Core of the Core

Alumni Discussion Group

This discussion group is intended for alumni who miss the analysis and stimulation of classes like Human Being and Citizen and the timeless works encountered there. It is a cross between a class and a book club, where members of the group read portions of great works and gather together to exchange insights and thoughts.

The group began meeting in March 2018, and covered works from The Iliad to Augustine’s Confessions in the first series.

Below you will find the list of upcoming works we will be covering in the second series.




January 2018



February 2019


“American Papers”†

March 2019


James Baldwin’s No Name in the Street

*Essays titled “What is Enlightenment?” by each of the authors

†Federalist Paper 10, Dred Scott v. Sandford, Abraham Lincoln’s Speech on Dred Scott Decision and Second Inaugural Address, Frederick Douglass’s Speech on the Fourth of July, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

If you are interested in coming, please contact Bill Funk, AB’93, at for more details on the readings and for any other questions you have.


  Event Information


Tuesday, 01/22/19 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm | iCal


Law Office of William M. Funk
275 Madison Avenue 14th Floor (Entrance on 40th bet Mad & Park)
New York, NY 10016

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William Funk
Christopher Shea
John Salagaj
Thomas Bodenberg
Rebecca Cody
Therese Feng
Joshua Maymir
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William Funk AB'93