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 4 "How Reading Makes Us More Human" by Karen Swallow Prior,The Atlantic, 6/21/13
June 11 "Too Much of a Good Thing: Daniel E. Lieberman on How Civilization Makes Us Sick" by Tracy Frisch, The Sun, March 2015
June 18 "We Know How You Feel: Computers are learning to read emotion, and the business world can't wait" by Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker, 1/19/15
July 23 Unhappy Days for America” by Nicholas Lemann, NY Review of Books, 5/21/15
July 30 A Dumb Job” by Frank Rich, New York Magazine, 4/6-19/15
August 6 Tales of the Trash: A neighborhood garbageman explains modern Egypt” by Peter Hessler, The New Yorker, 10/13/14
August 13 Animal Magnetism” by Susan Orlean, Smithsonian, June 2015
August 20 Revelations from Outer Space” by Priyamvada Natarajan, NY Review of Books, 5/21/15 and “5,200 Days in Space” by Charles Fishman, The Atlantic, Jan/Feb 2015
August 27 Big Dangers for the Next Election” (5/21/15) and “How Money Runs Our Politics” (6/4/15) by Elizabeth Drew, NY Review of Books
September 3 To Have and to Hold: Reproduction, marriage and the Constitution” by Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, 5/25/15
September 10 Our Universities: The Outrageous Reality” by Andrew Delbanco, The New York Review of Books, 7/9/15
September 17 The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates” by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, New York Magazine, 7/12/15
September 24  “Laudato Si – Introduction (The entire Papal Encyclical on the Environment is at this link) ; “10 key excerpts from Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment” by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post, 6/18/15; “Holy Ignorance” by Garry Wills and “Pope Francis: The Cry of the Earth” by Bill McKibben, The New York Review of Books, 6/21/15


Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office.