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What is Liberalism?

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
432 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

While for many in the United States liberalism is understood as a loose category of political identification – whose definition has shifted significantly and not always transparently over the past century – fewer people are familiar with liberal political philosophy despite its overwhelming influence on political discourse both left and right....

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Sep 19th, 6:30pm

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Labels, Categories & Names: Anthropology of People

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Labels, Categories & Names: Anthropology of People "Out of Place" We are in a global political moment in which the need for interrogating the labels, categories, and names in our midst is particularly acute. Anthropology is a discipline with a long history of critically and publicly engaging with the limiting and often harmful use of particular...

$765

16 sessions

Wednesday Aug 30th, 4pm

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The Movement for Black Lives Now

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

Nearly five years after the rallying cry #BlackLivesMatter, the Movement for Black Lives has put forth a broad platform connecting systemic racism and criminal justice reform with issues such as gender discrimination, anti-immigrant sentiment, and economic inequality. Join BYP100 NYC organizer Christopher Paul Harris as he leads an evening...

Free

Tuesday Sep 19th, 6:30pm

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Human Rights After Hitler

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

From the 1940s until a recent lobbying effort by author Dan Plesch, the United Nations War Crimes Commission’s files were kept out of public view. What has now been uncovered are thousands of forgotten US and Allied war crimes prosecutions against Hitler and other Axis war criminals based on a popular movement for justice that stretched from Poland...

Friday Sep 15th, 12pm

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History Series: The Russian Revolution

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

After the October Revolution, a Civil War broke out in the former Russian Empire between The Red Army and the The White. How did the Reds, led by Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin, against all odds, defeat The Whites and create the Soviet State.  Learn about the Red Terror, People's Commissars, Planned Economy, Pravda, the Constructivists, and the Party...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Oct 26th, 8pm

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History Series: Presidential Leadership

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

We will look at four crises of the Eisenhower administration: The Army McCarthy Hearings, The Suez, Hungarian Revolution of 1956, The U-2 Incident; Ike's Farewell Address. These crises defined The greatest of Eisenhower as President of the United States. What can we learn about leadership from how Ike handled these situations? Come to the class to...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Nov 9th, 7:30pm

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History Series: Victory & Dissent - America Enters WWI

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

In 1917, America entered The Great War. This event had its effects on the battlefield and the Homefront. Not everyone in America agreed with Wilson's decision to enter on the side of The Allies. In the spring of 1918, it looked like the Central Powers would win the war, but because of America's involvement in the war and the British Navy, by November...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Nov 30th, 7:30pm

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Dharma Junkies

at The Three Jewels - Greenwich Village
61 4th Ave 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10003

Compassion based activism dedicated to a non-agressive transformation of the spirit, soul and society. This discussion will promote engaged awareness that propagates gentle, insistent and loving change. Note: Price listed is the suggested donation price.  

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 7:30pm

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Guilty Pleasures Take the Edge Off Reality

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385

Guilty Pleasures Take the Edge Off Reality: Inside the Entertainment-Industrial Complex Eisenhower cautioned us against the military one; if only Orson Welles had warned us about the vastly more insidious assemblage, the Entertainment-Industrial Complex. Reality has become much less real (and important) in contemporary American society. America is...

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 7:30pm

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Landscape Design History

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

Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens and landscapes, including corporate and public spaces, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion. Landscape designs will be considered...

$655

9 sessions

Tuesday Sep 19th, 6:15pm

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The Origin and Rationale of the Modern Prison

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385

The Body in a Cage: The Origin and Rationale of the Modern Prison As a historian of American slavery, I often find myself confronted by the same question from my students. Invariably, during our discussion of human bondage, someone will ask: “How could people do that? How could human beings justify enslaving other human beings?” Each time I encounter...

Tuesday Aug 29th, 7:30pm

(20)

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Research Methods I

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Flashy headlines in social media and news outlets are frequently taken as scientific facts. This course introduces students to the language of research and to the different processes through which scientists turn their research questions into “facts.” With a deeper under- standing of research methods, students will be able to think critically about...

$765

16 sessions

Monday Aug 28th, 6pm

(14)

Politics of the City: Plato’s Republic

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

From the ancient world to contemporary debates, the work of Plato is foundational in Western philosophy. As Alfred North Whitehead once quipped, “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” In particular, Plato’s Republicremains a vital touchstone...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Sep 14th, 6:30pm

(6)

The Eleusinian Mysteries

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

Course Name: The Eleusinian Mysteries: Occult Secrets of the Ancient Greeks Every year in the Ancient Greek city of Eleusis, people gathered from far and wide to worship the power of nature with a series of religious rituals called the Eleusinian Mysteries. Although it was kept secret from all but the initiated, the cult of the Mysteries...

Wednesday Sep 20th, 8:30pm

(564)

Shorinji Kempo for Students (21 years old and above)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

$100

4 sessions

Saturday Sep 2nd, 10am

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