Publications

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Lerner KL. Evolution and Evolutionary Mechanisms Controlling Genetic Variation. In: Selected Papers. Originally published in 2001 (Updated 2010, 2012). Draft Copy. ; Submitted. harvard.academia.edu//kleelerner
Lerner KL. Disaster Relief and Recovery: The Role of Situational Awareness (Harvard, 2013). In: Selected Papers. Originally published in February, 2013 (Updated: May, 2014). Draft Copy. ; Submitted. harvard.academia.edu//kleelerner
Lerner. KL. Disaster Relief and Recovery Shifting from Disaster to Recovery (Harvard 2013). In: Selected Papers, Originally published in 2013 (Updated 2015). Draft Copy. ; Submitted. harvard.academia.edu//kleelerner
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Introduction to Sociology
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. Introduction to Sociology. Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2108. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, Intorduction to Sociology is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: An Introduction to Sociology; Sociological Research; Culture; Socialization; Groups and Organization; Deviance, Crime, and Social Control; Media and Technology; Social Stratification in the United States; Global Inequality; Race and Ethnicity; Gender, Sex, and Sexuality; Aging and the Elderly; Marriage and Family; Religion; Education; Government and Politics; Work and the Economy; Health and Medicine; Population, Urbanization, and the Environment; Social Movements and Social Change.

 

2019
CDC Halts Research at Top U.S. Bioweapons Defense Lab
Lerner KL. CDC Halts Research at Top U.S. Bioweapons Defense Lab. Taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge). August 6. 2019.Abstract

Washington -- Officials at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fort Detrick, Md. have temporarily suspended all biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) and biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) operations. USAMRIID conducts research into defensive countermeasures against biological warfare and is the only Department of Defense laboratory equipped to conduct research with the world's most lethal biological agents. 

After conducting on-site inspections in June, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inspectors determined that USAMRIID labs failed to meet biosafety standards In July, the CDC issued a "cease and desist" order that suspended USAMRIID'S registration with the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP). Without FASP certification, labs are not allowed to possess or handle disease-causing select agents nor conduct toxins research. 

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Frequently Cited Quotes
Frequently Cited Quotes. Quotes cited in outside sources. 2019.Abstract

“The nimble of mind long for the challenge of new discoveries. Weary minds cling to what is already known.”  ― K. Lee Lerner, Scientific Thought in Context  (more quotes)


Additional quotes available online at: 
https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1437692.K_Lee_Lerner 
https://www.wisefamousquotes.com/k-lee-lerner-quotes/ 
https://quotation.io/page/author/k-lee-lerner

Journal: Selected Commentary, Features, and Photoessays by K. Lee Lerner
Lerner KL. Journal: Selected Commentary, Features, and Photoessays by K. Lee Lerner. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge). 2019.Abstract

"Journal" is a mix of professional and personal photos. In addition to working in some of Earth's most beautiful and challenging environments, access to restricted sites and the opportunity to work quietly in venues normally crowded with tourists is a cherished facet of LMG work. 

While representative, there is no attempt to create a detailed diary, per se. In general, personal photos taken while living/working in London, Paris, Provence, Italy, Cambridge/Harvard, Washington, Texas, and along the Gulf Coast are not included. (See Life Bits and other albums). Archival family photos are maintained in a select--access album. 

I have exercised editorial discretion with regard to publishing photos, especially for a diverse audience. In many cases, prior and existing confidentiality agreements limit what I can post, or require that I publish only excerpts of work in captions and associated stories. 

I carry a camera primarily to document and storyboard -- but I attempt to adhere to the ethical standards articulated by the National Press Photographers Association. Accordingly, news photos and video are unstaged and I attempt to remain unobtrusive and not alter the natural action of the subjects. Post-processing is limited to (1) cropping and rectifying (adjusting horizon lines) that does not alter meaning or essential context; (2) minor adjustments in exposure and lighting settings to enhance details without radically altering composition or natural colors; and (3) desaturating color photos to create black and white photos. 

©LMG. Except as noted, photos by K. Lee Lerner. All rights reserved.

Lee Lerner
Lee LK. Cowboy Poetry: Pithy and Provocative Postulations on Science, Sensuality, and the Seriocomic. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge). 2019.Abstract

Published and unpublished personal selections from K. Lee Lerner's 'Cowboy Poetry: Pithy and Provocative Postulations on Science, Sensuality, and the Seriocomic'  featuring K. Lee Lerner's photos and haiku (in both traditional three-line form and Tanka five-line form ), as well as other forms of verse. Dates assigned photos used in this collection may not reflect the date the photo was taken and often reflect the date an accompanying  poem was first drafted. All content is copyright protected, but a limited "non-commercial use with attribution" license is usually granted upon request.  For additional information and links to related work contact K. Lee Lerner at kleelerner@alumni.harvard.edu or via LMG at kdesk@lernermedia.co.uk. ©K. Lee Lerner ©LMG  All rights reserved.

2018
Around the World, Women and Children Shoulder a Disproportionate Burden of the Pain and Suffering Caused by Disease, Disorder, and Dogma
Lerner KL. Around the World, Women and Children Shoulder a Disproportionate Burden of the Pain and Suffering Caused by Disease, Disorder, and Dogma. Taking Bearings [Photo Essay]. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge). August. 2018.Abstract

Around the world, women and children shoulder a disproportionate burden of the pain and suffering caused by disease, disorder, and dogma. The struggle for women's rights is a struggle for human rights… [Photo Essay] (more)

Move over, M! America now has its first-ever woman DCI
Lerner KL. Move over, M! America now has its first-ever woman DCI. Taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge). May 18. 2018.Abstract

Based on her intelligence, experience, demeanor, and capacity, I think Gina Haspel is the right person to be CIA Director. I was impressed with her testimony during confirmation hearings. I agree with her that "the C.I.A.'s post-Sept. 11 interrogation program " did damage to our officers and our standing in the world. " 

I do not equivocate on denouncing torture. Torture is the resort of the unskilled interrogator, the desperate, the sadistic and the cruel. I do not defend the policy of implementing Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EIT) post 9/11, nor rendition (all renditions are, btw, extraordinary) to black sites, but I understand why they were implemented. 

Arguments about their effectiveness are to me moot because, as I have written, in the long run torture does far more harm to the torturer. It should never be U.S. policy. 

As to the role DCI Haspel in running a black site prison while EITs were in practice. At the time, EITs were the law, and EITS were not considered torture. One can debate how severe or mild the EITs werecompared to other forms of torture routinely practiced in other parts of the world, but that begins to defend EITs in I ways I personally do not wish to defend them. It is straightforward enough to assert that they were the law and sanctioned by the DOJ as part of the post-9/11 reaction of a desperate, hurting, fearful and angry nation. 

While EITs were policy it was the CIA and officers within the CIA who led the push-back against use of EITs and lobbied for a reversal of DOJ policy and their eventual discard. 

Many people missed — or for partisan reasons chose to overlook an important retraction by ProPublica < https://www.propublica.org/article/cia-cables-detail-its-new-deputy-directors-role-in-torture > 'Trump's Pick to Head CIA Did Not Oversee Waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah.' ProPublica admitted that it erred when it reported in 2017 that Haspel was in charge of a secret prison in Thailand during the interrogation of al-Qaida suspect Abu Zubaydah during which EITs, including repeated waterboarding, were used. 

On February 9, 2018. the NYT also falsely repeatedly reported that Haspel was in charge during the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/us/politics/cia-deputy-director-gina-haspel-torture-thailand.html >. 

On 16 March, 2018, the day after ProPublica retracted its reporting of Haspel's role, and more than a month after its initial reporting, the NYT also retracted its reporting that Haspel was in charge of the prison (which closed in December 2002 shortly after Haspel arrived to take charge) during the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah 

The NYT also reported that Haspel was in charge during the interrogation of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashir-the accused bomber of the USS Cole in 2000 who killed 17 U.S. Sailors and injured nearly 40 more-who was allegedly waterboarded three times. Haspel did not assume command at the Thailand prison until after the waterboarding of Zubaydah had ended. 

ProPublica's retraction also made clear that allegations that Haspel had "mocked the prisoner's suffering in a private conversation" were also false. (more)

Introductory Chemistry I and II (Advisory roles)
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E, LMG-Staff ed. Introductory Chemistry I and II (Advisory roles). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Advisors for Introductory college-level undergraduate courses and/or supplemental resources in Inorganic (Introductory) Chemistry I and II (online).

In partnership with subject matter experts, editors, instructors, and compliance experts.  at Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning, LMG's editorial teams contributed to the initial  development of prototype fully customizable undergraduate introductory courses in chemistry. 

Microeconomics
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. Microeconomics. Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, Macroeconomics is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Welcome to Economics!; Choice in a World of Scarcity; Demand and Supply; Labor and Financial Markets; Elasticity; Consumer Choices; Production, Costs, and Industry Structure; Perfect Competition; Monopoly; Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly; Monopoly and Antitrust Policy; Environmental Protection and Negative Externalities; Positive Externalities and Public Goods; Labor Markets and Income; Poverty and Economic Inequality; Information, Risk, and Insurance; Financial Markets; Public Economy; International Trade; Globalization and Protectionism.

Macroeconomics
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. Macroeconomics. Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, Macroeconomics is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Welcome to Economics; Choice in a World of Scarcity; Demand and Supply; Labor and Financial Markets; Elasticity; The Macroeconomic Perspective; Economic Growth; Unemployment; Inflation; The International Trade and Capital Flows; The Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply Model; The Keynesian Perspective; The Neoclassical Perspective; Money and Banking; Monetary Policy and Bank Regulation; Exchange Rates and International Capital Flows; Government Budgets and Fiscal Policy; The Impacts of Government Borrowing; Macroeconomic Policy Around the World; International Trade; Globalization and Protectionism.

Environmental Science
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. Environmental Science. Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource suitable for both science and non-science majors. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, Environmental Science is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. , Environmental Science draws science content from multiple disciplines and fuses emerging theories of sustainability with contemporary public policy issues. Topics include: Humanity and the Environment; The Evolution of Environmental Policy in the United States; Climate and Global Change; Biosphere; Conservation Biology and Biodiversity; Ecosystems and the Biosphere; Ecosystems; Population and Community Ecology; Water, Pollution, and Minerals; Environmental and Resource Economics; Modern Environmental Management; Sustainable Energy Systems; Problem-Solving, Metrics, and Tools for Sustainability; Ethics, Culture, and History; Sustainable Infrastructure

Microbiology
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. Microbiology. Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource for Biology majors and students concentrating in health sciences. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, Microbiology is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: An Invisible World / How We See the Invisible World; The Cell; Prokaryotic Diversity; The Eukaryotes of Microbiology; Acellular Pathogens; Microbial Biochemistry; Microbial Metabolism; Microbial Growth; Biochemistry of the Genome; Mechanisms of Microbial Genetics; Modern Applications of Microbial Genetics; Control of Microbial Growth; Antimicrobial Drugs; Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity / Disease and Epidemiology; Innate Nonspecific Host Defenses; Adaptive Specific Host Defenses; Diseases of the Immune System / Laboratory Analysis of the Immune Response; Skin and Eye Infections / Respiratory System Infections; Urogenital System Infections / Digestive System Infections; Circulatory and Lymphatic System Infections / Nervous System Infections; and Useful Information and Resources.

College Biology for Non-Majors
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. College Biology for Non-Majors. Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, College Biology for Non-majors is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Introduction to Biology; Chemistry of Life; Cell Structure and Function; How Cells Obtain Energy; Photosynthesis; Reproduction at the Cellular Level; The Cellular Basis of Inheritance; Patterns of Inheritance; Molecular Biology; Biotechnology; Evolution and Its Processes; Diversity of Life; Diversity of Microbes, Fungi, and Protists; Diversity of Plants; Diversity of Animals; The Body's Systems; The Immune system and Disease; Animal Reproduction and Development; Population and Community Ecology; andEcosystems and the Biosphere; Conservation and Biodiversity.

Introductory Psychology
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. Introductory Psychology. Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, Introductory Psychology is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Introduction to Psychology; Psychological Research; Biopsychology; States of Consciousness; Sensation and Perception; Learning; Thinking and Intelligence; Memory; Lifespan Development; Emotion and Motivation; Personality; Social Psychology; Industrial-Organizational Psychology; Stress, Lifestyle, and Health; Psychological Disorders; and Therapy and Treatment.

U.S. History II (Second Semester)
Lerner AW, Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. U.S. History II (Second Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

A college-level undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource (including extensive primary source material) providing an overview of the history of the United States. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, United States History II (Second Semester) is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: Go West Young Man! Westward; Expansion, 1840-1900; Industrialization and the Rise of Big Business, 1870-1900; The Growing Pains of Urbanization, 1870-1900; Politics in the Gilded Age, 1870-1900; The Progressive Movement, 1890-1920; American Foreign Policy, 1890-1914; Americans and the Great War, 1914-1919; Redefining the Nation, 1919-1929; Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? The Great Depression, 1929-1932; Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1941; Fighting the Good Fight in World War II, 1941-1945; Post-War Prosperity and Cold War Fears, 1945-1960; America in the 1960s; Political Storms at Home and Abroad, 1968-1980; From Cold War to Culture Wars, 1980-2000; and The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century.

U.S. History I (First Semester)
Lerner AW, Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. U.S. History I (First Semester). Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

A college-level undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource (including extensive primary source material) providing an overview of the history of the United States. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, United States History I (First Semester) is a fully customizable undergraduate course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: The Americas, Europe, and Africa Before 1492; The Atlantic World, 1492–1650; Colonial Societies, 1500–1700; Rule Britannia! The English Empire, 1660–1763; Imperial Reforms and Colonial Protests, 1763-1774; America's War for Independence, 1775-1783; Creating Republican Governments, 1776–1790; The New Republic, 1790–1820; Industrial Transformation in the North, 1800–1850; Jacksonian Democracy, 1820–1840; Westward Expansion, 1800–1860; The Antebellum South, 1800–1860; Antebellum Idealism and Reform Impulses, 1820–1860; The Tumultuous 1850s; The Civil War, 1860–1865; The Era of Reconstruction, 1865–1877.

Introductory Astronomy
Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Rennie E ed. Introductory Astronomy. Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning. [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's VersionAbstract

An introductory undergraduate course and/or supplemental resource. (online)

Produced by K. Lee Lerner and curated by LMG's academic subject-matter experts and editorial teams, Introductory Astronomy is a fully customizable college-level course crafted in partnership with Intellus Learning and Macmillan Learning editors, instructors, and compliance experts. Topics include: The Birth of Astronomy; Orbits and Gravity; Earth, Moon, and Sky; An Introduction to the Solar System; Cratered Worlds; Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System; Venus and Mars; The Giant Planets; Debris of the Solar System; Nuclear Powerhouse; Analyzing Starlight; Radiation and Spectra; Astronomical Instruments; A Celestial Census; Celestial Distances; Gas, and Dust in Space; The Birth of Stars and the Discovery of Planets Outside the Solar System; Stars from Adolescence to Old Age; The Death of Stars; Black Holes and Curved Spacetime; The Milky Way Galaxy; Galaxies; The Evolution and Distribution of Galaxies; Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Supermassive Black Holes; The Big Bang; and Life in the Universe.

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