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Australian Politics 101

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Can you name the Prime Minister of Australia? With a big election looming in 2016, there may soon be a new one. Do you know who gave the famous “Misogyny Speech” in Parliament? If you don’t, you’re missing out, because Australian politics is not your mid-day C-SPAN stuff. This class will give you an overview of the structure, major personalities,...

Monday Mar 27th, 6:30pm

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1099ing it: How the Gig-Economy Ate the American Dream

at Think Olio - Gowanus
68 3rd St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

This talk examines the current state of employment in the US and the rise of the new economic world order. When 40% of the American work force are independent contractors and many people have steady jobs but with no benefits, it not hard to see how the US employment landscape has changed significantly. The last 40 years of American economic “progress”...

Tuesday Feb 28th, 7:30pm

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Socrates

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Lower East Side
178 Stanton St, New York, New York 10002

The trial, conviction, and execution of Socrates on the vote of the Athenian democracy is a founding myth in the history of Western philosophy. And yet very little is known with certainty about the historical Socrates, who himself wrote nothing, but whose way of life, as accounted by Plato (and others) has become a powerful and enduring paradigm of...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Apr 4th, 6:30pm

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Soviet Life: Communism, Transformation, and Reflection

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

017 marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution and the origin of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. What can we learn today from the twentieth century’s great experiment in “Actually Existing Socialism”? And how does the Soviet experience speak to current questions of social and political theory generated by its supposed conquerors,...

$315

5 sessions

Monday Apr 3rd, 6:30pm

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Essential oils to worry less: How to soothe anxiety

at NY Institute of Aromatherapy - East Village
530 E 13th St, New York, New York 10009

General anxiety affects many people today as a direct cause of our stressful lifestyle. Between work, relationships, politics and everything in-between, when constant worrying becomes part of your everyday life, essential oils can become true allies. This class will allow you to experience the soothing and relaxing power of essential oils....

Wednesday Mar 1st, 6:30pm

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Is Design for Everyone

at Think Olio - Manhattan
611 BROADWAY, Suite 900, New York, New York 10012

Is Design for Everyone?: A Look at How we do (and do not) Access Design From the Birth of the Internet to the Rise of the Drone How do people interact with the designed products, buildings, and frameworks of everyday life? What barriers stand in our way, for us and for others? And why should we care?  Modern and contemporary design history has...

Thursday Feb 23rd, 7:30pm

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Wordsworth and Coleridge

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Beginning with this landmark text, often credited with inaugurating the Romantic movement in England, and traveling through extracts of Wordsworth’s Prelude, Coleridge’s Biographia Litteraria, and occasional poems by both figures, this course will trace the complicated relationship between these poets in order to introduce students to crucial questions...

$315

4 sessions

Sunday Mar 5th, 6:30pm

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Roland Barthes: Beyond Interpretation

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

This course—an introduction to the thought of the French philosopher, literary theorist, linguist, and semiotician—asks how Barthes, who began his intellectual life as a committed disenchanter, evolved from architect of structuralist demystification to theorist of the scintillant, a field of investigation that encompassed questions of affect including...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Mar 2nd, 6:30pm

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The Divine Comedy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Dante’s Divine Comedy follows the journey of the poet through hell, purgatory, and paradise. This epic Italian poem, composed between 1308 and 1321, is an allegory for the movement of the soul toward God. But it is also a multifaceted exploration of ethics, metaphysics, politics, love, order, chaos, poetic form, and the Classical literary...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Apr 11th, 6:30pm

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Games, Strategy and Critical Theory

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

In the second draft of Walter Benjamin’s celebrated essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Mechanical Reproducibility,” he argues: “What is lost in the withering of semblance, or decay of aura, in works of art is matched by a huge gain in room-for-play [Spielraum].” This Spielraum – which plays on the multiple meanings of the German...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Mar 6th, 6:30pm

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Empire, Nation-State, Caliphate: The Modern Middle East

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

The transition from empire to nation-state was among the most consequential developments to shape the Middle East over the last hundred years. Beginning with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire at the close of WWI, the post-war international order invalidated heterogeneous forms of political organization in favor of the nation-state. It was a...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Apr 6th, 6:30pm

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God or Nature: Spinoza’s Ethics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Union Square
15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011

In the Latin edition of Baruch Spinoza’s magnum opus, the Ethics, he writes, “That eternal and infinite being we call God, or Nature, acts from the same necessity from which he exists.” This formula – Deus sive Natura, God or Nature – is the cornerstone of a radical new philosophy that Spinoza fashioned in the wake of Descartes’...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Apr 6th, 6:30pm

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Talkpower: Panic Clinic For Public Speaking

at Talkpower Inc. - Murray Hill
333 E 23rd St, New York, New York 10010

This program has been customized for people who avoid speaking before groups, or participating at meetings, conferences, in classrooms, etc., because of rapid heartbeat, thought-blocking, unbearable anxiety, dread, trembling, shame, panic reaction, breathing difficulty (hyperventilation), or other effects of loss of physical and mental control. You...

$995

2 sessions

Saturday Mar 25th, 10am

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Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable:Engage Politics Process

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Full Course Name: Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable: Engaging the Political Process A how-to and critique of techniques and tactics for political activism, direct action, and dissent taught through radical and experimental documentary screenings and roundtable discussions with media makers, theorists, thinkers and activists.  Pedagogy for...

Free
No Upcoming Schedules
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Privacy and the Profit Motive

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

The average American living in the digital age willingly hands over dozens of snippets of very personal information to a host of strangers on a daily basis. Sometimes knowingly, but more oftentimes not. Those snippets are then recorded, reconfigured, and redistributed in ways that few people really understand. The United States presently has the weakest...

$20
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