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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

Urban Tantra®: Sacred Sex for the 21st Century

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

Urban Tantra® is a radically updated Tantra practice for modern sexual/spiritual explorers that can be used by everyone. Tantra is not only a sexual practice; it is a way of life and a path to spiritual growth. On the Tantric path, pleasure, vision and ecstasy are celebrated and can be found in both everyday life and in peak sexual experiences. ...

$155

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History Series: Causes of the Civil War

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

Full Course Name: History Series: Politics & Rebellion - Causes of the Civil War The Civil War was America's central historical event. It was a clash of civilizations between the North and the South, which still divides our nation today. We will look into the roots of the war since it is a complex history which every American should have real...

$55

2 sessions

Thomas Paine and the Flame of Revolution

at Think Olio

This Olio examines the life and writing of Thomas Paine at the end of the eighteenth century. Starting with Common Sense and The Crisis Papers, the talk focuses on Paine’s role in the American Revolution and the creation of an “American” political ideology.

$15

Feminism and the Frankfurt School

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

Despite placing an explicit focus on regressive family structures, patriarchy, masculine domination of nature, and repressive sexuality, the first generation of Frankfurt School critical theorists was notoriously a boys’ club. While this certainly reflected historical norms at the time, it is particularly noteworthy as many of the original contributions...

$315

4 sessions

Woman as Other, Woman as Lover: The Search for Self

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Woman as Other, Woman as Lover: The Search for Self and the Politics of Love Often cited as the seminal text of modern feminist theory, Simone de Beauvoir’s  1949 publication, The Second Sex still deeply resonates with readers who seek to understand the pervasive oppression of women. The magnum opus of her long and prolific career as a writer...

$20

War Stories

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

This course examines the genre of the modern war novel and the modern war film. We focus on themes of gender and patriarchy, “love and war,” trauma and suffering, mental illness, and individual and collective memory. The course takes a comparative perspective, covering American, French, German and Spanish works on the Spanish Civil War and the...

$765

16 sessions

The History of Hawaii

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

Much more than a beautiful island with celeb-ridden beaches, Hawaii is home to a unique and exciting history. Learn about the settlement of the islands by Polynesian voyagers, the establishment of a powerful royal dynasty, and the eventual colonialism by the UK and eventually, the USA. You'll also get to learn about their fabulous celebrations...

$10

Ethical Heroes: The Goldmark Sisters

at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Park Slope
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215

To celebrate Women’s History Month, and in one of her periodic “ethical heroes” talks, our Interim Clergy Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will introduce you to some sisters who are not very well-known, but whose lives include some inspiring lessons for us to learn from. Josephine Goldmark, from a public domain image Dr. Jakob Joseph Goldmark...

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The Woman Question

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

From the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, scholars, doctors, religious leaders, and politicians were vexed by the “The Woman Question.”  Inspired by the democratic revolutions of the late eighteenth century, fueled by market capitalism, and later fostered by the reform efforts of the Victorian bourgeoisie, the woman question...

$20

Introduction to Political Economy

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

This course is intended as a critical introduction to political economy. Students will evaluate these questions by reading selected writings from major figures in the field. We begin with extracts from Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, introducing such complex notions as the labor theory of value, the benefits of free trade, productivity,...

$315

4 sessions

Landscape Design History

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

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

From Icebox Cake to Molecular Gastronomy

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

Discover the origins of iconic classics like pineapple upside cake and Caesar Salad. Learn how feminism and the invention of the refrigerator combined to give us icebox cake and “sorority salad” and why Prohibition sparked a candy boom.

$45

Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality

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

Compared over the course of her life to Marlene Dietrich, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Rainer Maria Rilke, Arthur Rimbaud, a sphinx, a she-wolf, a “foreigner on earth,” and a hurricane, the Jewish Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector moved in mystery. The author of nine novels and a large body of short stories, journalism, and children’s...

$315

5 sessions

Cleopatra: Her Life and Legacy

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

Cleopatra needs no introduction. One of the most famous names of the ancient world, her life is the stuff of legend: her great beauty, her highly-publicized relationships with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, her tragic suicide. The subject of countless paintings, statues, plays and films, she's been portrayed by everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Kim...

$10
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