This is my personal blog about things of interest to me  as author, editor, scientist, and scholar. Unless otherwise attributed, the  views expressed are mine.  Additional biographical information and samples of my work may be found at Scholars at Harvard,  Academia, and I am on Facebook simply as as Lee Lerner 

Cheers, Lee

[Editor’s note:  I recently undertook a large scale reorganization of this blog. As time allows  I have been revising the format of photos  and reposting hundreds of Taking Bearing columns along with reprints from other sites and publications. When the task is complete, I will remove this note.  If you seek a specific prior entry, or are following a broken link to an entry, please contact me at  kleelerner at alumni.harvard.edu and I will do my best to provide you with an updated copy.]

Aviator, sailor, and scholar, Lerner’s global experience, including two circumnavigations, enrich his writing and add diverse perspectives to his commentary. His portfolio of stories and photos touch on every continent, and his perceptive essays — often from challenging areas suffering civil war, violent protests, drought, famine, and disease outbreaks — help bring clarity to chaotic events and complex issues. K. Lee Lerner  is a member of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.; U.S. Naval Institute; Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO); Phi Kappa Phi (the nation’s oldest all-discipline academic honorary society), the Harvard Alumni Association; and Harvard Club of Boston. He was a delegate to the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers ( Paris, 2011); and twice a delegate to the  International Society for Infectious Diseases World Congress (Lisbon, 2006 and Kuala Lumpur, 2008)” National Press Club profile