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Virtual History of the World through Booze

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Aaron Robin - Virtual Learning via Zoom

Most of-age people have a drink of choice, but do they know the history of the liquid in the glass? The fascinating history of booze is a comprehensive history of the world. Fermentation (the conversion of sugars to alcohol) has been traced back to 7000 BC, and Distillation (for our purposes: the extraction of alcohol from a mash by heating) was...

Friday May 29th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

World Politics with Professor Ralph Buultjens

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Every region of the world is drastically affected by the coronavirus. Everywhere politics, economics and society has been changed. How will this impact America, China, Russia? As Sino-America tensions rise will the global power structure change? How will the Middle East—Israel and its neighbors—emerge from this crisis? Can poorer nations cope?...

Tuesday Jun 2nd, 10am - 11am Eastern Time

  (5 sessions)
$110

5 sessions

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Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism, Fiction, and Politics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Jorge Luis Borges’ fiction is uniquely powerful for its captivating amalgam of political, mystical, and metaphysical themes. In this course, an introduction to Borges’ most canonical works, we’ll read his great short story collections Ficciones and The Aleph, as well as the essay collection Other Inquisitions—bearing in...

Thursday Jul 23rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (5 sessions)
$315

5 sessions

McCarthyism: American Politics and the Paranoid Style

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Senator Joseph McCarthy’s name is enshrined in the American lexicon to symbolize a style of paranoia and fear that goes far beyond his original red-baiting. Just as the path to McCarthyism was in fact paved decades earlier—as conservative factions deployed both ideological and state violence in their early fights against organized labor—the McCarthyist...

Thursday Jul 23rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Progressives, Radicals & Well-Meaning Liberals

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Think Olio - Online Online Class, New York, New York 00000

In 1963, Malcolm X identified core issues with progressive organizing that continue to plague us today.  He compared political liberals to conservatives stating that “Both are canines; and no matter which one of them the Negro places his trust in, he never ends up in the White House, but always in the dog house.”  What Malcolm X was...

Thursday Jun 11th, 8pm - 9:15pm Eastern Time

In the News

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

In the News with Jeff Greenfield and Special Guests Lesley Stahl, Jake Tapper, and David Axelrod This program is taking place remotely. If you have signed up, you will receive an email with details of how to access the program. If we are able to offer an in-person version of this class in the coming months, we will contact you and make both options...

Tuesday Jun 2nd, 7pm - 7:45pm Eastern Time

Design Your Dream Job

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at General Assembly - Penn Quarter 509 7th St NW 3rd Fl, Washington, District of Columbia 20004

Summer is over. Your boss has come back from vacation. You remember how much you dislike your job. Don’t wait ‘til next year. Seize this chance to design your ideal career now!! In this daylong workshop, you will get a brief introduction to design thinking (the methodology we will use to learn and create in the class) and an overview of the basic...

Saturday Jun 20th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time

Understanding Loneliness: Literature, Philosophy,Theory

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

How are we to understand loneliness today? It appears that we are facing a mass epidemic of loneliness—one perhaps exacerbated by virological pandemic of COVID-19. Britain has appointed a Minister of Loneliness to counter rising rates of isolation. Approximately 20-43 percent of American adults over the age of 60 experience “frequent or intense...

Thursday Jul 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Imagining the Indiv: Theology, Capitalism, Politics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Full Course Name: Imagining the Individual: Theology, Capitalism, Politics Individualism is a sacrosanct pillar of American society. Though frequently invoked to support positions associated with contemporary conservative politics—from “school choice” to opposition to universal healthcare and the embrace of private enterprise—individualism...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

In Search of a Great Society: America in the 1960's

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Between November 1962, when he became president, and November 1966, when his party was routed in the midterm elections, Lyndon Johnson spearheaded the most transformative agenda in American politics since the New Deal. Amid bitterly divided forces—from religious groups and civil rights activists to labor unions and the media and, most notably, the...

No upcoming schedules
$60

2 sessions

Thomas Paine & the Roots of American Progressivism

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Think Olio

Who exactly was Thomas Paine, and why is someone like Andrew Yang talking about him? That isn’t just a rhetorical question for the sake of drawing in the audience. From the moment he reached revolutionary celebrity status in 1776 after the publication of Common Sense—the influential pamphlet that almost single-handedly inspired the American Declaration...

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$15

What is Fascism? Economy, Society, and State

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy 30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

The word “fascism” is used frequently to describe intensely militaristic, racist, xenophobic, or repressive politics. Almost as often, fascism is used as a shorthand for a form of “totalitarian” government—where “jack-booted thugs” from “the state” control social, economic, and political life. With the rise of a dizzying array of...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

Satire Sketch Writing or How I Learned to Love

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater - Online Online Class, Santa Monica, California 00000

Full Course Name: Satire Sketch Writing or How I Learned to Love What I Hate Everything is horrible right now. We’re all trapped in doors. Politics are toxic. The environment is burning. People suck… Which makes this the perfect time to write some SATIRE! You’ll be using the tried and true method of examining all that irks you, pissed...

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$90

2 sessions

Design Your Dream Career

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at General Assembly - Online Online Class Livestream, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Find Your Superpower: Design Your Dream Career As you settle into 2020, you remember how much you dislike your current job. How every day feels like an uphill battle and no weekend ever feels long enough. Don’t wait until next year to make moves. Seize this chance to design your ideal career now! In this workshop, you will get a brief introduction...

No upcoming schedules
$60

Philosophy of History

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Does history have a direction, a purpose, or an end goal? Can we deduce general historical patterns from studying the past? Is it naïve to hope and work for a better future? From the Enlightenment to the twenty-first century, liberal, Marxist, positivist, and post-structuralist thinkers have offered radically different responses to these fundamental...

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$315

4 sessions

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