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
January 1 New Year’s Day – no discussion
January 8 Unequal Treatment of 2 Protesters in Eric Garner Case, One White and One Black” by Jim Dwyer, The NY Times, 12/9/14; “The Science of Why Cops Shoot Young Black Men” by Chris Mooney, Mother Jones, 12/1/14; “Across America, whites are biased and they don’t even know it” by Chris Mooney, The Washington Post, 12/8/13; and Implicit Association Test, implicit.harvard.edu, 2011.
January 15 Torture in a Dick Cheney Minute” by Amy Davidson, The New Yorker, 12/14/14; “Torture and the Truth” by Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, 12/22/14; “Antonin Scalia’s Case for Torture” by Matt Ford, The Atlantic, December 2014; and “My Captivity” by Theo Padnos, The NY Times, 10/29/14
January 22 Dignity: Fast-food workers and a new form of labor activism” by William Finnegan, The New Yorker, 9/15/14
January 29 On America’s Front Lines” by Christopher Jencks, The NY Review of Books, 10/9/14, and “Why Innocent People Plead Guilty” by Jed S. Rakoff, The NY Review of Books, 11/20/15
February 5 Europe Is Under Siege” by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, January 2015; “Waking Up to the New Al-Qaeda” by Ahmed Rashid, The NY Review of Books, 1/12/15; “Free Speech and the Magna Carta” by Robin Wright and “Unmournable Bodies” by Teju Cole, The New Yorker, 1/19/15
February 12  “Darwin Day celebrations evolve with parties, proclamations” by Kimberly Watson, Religion News Service, 2/11/14; “Public’s Views on Human Evolution,” Pew Research: Religion & Public Life Project, 12/30/13; “Evolution and Ethics, Revisited” by Gertrude Himmelfarb, The New Atlantis, Spring 2014; and “In Darwin’s Footsteps” by Jonathan Weiner, The NY Times, 8/4/14
February 19 Lincoln’s Boys” by Joshua Zeitz, Smithsonian, February 2014
February 26 “The World Is not Falling Apart” by Steven Pinker and Andrew Mack, Foreigners, 12/22/14; “A Climate of Fear” by Roger Cohen, The NY Times, 10/27/14


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