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Imperialism and Capitalism

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

What is imperialism? Though typically understood as a process that involves growth of political power through territorial expansion, it is also an economic phenomenon connected to the logic of capital accumulation and more. While Hegel and Marx already noted the tendencies within capitalism of constant expansionism, subsequent writers have characterized...

$315

4 sessions

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How Vulnerable are Reproductive Rights in the US

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

How Vulnerable are Reproductive Rights in the US?The week Donald Trump was elected president Planned Parenthood experienced one of the largest donation surges in its hundred-year history. In March, Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking vote on a controversial bill that moved Congress one step closer to defunding clinics that offer abortion services....

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Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal

at Brooklyn Brainery - Gowanus
567 Union St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Lying at the epicenter of one of Brooklyn's most rapidly gentrifying (and expensive) neighborhoods is a toxic waste site and open sewer: That's right, it's the Gowanus Canal. This waterway is mostly famous for its stench and as a repository for dead bodies, but did you know that the Gowanus's story begins before Brooklyn was its own...

$15
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Mesopotamian Mythology

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

In this class, we’ll meet the most important gods of Mesopotamia: tempestuous Inanna (the original femme fatale), wise Enki, monster-slaying Ninurta, and many more. We’ll hear the story of the great “two-thirds divine” hero Gilgamesh and uncover the original context of familiar names like Ishtar and Lilith. We’ll also learn about how these...

$5
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The History of Scotch Whisky

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

In this class you will be able discover and explore the history of the most popular spirit in the world. Whisky is the national drink of Scotland, and the most popular spirit in the world: it is a multi-billion dollar industry employing thousands globally and one of the UK’s leading exports. Yet, it is more, much more than this; it’s a story...

$15
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A Cultural History of The Islamic World

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

This class will explore the many ways in which people in the Islamic world (both Muslims and non-Muslims) have expressed themselves culturally over the past 1400 years. By looking at their poetry, literature, music, dance, theater, art and film we will discover the many cultures and experiences that form the Islamic world. Along the way we...

$10
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The Cuisine of Ancient Egypt

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

Full Course Name:  Black Earth, Red Earth, and Lumpy Beer: the Cuisine of Ancient Egypt The Greeks and Romans thrived on wine, but their contemporaries the Egyptians were all about beer. Living off the rich “black earth” of the Nile a stone’s throw from the lifeless “red earth” of the desert, the Ancient Egyptians developed...

$18
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Let's Get Ethical

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Life is full of complicated ethical questions: Should doping be permitted in sports? What, if anything, do we owe to the incarcerated? Are reality TV shows ethical? Can we program robot to be moral beings? What does the future of reproduction hold, and will men be able to have babies? Topic:  Public Health & Pop Culture  Public health...

$6
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America Was Never White

at Think Olio - Lower East Side
16B Orchard St, New York, New York 10002

America Was Never White: The Costs of Historical Memory and Intentional Forgetting In recent weeks, thanks in part to Donald Trump’s incoherent ramblings on an imaginary American past, wherein Andrew Jackson might have prevented the Civil War and Frederick Douglass’s greatest achievements are still to come, we have witnessed a resurgence of a...

$10
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American Politics: From the New Deal to Neoliberalism

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

In this course, we will focus on transformation over three key eras. First, we will study the formation of the New Deal in the 1930s: its concrete institutions and the alternatives it foreclosed as well as the welfare/warfare state built during WWII with the privileges of citizenship that it conferred and curtailed along racial and other lines. Next...

$315

4 sessions

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Revisiting New York's New Deal

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

The New Deal promised to lift Americans out of the Great Depression through an expansive federal public works program that offered a grand vision of what government could be. Recent scholarship offers new considerations of this period and illuminates New York City’s pivotal role. Presented in collaboration with The New York Society Library, join...

$20
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Brooklyn Arts Council's Citizen Folklife Workshop

at Brooklyn Public Library - Prospect Heights
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York 11238

This series of five workshops will provide an introduction to documenting your community. Using digital media, this class will change the way you listen and tell stories. We’ll cover audio recording techniques, interviewing skills, photography, and video. This class will both cover the technical, personal, and ethical aspects of community documentation....

Free
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History Series: America as a Superpower

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

Today's world has many "hot spots": Syria, Palestine, Russia, North Korea, China, and Iran, to name a few. How will the new President deal with each of these problem areas? By looking at history, maybe we will able to see how America maintains its leadership in the modern world.  Suggested Readings: Kissinger: 1923-1968 - The Idealist by Niall...

$55

2 sessions

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The History of Gin

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

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties,gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...

$12
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Music by Chopin

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

We explore Chopin's work as well as his life and times, including his complicated relationships with Romantic figures such as George Sand and Franz Liszt.

$235

6 sessions

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