Tag Archives: academia

Cheating/Shortcuts Junta, Tuesday, December 4th

Next Tuesday the Junta will gather at DOC Wine Bar in Williamsburg to discuss the myriad ways shortcuts and cheating are a part of our lives. We’ve all read about the sports scandals involving prominent athletes that have used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Lance Armstrong is but the latest superstar to fall from grace, but it […]

Peter Singer on Wikileaks

We’ve been quiet at the Junta lately, preoccupied with summer and its attendant joys. The art event we had planned for June didn’t work out; sorry about that. But it’s only been postponed until fall, when city life gets back to normal – so don’t despair. Meanwhile, here’s a thoughtful piece from Peter Singer in […]

Art Wrap – Not Exactly “All Figured Out”

Friday’s Junta on contemporary art was one of the best yet and a lot of fun for everyone involved. We had a lot of good feedback: thanks to everyone for coming out. JohnJ started us off with a quick overview of artistic movements in the last 140 years, with an emphasis toward trying to explain […]

Wrap-up on Discrimination

Thursday night’s Junta was a great one. We continue to set the bar high for intellectual engagement and for attracting top-notch minds. And the Algonquin is becoming a favorite venue, at least in my opinion. The whiskeys are a bit tough on the wallet, but the atmosphere is par excellence. Professor Andrzej Rapaczynski set out […]

Neglected Aspects of Discrimination

The Junta will next convene on Thursday, February 5th, 7:00 pm at the Algonquin Hotel, 59 W 44th St, between 5th and 6th Avenues. We are delighted that Professor Andrzej Rapaczynski has agreed to spend the evening with us. I worked with Andrzej for 9 years at Project Syndicate, an international association of newspapers based […]