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Discover a range of fascinating academic subjects in Houston, from physics and history to psychology and literature, through engaging general lectures that will expand your knowledge and give you valuable insights into these captivating topics.

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Proust in Time: The Guermantes Way

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore Proust's The Guermantes Way as he delves into the complexities of aristocratic society, individual psyche, and the turbulent politics of the Dreyfus Affair. Examine themes of desire, social mobility, and the creation of art as the narrator matures alongside literary modernism. Reflect on Proust’s modernity and its enduring relevance to our own historical moment.

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Mary Wollstonecraft: Feminism and Radical Philosophy

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore Mary Wollstonecraft’s revolutionary feminist philosophy, challenging societal norms with her seminal work, "A Vindication of the Rights of Women." Delve into her critique of patriarchy, her theories on education and morality, and her broader impact on Enlightenment thought. Discover how Wollstonecraft’s ideas continue to resonate in contemporary discussions of gender equality and social justice.

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Forensic Architecture: an Introduction

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover Forensic Architecture, a cutting-edge research method blending architecture, forensics, geography, and journalism to investigate violence's impact on environments. Examine cases from war zones to climate change sites, and learn how spatial analysis aids in uncovering crimes against humanity. Explore the intersection of politics, aesthetics, and theory through Weizman's work and other key readings.

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The Politics of Climate Change

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore climate change politics and its implications for the 21st century in this thought-provoking course. Explore the intersections between climate science, political theory, and historical context, as you delve into the limitations of current policies and radical approaches. Uncover the landscape of desires and the emergence of mass political ecological movements in the Global South.

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Fyodor Dostoyevski: Demons

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the tumultuous world of Fyodor Dostoyevski’s Demons, where 19th-century Russian youth grapple with socialism, materialism, and nihilism. Through a deep dive into the novel, uncover the psychological and ideological battles of revolution and reaction, and question the limits of morality and belief in a seemingly Godless world.

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Heidegger: Being and Time

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Delve into Heidegger's Being and Time to explore the profound question of the meaning of being. Examine fundamental ontology through key concepts such as being-in-the-world, being-towards-death, and authenticity. Analyze the ontological constitution of human existence and its implications for understanding our finite subjectivity.

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Orientalist Painting: Romantic and Imperial Longing

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the complex world of Orientalist painting and its socio-political context. Delve into how 19th-century European artists depicted the "exotic" East, blending escapist fantasy with supposed realism. Examine the intersection of art, power, and knowledge production, and uncover the lingering impact of Orientalist imagery on contemporary perceptions of non-Western cultures.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Philosophy and Solitude

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore Ralph Waldo Emerson's transcendental philosophy, emphasizing spiritual experience and self-reliance through solitude. Engage with his major essays and personal writings to examine the concepts of self-discovery, inner voice, and the connection between nature and the divine. Consider how Emerson’s ideas challenge modern notions of individualism and community in a digital age.

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Hysteria, Dreams, and Psychoanalysis: an Introduction to Freud

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Delve into the foundational ideas of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis, from his exploration of the unconscious mind to his revolutionary theories on dreams, hysteria, and everyday behavior. Discover how Freud's insights continue to shape our understanding of identity, agency, and the complexities of human civilization.

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Solarpunk: Theory, Fiction, and Radical Futures

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore a radical vision of the future where nature and technology align, challenging the pessimistic outlook on climate change. Immerse yourself in the art, theory, and speculative fiction of solarpunk to reimagine a world of decommodified energy and human liberation. Join us on this intellectual journey towards a harmonious coexistence of technology, nature, and human life.

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Private Goods: an Introduction to Intellectual Property

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Dive into the intricate world of intellectual property law, exploring its evolution from early legal theories to modern patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Uncover how ownership of ideas shapes global economics, innovation, and societal access to critical resources. Discover the implications of intellectual property rights on everything from technology to healthcare in a thought-provoking exploration of legal frameworks and their impact on our collective future.

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The New Right (Sunday Section)

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

The convulsions of 2016—Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to the American presidency—are broadly understood as a watershed moment in the emergence of a new form of right-wing politics. Variously referred to as the New Right, Post-liberalism, or Neoreactionary, the constellation of forces that congealed around these transatlantic shocks represent a formidable challenge both to liberal democracy and to mainstream conservative movements....

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Fall Lecture Series: Vienna's Golden Boy: Gustav Klimt

Santa Monica College

Explore the world of Gustav Klimt, the master of Vienna's turn-of-the-century avant-garde. Despite facing fierce criticism and scandal, Klimt's art dazzled with its shimmering abstract patterns, transforming both private and public spaces. Delve into the life and legacy of this co-founder of the Viennese Secessionists, who remains a symbol of artistic brilliance.

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Fall Lecture Series: Viva La Vida: The Art of Frida Kahlo

Santa Monica College

Discover the art of Frida Kahlo, whose deeply autobiographical work reflects the rich cultures of Mexico and her personal tragedies. Her unique and dramatic style blends complex, often disturbing self-portraits with lush, fantastic imagery, making her one of the most original artists of the 20th century. Explore the powerful personal style that defines her legacy.

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Global Affairs & U.S. Foreign Policy Institute

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

For those pursuing a deeper understanding of global affairs and U.S. foreign policy to benefit their professional development or personal knowledge, the Global Affairs & U.S. Foreign Policy Institute is an excellent resource to gain a more comprehensive grasp of the world as it is today, and what factors will shape it in the years ahead. The Institute allows attendees to enhance or develop key competencies and a global understanding applicable...

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Global Perspectives Workshop: Art & Politics

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston @ 1801 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX

Join us for a unique workshop on the intersection between art and politics with engaging presentations on Latin America, Israel & Palestine, and the African Diaspora! Following the workshop, we'll attend a guided tour of the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston's new exhibition, Origins of the Self, which features art by local teen artists. As always, breakfast and lunch is provided free of cost and you'll leave with a booklet full of helpful...

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Bowles Chapel Lectures

Memorial Hermann Medical Center @ 7737 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX

Bowles Chapel Lectures: Mindfulness, Compassion & Collaboration in our Diverse Community The 31st annual 2017 Bowles Chapel Lectures presents Mindfulness, Compassion and Collaboration in Our Diverse Community featuring Rhonda V. Magee, B.A., M.A., J.D., educator, author and professor of law at the University of San Francisco. The Houston area is vast and rich in diverse cultures, spiritualities, races, genders and other communities. This means...

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