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
December 4 The Soylent Revolution Will Not Be Pleasurable” by Farhad Manjoo, The NY Times, 5/28/14; “The End of Food” by Lizzie Widdicombe, The New Yorker, 5/12/14; and Soylent (http://www.soylent.me/)
December  11 Drones and Everything After” by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, New York Magazine, 10/5/14
December 18 Science Is Not About Certainty” by Carlo Rovelli, New Republic, 7/11/14, and “How Scientific Inquiry Works” by Seamus O’Mahony, Dublin Review of Books, October 2014 
December  25 Xmas Week- Happy Holidays!- resumes next week.
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


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