Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Life Skills
Union Square, New York, New York
(22 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

(22 Reviews)
God or Nature: Spinoza’s Ethics

3/31/2020
Anonymous

Attended: God or Nature: Spinoza’s Ethics


This was a great class. I'm excited to continue to take BISR classes every month for the rest of my life! LOL I'm serious.

The Singularity: AI & the Post-Human Future

2/27/2019
Anonymous

Attended: The Singularity: AI & the Post-Human Future


Required more structure. Seemed more of a reading review club, than an instructional class.

Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism, Fiction, and Politics

7/31/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism, Fiction, and Politics


Teacher was knowledgeable, good readings, active participants.

Signal and Noise: An Introduction to Statistics

6/27/2018
Sergio C.

Attended: Signal and Noise: An Introduction to Statistics


Excellent class. Excellent instructor. Raphaële breathed life into stats. Very fun class!

The Mahabharata: From Exile to Apocalypse

7/10/2020
Christine S.

Attended: The Mahabharata: From Exile to Apocalypse


Christine S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Feminist Science Fiction

3/31/2020
Matt P.

Attended: Feminist Science Fiction


Matt P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

The Good, the Bad, and the Evil

2/18/2020
Morgan H.

Attended: The Good, the Bad, and the Evil


Morgan H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

An Introduction to Schopenhauer

12/11/2019
Anh T.

Attended: An Introduction to Schopenhauer


Anh T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Kant’s Critical Aesthetics

8/5/2019
Blanca Q.

Attended: Kant’s Critical Aesthetics


Blanca Q. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

The Human Condition

7/10/2019
Anonymous

Attended: The Human Condition


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

Upcoming Classes at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Proofs for the Existence of God
Proofs for the Existence of God
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Monday Oct 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Aesthetics and the Senses
Aesthetics and the Senses
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Monday Oct 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Thucydides: War and Civilization
Thucydides: War and Civilization
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Tuesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Reading the Bible: the Life of Moses
Reading the Bible: the Life of Moses
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Tuesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Macroeconomics: a Critical Introduction
Macroeconomics: a Critical Introduction
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Tuesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Algebra: Rules and Symbols
Algebra: Rules and Symbols
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Tuesday Oct 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Feminist Killjoys: an Introduction to Sara Ahmed
Feminist Killjoys: an Introduction to Sara Ahmed
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Wednesday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Modern Palestine: a Historical Introduction
Modern Palestine: a Historical Introduction
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Wednesday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Pornography: Aesthetics, Politics, and Pleasure
Pornography: Aesthetics, Politics, and Pleasure
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Thursday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Hegel’s Philosophy of Right
Hegel’s Philosophy of Right
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Thursday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Don DeLillo: Underworld
Don DeLillo: Underworld
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Thursday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Trans/Queer/Woman: Theory and Politics
Trans/Queer/Woman: Theory and Politics
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Thursday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Kathy Acker: Experimentation and Transgression
Kathy Acker: Experimentation and Transgression
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Monday Nov 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

What is Participatory Democracy?Theory,Activism & Power
What is Participatory Democracy?Theory,Activism & Power
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Monday Nov 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Theories of Consent: Subjectivity and Sexual Ethics
Theories of Consent: Subjectivity and Sexual Ethics
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Monday Nov 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

The Politics of Oil: State, Economy, and Geopolitics
The Politics of Oil: State, Economy, and Geopolitics
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Tuesday Nov 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School
A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School
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Tuesday Nov 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Sharia: An Introduction to Islamic Law
Sharia: An Introduction to Islamic Law
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Wednesday Nov 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Musical Modernism: the Revolutionary Decade
Musical Modernism: the Revolutionary Decade
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Wednesday Nov 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Economic Development and Underdevelopment
Economic Development and Underdevelopment
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Wednesday Nov 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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Teachers at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Abby Kluchin Adeola Enigbokan Ajay Singh Chaudhary Alan Turing Alyssa Battistoni Amy Schiller Anna Khanina & julia Den Boer Anthony Alessandrini Asma Abbas Bruce King Bruce King & Laura Slatkin Bruce King and Laura Slatkin Cecilia Aldarondo Christine Smallwood Clare Wilderson Danielle Drori Danya Glabau David Sugarman David Pituch Dru Phillips Elizabeth Marcus Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch Frank Shepard Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Heather C. Ohaneson Jamie Parra Jeffrey Escoffier Jeffrey Escoffier Jessie Kindig Joe Osmundson Jordan Kraemer Joseph Osmundson Jude Webre Lauren Letta & Stephanie Mitchell Liane Carlson Lindsay Caplan Loren Dent Lygia Sabbag Fares Matt Moss Michael Stevenson Michael Brent Nara Roberta Silva Nathan Shields Paige Sweet Patrick Blanchfield Pearl Brilmyer Rachel Stein Raphaele Chappe Rebecca Ariel Porte Rotem Rozental Sabine Heubusch Sabine Heubusch Sabine Heubusch Sabine Heubusch Samantha Hill Sami Al-Daghistani Shimrit Lee Sophie Lewis Soraya Batmanghelich Soraya Batmanghelichi Stephanie Rosen Suman Ganguli Suman Ganguli and Frank Shepard Susan Friedlander & Elizabeth Crommett Suzanne Schneider Suzanne Schneider-Reich Szu-Yun Hsu Theodra Bane Timothy Brownlee William Cellini, Jr Yitzhak Lewis
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