Leader Lunch Discussions

Thursdays, 12:00 Noon
Elliott Library, Room 507

Bring your lunch and join Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen for in depth discussions on a variety of timely subjects.

Upcoming topics:  


Date Topics
June 5 The Tale of Two Schools” by Joel Lovell, The NY Times, 5/4/14
June 12 Net Neutrality: various articles (available in Leaders Office)
June 19 Thomas Piketty and Millennial Marxists on the Scourge of Inequality” by Timothy Shenk, The Nation, 4/14/14
June 26 Holder V. Roberts: The Attorney General makes voting rights the test case of his tenure” by Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker, 2/17 & 2/24
July 3 NO DISCUSSION  - Happy Fourth of July! 
July 10
7/10 - “Tiananmen, Forgotten” by Helen Gao, The NY Times, 6/3/14 and “The Ghosts of Tiananmen Square” by Ian Johnson, The NY Review of Books, 6/5/14
July 17 Critics are Questioning American Military Credo of Leaving No One Behind” by Eric Schmitt, Mark Mazzetti and Peter Baker, The NY Times, 6/3/14; Inside the Obama Administration’s Debate Over Freeing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl” by Adam Goldman and Scott Wilson, The Washington Post, 6/3/14; and “America’s Last Prisoner of War” by Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone, 6/7/12
July 24 Ottomania: A hit TV show reimagines Turkey’s imperial past” by Elif Batuman, The New Yorker, 2/17&2/24
July 31 Parents’ Nightmare: Futile Race to Stop Killings” by Adam Nagourney, 5/25/14 and “Campus Killings Set Off Anguished Conversation About the Treatment of Women” by Jennifer Medina, 5/26/14, The NY Times and “Elliot Rodger and Poisonous Ideals of Masculinity” by Noah Berlatsky and “Confusing Mental-Health Intervention and Violence Prevention” by Jeff Deeney, The Atlantic, May 2014
August 7 The Right Way to Control the Banks” by Roger E. Alcaly, The NY Review of Books, 6/5/14
August 14 Alan Guth: What made the Big Bang bang” by Neil Swidey, The Boston Globe Magazine, 5/2/14
August 21 The Stealth War on Abortion” by Janet Reitman, 1/15/14, Rolling Stone
August 28 Stretch Genes” by H. Allen Orr, The NY Review of Books, 6/5/14, and “In Defense of A Troublesome Inheritance” by Nicholas Wade, Huffington Post, 5/29/14


Folders with relevant articles will be available from Yalitza Garcia in the Leaders’ office.