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Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

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Union Square, New York, New York
(12 Reviews)

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research was established in 2011 in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Its mission is to extend liberal arts education and research far beyond the borders of the traditional university, supporting community education needs and opening up new possibilities for scholarship in the 21st century.

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research  provides liberal arts educational opportunities to local communities. At the same time, it provides material and intellectual support and space for young scholars to teach, write, research, publish and, put simply, work. We are a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization.

Although consciously modeled, in part, after the famous Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany – especially in its heyday under the directorship of Max Horkheimer – we are not all scholars in that tradition, nor is any intellectual, literary or artistic tradition unwelcome in our Institute. As we honor and build upon their extraordinary contributions to human thought and social commitments,we strive to engage the worlds of philosophy, literature, science, the arts and social sciences with the world at large and people everywhere. At a time when the price of traditional higher education reaches ever higher, even as support for scholars and scholarship has substantially diminished, we are committed to the idea that to learn, teach, study, write and think is labor worth doing both for its own sake and for the sake of communities and citizens who are active, engaged and alive.

Reviews of Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

(12 Reviews)

3/23/2018
William J.

Attended: Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction


William J. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

3/23/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

3/21/2018
Marinis P.

Attended: Introduction to Music Theory


Marinis P. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

12/12/2017
Valerie V.

Attended: Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality


Valerie V. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

11/10/2017
Valerie V.

Attended: Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy


Valerie V. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

10/6/2017
Zeng Hong L.

Attended: Politics of the City: Plato’s Republic


Zeng Hong L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

8/1/2017
Woo L.

Attended: Everyday Irrationalism: T. Adorno, Politics, and Reason


Woo L. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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7/6/2017
Woo L.

Attended: The Dystopian Imagination


Woo L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

5/2/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Socrates


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

3/1/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Reading the Iliad


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
Union Square, Manhattan
15 W 16th St
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10011

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