m.
 Afternoon: Free time.
 Dinner: Buffet in the hotel dining room 5:30-7 p.m.
 Evening: Evening entertainment begins at 7:30 pm.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Two morning class sessions and one afternoon session
(Thursday, October 10)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet in the hotel dining room 7-8:30 a.m.
 Morning: Morning classes from 8:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-noon.
 Lunch: Buffet in the hotel dining room 12-1:30 p.m.
 Afternoon: Afternoon classes 2-3:30 p.m.
 Dinner: Buffet in hotel dining room from 5:30-7 p.m.
 Evening: Evening entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m.
   
Accommodations: Athenaeum Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: One morning class session with wrap-up panel / Q & A 11:30-12:00.
(Friday, October 11)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet in hotel dining room 7-8:15 a.m.
 Morning: Morning class sessions 8:30-10 a.m. and final panel wrap-up ending at 12 noon.
 Lunch: Buffet in the hotel dining room at noon (or box lunches available if you needed to depart early).
 Afternoon: Departure from Athenaeum Hotel following lunch. Program ends at 1:30 p.m.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau
Phone: 800-242-4569 Golf, tennis, nature walks, swimming, shopping all available. For additional information, visit www.tourchautauqua.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Iraq, Its Neighbors, and The United States


Author: US Inst of Peace


Description: A collection of insightful essays including an assessment of the Kurdish Regional Government in Northern iraq



A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revolts: Journeys in Kurdistan


Author: Christine Bird: Random House


Description: Moving accounts by a perspective and empathetic journalist of Kurdish society and culture in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria



Nothing to Envy, Ordinary Life in North Korea


Author: Barbara Demick


Description: An award winning look at that strange country.



The Japanese Today, Change and Continuity


Author: Edwin Reischauer & Marius Jansen


Central Asia's Second Chance


Author: Martha Brill Olcott


The Opportunity: Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Arms


Author: Steven Pifer & Michael O'Hanlon


Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats


Author: Joseph Cirincione


Saving Latin America


Author: Andres Oppenheimer


The End of Power


Author: Moises Naim




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