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Politics 101

at Be Social Change - Chelsea
601 W 26th St Suite 325, New York, New York 10001

Politics 101 is a deep dive into the hidden mechanisms that drive politics and political decision making in the United States. The systems and procedures of power in our democracy are often obscured from the view of the very people it’s meant to serve. This workshop addresses several key topics which are ignored by political science classes, the...

Monday Oct 29th, 7pm

Australian Politics 101

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

From 2010-2015, Australia had five Prime Ministers in five years.  Like something out of a Shakespearean drama, there were stabs in the back, leadership spills, and double dissolutions.  Will things stabilize?  There's never been a more exciting time to follow politics Down Under. This class will give you an overview of the...

Thursday Oct 4th, 6:30pm

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America and You: A Historical Relationship (Ages 55+)

at Sundays at JASA - Hell's Kitchen
524 W 59th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10019

NOTE: The price for this class is for the entire 10-week semester, and applies to all the classes. In other words, once you sign up for any one of the courses, you can attend all the other classes, all day, if you wish. From the 1950’s to the present, the United States has gone through radical transformations. We will use texts, music, and...


10 sessions

Sunday Sep 30th, 9am

Pondering Politics: Recent Supreme Court Cases

at Sundays at JASA - Hell's Kitchen
524 W 59th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10019

NOTE: The price for this class is for the entire 10-week semester, and applies to all the classes. In other words, once you sign up for any one of the courses, you can attend all the other classes, all day, if you wish. This course will explore recent cases before the United States Supreme Court in areas such as freedom of speech, presidential...


10 sessions

Sunday Sep 30th, 11am

Cramming for the Midterms

at Caveat - Lower East Side
21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

The science behind why our politics got so insane (and what we can do about it) This is a series about the fundamental principles of social and political life. If you’re looking for a rundown of “he-said,” “she-said” analyses, or a bunch of talking heads talking past each other on today’s top issues, you’re in the wrong place. Instead,...

Wednesday Oct 10th, 6:30pm

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The Bible as Literature: Narrative, Politics, & History

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
612 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027

The Bible is a wonderfully comprehensive collection of stories: a parade of heroes and villains, royals and peasants, dysfunctional families and the truest of filial loyalties.  Its texts span genres from poetry to novella, short story to historical epic, legalistic writing to satire, and instructional manual to the confessional. However, this...


4 sessions

Wednesday Nov 14th, 6:30pm

Women’s Leadership: Propel Your Career Forward

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Women’s Leadership: Propel Your Career Forward with New Habits & Behaviors Women’s careers are often hijacked by corporate politics, motherhood, or our own good girl habits. Whether you are an executive, consultant or entrepreneur, this leadership workshop will provide the tools to transform you into the extraordinary leader hidden within....

Friday Sep 21st, 9am

Carthage Must Be Destroyed: Rome, Carthage & Punic Wars

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Carthago delenda est! (Carthage must be destroyed!) The Roman senator Cato the Elder ended every one of his speeches with this snappy catchphrase, regardless of whether he had been speaking about the city of Carthage. Today, nothing remains of Carthage except a handful of names and some ruins on the shores of Tunisia. But in the third century...

Tuesday Sep 25th, 8:30pm

Activist New York: The Next Generation

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

To celebrate the Museum’s publication of the book Activist New York: A History of People, Protest, and Politics (NYU Press, 2018), journalist Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! and a group of leading youth activists including Bronx teen Hebh Jamal discuss the key mobilizations of our moment—from gun control to immigrant rights—and how they draw on...

Thursday Nov 8th, 6:30pm

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Rev. angel Kyodo williams, a new voice in American Buddhism, teaches about how teachings that can transcend color and class are being hindered by discrimination and racial injustice. In her book Radical Dharma (complete truth), she advocates for a “new dharma,” one that empowers a greater connection to ourselves and others. In this workshop you...

Sunday Dec 9th, 10am

Chocolate: A Journey into a Bittersweet History

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

For 5,000 years, cacao has been a plant that brings out the best and worst in mankind. Ethnobotanist Brian Hockaday will trace the journey of Theobroma cacao, from its earliest use as an alcoholic beverage to its pivotal role in Mayan society and politics, and from its adoption by colonial powers to its expanding role in modern global economics,...

Wednesday Feb 6th, 6:30pm

East Asia in the Global Economy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill
275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

How can we understand “East Asia” as a geographical category, as a subject of popular discourse, in particular, as an actor in the contemporary global economy? In this class, students will explore the pivotal transformations, imperialisms, economic conditions, and cultural discourses that have produced East Asia as a category of analysis. What...


4 sessions

Monday Oct 15th, 6:30pm

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Roland Barthes: Beyond Interpretation

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238

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...


4 sessions

Monday Nov 12th, 6:30pm

Modern Palestine: a Historical Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Perpetually in the news and commanding a tremendous amount of scholarly attention, Palestine remains a flashpoint in a number of contemporary debates: about war, colonization, and violence, religious and ethnic identity, nationalism and self-determination, modes of resistance, the role of international institutions, diasporic politics, academic freedom,...


4 sessions

Wednesday Oct 17th, 6:30pm

Key Topics in American History

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Complete Course Title:  Key Topics in American History: Six Intriguing Footnotes in American History History buff and raconteur Doug Brin uncovers some lesser known points in American history.   Each week he focuses on a different topic — from FDR’s early career, to controversial presidential elections, to 1968 a year of successive...


6 sessions

Friday Oct 12th, 1:30pm