Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

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Union Square, New York, New York
(14 Reviews)

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research was established in 2011 in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Its mission is to extend liberal arts education and research far beyond the borders of the traditional university, supporting community education needs and opening up new possibilities for scholarship in the 21st century.

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research  provides liberal arts educational opportunities to local communities. At the same time, it provides material and intellectual support and space for young scholars to teach, write, research, publish and, put simply, work. We are a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization.

Although consciously modeled, in part, after the famous Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany – especially in its heyday under the directorship of Max Horkheimer – we are not all scholars in that tradition, nor is any intellectual, literary or artistic tradition unwelcome in our Institute. As we honor and build upon their extraordinary contributions to human thought and social commitments,we strive to engage the worlds of philosophy, literature, science, the arts and social sciences with the world at large and people everywhere. At a time when the price of traditional higher education reaches ever higher, even as support for scholars and scholarship has substantially diminished, we are committed to the idea that to learn, teach, study, write and think is labor worth doing both for its own sake and for the sake of communities and citizens who are active, engaged and alive.

Reviews of Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

(14 Reviews)
Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism and Politics

7/31/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism and Politics


Teacher was knowledgeable, good readings, active participants.

Signal and Noise: An Introduction to Statistics

6/27/2018
Sergio C.

Attended: Signal and Noise: An Introduction to Statistics


Excellent class. Excellent instructor. Raphaële breathed life into stats. Very fun class!

Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction

3/23/2018
William J.

Attended: Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction


William J. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction

3/23/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Introduction to Music Theory

3/21/2018
Marinis P.

Attended: Introduction to Music Theory


Marinis P. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality

12/12/2017
Valerie V.

Attended: Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality


Valerie V. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy

11/10/2017
Valerie V.

Attended: Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy


Valerie V. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Politics of the City: Plato’s Republic

10/6/2017
Zeng Hong L.

Attended: Politics of the City: Plato’s Republic


Zeng Hong L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Everyday Irrationalism: T. Adorno, Politics, and Reason

8/1/2017
Woo L.

Attended: Everyday Irrationalism: T. Adorno, Politics, and Reason


Woo L. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

The Dystopian Imagination

7/6/2017
Woo L.

Attended: The Dystopian Imagination


Woo L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
Union Square, Manhattan
15 W 16th St
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10011

Upcoming Classes at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

East Asia in the Global Economy
East Asia in the Global Economy
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Monday Oct 15th, 6:30pm

Origins of German Romanticism
Origins of German Romanticism
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Monday Oct 15th, 6:30pm

Calculus: History and Concept
Calculus: History and Concept
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Monday Oct 15th, 6:30pm

Walter Benjamin: the Collector
Walter Benjamin: the Collector
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Tuesday Oct 16th, 6:30pm

Gender: Personal and Social
Gender: Personal and Social
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Wednesday Oct 17th, 6:30pm

Modern Palestine: a Historical Introduction
Modern Palestine: a Historical Introduction
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Wednesday Oct 17th, 6:30pm

Music, Art, and Ideology: an Introduction to Opera
Music, Art, and Ideology: an Introduction to Opera
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Wednesday Oct 17th, 6:30pm

Separation Anxiety: Religion and the Modern State
Separation Anxiety: Religion and the Modern State
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Monday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm

A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School
A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School
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Monday Nov 12th, 6:30pm

Roland Barthes: Beyond Interpretation
Roland Barthes: Beyond Interpretation
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Monday Nov 12th, 6:30pm

Primo Levi: Memory, Meaning, and the Holocaust
Primo Levi: Memory, Meaning, and the Holocaust
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Tuesday Nov 13th, 6:30pm

Inequality in the 21st Century
Inequality in the 21st Century
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Tuesday Nov 13th, 6:30pm

The Bible as Literature: Narrative, Politics, & History
The Bible as Literature: Narrative, Politics, & History
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Wednesday Nov 14th, 6:30pm

Heidegger: Being and Time
Heidegger: Being and Time
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Thursday Nov 15th, 6:30pm