Greg Peterson

Co-Founder, Robert H. Jackson Center

Gregory L. Peterson leads the Chautauqua office of Phillips Lytle LLP. Well-known in Western New York and well beyond, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and the Buffalo Business First Power 250 List. He was an honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel Program for Pro Bono Work; recognized by The Second Circuit Judicial Council Committee on History; a recipient of the New York State Bar Association’s Law, Youth, and Citizenship Committee Distinguished Service Award; was awarded the Toby Ticktin Back Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education, the Parker Award for Social Justice, the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce Service to Humanity Award, and the Chautauqua Leadership Award; and he is an Inductee into The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.

Most Chautauquans know Greg best as the Co-Founder and Past President of the Board of Directors of the Robert H. Jackson Center, for which he has been honored widely for his significant contribution toward preserving the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson – which he has accomplished through numerous commemorative events and a prolific commitment to civic education, especially to young people. He has led conversations for many years at the Jackson Center, as well as at Turner Community Center on alternating Tuesdays during the Off- Season, and one of his legendary gifts is his skill in the “art of the interview,” through which he has amassed an extensive video library of interviews that looks like a “Who’s Who” across all interests and disciplines.

For this special time in the Hall of Philosophy, Greg will engage in a heartfelt conversation with his friend Journey Gunderson, about “The Spiritual Power of Humor.”