Leader Lunch Discussions

Thursdays, 12:00 Noon and starting in September Tuesdays, 6:30PM
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
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
September 2 & 4 70,000 Kids Will Show Up Alone at Our Border This Year. What Happens to Them?” by Ian Gordon, Mother Jones, 6/3/14, and “U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children” by Michael Paulson, The NY Times, 7/23/14
September 9 &11 Stones and Bones: Visiting the 9/11 memorial and museum” by Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, July 7 & 14, 2014
September 16 &18 Detroit, Through Rose-Colored Glasses” by Ben Austen, The NY Times Magazine, 7/13/14 and “Small Rebellions: Interview with Grace Lee Boggs” by Michelle Chen, Guernica, 7/15/14
September 23 & 25 Stash Pad: The NYC Real-Estate Market” by Andrew Rice, New York, June 30 – July 13, 2014

September 30 &

Oct 2

What I Saw on Rikers Island” by Cecily McMillan, 7/23/14; “Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality in Jail” by Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz, 7/14/14; and “U.S. Inquiry Finds a ‘Culture of Violence’ Against Teenage Inmates at Rikers Island” by Benjamin Weiser and Michael Schwirtz, 8/4/14, The NY Times


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